Welcome to the Soaring Club of Tasmania (aka Gliding Tasmania). You have decided to join a group of people who enjoy the silent form of unassisted flight. We operate in a similar way to the many other gliding clubs around Australia, with much voluntary enthusiasm to enable our sport.
By now you would have met many of the regulars at Woodbury. If you find yourself without a familiar face in sight, don’t hesitate, ask for the duty pilot or the duty instructor. They will inform you of what is happening that day.
Most information about the club can be found on our website www.soaringtasmania.org.au including contact numbers, roster and our banking details. Once joined up you will be able to login to our member’s area on our website with other resources being available.
On joining you will need to pay both GFA (Gliding Federation of Australia) and SCOT (Soaring Club of Tasmania) annual membership fees. The GFA is our governing body and the fee assist them to undertake the multitude of tasks they do for clubs around Australia and for insurance.
Always call the rostered instructor a day or two before you intend to come to the club. This makes sure we have sufficient crew to cater for club member activities. Please attend the morning briefing which is held at 10.00am. Teaching and safety matters are discussed at these briefings. If you are unable to come in the morning, make yourself known to the duty pilot or instructor on arrival to be briefed on the day’s activities. Members are encouraged to be around to assist with getting gliders out in the morning or with putting them away at night (or both!).
Members are encouraged to engage with our Facebook page. It is a good place to share ideas, photos and news items.
S.C.O.T is incorporated under the Association Incorporation Act (1964). All Members are liable for the sum of $10 should the club fail to meet its debts and have to wind up operation.
Our governing manuals (Constitution & Rules of the Soaring Club of Tasmania, Soaring Club of Tasmania Inc. Operations Manual, Manual of Standard Procedures (MOSP), and Safety Management System) are available for reading in the clubhouse or through links on our website (not light reading though).
Family Membership form & Member’s details register.
This form is for use of close relative of one of our active members. Entitles participation in normal gliding operations (except handling of the controls) and social activities.
All Flying Family Members are required to hold GFA Flying Family Membership. This can be purchased online through the GFA.
“Gliding as with any flying activity can be DANGEROUS. Any person participating in the sport of gliding or learning to glide or participation in the activities of The Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA) does so entirely at their own risk. It is a condition of admission to Membership of the GFA that the GFA, its office bearers, committee persons, members, servants or agents are absolved from all liability, however, arising for injury or damage however caused (and whether fatal or otherwise) arising out of membership of the GFA or participation in gliding, learning to glide, flying in any aircraft being used for or in connection with gliding or in any way caused by or arising out of any activity carried on by the GFA whether or not such death, injury or damage is in any manner due to any negligent act or omission, breach of duty or default on the part of the GFA, its office bearers, committee persons, members, servants or agents. Any person participating in the sport of gliding, learning to glide, flying in any aircraft being used for or in connection with gliding or in any activity carried on by the GFA is only permitted to do so on the clear understanding that this occurs entirely at their own risk.”