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New Gliding Australia
Welcome to Gliding Australia
Gliding is for everyone
Gliding is an exhilarating, spectacular yet serene flying experience
Club-based community
Gliding can be enjoyed at your own pace to suit your lifestyle
Develop your skills
Continue to develop your skills and experience cross country soaring
Aerobatics
or experience the excitement of aerobatics
For all types of pilots
Many glider pilots have backgrounds in commercial aviation, hang gliding, paragliding, RA and general aviation
From all walks of life
Glider pilots come from many different working environments and lifestyles
'For there you have been
'and there you long to return.'
FREE Family Membership of GFA Now Available

FREE Family Membersh…

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Family Membership, which is open to close family members of...

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Sailplane Grand Prix Horsham

Sailplane Grand Prix…

Horsham will host  the Australian leg of the 9th World Sailplane Grand Prix in 18meter 22 – 28 January 2018 Planning...

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Perlan Sets New Altitude Record

Perlan Sets New Alti…

On 3 September 2017, Perlan 2, flown by Jim Payne and Morgan Sandercock, achieved a new  altitude record of 52,172ft...

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NSW Gliding Association Safety Seminar and AGM.

NSW Gliding Associat…

  Safety is paramount to our sport and a it is a must for all clubs to send at least one...

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Soaring into the Future

Soaring into the Fut…

GFA is pleased to announce the launch of Soaring into the Future.     The launch can be viewed live from the...

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ADVANCED SOARING MAD…

This 4th edition is now the all-encompassing book on advanced soaring. New topics have been included, the structure of the...

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Junior World Gliding Championships -  Three Joeys To Fly With The World

Junior World Gliding…

Australia is fielding a team of three pilots for the Junior World Gliding Championships (JWGC), sending Australia’s top glider pilots...

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GFA AGM 26th and 27th August

GFA AGM 26th and 27t…

The GFA AGM is being held on the last weekend in August in Melbourne.  Members are invited to join us...

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GFA Awards Call for Nominations

GFA Awards Call for …

The GFA Awards which will be presented at the GFA Awards dinner in Melbourne on 27th August 2017.A nominartion  document...

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Australia takes the FAI flag to Lake Keepit for WWGC 2019

Australia takes the …

Julie Maddocks accepting the transfer of the FAI flag (I wonder where they found it?) at the WWGC closing ceremony...

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WWGC 2017 over next stop WWGC Lake Keepit 2019

WWGC 2017 over next …

Ailsa McMillan flew 286km at 95kph on the final day of WWGC 2017 and finished the championships in 5th place...

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Long Glides in the Blue at WWGC

Long Glides in the B…

Ailsa McMillan receiving her awards for her 3rd Day Win at WWGC 2017 The second last day of WWGC proved challenging...

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WWGC Day 11 Club Class Task

WWGC Day 11 Club Cla…

Webcam image from Zbraslavice 11am local time 2 June After ten days of flying racing in Czech Republic, Ailsa McMillan, 23...

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Ailsa McMillan wins third day at WWGC and maintains her lead

Ailsa McMillan wins …

Ailsa McMillan won a third day at the WWGC to hold out German Sabrina Vogt. With just two racing days...

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Matthew Scutter  three day wins a Hahnweide

Matthew Scutter thr…

Matthew Scutter and Adam Woolley competed in the Hahneweide International in Germany. Matthew won three days and finished in 17th...

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Ailsa McMillan wins day at WWGC

Ailsa McMillan wins …

Ailsa McMillan won Day Six at the Women’s World Gliding Championships in Czech Republic. After a steady performance she is...

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Soaring into the Future

Soaring into the Fut…

From L to R, Steve Pallas Sports Community, Ian Caldwell CMD, Tighe Patching Vic, David Fosdick WA, Peter Cesco VP...

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News from the International Team Committee (ITC)

News from the Intern…

The 2016/17 ITC selection ended with the completion of the 20m Class Nationals at Narromine, and as usual Narromine turned...

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GLIDING AT AVALON AIRSHOW

GLIDING AT AVALON AI…

The attendance at Avalon Airshow 2017 was the largest yet, with more than 210,000 aviation enthusiasts attending and providing an...

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Sporting Grants

Sporting Grants

  There are a number of Sporting grants available at a Federal, State and local Government level that can be applied...

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Ventus 3 with Andreas Lutz at WGC Benalla

Ventus 3 with Andrea…

  Austrian 18 M pilot and Schempp HIrth engineer Andreas Lutz talks about the Ventus 3 at WGC Benalla

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Ventus 3 Andreas Lutz Launch at WGC Benalla

Ventus 3 Andreas Lut…

      Ventus3 Andreas Lutz, Austria flying the Ventus 3 at Benalla on 1 January 2017

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WGC Benalla Cockpit video from Steve O'Donnell

WGC Benalla Cockpit …

    Australian 15 m Class pilot flying from Benalla to the Victorian Apps on the official practice day.   {media id=32,layout=blog}  

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Champions Declared at WGC Benalla

Champions Declared a…

  Before the championship medals were awarded, the final day winners received their day win medals. Above Open Class Day winners...

