GFAMet Weather Forcasts

GFA have partnered with SkySight to bring all GFA members a free and reliable soaring weather forcast. It has almost all of the main features as the subscription version of SkySight. To Login go to: www.glidingaustralia.org From the drop down menu select "My GFA/Soar rpts" Then select "GFAMet Weather Forcast" and ... More

DG Update

We have just received word that our brand new, and finished DG 1001 has been loaded up into its shiny cobra trailer and firmly secured inside a shipping container for its journey to Adelaide. At present it will be in transit to port and we will have a better idea on its arrival date in the next few weeks while it is on the ... More

Spring has sprung

  With the soaring weather starting to pick up and the prospect of long cross-country flights ahead it is a great idea to make sure you are familiar with the current airspace. The Adelaide VNC maps used to be fairly difficult to procure and came at a cost. Not anymore! http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/ai... More

DG 1001S

Construction has begun on what will be the clubs 3rd twin-seat glider. In spring the club will take delivery of a brand new DG 1001S. This extremely versatile glider has a wingspan of 20 metres and a maximum glide ratio of 46:1. The club will use this new aircraft predominantly for cross country soaring, cross country ... More

Laurie goes solo!

This Saturday saw a great day with 24 flights using the two ASK21s. A big thanks to our winch drivers Dene Newton, Dean Hill, Wal Mayger and Jeff Watson and to Pete Oldfield who ran the flight desk. Now for the big news, after three flights with Shucky putting her through the wringer and Merv spinning her out of her ... More

An absolutely glorious day

Today saw an absolute glorious day, lift everywhere with both Astirs poking their noses out in the gentle sun. Pete Oldfield and I had an hour in ZBG out to Nantawarra and back, cloud base 4200' and Laurie Dean doing a few hours in ZBG. Tom and passenger in one of the 21s did three quarters of an hour and Peter ... More

James goes sky high

It was announced today that new member James Snowball is the receipent of the 2014 Royal Australian Gliding Association (RANGA) Scholarship. The scolarship is awarded to a person who can demonstrate a strong commitment to aviation but who is not yet at solo standard in any form of flying. It assists in the training ... More

Fabulous conditions

On Saturday Eric celebrated being chosen to represent Australia again by taking BXC (ASK 21) for a leisurely 561km flight (believed to be a record for the club) at an average speed of 100km/h which is not a bad effort for an aircraft designed as a basic trainer. The flight took him to Booleroo Centre, Melrose, Stonef... More

Single seater promotions

After having both gained their C Cetificates and the appropriate flying hours, Alex Eden and Darcy Moloney were promoted to flying a single single seater. One of the clubs Astirs. Both had extended flights on a perfect day and came back with hugh smiles on their faces. More

As John Wheatcroft reported….

Our first Friday flying day was literally a washout with the weather not cooperating at all. To those who did attend, Bert, J B, Jeff, Bernard, Dennis, Darcy and Dene in the afternoon thankyou for coming along. We did manage to amuse ourselves removing and replacing the hangar doors on pvt.hangar 2 several times without ... More