Welcome to Australian Junior Soaring!
This website is designed by juniors, for juniors. Whether you are thinking about taking up the sport or you are a well-seasoned pilot, this site is for you. Here you will find background information on gliding, as well as details on upcoming events, the Australian Junior Gliding Club, opportunities for sponsorship and plenty more. Have a look around then head to your nearest club to enjoy it for yourself!
Our Vision and Values
“To support and facilitate young Australians in realising their potential and maximise their enjoyment in gliding.”
Safety: Promote an uncompromised safety culture.
Passion: Be progressive and adaptable, look to improve and seek new ways to maximise the enjoyment of our sport.
Diversity: Listen to and respect people with different ideas, strengths, interests, and cultural backgrounds.
Excellence: Actively encourage and seek to foster excellence. Recognize and appreciate outstanding achievements.
Inclusion: Embrace and encourage others. Make them feel welcome and a part of our community.
Soaring with the Eagles
Gliding is the closest any human can come to soaring like a bird. By using the energy generated from air currents, a glider can stay airborne for more than 10 hours and cover more than 1000km in a single flight!
Where To Go Soaring
All gliding in Australia is conducted through clubs. There is almost one hundred clubs across the country, in all states and territories. Click below to find one near you.
Reducing the Costs
There are many opportunities available to young people interested in soaring. Whether you are wanting to start your initial pilot training, represent Australia in the World Gliding Championships or start your training to become a gliding instructor, there is financial help available. A list of subsidised flying opportunities is available by clicking here.