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Gawler Aerodrome

Tl Rg Parafield Airshow

In November 1944 the Adelaide Soaring Club (then known as the Gliding and Soaring Club of South Australia) was formed. Flying initially from an airstrip at Virginia, the Adelaide Soaring Club moved to the Gawler Aerodrome in 1950. This airfield was constructed in 1941 by the Royal Australian Air Force and for several years during World War II used by No. 86 Squadron, flying P-40 Kittyhawk fighters.

The Adelaide Soaring Club offers Air Experience Flights that give you a quality introduction to flying a high performance glider and, if you are keen, the flight instructors let you fly the aircraft! The Club has comfortable facilities including a self-help kitchen, licensed bar, bunkhouse accommodation, showers and toilets. For more information visit the Soaring Club’s website:

Light Sport Aviation also operate from the Gawler Aerodrome and offer Trial Instructional Flights in a microlight aircraft. These twenty minute flights around the local area introduce you to the handling and safety aspects of microlight flying and you get the opportunity to take the controls after your instructor demonstrates the basic skills. For more information visit Light Sport Aviation’s website: