Learn to Fly

We have three options to get you in the air

5 flight package 10 flight package
5 Aerotow launches to 3000 feet above ground level (AGL). 10 Aerotow launches to 3000 feet above ground level (AGL).
5 instructional flights with qualified Club instructors. 10 instructional flights with qualified Club instructors.
The cost of the five flight package is $625.00 including GST.
The cost of the ten flight package is $995.00 including GST.

Both packages include:

  • 3 month probational membership with Southern Cross Gliding Club.
  • 3 month temporary membership with the Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA), the governing body of gliding in Australia.
  • A pilot log book to record your flight activity and training progress.
  • A Southern Cross Gliding Club induction booklet with great insights into the operational activities of the Club to get you started.

Training

You will start your training in our two-seat training gliders (ASK-21)

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enjoy flying high around Camden,

SXQ returning to Camden

Move on to our single seat gliders, starting from the Junior,

Junior

then progress into the Astir

Astir

and the DG303 Club Elan.

DG303

Fly high above the Oaks:

SXQ at 7500ft over the oaks Soaring over Camden

Then… the sky is the limit. Our high performance single seat gliders are waiting:

  • Fly cross-country, long distances
  • Fly all day
  • Compete and learn from some of the best instructors in Australia.

The Southern Cross Gliding Club is a not for profit organisation, relying of the volunteer nature of its members. None of our instructors are paid - meaning at no time will you be charged for instructors time. This also means that when you become a full member of the club, you can rest assured knowing that you are only paying what is required to keep the club operational.

Can anybody fly?

All aircraft must operate within weight and balance limits for maximum safety. We will assess each person's suitability to fly in our aircraft. We may, in our discretion, decline to fly individuals for operational or safety reasons.

As a guide, a glider passenger or pilot needs to be:

  • In general good health. If you have suffered from epilepsy, fits, severe head injury, recurrent fainting, giddiness, blackouts, abnormally high blood pressure or previous heart disease or are taking insulin for the control of diabetes, a medical certificate from a suitably qualified doctor stating you are fit to fly will be needed prior to take-off.
  • At least 12 years old - younger children may get distressed when flying, especially without a familiar adult present.
  • Weight not exceeding 100 kg. While certain of our gliders can carry passengers up to 110kg, a lighter instructor is required as pilot in command. If you are in this weight range, please call us well in advance and we will try to accommodate you.
  • For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions
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