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’ of launches (around 35 average launches).
Price: $2,800 

Gliding Course ResidentialIncludes same as the Standard Gliding Course, plus 7 nights on-site bunkroom/backpackers style accommodation with shared facilities.
Price: $2,950 

Executive Gliding Course– Includes same as the standard gliding course, plus 7 night’s Single, accommodation at the ‘Executive Hideaway’ motel*
Price: $3,700
All prices are inclusive of GSTBook now via email or call our office on 03 5762 1058 .

* Subject to availability alternative equivalent accommodation may be provided

Note that not everyone reaches solo level within the 7 days.

2016 Courses

  • 5th to 11th November 2016 (Full)
  • 12th to 18th November 2016 (Full)
  • 19th to 25th November 2016
  • 26th November to 2nd December 2016
  • 3rd to 9th December 2016
  • 10th to 16th December 2016

No courses will be run from the 17th December to 27th January 2017 due to World Gliding Championships.

2017 Courses

  • 28th to 3rd February 2017
  • 4th to 10th February 2017
  • 11th to 17th February 2017
  • 18th to 24th February 2017

Other Course dates 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” $2800