Bathurst Soaring Club holds 6-day training courses for beginner and low-time pilots, usually twice a year.

The courses run for 6 days, Sunday to Friday.

Dates of the next course: 28 October to 2 November  2018

We have decided to make the first day of the course a Sunday (Bookings permitted). This will allow those attending to get a feel for the club operations. Duty pilots and other club members can train students on the course in:

  • safety procedures
  • general on-field glider handling
  • wing running
  • tug signalling
  • completing flight sheets
  • hooking up gliders
  • driving the retrieve vehicle
  • washing gliders, etc...
This greatly assists the instructors to get into flying earlier on the Monday morning. 
Bookings permitted, course attendees will get their first flight with a weekend instructor on Sunday afternoon. This is likely to be limited to one flight only so as not to impact on other club members, however if time permits a second flight might be possible. 

The training course includes:

  • All Course materials, log books, the "Basic Gliding Knowledge" textbook, lectures
  • Launches (20 to 2,000 ft, or equivalent tows to a total of 40,000 ft)
  • Glider hire
  • Instruction (maximum 3 students per instructor)
  • Three months membership of the Bathurst Soaring Club and Gliding Federation of Australia
  • Bunk House accommodation and use of Club Facilities (includes the use of Kitchen, BBQ, TV, etc)

If due to adverse weather or for any other reason you are not able to take your 20 launches during the week, you will be credited with the launch height remaining from the initial allocation of 40,000 feet and you are free to take further flights during the following weekend or during normal operations over the following three months. 

This course is for Ab Initio (beginners) or early glider pilots with limited hours. Click here to download the brochure.

Cost: BSC Members $1,700 - Non Members $2,000

If you are interested, please contact us or Armin Kruger on 0477 945 387

Happy Soaring...