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
A spectacular pressure wave passed over head in the morning on Saturday the 23rd of October leading into another fine day of soaring, although the wind was due South at 17 to 19 knots, pretty breezy. launching an hour earlier at around 12 I was the first one up, for a day that didn’t disappoint. …
Friday the 22nd of October proved to be the best day I’ve seen in a while with the convection developing to the west over the ranges and moving slowly east. I decided to launch at around 1:30 in the afternoon when the lift was improving at the airfield, seeing the Cumulus developing as predicted to …
After I finished everything in Adelaide on Wednesday, I decided to head over to Waikerie as the conditions on Thursday looked promising, with the day starting around 1:30 in the afternoon going to 4500 under CU with the promise of 7 1/2 thousand feet Under CU later in the day. launching to the north of …