Central Queensland Gliding Club

Operating from McMaster Field off the Burnett Highway at Dixalea, just south of Dululu in Central Queensland (approximately 80km from Rockhampton), the Central Queensland Gliding Club (CQGC) is said to have been flying for a very long time and provide the region with a range of services associated with gliding.

With conditions at Dixalea providing ideal soaring weather for a great part of the year, the club actually owns the airfield they operate from with take-offs and landings performed from a 1700m long grass / gravel strip aligned 06/24. To ensure comfort for flyers and visitors, a clubhouse, bunkhouse, caravan park and hangarage are all available.

On a flying day, visitors are invited to come along and have a look or even climb aboard one of the modern gliders to enjoy the thrill of silent flight above the beautiful scenery of Central Queensland. 

Additionally, the club offers ‘Training Introductory Flights’ for people interested in learning to fly with experienced instructors qualified to train anyone, from new students with no previous aviation experience, to seasoned commercial pilots looking for some weekend adventure.

Of interest, ‘Air Experience Flights’ are also available for those who would like to accompany club members in the air just for the fun of it.

To learn more about the Central Queensland Gliding Club, their official website can be located by clicking onto the following link : http://www.cqgliding.org.au/ 

Additionally, the Central Queensland Gliding Club Facebook page can be found at : 


And for more fantastic photo’s, the CQGliding Flickr page is a great source : 


Capricorn Plane Spotting would like to sincerely thank Central Queensland Gliding Club member and pilot, Ash Burggraaff, for allowing the blog to obtain all photo’s in this post from either the associated CQGC Facebook or Flickr page.

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20.10 | 18:25

Hi, I sent you emails they all bounced back. I want to know if u do oneway transfer from Heron Island to Gladstone Airport. Please email me. Thanks!

02.09 | 23:10

I would like to enquire about Pilot instruction .Does Thangool airport have a pilot instructor ? I have one hours of flight instruction under my belt.

15.06 | 18:24

Hi Len. Really lovely aircraft you have built for yourself. Thank you for writing up the story and pictures. I am currently looking for an aircraft project.

21.01 | 22:17

Giday. Len
Thanks for a great building history and photos of your J6 aircraft
I have a property at Durong South and want to base a J 6 there for local flying

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