About Gliding

Welcome to the Sport of Gliding


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 1200km have been covered in one day in Australia and heights of over 40,000 feet have been achieved. Gliding gives you the freedom to explore the world from a unique birds eye view whilst enjoying a safe and challenging sport.

Gliding is also a sport for all ages - from those who go solo on their 15th birthday through middle age and into older age groups. There is no upper age limit.

The Gliding Federation of Australia Inc

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