Welcome to NT Soaring, Australia’s only full time professional gliding school and Northern Territory’s Soaring Centre!

The Bond Springs Airstrip is just 25km North of Alice Springs, but far enough from town to experience being in the Outback. Alice Springs has the best weather for year-round gliding and breath-taking views. NT Soaring have great facilities, including an airconditioned flight centre, club rooms and accommodation for your visit.
We will organise accommodation in town for you; limited camp sites and on-site accommodation is available as well.

Follow in Hans Werners Grosse’s foosteps

Long distance flights ranging from 500 to 750 kilometres can be achieved safely, as there are plenty of station strips and community airports around. Alternatively, out landing on the roads with up to eighteen metre gliders is generally not an issue as well.

SPOT trackers are mandatory, and we can provide some if needed. OGN base station is under development.

Glider Hire and Hangar Space

Our gliders for hire include ASK-21Mi self launcher, Puchacz two seat trainer, Scheibe Motor Falke touring motor glider and performance single seaters LS-4 and Standard Cirrus.

Oxygen filling is available at our premises, along with limited fuel and hangar space. We have plenty of tie-downs outside and our gliders are launched by our brand new double drum Tost winch with Dyneema.

Flight Options and Prices for Pilots

Winch Launch

Winch launch costs $20 for vistors and Alice Springs Gliding Club members.

Glider Hire

Single seat glider hires is $250 per day, training gliders $60/hr. Currently online: ASK-21Mi and Puchacz. Single seaters LS-4 and Cirrus.


We have two rooms available with queen beds, including the use of a kitchen, club house, barbeque, bathroom amenities for $25 per person.