Training & Courses

Ab Initio (Introductory) Course - $1,600.00

We offer full five day live in instructional courses to take you from raw new pilot to your first solo as quickly as possible. Courses are generally limited to 6 students. At least two instructors, two training aircraft and a tow plane are dedicated to each course.

You can expect an average of 4 flights each day with interactive theory classes in a discussion/briefing format each morning before flying commences or after dinner at night.

You will learn quickly in this environment. Depending on skills and previous experience some students will solo by the end of the five days. For those who don't, most attain solo-status within the following few weeks during normal club operations, depending on how often they visit to fly.

If you already have some flying experience we will tailor flying instruction to your skill level.

We offer two courses every year:

− Easter Weekend - 4 (or 5) days Friday to Monday (or Tuesday)
− October School Holidays - 5 days Monday to Friday
or – if you can find three friends we will arrange a personalised course with timing to suit (over two weekends for example).

$500 of the course fee is nonrefundable. The balance will be credited to your flying account and debited for your flying fees. If funds run down before the course finishes you can easily top up your account on site using our online payment facility.

Site accommodation in our guest rooms or caravan park is included in the course fee subject to availability. Bookings are essential.

Courses are usually self catered. However, catering may be available at extra cost in some cases. Please inquire if this is of interest. Food is readily available in supermarkets in Narrogin town. Refrigerators are available on site.

Australian regulations require that all students must be a member of the Gliding Federation of Australia and Narrogin Gliding Club. There are options for these and charges are not included in the course fee. Details will be provided in an information pack when we respond to your enquiry and we will help you to complete these requirements.

Please note that to comply with glider design rules, maximum individual seat load is 110kg

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Flying Further Course - $1,600.00

The Flying Further course is designed for early post solo glider pilots with 15 to 20 solo flights who are looking for accelerated training towards their Glider Pilot Certificate. We offer a three to five day live in course with a combination of ground instruction and flying that will quickly advance your skills.

Each day will comprise a theory and discussion session based on the GPC syllabus followed by one or two flying sessions to practice the techniques presented, usually by short cross country flights of around 100km weather permitting.

Numbers are limited to allow a coach and glider to be assigned to each student on a rotating basis each day to encourage cross pollination between students and coaches..

We will tailor flying instruction and coaching to your individual skill level.

$500 of the course fee is nonrefundable. The balance will be credited to your NGC flying account and progressively debited for your flying fees. If funds are run down before the course finishes your account can easily be topped up via our online payment faciility.

Site accommodation in our caravan park or guest rooms is included in the course fee. Bookings are essential and subject to availability.

Food is not provided but is readily available in supermarkets in Narrogin town. Refrigerators are available on site. Students can self-cater in our well-equipped club kitchen.

All students must be a member of GFA and an affiliated Australian gliding club..Short term membership of Narrogin Gliding Club can be arranged if required. An additional fee will apply.

Please note that to comply with glider design rules maximum individual seat load is 110kg.

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