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AUSTRALIAN SAILPLANE GRAND PRIX CHAMPION

AUSTRALIAN SAILPLANE…

After six exciting races, the Australian Sailplane Grand Prix Champion is Australian Geoff Brown. Mark Tingey from New Zealand took...

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Horsham Week Competition

Horsham Week Competi…

4 – 11 February 2017 Horsham Week is now accepting entries online at www.horshamweek.org.au/horsham-week    Horsham has a long history...

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ABC TV Coverage - World Sailplane Grand Prix: Elite glider pilots from Australia, NZ and the USA race over Victoria

ABC TV Coverage - Wo…

See the video here http://ab.co/2gO5U70

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Sailplane Grand Prix  Horsham - Day 1 Highlights

Sailplane Grand Prix…

Day 1 of SGP  Here is video from the evening debriefing and prizegiving given by Cpmpetition Director Tim Shirley. Brian...

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WGC Benalla entrants eclipsed by locals at SGP Horsham

WGC Benalla entrants…

After an exciting low-level race, Day 1 of SGP Horsham is over. Local Australian pilots Brian DuRieu and Tim Wilson...

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Executive Officer Report December

Executive Officer Re…

Exec/Board meeting 5/6 November 2016Member Protection Policy (MPP): Our MPP describes the standards of appropriate behaviour for members and the...

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WHAT GLIDER IS THAT?

WHAT GLIDER IS THAT?

Ventus 3 WHAT GLIDER IS THAT? Some contestants are shipping gliders to Benalla that have never been seen in Australia before...

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Multiclass Nationals Kingaroy

Multiclass Nationals…

New Australian 15 Metre Class Champion Adam Woolley After ten competition days, new National Champions in four classes of competition were...

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The Olympics of Gliding comes to Benalla January 2017

The Olympics of Glid…

The Olympics of Gliding comes to Benalla January 2017 The World Gliding Championships will be the biggest gliding event to come...

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World Gliding Championships Benalla - 26 Nations to Compete

World Gliding Champi…

WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS BENALLA VICTORIA 8 - 22 JANUARY 2017 WGC2017.COM Press Release                        30 August 2016 2 Countries to Compete at the WORLD GLIDING...

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Horsham Sailplane Grand Prix

Horsham Sailplane Gr…

8th Series Sailplane Grand Prix – Horsham Australia 14-22 December 2016 The first event in the 8th Series of the Sailplane...

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Team Netherlands at WGC2017 Benalla

Team Netherlands at …

The Dutch will be sending six pilots to compete at Benalla. Alfred Alfers from Amsterdam will be competing in 15m Class...

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New Zealand to send full team to Benalla

New Zealand to send …

New Zealand is sending six pilots, two in each class, to WGC 2017 Benalla. Team Captain Julian Elder said, “It’s...

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Austrian Team for WGC2017 Benalla Announced

Austrian Team for WG…

The provisional Austrian Team for WGC 2017 Benalla has been announced. Austria will field five competitors in the three classes...

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Help the Junior Gliding Team get to Lithuania

Help the Junior Glid…

  We have been lucky enough to be selected as the team that will represent Australia in the upcoming 20m World...

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 FAI Sailplane Grand Prix in Spain

FAI Sailplane Grand…

The second Sailplane Grand Prix 2016 will begin on 17 April in the beautiful valley of Cerdanya in the eastern...

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OSTIV Congress at WGC2017 Benalla

OSTIV Congress at WG…

The 33rd Congress of the Organisation Scientific et Technique Internationale du Vol à Voile, (OSTIV) will be held at the...

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Australian Team for World Gliding Championships Lithuania announced

Australian Team for …

The World Gliding Championships will be held in Lithuania 30 July - 13 August 2016.  The Australian Gliding team...

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Australian Team for WGC 2017 Benalla Announced

Australian Team for …

After strong performances in the Australian summer national gliding competitions, the Aussie team for WGC2017 Benalla has been decided. Bruce Taylor...

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Women's World Gliding Championships Lake Keepit

Women's World Glidin…

Terry Cubley EO attended the International Gliding Commission (IGC) meeting in Luxembourg and presented the bid for Lake Keepit to...

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World Gliding Championships Benalla

World Gliding Champi…

34th FAI World Gliding Championships, BenallaThe Australian Multiclass Nationals and Pre World Championships have now concluded and the countdown to...

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JWGC2015 Closing Ceremony

JWGC2015 Closing Cer…

After a sunny and cheerful medal and tropphy presentation the 9th JWGC was officially closed by Max Stevens. The FAI...

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Junior World Gliding Champions are

Junior World Gliding…

STANDARD CLASS Australian Matthew Scutter finished in 22nd place on the day but maintained his commanding lead of the field to...

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