Lake Keepit Soaring Club - Australia's premier X-C soaring site
Lake Keepit Soaring Club is is one of Australia's best known places for cross country soaring and it's a 7 day a week operation, running all year round.
We're situated at the edge of the Lake Keepit State Park, some 5 hours north-west of Sydney in what is known as the North West Slopes and Plains, about midway between Tamworth and Gunnedah. LKSC is a club… meaning that costs are kept to a minimum.
The surrounding region is a mix of farmland, scrub, timbered ridges and mountains with big thermals, some ridge and wave lift, so it is an varied and interesting place to fly.
This website is a place for LKSC members and visitors wanting to find out what's on, what's been happening, or to know more about the club, and discover the options for flying and training.
For the latest daily news, check the Manager's Blog from the About menu… This week @ LKSC. Ian Downes is the weekday manager at the Lake Keepit Soaring Club, a fanatical pilot with a lifelong passion for flying and sometimes too busy to write this blog.
Lake Keepit Soaring Club is the best place in Australia to learn to fly sailplanes… for a whole lot of reasons.
LKSC is a 365 day-a-year operation. The club has a full-time instructor-manager and courses are being run all year round. If you already know you want to fly sailplanes, then the best way to start is with a week-long course. Most people will reach solo standard by the end of a week long course.
Lake Keepit Soaring Club welcomes visitors… in fact many of our members come from overseas or over 400 km away.
LKSC is an active 7 days a week operation run by club members so the costs are kept to a minimum and the emphasis is on flying and having fun. There's a good fleet of modern, well maintained aircraft or you're welcome to bring your own glider.