Clubs and organisations

Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA)

Victorian Soaring Association

Australian Gliding Clubs

Vintage Gliders Australia (formerly Vintage Glider Association of Australia)

Air Services Australia

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

Hang Gliding Federation of Australia

Aviation Australia

Records and competitions

Australian Gliding Records

World Club Class Championships

Victorian Soaring Association

Technical information

Ferries-McDonald Technical Gliding Library

Museums and displays

Australian Gliding Museum

Australian Gliding Museum Collection

News and newsgroups

Australian Soaring

Australian Aviation


Training and education

Bureau of Met Educational Material

Glider servicing and repair

T & J Sailplane Services

List of services and suppliers Victorian Soaring Association

Glider manufacturers

DG Flugzeugbau

Weather data

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Trading from Germany

Books and ebooks

Breaking the Mishap Chain: Human Factors Lessons Learned from Aerospace Accidents and Incidents in Research, Flight Test, and Development. By Peter W. Merlin, Gregg A. Bendrick, and Dwight A. Holland.

This volume contains a collection of case studies of mishaps involving experimental aircraft, aerospace vehicles, and spacecraft in which human factors played a significant role. In all cases the engineers involved, the leaders and managers, and the operators (i.e., pilots and astronauts) were supremely qualified and by all accounts superior performers. Such accidents and incidents rarely resulted from a single cause but were the outcome of a chain of events in which altering at least one element might have prevented disaster. As such, this work is most certainly not an anthology of blame. It is offered as a learning tool so that future organizations, programs, and projects may not be destined to repeat the mistakes of the past. These lessons were learned at high material and personal costs and should not be lost to the pages of history.