Learn To Soar

ask21-germanFlying 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” CourseA 7-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 65,000’ foot of launches (around 35 average launches).
Price: $3,500
Note that not everyone reaches solo level within the 7 days. 



2020-2021 Courses

14th-20th November 2020

21st-27th November 2020

5th-11th December 2020

12th- 18th December 2020

6th – 12th February 2021

20th – 26th February 2021

6th – 12th March 2021


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

Note: Course Dates for End of 2019 and Start 2020 will be released end of February 2019.


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” $3,500