The Gliding Cub of Victoria (GCV) is the largest gliding club in Australia, attracting pilots from around the globe to experience the area’s world renowned flying conditions.

 modern single and  two-seat fleet, 4 tow planes, skilled instructors, record breaking pilots, great facilities and a friendly environment make it the ideal spot to learn how to fly.

GCV offers intensive residential and non residential 7 day gliding packages. Gift Certificates are available on-line for that special person in your life or why not just treat yourself.

What’s New?

Benalla CTAF Change

The CTAF at Benalla will CHANGE as of 26 May 2016 to 125.6 MHz

This is in line with expectations from the GFA and Air Services Australia regarding the use of private frequencies (122.5 MHz (Benalla’s current CTAF frequency) is a GFA owned frequency for glider chat as are 122.7 and 122.9) in aerodromes around Australia.  Recently Tocumwal was changed from 122.9.

The proposed frequency is not in use in any aerodromes in Victoria or Southern New South Wales.

After the designated date the “old” Benalla CTAF frequency (122.5) will be available for chat as are 122.7 and 122.9.

Please adjust your radios and processes accordingly.


John Switala

Petition Closed

The petition has now been closed and is being submitted to Benalla Rural City Council.

Thank you everyone who helped by signing, sharing and following our petition to “Stop Benalla’s Airport Rate Gouging“. The Gliding Club of Victoria has invited the Councillors to come along and see the site as well as start discussing the potential damage such rates would cause.

The issue has been deferred until the 30th March (next Council Meeting)

Stay tuned.

Council Gouging

The Benalla Rural City Council have recommended an increase in hangar rentals to a Council meeting on Wednesday 16 March 2016.  The current rental is approximately $75 per spot per annum, this amount does vary slightly between sites.  The Council proposed a rate that would see a glider spot increase to at least $1,048 per spot per annum!

This increase is, at best, overzealous and at worst could easily be interpreted as gouging.  The increase is not in-line with other region centres that operate gliders such as Bacchus Marsh, Ararat and Temora where we have checked their rates which range from $75 to $200 per glider spot.

We believe that this level of increase will cause a decline of participation in the sport at Benalla.  A site renown for gliding and soon to hold the World Gliding Championships.

The GCV Committee will have representation at the meeting and will object to this proposal.

Take some time to write to Council to object to this ridiculous proposal.

John Switala


View the document here


“GCV WINS World Wide Gliding Competition!”

GCV has placed first in the OLC – Read More Here

“Flying At Horsham”

Some of our pilots have recently been participating in a week of coaching and training at Horsham, Victoria. For those of you stuck at work, home or on the ground hopefully these pictures will help ease the pain of not flying.

Photos courtesy of Phil Semel & Neil Campbel

“….. and they’re away!!…”

The National Gliding Championships have started!

Like the Facebook Official Page here!

The keen eyed member may have noticed an unusual passenger over the weekend. Here are some photos:

Calling All Members:

The committee has setup an Australian Sports Foundation Project to help GCV raise money to purchase a new 2 seat training aircraft (perhaps a DG1001)

For more information about the project please visit the ASF Project Page which can be found here


Like the 2017 World Championships Facebook page

thanks to Jutta Goldman