Melbourne Gliding Club

  • 21 May 2019 19:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are running one ground school morning per month  – the first one will be radio and circuit procedures, others will be announced a few weeks out, but a mix of pre- or post solo subjects will be covered, tailored to suit the audience, feel free to come along and listen and contribute if you are an experienced pilot dates are as follows:

    • 25th May
    • 15th June
    • 13th July 
    • 10th August
    • 7th September
    • 5th October 
    • 09th November
    • 07th December

    For more information, contact the CFI, Paul Spooner.

  • 27 Mar 2019 08:50 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Safety Officer, Mark White, has prepared a great guide to gliding safely at Bacchus Marsh. It's available on our 'files' page, along with all the other club manuals - essential reading for all members.

  • 03 Dec 2018 16:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our club administration and operations manuals (essential reading for all members) are now available on the website (you must be logged in to access) under 'Files'.

    Thanks to Richard Traill for his work to update them.

    The club history manual has also been uploaded. Please reach out if you have a story, photos, or knowledge that can fill any gaps, especially ahead of our 75th anniversary in September 2019.

  • 23 Oct 2018 11:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Following a review of the club finances and underlying costs, the Committee has decided that the following aircraft rates will apply from November 1, 2018. The practical effect is an approximate increase to a 20 minute training flight of around $5. 

    Aircraft hire rates from 1 November 2018:



    BCK/TNC Tow rate*


    Ferry rate












    *This tow rate will also be applied to MGC members towing behind SSO/KKR.

    The free glider time prior to 1100 has also been discontinued. 

    Further details on the rationale and basis for these changes will be shared in the next Glide Angle.

  • 23 Oct 2018 11:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Make your choice about your debenture by logging into the website and selecting your option. See member email for more details.

  • 28 Sep 2018 12:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Don't forget to register your attendance or apologies for the Club's AGM on Saturday 6 October 2018 at 1600 at the Clubhouse.

    Proxy forms for those unable to attend were distributed in the AGM Pack in the member email on 26 September.

    Register here: 

  • 28 Sep 2018 12:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Committee has decided to offer by ballot to the MGC membership (individual owners or syndicate), three currently available hangar spaces in the South Hangar. 

    The winners of the ballot will be offered a 3-year lease of the hangar space. At the end of the 3-year lease the hangar space will be returned to the Club.  

    For all details on the ballot, refer to the member email sent on 28 September 2018. Registrations for the ballot close on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 5.00pm.

  • 29 Aug 2018 11:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MGC will be celebrating its 74th birthday on the 1st of September 2018.

    While the people that formed the club had been flying for many years prior to this, this was the first meeting of the group that decided to form the club as we know it today.  Like all pilots, they spent so long flying, it took another 3 years before the club was officially formed in the eye of the government, and the first Annual General Meeting of the club was held in 1946.

    The club would not have one of the best fleets in Australia without the selfless work of its volunteers, many of whom work behind the scenes to keep the club running, from the committee, to the duty pilots and instructor's, everyone needs to continue to do their bit to ensure the club continues to be a success.

  • 24 Jul 2018 11:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Victorian Soaring Association Annual General Meeting and Presidents' Meeting is on Saturday 11 August 2018 at the Bacchus Marsh Clubhouse.

    AGM 1100-1230

    Lunch 1230-1300 (including VSA Awards)

    Presidents' meeting 1300-1530

    Please RSVP to the VSA Secretary, David Cleland [DavidLCleland[at]] by 30 July.

  • 23 Jul 2018 09:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Check out photos from Saturday evening's Annual Dinner and Awards Night on our Facebook page -

    We had a fantastic evening with 40 members, partners, family and friends joining us at The Royal Hotel in Bacchus Marsh. Thanks to Bob H for organising the evening, and to Roger K and Robyn L for the photos.

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