Melbourne Gliding Club

Learning to fly gliders with the Melbourne Gliding Club...

Melbourne Gliding Club has one of Australia's best fleet of aircraft, with three DG training gliders available for instruction.

Like all gliding clubs in Australia, to fly or learn to fly with the Melbourne Gliding Club you need to do the following:

  • apply to become a member of our club MGC on this website, and
  • take out Gliding Federation of Australia membership, which covers such things as public liability insurance and the gliding magazine, Soaring Australia.

If you would like to join the club please follow the 'Join Us' link at the top of the page. This includes all current membership fees.

For more information or to join the Melbourne Gliding Club contact 03 8683 7240.

Is it fun? 

Yes, we think you'll be hooked!

How much does it cost to learn to fly gliders?


An estimate of the cost to your first solo flight, based on 50 flights of 25 hours in 2 seat glider with instructor and solo within one year of membership is approximately $3000.

An average training flight would be eight minutes on aerotow behind one of our tugs, taking you to an altitude of 3,000ft (600 metres). If you spent 30 minutes flying in a DG-505 during training, you would be charged around $50 for the aerotow and around $30 for the glider.

Instruction is FREE. Our fully qualified instructors volunteer their time to train members from your first flight through to cross-country, aerobatics, competition flying and even to becoming an instructor yourself.

As well as membership fees you will be invoiced for each flight. Invoices are sent to you monthly.

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