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 ASG29E and a AS33E (on the way), Hph304 ‘Shark’, Astir 77, two 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
After a 43min flight to Waikerie from Parafield airport I settled in, Craig and I enjoyed a nice dinner and conversation, with one of Craig’s fine wines a Rockfords 2016 cabernet sauvignon. before turning in. Saturday morning was developing into a typical mid-winters day, with freezing temperatures, Craig Performed a DI on his ASG …
Following a 2012 Rockfords Basket Press and Cured flavors courtesy of our foremost epicurean, the June committee meeting commenced on time with business as usual. A notable moment of the evening was handing over The Jenke Brothers Award for the best flight of the year, presented to Craig Vinall for accomplishing the 666.9km flight at …
I was approached by a surprise visit from Marilyn, the daughter of the late Geoff Horwood. Marilyn went solo in the Kookaburra back in the day, after being winch launched, most often to a mere 500ft, barley enough altitude to join a circuit she said. I showed her some pictures from her Mum Pat now …