Suppliers

Company State Contact Telephone Product/Service
Bearings
Ipswich City Bearings Qld 07 3288 8470 Bearings, Specialist Tools
CGB Precision Vic Michael Lingard 03 95845311 L’Hotellier couplings / bearings
Ballast Systems
Clipper plastics P/L VIC 03 9729 8244 Water ballast bag systems
CE Bartlett VIC 03 5339 3103 Water ballast bag repair and manufacture
Cable & Cable hardware
VIC 03 95802034 Aircraft cable and hardware. British and American and metric
Nicopress QLD Ross Munro 07 55407300 Aircraft cable and hardware
Pacific Components Vic/Qld 1300304451 Ferrules and crimper supplies
Canopies
Aviation Acrylic Mouldings  SA Ian Linke 08 8251 3780 Supplier for replacement canopies
Covers
Clouddancers Germany Supplier for complete glider covers
Electronic / Electrical
Pacific Components Electronic Supplies and Parts
PDA Batteries UK 44 161 929 8449 Electronics supplies (superetrader.co.uk)
RS Components Aust. Electronic Supplies and Parts
Engine
Rotax QLD Richard Eacott 07 54632476 Rotax maintenance
Bert Flood Imports Vic Wal 03 97355655 Rotax maintenance and parts
Eaton Fluid Power NSW 0296710600 Fuel and oil hoses, Aeroquip FC332-4 (fuel) and FC332-(oil)
High Performance coating Vic 0356624719 Engine/muffler ceramic coating
Limbach Australia S.A. 0418 841631 Australian agent for Limbach Flugmotoren
Powermate QLD Claus Grimm 0755469205 Rotax regulators (aftermarket)
Ian McPhee Aviation NSW Ian McPhee 02 6684 7642 Sauer aero engines
Engineers
Aerodesign service QLD FRP structures
Southdown Engineering QLD 0746964550 tow release mounts, engine mounts, mufflers etc)
FRP Materials
Exel Composites VIC Frank Rosselli 03 8727 9620 GFRP and CFRP and related materials
Fibreglass and Resin Sales P/L WA 08 9470 2571 One stop plastic shop
Fiberglass Material Services Pty Ltd NSW 02 4324 7174 Complete range of fibre glass materials, carbo fibre and tools
VIC 03 5264 8505 Glider resins from Germany
Meury Enterprises P/L VIC 03 9560 7744 Ciba-Geigy Resin system approved by Schempp Hirth, resins and hardners
Advanced Composites NSW 02 4272 3200 GFRP and CFRP and related materials
Saint-Gobain RF P/L VIC 03 9329 0111 Commercial fiberglass materials including Kevlar, carbon, waxes, polishes, resins, brushes etc
Synthetic Resins VIC 03 9555 6711 Gelcoats, hardners – brush and spray
Gas Springs
Aussie Gas Strut Co NSW 02 4721 3974 Design Manufacture and supply  of all gas struts to spec
GAS STRUT RECHARGE Qld Cass Wiegmans 1 800 633027 0409131638
Precision Gas Springs Qld 07 3205 9645 (Avionic Trailer pn 570-510-1200-34-E3M8-E3M8)
General Supplies
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty USA General aviation supplies
Cumulus Soaring USA General soaring supplies
Wings & Wheels USA General soaring supplies
Harness
Aeraustral Manufacturing QLD 07 4638 1944 Parachute manufacture and repairs
Harness, webbing manufacture and repair
Aero Safety Equipment VIC 03 9350 7299 Parachute manufacturers and repairers
Air Safety Solution NSW David Smith 0419464112 Harness, (Albion Park Airport)
Allans Rigging Service NSW 02 4964 8820 Harness and parachute repairs , packing and servicing
Aviation & General engineering NSW Mike Burns 03 5874 2914 Harness repairs, webbing, new by request
Aviation Belts QLD 07 47214427 Harness repairs, webbing
Aviation Trim and Upholstery P/L VIC 03 9335 6747 New harnesses
Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau Germany 49 7021 7298 New harnesses
The Freefall Factory VIC 03 9878 7158 Parachute manufacturers and repairers
