Learn to fly at Tocumwal

Tocumwal Soaring Centre offers glider pilot training services to suit your needs!

  • Condensed Training - a week or more length course designed to take you from hatchling, through fledgeling, to solo pilot!
  • Try our Air Experience Flights and test your skills at piloting a glider
  • We have three two seat training gliders to cater for groups
  • On-demand training whenever it suits you best

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Our Story

Come and Fly with Us!

We operate from the iconic Sportavia hangar, along with a large hard stand area for tying down gliders with over 300 metres of steel cable fixed in position along with water filling points. Hangar positions can be requested.

We have 3 x Callair tow planes available for launching at competitive rates. Aero tow retrieves are preferred, however trailer retrieves can be arranged.

The aim is to provide affordable and accessible gliders to glider pilots from all over the world.

Accommodation facilities are available in town, ranging from backpackers and hotels to houses if required.

The Team

Lumpy and Sharon are committed to making sure you enjoy your time at Tocumwal, and keep you coming back for more. Lumpy has many 1000km flights under his belt along with the current Australian FAI 1000km speed record at 148kph so you  are in good hands.


Lumpy Paterson


Sharon Dennis