Training Courses & Packages

Courses & Training Packages

If you’ve ever dreamed of learning to fly, then gliding is the sport for you. Not only is gliding one of the more affordable forms of sports aviation, it is one of the most challenging. So come and learn to soar with the eagles at the Darling Downs Soaring Club.

We conduct a range of courses using sleek modern fibreglass two seat gliders and instruction is provided by fully trained Gliding Federation of Australia instructors.  All courses include aerotow launches, glider hire and free instruction.

Courses dates are available in the club calendar.  Short courses can be arranged over a suitable weekend please contact us to book.

For membership costs, vouchers, and other pricing see the pricing page.

Fly as a member

Fly at your own pace – Join the Club and learn to fly each weekend. Our qualified rostered instructors are available every weekend, weather permitting

Short Course

4 glider flights at DDSC covering the basics of flight.  Includes Log book and training card & DDSC bucket hat.

Costs $599

Flying Start

32 launches to take you from beginner, to solo. Includes 12 months membership to DDSC, 7 days accommodation, Log Book

** Gliding Australia membership not included

Costs: Junior $2800/ Adult $3300

Option to upgrade to 50 flights to start cross country journey.

Flying Further

Theory including Weather forecasting, task planning, height bands, outlandings and more.

Costs: junior $860 / adult $980

Contact us for availability

* Students are full time Student under 26.
** Gliding Australia membership must be current at the start of the course. Gliding Australia fees may vary – see

The Solo Quest course is designed to train students towards achieving solo flight by the end of the course. This will depend on several factors, for example, the weather, your personal aptitude and previous flying experience. For these reasons solo flight can not be guaranteed at the end of the course.

* All prices include GST

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