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Australian James Nugent Keeps Top Place in Club Class

James Nugent, Australia, Club Class CLUB CLASS James Nugent, Australia, flew 412.98 km at 117.32 kph in an AAT task taking 3rd place for the day in Club Class. The 932 points he earned were enough to keep him in the top position overall after Race 4. Thies Bruins, Netherlands…
Australian James Nugent Keeps Top Place in Club Class
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National Gliding Championships Benalla Invites Entries

The 2023/24 National Gliding Championships, Open, 18m, 15m and Standard classes will be hosted by the Gliding Club of Victoria at the Benalla Airport from 16 - 26 of January 2024. Practice flyingGCV will be operating full time throughout December and January. Launching and…
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Beryl Hartley and Training Program Steering Group Receive FAI Awards

Paul Tissandier DiplomaThe annual FAI awards were announced on 1 November 2022. The prestigious awards are given in a variety of categories across sports aviation. This year Beryl Hartley was awarded a Paul Tissandier Diploma. The Diploma is awarded to ‘those who have served the…
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Tony Tabart - Flying High

Tony Tabart leads the Australian team at the opening ceremony of the 1991 WGC in Uvalde. He is followed by Ingo Renner and Brad Edwards who went on to win the 15m Class flying an LS6. By Jo Pocklington Tony Tabart learnt to glide with Geelong Club. His first gliding competition…
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Vale Alan Patching AM

Alan about to fly the restored Primary at a Vintage Glider Rally. 6 June 1924 – 12 March 2022 by Ruth Patching Alan Patching was involved in all aspects of gliding for almost 80 years and is renowned worldwide for the outstanding contributions he made to the sport for so many…
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Ingo Renner OAM Remembered

Ingo and Judy Renner at the Southern Riverina Gliding Club in February 2021. It is with great sadness that I advise you of the death of Ingo Renner OAM, aged 81. Ingo passed away on Saturday 26th February following a long illness. Ingo is truly an Australian gliding legend.…
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Corowa Soaring Centre Sold

Keith Gately has purchased Corowa Soaring Centre from Francesco Bruinsma. Renowned for long distance flights, Corowa Soaring Centre was started by Francecso and has been welcoming visiting pilots from Europe and Australia for many years.
Garry Speight

Garry Speight

Obituary: Garry Speight When Garry Speight died on 2 December 2021, aged 87, Australian gliding lost one of its most experienced, insightful and generous pilots. He was a friend and mentor to many and applied the same scientific rigour to gliding as he had to geomorphology at…
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Gawler Sailplane Grand Prix January 2023

The International Gliding Commission has announced the venues and dates for the 11th series of the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix (SGP) national qualifying events and the 11th SGP World final. Gawler will host the Australian SGP 2 - 8 January 2023. The 2021 10th series final at St…
GFA Awards

GFA Awards

The GFA Annual General Meeting was held as a video conference for the second year in a row on 24 September. Members from all over the country were able to take part without the need to travel. This innovation has made the AGM more accesible and increased attendance at the…
GFA Awards

GFA Awards and Sporting Trophies

The GFA Awards and some GFA sporting trophies are presented at the GFA AGM each year. Only one award is made for each category annually, and if there are no nominations (or none that are judged worthy) then the Award need not be made.In order to allow the Board sufficient time…