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This summer has seen a lot activity at clubs around the country including many first solos and other achievements. Here are just a few of them.

Ben Cook took his first solo flight at Bathurst Soaring Club in January.BSC

Ben Cook took his first solo flight at Bathurst Soaring Club in January.


James flew his first solo in February at the Gliding Club of Victoria, Benalla.

Kingaroy Nick

Congratulations to Nick Neynens who went solo at Kingaroy Soaring Club in December.


Lachlan went solo in January at Darling Downs Soaring Club, Queensland.


Patrick Rabbath flew his first solo at Kingaroy Soaring Club in December. Congratulations, Patrick!


Sam McKay achieved his Silver Distance & Silver Height Gain on a tricky day at NT Soaring Alice Springs.


Jess flew her first solo at Sunraysia Gliding Club, Victoria in February.




Winter Soaring Around the Nation

Despite the difficult times, this winter saw flying and training continue around the country adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Congratulations to all the pilots who achieved their first solo and other training milestones during the winter.  We are all set for a great soaring season to come - with health and safety the top priority.

Darling Downs

Two happy pilots on the weekend with their B certficates and first mutual flight together at Darling Downs in early August.


NT Soaring at Alice Springs were fortunate that restrictions were lifted early. Sam McKay flew his first solo in mid May.


Congratulations to Alex for converting to his first single seater at Adelaide University Gliding Club.


Craig Challen received his gliding wings after going solo in only nine flights, with instructor Rob Duffy on the left and CFI Sid Dewey on the right.


Congratulations to Peter Herrmann on going solo in June at Leeton. The Gliding Club of Victoria was closed, but Mark Bland organised for them to do the training at Leeton instead.

Central Coast

Sixteen year old Liam flew his first solo flight at Central Coast Soaring Club, Mangrove Mountain NSW in early August.