Justin Couch gave a presentation at the Soaring Seminar 2016 on 16 July as part of the GFA AGM weekend. Part of his presentation is shown in the video below...Read more
Nicola Scaife, 31, from Albury has successfully defended her Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) World Women’s Hot Air Balloon Champion title, winning the championship for the second time.Nicola has been competing...Read more
8th Series Sailplane Grand Prix – Horsham Australia 14-22 December 2016
The first event in the 8th Series of the Sailplane Grand Prix will take place at Horsham in Victoria,
This event...Read more
Saturday 16 July is a big day on the GFA calendar. Join us at
The Annual General Meeting starting at 5:15pm.
The Annual Awards dinner follows at 6:30pm which is a great...Read more
MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Today, 13 June 2016, Bob was made a Member of the Order of Austriala. Congratulations to Bob from the GFA and the whole Australian gliding...Read more
Andy Davis - BBC
Following on from the entries received from the highly experienced Dutch team, the British team has now been decided and is no less accomplished with a long...Read more
The GFA AGM has been brought forward to 16 July 2016 , so the time available for award nominations must be shorter than usual.
The following Awards are available for presentation...Read more
The Dutch will be sending six pilots to compete at Benalla.
Alfred Alfers from Amsterdam will be competing in 15m Class. His home club is Amsterdam Club for Gliders (ACVZ) and...Read more
New Zealand is sending six pilots, two in each class, to WGC 2017 Benalla. Team Captain Julian Elder said, “It’s great to be bringing a full team to Benalla for...Read more
The Royal Australian Navy Gliding Association (RANGA) has established a scholarship valued at up to $1500 annually to be awarded to a person who can demonstrate a strong commitment to...Read more
The provisional Austrian Team for WGC 2017 Benalla has been announced. Austria will field five competitors in the three classes of competition.
Werner Amann will fly in 15m Class. Werner’s home...Read more
We have been lucky enough to be selected as the team that will represent Australia in the upcoming 20m World Gliding Championships, to be held in Lithuania between the 31st...Read more
The second Sailplane Grand Prix 2016 will begin on 17 April in the beautiful valley of Cerdanya in the eastern Pyrenees.
The Cerdanya valley has a micro climate providing consistent and...Read more
The 33rd Congress of the Organisation Scientific et Technique Internationale du Vol à Voile, (OSTIV) will be held at the WGC, Benalla, Australia from 8 to 13 January, 2017. The...Read more
The World Gliding Championships will be held in Lithuania 30 July - 13 August 2016. The Australian Gliding team, will consist of six flying members.
After strong performances in the Australian summer national gliding competitions, the Aussie team for WGC2017 Benalla has been decided.
Bruce Taylor will fly in Open Class. Bruce has previously represented Australia...Read more
Terry Cubley EO attended the International Gliding Commission (IGC) meeting in Luxembourg and presented the bid for Lake Keepit to host the 2019 Women's World Gliding Championships.
The bid was successful...Read more
34th FAI World Gliding Championships, BenallaThe Australian Multiclass Nationals and Pre World Championships have now concluded and the countdown to WGC Benlla has begun.You can keep up to date with...Read more
After a sunny and cheerful medal and tropphy presentation the 9th JWGC was officially closed by Max Stevens. The FAI flag handed over to Karolios Mikalauskas the captain of the...Read more
Australian Matthew Scutter finished in 22nd place on the day but maintained his commanding lead of the field to win the Standard Class Championship by 255 points.
Robin Smit of...Read more