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handoverThe Australian Gliding Museum first met as a committee on February 26th 1999. This brought together a number of kindred spirits interested in preserving older and historic gliders. These gliders are scattered all over Australia and the aim is to collect them in a safe place before they become destroyed or deteriorate beyond sensible refurbishment.

Other interesting gliding paraphernalia also is becoming available. A strong catalyst for formation of a glider museum was the discovery that an important Australian designed Schneider glider had left Australia bound for a foreign collection.

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ES 50 “CLUB TWO SEATER” PDF Print E-mail


Drawing by Martin Simons


Donated by:  Bill Riley

Country of Origin - Design: Australia

Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia

Designer: E. Schneider & Sons

Constructor: E, Schneider & Sons Pty. Ltd

Year of Manufacture: 1953

Only one of these was built in an effort to fulfill a need for a good two seater in Australia.

Not much is known about the early history of the Club two seater but from the logbook the following flying is recorded:

  • Renmark Gliding Club:  352 Hrs  4353 flights
  • Millicent Gliding Club:
  • Corangamite Soaring:   32 Hrs     642 flights
  • Sydney Tech College:    5 Hrs       84 flights

The Club two seater has been restored to display condition and awaits finish painting.

We are indebted to Bill Riley for saving this unique Australian glider.