Gliding Australia Back at avalon airshow 2023!

The Avalon Airshow is one of the most significant aviation events in Australia, attracting aviation enthusiasts and professionals from all over the country. Gliding Australia was back at Avalon this year, giving gliding a much-needed presence to a sold-out crowd.

At the event, Gliding Australia’s display included three gliders and a simulator, all run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers who were on hand to engage with visitors, explaining the sport and encouraging people to give it a try. Thanks to the Melbourne Soaring Club for the use of their Discus CS and Duo-Discus, which were used effectively during the airshow. While most other aircraft were a “look but don’t touch” experience, visitors had the opportunity to sit in, touch, and experience gliding firsthand.

Also many thanks to the Victorian Soaring Association for the use of their simulator which was a great hit amongst all ages.

Many visitors to the airshow were not familiar with gliding before stopping by the Gliding Australia booth or interacting with the display gliders and simulator. However, Gliding Australia’s volunteers were able to connect with a new generation of potential pilots, inspiring them and ensuring the sport’s future growth and success.

Overall, Gliding Australia’s attendance at the Avalon Airshow was a tremendous success. They were able to showcase the beauty and excitement of gliding, connect with other aviation professionals, and inspire a new generation of pilots. A huge thanks goes out to everyone who volunteered their time to spend with Gliding Australia’s pilots of the future. Whether it was a two-year-old who could barely reach the stick or an adult who thought their dreams of flight had passed, the team delivered a great experience. Everyone left thinking “yes, I can do that”.

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