Welcome to the Darling Downs
Soaring Club

Based in the Darling Downs, Queensland, the Club was formed in 1960 and has since grown to be one of the largest and most progressive clubs in Australia.

Learn to Fly at DDSC

DDSC conduct a range of training options and courses using sleek modern fibreglass two seat gliders and instruction is provided by fully trained Gliding Federation of Australia instructors.

Extraordinary Flying

Gliding (or soaring) is a fun and challenging air sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders or sailplanes using naturally occurring currents of rising air, called thermals, to remain airborne.

Join the club

Want to get involved? Join as a member and learn to fly with us, or want to try it out? Purchase an air experience flight today!

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About Gliding

A glider or sailplane is a high performance aircraft which has been designed to have a very flat glide angle. The glide angle is expressed as a ratio.

About Us

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Air Experience Flights

You do not need to book for an Air Experience Flight. Feel free to turn up to McCaffrey Field. Just give us a call before coming to make sure the weather is OK.

Gliding on the  Darling Downs

Gliding is an inexpensive way to learn to fly and is the most challenging of all aviation sports, involving skill, determination, discipline and tactics.

Want to try the thrill of gliding or perhaps you’d like to give someone a special gift?  Check out our Air Experience Flights.

  • Full-time students under 26 fly at ½ price glider rates

  • Online booking system for our single-seat aircraft

  • Training request system to help us effectively manage our pilots’ progress

  • Tugs, and all club and private gliders are fitted with collision avoidance Flarm

  • Dittolog automatic flight recording and integration to accounting

  • Annual scholarships for young pilots

  • Webcam and weather station

“This club would be the friendliest I have visited anywhere in the world. I have no doubt that if you showed up for the first time you would be made to feel most welcome. And at the end of flying each day, there is an excellent social side with lots of laughter and banter.  To sum it all up, DDSC offers great flying combined with great people to make it a real winner.”

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