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, Hph304 ‘Shark’, Astir 77, two Kestrel 19, ASH31Mi, LS4a Top, two Arcus M, DG500 Elan, ASW20F and LS3 Top.
Waikerie Gliding Club News
Overall a great weekend to be had by all, 9 Gliders tasked over 3 days Friday, Saturday and Sunday. with Patrick in XX, Craig in VNL, Bill commanding the Duo DDH with John in the back, Haidyn in LPI, XOK piloted by Adam and HP the Discus piloted by Sid, ZZ with David, NBE with …
An early start setting up with our new student Wayne Collins, proved to be an invaluable day dealing with a 25-30kt South Westerly, Bill located the pie cart on the threshold of two zero, returning to tow the ASK21 to the launch point, the gusty conditions warranted 2 wing walkers, Wayne and Rodney, while Lloyd …
When I personaly attend for the Saturday club flying, I generally fly PAA up on friday afternoon and settle in for the weekend, unlocking the members kitchen toilets and the clubroom, making sure my OUDIE is fully charged, snacks established in the members kitchen and my dorm room is all nice and cosy. Then comes …