Our club was created in the 1960’s so that its members could indulge in and share their passion of gliding and flying. Our club is a non-profit organisation. Flying and amenities are provided by the club and operated on a voluntary basis by club members, keeping the costs to a minimum and making gliding in a club environment the most affordable way of flying.

 

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Whether you want to offer the gift of flying to someone special with a Gift Certificate, would like to try gliding yourself, are keen to learn how to glide or improve your gliding skills, learn about glider maintenance or just go gliding because you love it, this is the place for you. Click here to find out more of all we can offer. Ab initio training march17 

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Our club is also much more than just somewhere to glide. It is a community and a family. Read more below and check out our facilities and Club Social life.

Check our calendar to find out about our upcoming events or check our facebook page to get a feel for the full experience we offer!

 

CLUB DATA AT A GLANCE

Bathurst Soaring Club
A.B.N. 21 317 633 811 

Postal address:
Bathurst Soaring Club
P.O. Box 1682
Bathurst 2795

Email : Contact Us

Telephone: 02 63371180 (week ends only)

Newsletter : Thermal

 

Membership : 100 flying members plus 30 social members
Flying: all weekends, Public Holidays, most Fridays in summer and four-day flying weekends once a month
Launching : By aerotow - the club owns and operates two Pawnee tugs
Facilities : Clubhouse, bunkhouse, camp sites, onsite caravans, workshop, hangar sites available

 

 

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CLUB FLEET

Our fleet is composed of 4 dual seater gliders and 2 single seater gliders and club members keep and operate over 30 privately owned gliders at Pipers.  .

We also have two Pawnee tug planes

Click here for our fleet details.

 

CLUB FACILITIES

We own our airfield, Pipers Field with a spacious, well appointed air-conditioned clubhouse overlooking the airfield including kitchen facilities, lounge and an inviting  log fire for winter evenings.  There are also gas barbecues, a bunkhouse with basic accomodation, two club caravans for hire and a shower and toilet block.  Note there are also motels and guest houses in town and nearby not to mention the 40 private caravans on site owned and shared by members. Click here for more details on our facilities.

 

MORE THAN FLYING - SOCIAL LIFE

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Come for a chat at the pie cart on the flight line on any Saturday or Sunday afternoon, BYO drink and join us in the club house for pre-diner drinks at the end of the day, or come in and share our organised or informal diners on Saturday nights. Or come and chat by the roaring fire on a cold winter's Saturday evening

At Christmas time, Santa lands at Pipers in his red glider to the delight of the children and the Easter bunny does not forget to make an appearance either. Children are very welcome here at Pipers.

 

CLUB HISTORY

Find out the origins of our club as recounted by Bruce Meldrum on page 14 to 19 of The Spring 2016 edition of Thermal, the club's newsletter: click here

 

SAFETY IS OUR PARAMOUNT CONCERN

Airworthiness of aircraft, flying standards and our training conform strictly to the high standards of the Gilding Federation of Australia, the Australian aviation authorities and the club's Chif Flying Instructor.