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!
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return"
- Leonardo Da Vinci
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.