Melbourne Gliding Club

  • 30 Jun 2016 11:59 | Anonymous member

    TNC will be departing in the next couple of weeks to have new Garman GTX200 radio installed (to bring into line with BCK). It will then be heading to Nelson for approximately 3 months for its fabric and airframe overhaul. This is a significant investment from the club at around $30,000 to $40,000. The club is also currently planning for an anticipated engine overhaul or replacement for TNC.

    Following some recent work to replace 3 induction gaskets, install 2 longreach sparkplugs, and an adjustment to resolve an issue with the engine running at low revs, BCK is now performing very well.

    Steve Coulton, Tug Master

  • 30 Jun 2016 10:27 | Anonymous member

    I wish to express my sincere thanks to the Committee who on my retirement from the club most generously gave me at our Annual Dinner, a continuing honorary MGC membership and a 10 year membership award. I truly appreciate them I have always felt that it is a privilege to be a member of the MGC because I got so much from it, not just the flying of some fantastic gliders but all the help and friendship too. Many of you are aware that I’m a two time member, I first flew with the VMFG down at Berwick and was sent solo down there by Alan Patching (7/2/1965). I had never lost the desire to fly so it was a wonderful surprise for me when, after being away for 40 years, I was once again able to do my flying training with Alan Patching, I must be his longest pupil These recent years were full of fun and great personal satisfaction for which I shall treasure. So to each and every one of you, Thank you. 

    See you on the Flight line.


  • 17 Jun 2016 18:22 | Anonymous member

    The clubs day membership form in now available online via the members web site.  If you are taking friends for a fly, instead of filling in a paper based form on the airfield, complete it on line and bring the confirmation email with you.

    Go to and select "Day membership" when prompted.

  • 13 Jun 2016 21:27 | Anonymous member

    Lights have been installed in the south hangar, to aid in late pack ups.

  • 08 Jun 2016 11:14 | Anonymous member

    The club has updated its terms and conditions to better reflect the environment we operate in, building on the work the GFA undertook last year when it updated its own terms and conditions.

    The updated terms and conditions are the same as the ones found on our day membership forms, with a small club specific section, All new members will use them, and existing members will see them during membership renewal.

    If you have any questions please contact

  • 08 Jun 2016 10:49 | Anonymous member

    Recently the club received a visit from a glider pilot from Europe who wanted to fly.  The club had never catered for international pilots who just wanted one or two flights.  

    The club has expanded reciprocal membership category to include members of all gliding clubs (worldwide), existing limitations will apply i.e.

    • Current members of other gliding clubs can launch their own aircraft, and fly club two-seat aircraft, with a club instructor at member’s rates, without  paying membership dues, for up to 3 visits, totaling 14 days per financial year.
    • Reciprocal members must hold current GFA membership eg. 9 day GFA membership is available on the day for a marginal price.
    • To fly as “pilot in command” of any club aircraft and/or receive instruction, a pilot must be either a Short Term or Full Flying Member of the club.
    Please note reciprocal membership is only available online, and con only be completed online.
  • 01 Jun 2016 14:06 | Anonymous member

    Installation of retractable undercarriage in VMF was been completed, and test flown on Sunday 29th May by Tom Van Blaricum and Allen Petersen, "everything went very smoothly, the improvement in glide performance and the reduction in noise level is very marked so it was a worthwhile exercise" reported Tom.  If it was not for Tom and Allens work over the last 3 years it would not have happened, please thank them next time you see them.

  • 31 May 2016 14:44 | Anonymous member

    Counting has begun for the Melbourne Gliding clubs 2016 Awards night, make sure you get in early for tickets. Early bird pricing ends in a week.

  • 31 May 2016 14:25 | Anonymous member

    The Melbourne Gliding club has consolidated its family membership options to a single category called family member @ $135 / annum. If you have a member of the family who is under 21 they can use the U21 membership option which is half the price of family membership.  If you have any questions please email us at

  • 25 May 2016 21:41 | Anonymous member

    Membership stickers have been mailed to those who have already renewed for 2016-2017 year.

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