Subsidised Flying

AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR GLIDING CLUB

The Australian Junior Gliding Club (AJGC) provides sponsorship to Australian junior pilots who wish to further their gliding. This can be for any gliding related activity from your initial training to becoming an instructor, attending a coaching event or competing in a world championship. More information can be found on the AJGC Sponsorship page.

Furthermore, the AJGC, in conjunction with the Gliding Federation of Australia and several independent sponsors, runs a heavily discounted coaching program alongside the Australian Junior Nationals to help young pilots make the transition from gliding to cross country soaring. More information can be found on the National Championships wesbite.

AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CADETS

The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) run gliding courses, typically in the school holidays. This is a cheap way of initially getting involved in the sport, with pathways to joining a club so you can fly year-round and once you are no longer a cadet. The courses are independently run by the AAFC and more information is available on their website.

They also offer scholarships for cadets to complete their training at approved clubs.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN PILOTS’ ASSOCIATION

The AWPA provides one Soaring Scholarship annually for a female glider pilot to enhance her cross country flying skills.

SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME

SAHOF runs a scholarship program for individuals with ‘ambitions to reach the highest level in their chosen sport’. It is open to applicants who are under 21 in the year they are applying. The nomination period begins in June each year.

LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS

These grants are available to individuals aged from 12-18 to compete in official state, national, or international competitions. Visit the Ausport website for further details.

GLIDING FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA

The Gliding Federation of Australia will waive the entry fee for all pilots under 26 competing in the multi-class or club class national championships.