GO GLIDING

See the outback from new heights!!

NT Soaring takes to the skies in the heart of Australia to provide you with an experience like no other! Whether you are a local looking for a new adventure or a visitor to the Red Centre wanting to explore the unknown, we are running flights six days a week for you to come down and enjoy what NT Soaring has to offer.

Gliding is an exhilarating yet serene flying experience that will always leave you wanting more. We are proud of the beautiful and breath-taking land that is the Australian Outback, and we want to share it with you, soaring among the clouds.

We have a COVID-19 Safety Plan, and your wellbeing is our highest priority. Our gliders are well maintained according to all regulations and are frequently assessed to ensure we are providing you with the safest flights.

Booking has never been easier; talk to our friendly team to organise your adventure and start your journey!

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Gliding options and pricing.

20-Minute Air Experience Flight

Experience the thrill of gliding above the Red Centre for 20 minutes in this opportunity of a lifetime!
$220

2-Hour Gliding Adventure

Be a glider pilot student for two hours and get in the air with three winch launches packed with plenty of hands-on learning!
$400

1 Day Soaring Experience

Spend the day gliding the Bonds Springs Airstrip for a one-on-one learning experience!
$650

2 Day Gliding Experience Course

Two days packed with action, theory, and hands-on gliding with our renowned pilots!
$1200

1 Week Learning to Fly Course

Learn to fly solo with NT Soaring and the Alice Springs Gliding Club over five days of adventure!
$2950

Reviews

Karen Miegel
Karen Miegel
26/01/2021
recommends
Was a great afternoon, everytime we came down they just took us up again. Thanks heaps to our trusty pilots. I felt perfectly safe. 😁👍
Laura Hewson
Laura Hewson
15/01/2021
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My husband and I had a fantastic time doing the taster flight. Very serene and a great way to see the ever changing desert landscape. Would definitely recommend you try this great experience!
Susan Mahoney Button
Susan Mahoney Button
27/12/2020
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Professional from start to finish. We had a fantastic day out, the sky was blue and no one looked green after the flights! The launch was the favourite bit, but everyone enjoyed their flight time at 6500-7000 feet. We recommend the NT Soaring Club as a great day out for locals and visitors alike. Don’t just put it on your bucket list.. get down to Bond Springs and have a go!
Julie Laoit
Julie Laoit
27/12/2020
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To soar above the Red Centre of Australia at exhilarating heights was truly an unique experience and perfect way to view the landscape while experiencing the joy of flying seemingly effortlessly. I felt safe right from the beginning! It was a pleasure flying with you this morning Robert - thank you, Robert and Jenny.
Judith McAndrew
Judith McAndrew
20/11/2020
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Thanks Robert and Jenny for a fantastic day’s flying. The first two launches were short as there were no thermals around. However an hour later, there were heaps of thermals. I had two afternoon flights about an hour and a half each. More than 3 hours flying. I was especially excited that Jenny let me do much of the flying once we were high up. Both Robert and Jenny are very professional and experienced. I can strongly recommend NT Soaring I will be back! Rick McAndrew
Kim Cameron
Kim Cameron
12/11/2020
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Thankyou Rob for an amazing experience & making me feel very safe. Even though conditions weren’t perfect we had a great time & awesome view. Highly recommended. 😊
David Ray
David Ray
24/01/2020
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Rob and Jenny got me over the hump to solo! They are excellent, insightful, and passionate instructors with high standards for safety.
Kim Pisano
Kim Pisano
09/08/2019
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We had an amazing afternoon of flying with NT Soaring! Robert and Jenny are very welcoming and extremely knowledgeable, they put you right at ease if you’re nervous. You get to learn the basics of glider flight and can even take over control once you’re in the air if you’d like! My husband and I each went on 20+ minute flights that took us high above the outback, seeing the MacDonnell ranges and the town of Alice Springs from over 5000ft! It was an incredible experience that I would definitely do again!
Dale AndMary Forward King
Dale AndMary Forward King
07/08/2019
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Really enjoyed our day learning and soaring with Robert and Jenny! They are knowledgeable, patient, kind, and we felt that we were in good hands our entire day. Each of the three of us had multiple flights and roughly two hours of soaring. The experience was a great value and is one that we will always remember. Highly recommended!
Tanya Roberts
Tanya Roberts
03/08/2019
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Wow ,what an awesome experience. There are many activities you can do in Alice Springs, but nothing will stay in our memories longer than this. Thank you Robert and Jenny for inducting us to the highs of gliding. You made us feel safe, relaxed and gave us a fabulous afternoon.

Our Pilots

Robert Smits

"Every single flight is different, even if it is a short one and in the air you are completely free and happy"

Robert is a Gliding Australia Credited Instructor and has spent over two thousand hours flying gliders. He competes regularly in state and national championships and is a skilled cross-country coach and aerobatics pilot. Robert calls the dusty red outback his home and continues his passion for flying by training others and taking any chance to get in the air. Gliding since he was thirteen years old, Robert holds ratings on more than forty types of gliders, is a qualified sailplane inspector and repairer
As a co-founder of NT Soaring and an essential member of the Alice Springs Gliding Club, Robert is always on the airstrip, ready for an adventure.

Jenny

"You never stop learning, it is always a challenge, and you leave all your troubles on the ground"

Jenny has had a long relationship with aviation that has journeyed through hang gliding, flying powered aircraft, and gliding. This passion has accompanied her internationally in the Women’s World Gliding Competition in the Czech Republic, several of the Women’s World Hang Gliding competitions, breaking various world records in hang gliding, and carried through into her many aviation-related careers. As a tug pilot, gliding instructor and recreational aviation instructor, Jenny has amassed over three thousand hours gliding and aims to achieve more. She is currently ranked 27th in Australia and is part of the Australian Women’s Gliding team with numerous glider maintenance ratings
Jenny is a proud member and current Chief Flying Instructor of the Alice Springs Gliding Club, and with her many hours of gliding, she is a Gliding Australia Credited Instructor with a true passion for teaching her beloved sport.

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