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
It was three years ago that I made the decision to upgrade from the ASG 29 to the new (and unproven) AS 33. This new glider was Schleicher’s response to the Jonkers JS 3 which had roundly dethroned the 29 from its world comps dominating position. (the 33 still has a bit of work to …
By Kirren Thompson From the 26th of December to 1st January members from SAGA clubs across South Australia and the Northern Territory gathered at Waikerie gliding club to learn to fly faster and longer at the annual coaching week. Participants with a range of experience from solo pilots to GPC came to push themselves …
By Craig Vinall, SAGA Soaring Development Manager This year’s SAGA Coaching Week at Waikerie was a great success. 30 Coaches and Students, 5 twin seat and 7 single seat gliders and the benefit of some really outstanding weather. And there were some great achievements with a number of badge flights, aerotow conversions and long cross-country …