Rohan Holtkamp breaks the Australian Hang Gliding distance record on his Airborne C4-13


The day: Friday 8th Dec 2017 launch 9:30

Launch Site: Ben More, (just over the back of Ben Nevis) Victoria. View on map, click here.

Distance: 532.4 kms (to be confirmed)
Take off 9:30 Landed 20:00
Airtime approx 10 hours 19 minutes

He landed 26kms short of his nominated goal which was Milby, NSW which is west of Parkes between Parkes and Lake  Cargelligo. View on map, click here.

The glider Rohan flew was the Airborne C4-13. He flew with only a VHF radio to get around the airspace.

Sandra his wife drove 1500 kms to make the …

An amazing year for Airborne


2014 has certainly been an amazing year for Airborne. Australian manufacturing has suffered a big set back over the last six years due to the poor world economy and the high Australian dollar. Many good businesses that have been around for as long as Airborne (Inc 1983) have not survived.

Airborne itself has had to undergo changes, staff levels have declined from 36 to the current level of 15. It seems that some economists don’t realise the effort it takes to get a business like Airborne from  where it was in 1983 to where it is today and especially to …

The V Lite and T Lite are proving to be very popular.


The V Lite and T Lite are proving to be very popular. this type of aircraft is in a real growth phase and we expect this to continue on for the foreseeable future. See some comments from some of our customers who fly the V or T lite:

Trike pilot Dick Smith will probably call to ask when his electric version will be ready. We have not started on that project yet sorry Dick. By the way if you live in Australia buy Dick Smith’s magnificent Australian grown Foods. So far Dick Smith foods have given $6million dollars to …

The Aussie ($) is falling = Less expensive Airborne Products

The good news is that the falling Aussie is making our products less expensive for our overseas customers. So send us an email for the latest pricing. We sell for export in US dollars, Euro’s or Australian dollars you choice. For pricing email

Want to be a dealer for your country? Go ahead and send us an email and we will get straight back to you after the Christmas break.

Christmas Holiday Shutdown



We wish you all a Merry Christmas +  Happy New Year
Airborne will close for the Christmas holidays from the 24th December to 11th January 2015

Airborne 2013 Year End

 Airborne started trading in 1983. Today marks 30 amazing years we have been in the flying business.

We would like to say thankyou to all for following our journey and for sharing your flying adventures which help to make our facebook page and newsletter so much more interesting.

The photo say’s it all. The factory will be closed for the holidays from today 20th December through to 13th January.
Best wishes for 2014
Team Airborne

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Sting 168 as New For Sale

We have a Sting 168 with the Mylar sail option for sale. It was built for a customer who changed his mind and has only been flown a few times by Airborne pilots. The glider is being discounted for a quick sale. Call the factory for more details on 02 49 449 199.


Airborne used microlights, gyrocopters and hangliders facebook page

We have set up a facebook page specifically to list any used aircraft, including microlights, hang gliders, gyrocopters and other stock items. The page is accessibible also via a link from our web site. Our official facebook page is still up and running and new likers for that page will be in the July draw to win an Airborne flying  jacket.

Click on the link below to go straight to the used aircraft facebook page:

Ex Demo V-Lite for Sale

We have an ex demo V-Lite for sale. It is currently located at Dynamic Flight Park who also organise training. Anyone interested can either call Rohan Holtkamp at Dynamic Flight 0409 678 734 email or the Airborne factory on 02 49 449 199

Competition Revs for Sale


 Ex competition Revs for sale. These gliders were flown by the Airborne team at the recent worlds where they performed exceptionally well. Scott Barrett was the top placed Australian at 8th place on his Rev.
The gliders are heavily discounted so now is your chance to get onto a glider with proven performance.
Email or phone the factory 02 49 449 199