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Lake Keepit Soaring Club

Learn to Fly Gliders

Lake Keepit Soaring Club is the ideal place to learn to fly gliders. We operate 365 days a year in a picturesque part of Australia. The club is close to the regional centres of Tamworth and Gunnedah and within easy reach of Sydney and Brisbane.

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Cross Country Holidays

We are a 7 day a week gliding operation.  You can come to Lake Keepit to fly for a day, a week or several weeks. We have excellent accommodation, well maintained gliders and a friendly, welcoming club atmosphere.

Air Experience Flights

If you have always wanted to fly like a bird or just wondered what it was like, than you must experience a sailplane flight. Gliding is something like sailing in the sky but with a third dimension. It’s safe, it’s fun and it’s an experience you will never forget.

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Lake Keepit is the home of the

10th FAI Women’s World Gliding Championships 

Lake Keepit Soaring Club is proud to host the 10th FAI Women’s World Gliding Championships in 2020, from the 3rd  till the 18th January 2020.

48 Contestant from 11 different countries have registered, gliders are in the containers and some of the Top National and International pilots have already arrived for some early training, it is shaping like a great event.

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During the WWGC and the high season you can treat yourself to a gourmet breakfast or dinner at the Carroll Gap Farmhouse

Upcoming Events

Nothing from April 13, 2021 to August 13, 2021.

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Why Fly at Lake Keepit?

A friendly club atmosphere

Lake Keepit Soaring Club is about people from all walks of life who share a common passion of gliding. We welcome visitors from all over Australia and the world every year and the thing which most people comment on is the friendly club atmosphere.

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The best place to soar

We have a modern well maintained fleet of gliders, professional instructors and coaches, and the weather is ideal for soaring. We are located in the Reflections Holiday Park at Lake Keepit. Kangaroos come right up to the clubhouse. We are the best place in Australia to glide.

