Welcome to the Waikerie Gliding Club
Established in 1937, Waikerie Gliding Club operates from one of the best gliding sites in Australia and is world-renowned for its fantastic soaring conditions. The surrounding countryside offers excellent prospects for long cross country flights.
Waikerie Gliding Club is a great place to stage gliding competitions, with a variety of on-field accommodation options, a large comfortable air-conditioned bar and dining area with a fully equipped kitchen for member prepared meals. The clubhouse is surrounded by extensive irrigated lawn areas, perfect for glider spotting or sharing tales and a drink at the end of the day.
The Waikerie club fleet is comprised of the ASK-21 WKI, the LS-4a XOK, the Discus b GHP and the Duo Discuss DDH. The Duo Discuss DDH is fitted with an LXNAV S100. On flying days, the club fleet is joined by club members in their privately owned aircraft which include an AS33E, Hph304 ‘Shark’, Astir 77, one Kestrel 17, ASH31Mi, LS4a Top, ASH25M two Arcus M, DG500M Elan, ASW20 Top, ASW20F, Dimona, Diamant, and JS1 BTJ and an ASW-20 JET.
Waikerie Gliding Club News
This year’s State Championships were held immediately following Coaching Week with one day of overlap. The practice day on Sunday 31 December gave coaching participants the opportunity to have a small taste of the competition scene by attending the first briefing and flying the practice day task with the competitors. There were 11 competitors who …
From December 26 to 30, 2023, the Gliding Coaching Week unfolded as an enriching experience for pilots eager to push their boundaries in gliding. Aimed at helping pilots fly further and faster away from the airfield, the event combined practical tasks with insightful lectures by seasoned experts. Advanced Task Setting and Lectures The week …
The skies over Waikerie during Orange Week 2023 witnessed a spectacular display of skill and strategy as gliders took to the air in the much-anticipated Gliding Competition. Pilots from various backgrounds showcased their expertise, navigating through the challenges presented by the weather and the tasks set before them. Entries and Pilots The competition saw …