About the airfield

The three gliding clubs: Melbourne Gliding Club (VMFG), Geelong and Beaufort operate from Bacchus Marsh. The Power Flying School and the Australian Gliding Museum workshop and storage area are also on site.

There are four large hangers to house our fleet, workshops, visitor parking and glider trailer parking.

At Bacchus Marsh airfield both gliders and powered aircraft operate together on a large airfield that has both north-south and east-west runways. The runways are sealed bitumen with wide grass areas on either side and displaced thresholds to provide plenty of room for both gliders and power aircraft to operate side by side with safety.

Ownership

The Melbourne Gliding Club, together with the two other gliding clubs at Bacchus Marsh (Geelong and Beaufort) collectively own the gliding club land, clubhouse and some hangarage as shared facilities. The clubhouse, and the North and South Hangars were all built by club member effort.

Accommodation

The Bacchus Marsh clubhouse has basic accommodation in a number of small bunk rooms ranging from 3 to 5 bunks/room and there are both male and female toilets and showers. The overnight fee is quite reasonable and includes breakfast (cereals/toast/tea/coffee). Other facilities in the clubhouse include a full kitchen, a limited bar, common room with heating/cooling, TV etc. and a meeting/training room.

The township of Bacchus Marsh has a motel, some guest houses and a caravan park. Here are a couple of websites where you can find some accommodation in the area:

Nearby Melton (10km) which you pass through on the drive from Melbourne also has a motel and the Tabcorp hotel.

Amenities

Toilets are available at the clubhouse and the north hanger.

Parking is available outside the clubhouse and next to the launch points.

Bins are available at the launch point – please use them or take your rubbish away with you.

Airfield conditions of entry

Due to liability issues, dogs must be on a lead at all times.

Photography is permitted on the airfield, however stay off the runways at all times.

Children must be accompanied by adults.

Vehicles must use the roadways. You must not drive on runways or across the grass areas.

Give way to aircraft before passing the end of a runway (tow aircraft have long ropes dangling beneath them).

The speed limit is 20 KPH on all airfield roadways.

If in doubt, please ask, all our members will be pleased to assist.