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 Average Rating: 5.00 out of 5 (14 votes)
Casey Lewis Casey Lewis from Hong Kong wrote on January 15, 2020 at 1:35 am:
How good is the place?!? Living overseas, I want a 365-day-a-year operation and great weather for year round gliding. Keepit delivers in spades. Though if I eat any more of the superb meals during the miniGP weekends, I might not fit in my glider any more.
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Jacques Graells Nancy Lane wrote on November 13, 2019 at 6:09 pm:
My husband and I spent a week Soaring at Lake Keepit. Everyone was so welcoming and they have a modern fleet of gliders. Special thanks to Kerry for his wonderful cross-country instruction!
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Jacques Graells Hugo M.Drummer wrote on August 13, 2019 at 6:12 pm:
Lake Keepit Soaring Club is a marvelous place to learn gliding. The instructors in the club are very kind and helpful, and will do their very best to teach rookies to learn flying, or experienced pilots to improve their gliding skills. I had a very enjoyable time in the club and would definitely pay a visit once more if there is a chance.
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Alston Lui Alston Lui from Hong Kong wrote on June 29, 2019 at 2:27 am:
Wanna get high🤤? come to Lake Keepit! With all the nice and friendly people around, you will be learning how to fly a glider in the most enjoyable atmosphere. Being able to glide at Lake Keepit is absolutely the best time and experience I have ever had in my life. I could never have finished all my A B and C certificates without all my instructors and tuggies. Special thanks to Kerry, Vic, Peter, Nic, Al, Rob and Matthew who patiently taught me how to fly, enlighten my path into the great world of gliding. Of course I must thank Michelle and Wendy too! The memory would not be complete without your presence. I am certain, in the foreseeable future, I will be back at Lake Keepit, get higher and higher. Hope to see you all later😉
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Woodley Wong Woodley Wong from Hong Kong wrote on June 17, 2019 at 1:14 am:
For the young guys who travel far from Hong Kong, every minute in the club is crucial to maximise what we can achieve. That's why I always appreciate the flexible 7-day operations and the availability of several training gliders. Having different instructors and members around is a good idea to provide me different kind of insight and experience. Friendly support from everyone is what I appreciate as well. I would say I achieved more than I expected among these 3 times that I came. This is a brilliant place to learn and enjoy the fun of soaring. Lastly, thanks Kerry for all the reading materials and guidance.
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Kel Burgess Kel Burgess wrote on June 7, 2019 at 9:41 am:
The combination of mountains and vast plains plus the consistently good weather (they haven't nicknamed in Lake Cumulus for nothing) makes flying at Keepit superb. But by far its greatest asset is the club culture. The chat over a beer before we sit down for dinner together is as enjoyable as the flying. Great camaraderie, good humour, and great support from some of Australia's best competition pilots. The regular events and coaching days with world class pilots are fantastic opportunities to learn from the best. Don't miss the Keepit Regatta. Best flying and social fun you'll have in a week. And Jacques’ handicapped mini GPs each month are brilliant for slower or newer pilots to mix it with the guns. Very rewarding experience all round.
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Ning Shen Ning Shen from Sydney wrote on June 5, 2019 at 7:51 pm:
I had a great time Soaring at Lake Keepit last month. I learnt a lot from different instructors. They are professional and friendly. I am looking forward to flying again.
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Graeme Martin Graeme Martin from Killarney Vale. NSW wrote on June 5, 2019 at 7:02 pm:
A group of us came up from the Central Coast Soaring Club to further training and gliding experience at a larger and far bettervtesourced club than our own. There were four students and one solo pilot out of currency, plus myself as tuggie, and assisting instructor on some days. The week was an outstanding success. One of our young students of previous very limited experience went solo, the three others all made significant progress, and our solo pilot converted into the LS7. All greatly enjoyed the flying, the camaraderie and facilities at this great site and gliding club. All were Impressed by the professionalism of operations, excellent aircraft and facilities available for both basic and advanced training. We will no doubt be back and would like to make events like this a continuing occurrence for our students and pilots from time to time. I absolutely recommend this club and gliding site for its facilities, professionalism, friendliness and welcoming attitude to all comers, both new students just learning, qualified pilots for advanced training and all comers for fun and good flying. Graeme Martin, CFI, Central Coast Soaring Club., Mangrove Mountain, NSW.
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Augusto Chang Augusto Chang from Woy Woy wrote on June 5, 2019 at 4:04 pm:
The best morning briefing I have ever seem, very good training glider instructors and very good facility indeed. When flights finished is the beer time at the club house. Well equiped kitchen make you cook great dinners. Chat with other pilots to get tremendous knoweledge and experience. Nice and warm club house environment. Spend 6 days over there and time goes by so quick. Enjoy it very much. Will come back and experience it again. I vote 5 * for it.
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Chris Bowman Chris Bowman from Shoal Bay wrote on June 5, 2019 at 2:50 pm:
Spent a great week at the Club from 18th May. Weather superb, operations smooth, daily flights short but educational. Rediscovered Somerton Pub - decor and ambience leave a lot to be desired, but steak, salad and chips not bettered anywhere! Accompanied at Club by a great crew from Central Coast organised by Graham Martin. Finished with a galah breakfast at Carroll Gap Farmhouse AKA Jan Dircks. Life does not get much better!
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David Holmes David Holmes from Sydney wrote on June 4, 2019 at 9:10 pm:
What a great club and atmosphere, the best and most consistent XC club in Australia year round. The fun comps are a great way to improve your skills and race for fun. Extremely well organised, safe and enjoyable from start to finish
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GREG EDWARDS GREG EDWARDS from Mona Vale wrote on April 29, 2019 at 10:26 pm:
Just spent a fantastic 5 days at LKSC- great weather, great flying and a great social atmosphere.
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Jacques Graells Jacques Graells from Sydney wrote on April 29, 2019 at 1:12 am:
The Easter GP delivered again, 30 gliders and pilots had lots of fun and good distances for the season 250-400km. Can't wait till Sept for the next GP Jacques
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Jacques Graells Katka Maršíková wrote on March 13, 2019 at 6:15 pm:
Perfect gliding club, wildlife kangaroos, really good accommodation ( the best in Australia which we had!! ) Fully recommend to all who visit Australia and want to go fly with glider. I enjoyed stay so much. Nice two nights there
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