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News from the GFA and World Gliding Championships 2017 Benalla

December 28, 2016
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JS3 Rapture Revolutionary New Glider to fly at the World Gliding Championships Benalla

JS3 Rapture, the revolutionary new glider from Jonker Sailplanes, will fly in its first competition at WGC Benalla in January 2017. The JS3 Rapture is a new high-performance FAI 15-metre Class glider designed and manufactured in South Africa by Jonker…
December 28, 2016
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Press Opportunities at WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS Benalla Victoria

The World Gliding Championships will be the biggest gliding event ever to come to Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. WGC Benalla is the Olympics of gliding 114 pilots from 29 countries will be competing at the airfield from just after Christmas until the…
December 13, 2016
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WORLD SAILPLANE GRAND PRIX

Australian Gliding team member Queenslander Andrew Georgeson ready for Sailplane Grand Prix at Horsham In the lead-up to the World Gliding Championships (WGC) at Benalla, 2 - 22 January 2017, Horsham, Victoria is hosting the Australian round of the World…
November 28, 2016
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WHAT GLIDER IS THAT?

Ventus 3 WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS BENALLA VICTORIA 8 - 22 JANUARY 2017 WGC2017.COM Press Release 28 November WHAT GLIDER IS THAT? Some contestants are shipping gliders to Benalla that have never been seen in Australia before. Glider manufactures from…
November 21, 2016
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WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS - INTERVIEWS PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES - ACTION FOOTAGE

The World Gliding Championships (WGC) will be the largest gliding event ever held in Australia, and the largest ever in the Southern Hemisphere. Taking place from 8 to 22 January 2017, WGC will be a major event for Victoria Benalla and the region as well,…
October 25, 2016
Makoto Ichikawa

Nationals at Kingaroy Australian Team Shine

World Gliding Championships Countdown Begins with Australian National Championships at Kingaroy The top competition glider pilots from around Australia converged on Kingaroy, Qld, for two weeks of intense competition. New National Champions in four classes of…
September 12, 2016
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The Olympics of Gliding comes to Benalla January 2017

The Olympics of Gliding comes to Benalla January 2017 The World Gliding Championships will be the biggest gliding event to come to Benalla for 30 years – since the last one in 1987. It will be the largest gliding event ever held in Australia, and the largest…
August 30, 2016
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World Gliding Championships Benalla - 26 Nations to Compete

WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS BENALLA VICTORIA 8 - 22 JANUARY 2017 WGC2017.COM Press Release 30 August 2016 2 Countries to Compete at the WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS - Benalla Victoria Entries to the World Gliding Championship at Benalla 2017 officially close…
June 13, 2016

ROBERT HALL MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

News Release 13 June 2016 ROBERT HALL Becomes MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA For significant service to sport aviation, particularly to gliding, through leadership, advocacy and training roles, and to the promotion of safety standards. On 13 June 2016, Dr…
June 12, 2016
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Italy - Coming to Benalla in Style

News Release 12 June 2016 Italy - Coming to Benalla in Style Team Captain Luciano Avanzini Although he won’t be flying at Benalla, Luciano brings a great deal of experience to the championships with his current IGC ranking at No. 98. “I started gliding in…
June 02, 2016
Petr Krejcirik

The Czech Team Heading Down Under

The Czech Team Heading Down Under to compete at Benalla. Petr Krejcirik will be Team Captain, and was also the Captain for JWGC at Narromine last December. At home he heads the Aeroclub at Hranice in the eastern part of the CzechRepublic, near Poland and…
May 31, 2016

FAMILIAR FACES BACK AT BENALLA

FAMILIAR FACES BACK AT BENALLA FOR WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES POURING IN Entries are now coming in from around the world for the Benalla WGC 2017. Great Britain Austria, Netherlands, Italy, CzechRepublic have all announced their teams. British Team…
May 29, 2016
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Team Britain off to a Great Start

Team Britain off to a Great Start for for World Gliding Championships Benalla The British Team for WGC 2017 Benalla Following on from the entries received from the highly experienced Dutch team, the British team has now been decided and is no less…
May 16, 2016
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The Dutch will be sending six pilots to compete at Benalla.

News Release 10 May 2016 The Dutch will be sending six pilots to compete at Benalla. Alfred Alfers from Amsterdam will be competing in 15m Class. His home club is Amsterdam Club for Gliders (ACVZ) and is currently number 303 in the IGC Ranking. He has…
May 16, 2016
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New Zealand to send full team to Benalla

News Release 16 May 2016 New Zealand to send full team to Benalla New Zealand is sending six pilots, two in each class, to WGC 2017 Benalla. Team Captain Julian Elder said, “It’s great to be bringing a full team to Benalla for the Worlds – a first for NZ in a…
May 12, 2016

AUSTRIAN TEAM FOR WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS BENALLA

AUSTRIAN TEAM FOR WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS BENALLA READY TO FLY The Austrian Team for WGC 2017 Benalla has been announced Austria will field five competitors in the three classes of competition. Werner Amann will fly in 15m Class. Werner’s home club is SFG…
April 02, 2016

Australian Team for World Gliding Championships Lithuania announced

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS SELECTED FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS The World Gliding Championships* will be held in Lithuania 30 July - 13 August 2016. Over 100 competitors from 30 nations will compete in three classes of competition. The Australian Gliding…
March 30, 2016

Matthew Scutter Joins Australian Team for World Gliding Championships Lithuania

ADELAIDE STAR MATTHEW SCUTTER JUNIOR WORLD GLIDING CHAMPION Joins Australian Team for World Gliding Championships Lithuania The World Gliding Championships* will be held in Lithuania 30 July - 13 August 2016. Over 100 competitors from 30 nations will compete…
March 09, 2016

Australian Team for WGC 2017 Benalla Announced

Australian Team for WGC 2017 Benalla Announced After strong performances in the Australian summer national gliding competitions, the Aussie team for WGC2017 Benalla has been selected.
February 01, 2016

Benalla Victoria to host WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS

BENALLA VICTORIA 8 - 21 JANUARY 2017 WGC2017.COM BENALLA to host WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships will be held in Benalla, Victoria, on 8 - 21 January 2017. Over 100 competitors from 30 nations are expected to compete in…
January 27, 2016
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Media Relations

For information about the Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA), our clubs, members and activities please contact Media Relations The GFA in conjunction with the FAI and the Gliding Club of Victoria are staging the World Gliding Championships in 15m, 18m and…