Learn To Soar


Flying gliders is the ultimate flying experience and a sport for all ages. Using only what Mother Nature provides, we soar like eagles to the clouds then glide across the countryside swiftly and silently.

It 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, to high altitude wave flying.

You can choose to train via a 7 day gliding course or via weekend training. In both cases, experienced instructors use a mixture of theory and practice in modern dual control two-seater aircraft and our new gliding flight simulator. Note that the minimum legal age to fly solo is 15 years old.

“A Flying Start” Course”

A 6-day course aimed at training you to achieve your first solo flight. Price includes one year’s GCV Flying Membership, 12 months GFA membership, glider hire, instruction and 15 hours of Glider Hire

Price: A$4,200

Note: not everyone goes solo within the 7 days. 

2023 Courses

  • February 6-12, 2023
  • February 20-26, 2023
  • March 6-12, 2023
  • March 20-26, 2023

Other Course dates may be available outside of these dates. Please contact GCV’s office for further details.



Weekend Training

By attending regularly on weekends of your choice, you will be trained as part of the Club’s regular operation. Although it often takes longer than a full-time course, if is often easier to fit in with busy lives and you’ll meet a wide cross-section of other members.You join the Club as a Flying Member and pay member’s rates for launching and glider hire as you fly. There is no charge for the instructor. Weekend evenings are normally social evenings in the Clubhouse with year-round bar and in-house meals over the summer season. 

Online Gift Certificates

If they’ve always wanted to learn to fly, then a gift certificate for one of our courses could be the perfect gift.

“A Flying Start”  $4,200