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Learn to Glide at Bathurst Soaring Club

Bathurst Soaring Club offer gliding courses for beginners and early experience pilots. The course will be run over 6 days from 16th to 21st November 2014.

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GLIDING - the sport of soaring

The sport of gliding is an exhilarating, spectacular yet serene flying experience. Gliders take to the air like birds with wings outstretched, soaring on rising air currents, immersed in three dimensional space and flying silently with an eagle’s view of the world. Gliding is for all ages, men and women of all ages fly gliders. In Australia you can fly solo from the age of 15 and some pilots continue gliding into their eighties. It is never too late to learn...

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Gliders what are they?

What are gliders made of? Gliders are made of a wide variety of materials, from wood and fabric, to ultra-modern fibre glass, carbon-fibre and kevlar based materials. Australia has an active vintage glider movement, with many gliders over 50 years old. Gliders are often designed for a specific purpose such as training, cross-country flying or aerobatics, but most gliders can do a bit of everything.High performance gliders are very streamlined with a minimum of obstructions to the airflow, which would otherwise...

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