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Learning to Glide.

Gliding is not difficult to learn and most people take 25 - 80 flights before going solo.

Many young pilots go solo before they are even old enough to hold a driving licence. They will have had lots of practice flying with instructors.

Once solo, the pilot is not abandoned to their own devices but is supervised and guided so as to make progress in a safe, structured way. Sometimes this will mean that they will be prevented from flying solo if the instructor in charge judges conditions to be too difficult for their level of competence.

During this early period of their post solo flying, pilots will gradually gain experience in more challenging conditions and will be expected to display higher levels of flying skill and knowledge of rules of the air, weather, navigation and the principles of flight will be acquired.

The SRGC can offer air experience flights, introductory training or training to higher levels. We can cater for low hours pilots to experienced glider pilots who want to make long cross country flights and anyone in between.

Specialised Coaching

Ingo Renner is available for specialised coaching for both individuals and groups at all levels by prior arrangement.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us and talk through what you would like to achieve.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 16:34

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During the Second World War the town was the site of Royal Australian Air Force Station Tocumwal, which was a major Royal Australian Air Force training airfield and aircraft depot. Today, the airfield has grown to be a renowned gliding site.