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Gliding

Cadet in Glider Many people consider gliding to the ultimate flying experience. It is a sport that can be enjoyed on many levels, from simple local flights to cross country soaring adventures, exhilarating aerobatics to national and international competitions.

Gliders soar on the air currents like a bird, and have been refined since the first glider carried man aloft in 1853 to highly efficient aerodynamic machines that can travel at 250kph on flights of over 1000km.

Glider flying is available to all members of the Australian Air League with training commencing at the age of 13.

 

Cadets get involved in gliding operations

Gliding within the Australian Air League is conducted in association with approved Gliding Clubs around Australia which are governed by the Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA) and flying is available to all members of the Australian Air League with training commencing at the age of 13. Cadets can fly solo in gliders at the age of 15 years - before they can even learn to drive a car!

The Air League is recognised as one of the major youth gliding organisations in Australia, getting young people involved in aviation and making a great future for themselves.