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
Whilst not much flying has occurred recently, it’s been a busy time at the club. A lot of work has been done since the working bee in August. David Jones kindly delivered and returned the club parachutes for re-packing. There are two chutes out of time and have been put aside. David has since repaired …
At the recent SAGA AGM, Waikerie were successful in gaining 3 trophies for the past season. Congratulations to Mark Morgan who was awarded the Fred Foord trophy for ‘outstanding service to gliding in SA/NT’ A well-deserved (and long overdue!) recognition. Congratulations to David Collins who was awarded 2 trophies. The SA Jubilee 150 Advertiser Trophy …
Great results from the working bee. All the jobs were started and most completed. The gutters were cleaned and refitted. The drain tubbes were looked at but decided to redesign the system at a later date.Thanks to John Spronk and Adam Stott. The pipe was connected between the two rain water tanks and burried. Thanks …