"When once you have tasted
flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward,
for there you have been, and there you will always long to return"
-Leonardo Da Vinci .
The gliding club acknowledges the support of Mildura Rural City Council in providing an environmental grant to assist with the cost to install a solar power system at the club. The system was completed in 2019 and will reduce the carbon footprint of the club for at least 25 years into the future. The sport of gliding is itself a low user of resources as the gliders are ultimately powered by the sun as they use the power of hot air rising in thermals generated by the sun heating the ground.