Welcome to the Sport of Gliding

GCWA gliding fleet


Gliding is the ultimate flying experience. It meets the needs of a diverse group of people, a sport that can be enjoyed at all levels: from relaxation on a quiet local flight, to experiencing the thrills of soaring across the countryside, to the excitement of aerobatics, to the regional and international racing competitions.

Gliders soar using the same air currents that birds use to fly, but have also been designed with the kind of aerodynamic efficiency that enables top speeds of up to 260 kph. Distances of over 1200 km have been flown in Australia and heights of over 40,000 feet have been reached. Gliding gives you the freedom to explore the world from a unique birds eye view whilst enjoying a safe and challenging sport.

Sport for all ages - from those who fly solo on their 15th birthday through to mature age groups. There is no upper age limit. Gliding is a silent and graceful way of flying without an engine. You may wonder how you get airborne, and how you stay up. You will find answers in FAQ section.


About the Club

GCWA info letter

Want to learn Gliding?

Gliding Club of Western Australia is currently taking applications for their up coming 2017 winter ab - initio course. A five day course set over two weekends (3 days ) and (2 days)

You will learn the basics of gliding with one of the club experienced instructors in a two seater glider!!

The most enjoyable and affordable way to learn to fly is with Gliding Club of Western Australia

Call Cameron on 0400581132 for more information.

GCWA membership forms available here



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