Once you’ve flown solo and are a proficient soaring pilot the skies the limit (sorry about the pun) you can advance your skills in numerous areas.
Single Seat Gliders
Having progressed through Melbourne Soaring’s two seat gliders and built up sufficient experience and competence, you can then fly your first single seater, which in our club’s case will be the Astir CS 77.
Flying your first single seat glider you will immediately notice they are much more responsive than the heavier two seaters you have been flying.
Something akin to wielding a scalpel instead of an axe.
After gaining competency in the Astir you can then advance to fly the Cirrus 75, a more advanced single seater suitable for competitions
Aerobatics are a great way to learn how to handle a glider in a number of unusual attitudes by flying various manoeuvres, and it is fun. Fly with our experienced instructors and they can teach you how to perform loops and other aerobatic manoeuvres in a safe and controlled manner.
If you discover that you like cross country flying and have a competitive nature, gliding competitions could be next..
You can fly your first competition in a two seater with one of our instructors while learning about the flight preparation and in-flight strategies used in competition.
Not everyone who has made it to solo standard will want to do aerobatics, cross-country or competition flying and that is ok with us. Melbourne Soaring’s instructors are happy to help you in whichever activities you want to try.