Gliding Club of Western Australia 

Gliding is the ultimate flying experience, an easy form of flight that just about anybody can engage in. It is an activity that is enjoyed at all levels: from the relaxation of a quiet local flight, experiencing the challenge of soaring across the countryside, the excitement of aerobatics, or the thrill of regional and international racing competitions.

Sailplanes soar using the same air currents that many birds use to fly, but have also been designed with the kind of aerodynamic efficiency that enables top speeds of up to 260km/h. Distances of over 1200 km have been flown in Australia and heights of over 40,000 feet have been reached - all utilising the natural air currents provided by the landscape below. Gliding gives you the freedom to explore the world from an exciting perspective whilst enjoying a safe and exciting sport.

It is a sport for all ages - from those who start early and fly solo on their 15th birthday through to mature age groups; there is no upper age limit.  Gliding is a silent and graceful way of flying without an engine.  You may wonder how you get airborne, and how you stay up. You will find the answers to these questions and more here at the Gliding Club of Western Australia.

We offer air experience flights most weekends of the year where you can experience the joy of soaring for yourself. To make a booking visit our website at  or email


Flight training at the Gliding Club Of Western Australia

The Gliding Club of WA can most certainly help you achieve your dreams.  As a member of the club, you will be entitled to undertake lessons with our amazing group of instructors, who will guide you through the process of learning to fly a glider safely and professionally.  All of our instructors are volunteers and club members, and they donate their time just to see people experience the joys of flying.

Learning at GCWA has many advantages.  Cunderdin Airfield has two large tarmac runways, safely approachable with the wind from any direction.  We have no trees or other obstructions near the runways, making wind conditions predictable and landing approaches easier to judge.  Plus, we've got a great bunch of experienced instructors who will work with you to ensure that you learn in a safe, supportive environment - and that you have fun!

We offer flight training every weekend of the year, weather permitting. There are also scheduled flight training weeks during the year where comprehensive flight training takes place over 9 consecutive days.

To read more about the history of the Gliding Club of Western Australia, book AEF flights or make arrangements for training, visit our website at or email  for any further queries, please contact the GCWA Publicity Officer on 0409 683 159.