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New Gliding Australia
Welcome to the upgraded website - now optimised for phones and tablets
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 envrionments and lifestyles
All glider pilots have one thing in common
They love the freedom of soaring flight
'For there you have been
'and there you long to return.'

Bob Hall

Bob Hall

MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Today, 13 June 2016, Bob was made a Member of the Order of Austriala. Congratulations to Bob from the GFA and the whole Australian gliding...

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Fly a Friend - Join in June

Fly a Friend - Join in June

GFA are promoting a new initiative to grow our membership. It has two parts :Fly a Friend - Join in June We now know that almost half of our new membersjoinbecause they already...

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AGM and Annual Awards dinner 16 July

AGM and Annual Awards dinner 16 July

  Saturday 16 July is a big day on the GFA calendar. Join us at The Annual General Meeting starting at 5:15pm. The Annual Awards dinner follows at 6:30pm which is a great...

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Team Britain off to a Great Start fo…

Team Britain off to a Great Start for WGC2017 Benalla

Andy Davis - BBC   Following on from the entries received from the highly experienced Dutch team, the British team has now been decided and is no less accomplished with a long...

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GFA AWARDS

GFA AWARDS

The GFA AGM has been brought forward to 16 July 2016 , so the time available for award nominations must be shorter than usual. The following Awards are available for presentation...

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Team Netherlands at WGC2017 Benalla

Team Netherlands at WGC2017 Benalla

The Dutch will be sending six pilots to compete at Benalla. Alfred Alfers from Amsterdam will be competing in 15m Class. His home club is Amsterdam Club for Gliders (ACVZ) and...

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New Zealand to send full team to Ben…

New Zealand to send full team to Benalla

New Zealand is sending six pilots, two in each class, to WGC 2017 Benalla. Team Captain Julian Elder said, “It’s great to be bringing a full team to Benalla for...

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RANGA Scholarship 2016

The Royal Australian Navy Gliding Association (RANGA) has established a scholarship valued at up to $1500 annually to be awarded to a person who can demonstrate a strong commitment to...

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Austrian Team for WGC2017 Benalla An…

Austrian Team for WGC2017 Benalla Announced

The provisional Austrian Team for WGC 2017 Benalla has been announced. Austria will field five competitors in the three classes of competition. Werner Amann will fly in 15m Class. Werner’s home...

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Help the Junior Gliding Team get to …

Help the Junior Gliding Team get to Lithuania

  We have been lucky enough to be selected as the team that will represent Australia in the upcoming 20m World Gliding Championships, to be held in Lithuania between the 31st...

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FAI Sailplane Grand Prix in Spain

 FAI Sailplane Grand Prix in Spain

The second Sailplane Grand Prix 2016 will begin on 17 April in the beautiful valley of Cerdanya in the eastern Pyrenees. The Cerdanya valley has a micro climate providing consistent and...

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OSTIV Congress at WGC2017 Benalla

OSTIV Congress at WGC2017 Benalla

The 33rd Congress of the Organisation Scientific et Technique Internationale du Vol à Voile, (OSTIV) will be held at the WGC, Benalla, Australia from 8 to 13 January, 2017. The...

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Australian Team for World Gliding Ch…

Australian Team for World Gliding Championships Lithuania announced

The World Gliding Championships will be held in Lithuania 30 July - 13 August 2016.  The Australian Gliding team, will consist of six flying members.

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Australian Team for WGC 2017 Benalla…

Australian Team for WGC 2017 Benalla Announced

After strong performances in the Australian summer national gliding competitions, the Aussie team for WGC2017 Benalla has been decided. Bruce Taylor will fly in Open Class. Bruce has previously represented Australia...

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Women's World Gliding Championships …

Women's World Gliding Championships Lake Keepit

Terry Cubley EO attended the International Gliding Commission (IGC) meeting in Luxembourg and presented the bid for Lake Keepit to host the 2019 Women's World Gliding Championships. The bid was successful...

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World Gliding Championships Benalla

World Gliding Championships Benalla

34th FAI World Gliding Championships, BenallaThe Australian Multiclass Nationals and Pre World Championships have now concluded and the countdown to WGC Benlla  has begun.You can keep up to date with...

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JWGC2015 Closing Ceremony

JWGC2015 Closing Ceremony

After a sunny and cheerful medal and tropphy presentation the 9th JWGC was officially closed by Max Stevens. The FAI flag handed over to Karolios Mikalauskas the captain of the...

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Junior World Gliding Champions are

Junior World Gliding Champions are

STANDARD CLASS Australian Matthew Scutter finished in 22nd place on the day but maintained his commanding lead of the field to win the Standard Class Championship by 255 points. Robin Smit of...

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