Welcome to the Australian Gliding Museum Home Page

handoverThe Australian Gliding Museum first met as a committee on February 26th 1999. This brought together a number of kindred spirits interested in preserving older and historic gliders. These gliders are scattered all over Australia and the aim is to collect them in a safe place before they become destroyed or deteriorate beyond sensible refurbishment.

Other interesting gliding paraphernalia also is becoming available. A strong catalyst for formation of a glider museum was the discovery that an important Australian designed Schneider glider had left Australia bound for a foreign collection.

Find us on Google mapsTo join the Museum view Joining and Visiting. To make a non monetary gift view Deed of Gift.

Australian Gliding Museum features the world's third oldest fibreglass glider at the 2016 Open Day. PDF Print E-mail

ComparisonOn Sunday 30th October, the Open Day, Annual General Meeting and Barbeque attracted well over 40 members and visitors. With plenty of time to enjoy the exhibits, as the weather prevented the flying program, visitors enjoyed a social and informative interlude. The Museum development continues at a rapid pace, with 58 gliders, a covered enlarged paintshop completed and continued progress towards the ultimate aim of a public museum. The Committee thanked all volunteers and members for their continued efforts in the many facets of development of the museum. A delicious barbeque and salad lunch followed, with more socialising in the delightful and stimulating museum environment through the afternoon.



British Gliding Heritage Centre PDF Print E-mail
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ghc_logo_smlPreserving the history of gliding in Great Britain.

Despite the fact that Great Britain is one of the most successful gliding nations with a large number of very active clubs and considerable success in competitions world-wide, unlike other great gliding nations including Australia, Germany, France, Sweden and the USA, Britain does not have a dedicated museum to preserve our gliding heritage. This situation is about to change!

The Gliding Heritage Centre is a Registered Charity (No.1148972). It was established to fulfil the wishes of the late Chris Wills, founder and first president of the International Vintage Glider Club. Chris' life-long ambition was to preserve the history of gliding through the restoration of vintage gliders and to enable these to be both more accessible and widely flown. Chris Wills passed away on 4th May 2011 and in his will he left a sum of money for a hangar to be built at Lasham Airfield specifically for vintage gliders.



J2mcL - Planeurs PDF Print E-mail
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planeursA new "Link" has been added to the website.

The site is managed by Claude Lacombe, a french enthousiast of gliders, especially old wood and fabric ones.

With a swiss friend, Jean-Marie Mesot, they manage a database about gliders and sailplanes of the world, http://j2mcl-planeurs.net/

The site is available in French and English. Click the UK flag for the English version.

Victorian Collections PDF Print E-mail
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MuseumsAustraliaGraeme Barton and Marcia Cavanagh have attended the "Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop" at the Melbourne Museum, Carlton.

Thanks to Bernie Duckworth some items had previously been recorded on this site, with 2 more items added by Graeme and Marcia.

Please click here to see the Australian Gliding Museum collection currently recorded on the Victorian Collections website.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 20:02
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