Welcome to the Bendigo Gliding Club
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The Bendigo Gliding Club is located in Central Victoria about 30 km north of Bendigo, at the small township of Raywood. With large open paddocks in all directions it makes the Bendigo Gliding Club one of the best cross country sites in Victoria. We operate off a 1.4km grass strip which is aligned north-south. The Bendigo Gliding Club utilises a winch as its main form of launching. Our facilities comprise three large hangars and a club house with toilets, showers and a kitchen.
The Bendigo Gliding Club operates on weekends and most Public holidays all year round .
Learn to Fly
The Club undertakes flying training of student pilots right through the GFA training syllabus to fully qualified solo standard. Coaching is provided for pilots interested in cross-country competition flying. Read more...
Solo pilots do not have to own an aircraft as they have access to the Club's dual and single seat gliders. The option of buying a glider is an available and pilots can choose between quality second hand, sound performance, gliders from about $15,000 up, through to international competition standard aircraft from about $150,000 upward. Read more...
The Club facilities comprise a single grass strip dedicated to gliding operations, three large hangars and a comfortable Club House. The Club House has toilet, shower and cooking facilities for use by members and guests. Read more...
A number of social activities are organised each year for Club members and their families and friends to attend, both at the Club and at various venues around Bendigo. Check out our Club Calendar or see some of the activities we get up to.
The Bendigo area is a major tourist destination and provides a range of activities to interest other family members while the family pilot is training/flying etc. See the Links page for Tourism opportunities.
The Club has limited facilities to cater for visiting pilots who wish to stay.