Anyone over 15 can fly solo, after training of course. It is possible to do your training while you are 14 and go solo on or after your 15th birthday, as a number of people at the club have done. If you are a visitor you will be able to fly in the front seat of one of our two seat gliders. A qualified instructor will give you an Air Experience Flight (AEF). This will give you your first taste of gliding.

The Gliding Club operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays. However if it’s raining or very overcast then there will probably be no gliding on that day. The middle of the day is the best time to go flying however on a busy day it’s first come first served.

The best time to arrive is about eight to nine o’clock, at this time you will be able to see the gliders being inspected and prepared for the days flying. Gliding usually finishes in the afternoon when the heat starts to die off, though this time changes throughout summer and winter.

GIFT VOUCHERS

The Gympie Soaring Club offers gift vouchers for Air Experience Flights.

The cost of these is $180

Call Trevor on 0400 348 711 to arrange a voucher.

Welcome to The Gympie Gliding Club

Gliding is a recreational activity and competitive air sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders, using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere.

The ages of people who fly gliders range from 15 to 80. This is a wonderful sport for those looking for a little more excitement and diversity in the activities. Great people, amazing views, and a sense of freedom that only flight can give you.

LEARN TO FLY

Gliders are like surfboards of the sky. It takes skill and understanding of the invisible forces at play. READ MORE…

AIR EXPERIENCE FLIGHT

Excellent Gift Idea

Gift Vouchers available for that extra special present, or spoil yourself with this once in a lifetime experience. READ MORE…

TRY GLIDING SHORT COURSES

10 Flight Courses

The perfect way for people to try gliding to see if it is really what they want. READ MORE…

USEFUL LINKS

  • www.gfa.org.au – This the Gliding Federation of Australia website, the GFA is part of the Civial Aviation Safety Authority(CASA).
  • www.soaring.org.au – Gliding Australia website is the public face of gliding in Australia on the Web.
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CONTACT DETAILS

GYMPIE GLIDING CLUB
Gympie Airfield
132 Lobwein Road,
Kybong QLD 4570
Phone: 0400 348 711

Open Wednesday and Saturday

ABN: 36 835 368 992