Gliding club open day

June 15, 2018

Judy and Ingo Renner are inviting the public to the Southern Riverina Gliding Club open day.

The Southern Riverina Gliding Club Inc. is holding its first ever open day in July.

The Tocumwal based club is one of the biggest gliding clubs in the region and wants to inform the public about the sport, aiming to attract more local members.

Visitors can enjoy guided tours around the historical Sportavia Hangar and surrounding facilities.

Locals can check out the gliders and tow planes and both vintage and modern planes.

Four-time world champion glider and chief flying instructor Ingo Renner OAM will be providing demonstration flights in his Jet Caproni.

Club secretary Judy Renner said the open day is a chance for locals to learn about what goes on at the club.

‘‘A lot of locals don’t know about the great facilities we have here,’’ she said.

‘‘This might be one of the only chances you have to see a glider in full action taking off and landing.

‘‘Locals can learn about gliding and what our club has been able to achieve since it was established over 40 years ago.

‘‘We’re hoping to have a simulator in the old World War Two hangar for those interested in having a go.’’

Tocumwal Historical Aerodrome Museum president Bob Brown will talk about the history of the airfield.

Members will also be there to answer questions from visitors.

The open day will be held on July 14 from 10am until 4pm at the Sportavia Hangar, gate six, Burma Rd, Tocumwal Aerodrome.

Admission is free and lunch will be provided by the Tocumwal Lions Club.

For more information about the day contact Judy Renner on 0427 141 241 or by email at

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