Interested in trying gliding or learning to fly a glider? You've come to the right place! The Adelaide University Gliding Club welcomes everyone, not just those attending Adelaide Uni. We operate from Stonefield airfield - about 110km north east of Adelaide - most weekends and public holidays.

If you'd like to visit our airfield for an Air Experience Flight or to start your training, just ring or email our contact person on 0412 870 963 or contact@augc.on.net to book in. See the 'Come Gliding!' page for more information on what to expect.

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Social Night

It’s time for another social event, so let’s get dinner!

Location: The Original Coopers Alehouse – 316 Pulteney Street.
Date: Friday 29th September 2017
Time: TBA (evening)
RSVP: Tuesday 26th so a table can be booked.

Flying Sunday 10 September 2017

With a forecast predicting thermals up to almost 7000 feet, along with simultaneous heavy cloud cover, we were equal parts of optimistic and baffled regarding what to expect on Sunday weather-wise. For the first half-hour or so of flying around midday, it was sunny but with only mild thermal activity. While Peter Cassidy and Derek Spencer started with the trainees (Little Heath, Ezra, Heather) those who intended to fly single seaters (Ben, Leigh and Teal taking turns in the K8s, Big Heath in his Cirrus, Cath Conway in her Ventus) initially dawdled in hope of improved conditions. Before too long common sense got the better of them and they launched anyway. It turned out to be not as awesome a day as all were hoping for, with a bunch of sub-20-minute extended circuits for those  not in shiny, fancy, competition ships. But it was still a lot of fun, with at one point four gliders in a single thermal (Cirrus, Ventus, 2xK8s).

Cath took Flight of The Day in her Ventus (78mins), with Big Heath coming a close second in his Cirrus (71mins). Heather got a 39min soaring flight later in the day with Peter Cassidy, which made her very happy.

Flying 26 and 27 August 2017

The weekend was pretty interesting, albeit challenging in spots. Saturday was pretty full-on as we had six trainees scheduled to fly. This meant that the day was severely overloaded given we had just one operational two seater. One of the trainees decided she'd prefer to drive around on the slasher to actually flying, which took a little pressure off, but it was still really challenging. Please have a look at the day's flight roster and see how busy the day is BEFORE adding your names to the lists, particularly if you need the two-seater. More than 3 or 4 people needing the two-seater means that nobody will get a lot of flying in it.

On the bright side, Cath Conway managed to take the Ventus out to Blanchetown and back. She had been hoping to do a 300km XC but, due to a catalog of difficulties wasn't able to launch until late in the afternoon. Teal had just-shy-of-an-hour in a Ka-8. Since there was so much lift happening north of the airfield he thought he'd give Derek's Mini-XC course a try. He completed the first couple of turn points but then discovered that all the lift disappeared south of Stonefield.

Sunday saw Cath, Derek, Tom Wilksch, Simon Hackett and his son Gabe, Andrew McGrath and Teal on field. Gabe was introduced to his very first winch launch which produced a big grin when he arrived back on the ground. Everyone else took turns at the Janus. Teal got the Ka-8 out, flew her up to cloud base and spun her back down. Simon demonstrated "launch mode" in his nifty high-performance Tesla car along the "cricket pitch" on RWY 11. That thing has more acceleration than a winch launch!

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Weather Forecast
Weather Report - Conditions for Stonefield, as at Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:30 AM ACST
Currently 15C
High 22C
Low 11C

Partly Cloudy
Wed Sunny
High: 22C Low: 11C
Thu Partly Cloudy
High: 15C Low: 7C
Fri Partly Cloudy
High: 15C Low: 6C
Sat Partly Cloudy
High: 15C Low: 7C
Sun Mostly Sunny
High: 15C Low: 5C
Mon Sunny
High: 21C Low: 7C
Tue Partly Cloudy
High: 22C Low: 10C
More Current Condition Details
High 22C
Low 11C
Wind Chill 59C
Wind Speed 22.53 kph
Wind Direction 45
Sunrise 5:56 am
Sunset 6:14 pm
Latitude -34.366699
Longitude 139.283295

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