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    Welcome to Caboolture Gliding Club

    South East Queensland’s most accessible gliding club invites you to share our spectacular sky between Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains, where we have flying for everyone from first timer to experienced pilot.

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    Welcome to Caboolture Gliding Club

    South East Queensland’s most accessible gliding club invites you to share our spectacular sky between Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains, where we have flying for everyone from first timer to experienced pilot.

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    Welcome to Caboolture Gliding Club

    South East Queensland’s most accessible gliding club invites you to share our spectacular sky between Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains, where we have flying for everyone from first timer to experienced pilot.

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    Welcome to Caboolture Gliding Club

    South East Queensland’s most accessible gliding club invites you to share our spectacular sky between Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains, where we have flying for everyone from first timer to experienced pilot.

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    Welcome to Caboolture Gliding Club

    South East Queensland’s most accessible gliding club invites you to share our spectacular sky between Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains, where we have flying for everyone from first timer to experienced pilot.

The Friendly Club

Half way between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, Caboolture Gliding Club is ideally located for your first taste of silent flight with the bonus of beautiful coastal scenery below and all around you. Just a 45 minute drive north or south, we can even be reached by suburban train and a short bus or car ride!

Widely known as Queensland’s friendly club, we welcome you for the one-off experience of a lifetime or to start training for your Glider Pilot Certificate

BACK TO FLYING - 6th Aug 2020

Caboolture Gliding Club is now back in operation with our newly refurbished towing aircraft - what has to be the best Tug Aircraft (Piper Pawnee) in Australia - and a two seat glider for member currency/training flights and Air Experience passengers. We anticipate having two more two seaters on the flight line from mid August. 

Air Experience Flight bookings are already quite full for August, so September offers more opportunities to fly - and better weather.

All flights are operated in accordance with the Queensland Government’s COVID-SAFE Plan for Outdoor Recreation Activity Providers

Take off with us from here

Gliding is one of the simplest, most enjoyable and yet most challenging forms of flight you can put yourself into. Once the tow stops and the soaring starts, the distance and time of the flight is all down to the skill of the pilot. You can learn or get a taste of these skills with our experienced instructors at almost any stage of your life. The only restrictions are 15 years old to fly solo (which makes 14 a great age to start) and 110 kilograms in weight (absolute max - 100kg is our practical limit).

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First taste of flight

The best way to see if gliding is for you is to take an Air Experience Flight. You’ll get the feel of flying and your first touch on the controls with an instructor to take you through the basics. The cost of your flight includes temporary membership which allows you up to 10 follow up flights over a limited time.

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Membership

 There are no age restrictions for members of the Caboolture Gliding Club, however pilots are not permitted to fly solo prior to their 15th birthday. The membership fee structure covers Club requirements as well as compulsory membership of the Gliding Federation of Australia.

Membership Responsibilities

The Club runs on a "co-operative" basis with all members being expected to play their part in ensuring that flying operations run smoothly and safely to the benefit of all. To this end, members are placed on duty rosters according to their stage of progress and time availability. Duty Rosters are maintained for Duty Instructors, Instructors, Air Experience Instructors, Duty Pilots and Tug Pilots.

New Membership Fees

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Student/Youth Membership

"Youth" = under 18 years. "Student" = under 26 years and a student (minimum 20 hours per week).

Family-Flying Membership

Family members can fly as a Private Passenger at any time, but if they decide they would like to take gliding a little further they can take out a Flying Family Membership. The cost of this flying membership is $60 per year and the rights and privileges are very similar to those of an Air Experience Flight - they can receive instruction but no pilot-in-command rights, no solo, they must fly with an instructor to touch the controls and they must be a member of Caboolture Gliding Club.

Ongoing Membership Fees

 Membership Fees are payable 12 months in advance. At the end of the Financial Year in which you have joined, you will receive a pro-rata invoice relative to the months in the following Financial Year that are not covered by your initial 12 months membership. For example, if you joined in Dec16, you will receive in Jun17 a pro-rata invoice at 50% of the current membership rate to cover the six months from Jan18 to Jun18 inclusive.  

 This pro-rata invoice will be issued at the same time that Existing Members are issued with their annual renewal invoices for the upcoming Financial Year (issued early June and payable by 30--Jun) and places New Members in line with Existing Members who have a standard 01-Jul renewal date and pay their membership fees 12 months in advance on a Financial Year basis.

  • learn to fly single seat aircraft
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  • Modern Aircraft
  • good friends
  • panoramic views
  • soar with eagles!
  • Another solo!
  • landing with a smile
  • happy passengers

About Us

Caboolture Gliding Club flies on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, subject to weather. Flights for group bookings on other days can be made by special arrangement. All our flights are launched by aerotow behind a power aircraft flown by an experienced and specially endorsed pilot. We do not winch launch because Caboolture is a busy airfield used by many different aircraft – a gliding site where you can also enjoy seeing everything else from a gyrocopter to a Mustang WW2 fighter!

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