Sponsors and supporters
The Bendigo Gliding Club gratefully acknowledges the support of businesses, organisations and individuals who assist the club in striving to provide safe, affordable gliding for all.
With the help of Community Grants from the City of Greater Bendigo, the Bendigo Gliding Club has been able to purchase and fit a FLARM safety device into the clubs two-seat PW-6 glider as well as a radio base station into the operations van.
In the 2012/13 round of the Community Grants Program funding was provided by the City of Greater Bendigo to improve safety and amenity at our airfield by spreading crushed rock over areas which become slippery and degraded in wet weather.
This was followed in 2016/17 by a grant to allow final grading of the centre of the runway.
In 2018/19 the City of Greater Bendigo contributed half of the insurance cost of the Club's training glider, as part of a program to assist local sporting clubs.
In 2021 the club received a grant from City of Greater Bendigo toward Insurance costs of $2624.34.
Also in 2021 the club successfully applied to the City of Greater Bendigo’s Community Group Essentials Grant Program 2020/21.
This resulted in a grant of $3,000 to help pay Eurofox annual insurance cost of $6,363.
The City of Greater Bendigo’s Community Group Essentials Grant Program 2021/22 has assisted the club in funding club glider insurance costs. The grant of $2,588.00 has covered half insurance costs with the club funding the remaining half.
In May 2022 Bendgo Gliding Club received a grant from the City of Greater Bendigo for $2,800 to help fund the Eurofox towplane Insurance cost of $6,048. This has allowed us to continue to provide instructional flying carried out on a volunteer basis.
Fosterville Gold (May 2019)
As part of the Fosterville Gold Community Grant scheme the Club has received an allocation of $2,860, to equip the Club's Eurofox tow plane with a Power Flarm.
This is a proximity warning device and will enhance the safe operation of the Club's aircraft.