GCWA is ideally situated for gliding. We have a safe spacious airfield environment with paved areas and taxiways leading to long paved runways. Our runways are free from turbulence generated by trees and buildings in close proximity. We have good hangarage and ample space to build more. The area surrounding the airfield is all flat farmland and poses negligible risk to flying operations. Being slightly further from Perth puts us in the best position to take early advantage of the good soaring conditions provided by the relatively flat, sun-drenched wide-open spaces of the wheatbelt and we are seldom affected by early sea-breezes that can put an end to soaring conditions closer to Perth. We have few airspace restrictions – another advantage of being that bit further away from Perth.
Apart from the best flying we have a spacious, air-conditioned clubhouse with modern kitchen and facilities. There is satellite based NBN service with free WIFI in the clubhouse. Limited overnight accommodation (reverse-cycle airconditioned) is available at reasonable prices and we have a member caravan park and ablution facilities + laundry.
GCWA own a large fleet of gliders – three 2-seaters and six single-seat aircraft. All are available to members at reasonable hire rates. The club owns two glider-tug aircraft (Piper Pawnee’s) one of which has recently been converted to an eTug configuration by replacing the old motor with a modern GM V8 powerplant – it’s an awesome tow aircraft and the only one of its kind in WA.