Total Control Pty Ltd WA 08 9325 6001 Parachute manufacturers and repairers
Import / Export
International Concept Forwarding All Gary Brasher 03 8378 0000 International Import/ Export, air/sea and customs brokerage, Local cartage, AQIS quarantine
International Trade Management All Maurice Little 03 8383 5340 International Import/ Export, air/sea and customs brokerage, Local cartage, AQIS quarantine
Instruments
Archerfield Avionics Qld 07 3277 0845 Logger and Barograph calibrations
Borgelt Instruments Qld 07 4635 5784 Glider instruments
Gebr Winter GmbH and Co Germany 49 07477262 Manufacturer and service centre
Go Soaring Qld Al Sim 0405 497 595 Naviter OUDIE Dealer
GPS Oz NSW Brian Somerville 02 99992313 GPS parts, Plugs, IPAQ connectors
Ian McPhee Aviation NSW 02 6684 7642 Winter and Cambridge Instruments, Radios, probes, stands, microphones
ILEC Australia / NZ NSW Dion Weston 0408 859267 ILEC SN10 Competition and Club Flight Computer and associated TE probes
Independent Instruments (Aviation) P/L VIC 03 9580 1444 Instrument repairs and calibrations
MG Hustchinson UK 44 01568 708368 Repairs and overhauls of Winter and PZL
Nielsen-Kellerman USA 1 610 447 1555 Designers and manufacturers of Soaring instruments
PDA Batteries UK 44 161 929 8449 Electronics supplies (superetrader.co.uk)
RD Aviation Ltd UK 44 01865 841441 Instruments servicing
Sigma NSW 0267607644 Instrument repairs and calibrations (Tamworth Airport)
Swift Avionics NSW 02 66221666 Sport Aviation instruments / ausflarm
Tasman Instruments Vic 03 9754 7211 Sports aviation electronic instruments.
Tom Schade NSW 02 6942 3626 Instrument repairs and maintenance
Wings and Wheels USA 1716 664 6894 Instrument sales and service
Insurance
Travel Insurance Does not seem to exclude gliding
Miscellaneous
Australian Felt Distributors P/L VIC 03 9544 3255 All grades of engineering felt cut to size or in rolls
Go Soaring Qld Al Sim 0405 497 595 Canopy Covers, Naviter SEEYOU Dealer
Stork Industrial Equipment P/L VIC 03 9552 1977 Farecla polishing and cutting compounds
The Claw QLD 0400 809080 Tie Down Gear
Ian McPhee Aviation NSW Ian McPhee 02 6684 7642 Wing stands. Serial to USB cable, Tost weak links
Oxygen
BOC Gasses Sales 131262
Go Soaring Qld Al Sim 0405 497 595 Mountain High Dealer, Refilling
Mountain High (Composite components) VIC Joe Luciani 03 5382 6777 Oxygen Equipment
Plane Support QLD Bill Fuller 07 54489824 Cylinder testing
Parachute
Aeraustral Manufacturing QLD 07 4638 1944 Parachute manufacture and repairs
Harness, webbing manufacture and repair
Brisbane Skydiving Centre QLD Brian 07 54646111 Parachute Packing
Parachutes Australia NSW 02 98295355 Parachute Manufacture, Repair, Packing
Roochutes Australia QLD 07 3890 1716 Parachute Manufacture, Repair, Packing
Radio
Ian McPhee Aviation NSW Ian McPhee 02 6684 7642 Xcom radios, Boom Microphones
Repairs
Avtec Aviation QLD Roger Bond 0409 763164 FRP Repairs Refinishing and Maintenance
Composite components VIC Joe Luciani 03 5382 6777 Glider repairs and maintenance
S & P Fabrication VIC Shannon McGowan 0430 138719 Aviation sheetmetal & AME. Specialising in all parts of sheetmetal aircraft components incluing manufacture and repair and total rebuilds.
T & J Sailplane Services NSW 02 69781559 0427557079 FRP major and minor repairs, maintenance and surveys
Rivets / Fasteners
Aircraft Bolts QLD 07 38790763 Aircraft Bolts
Avdel SA 08 8725 6624 Rivets, catches, Pins,
Textron Fastening Systems VIC  td> 03 9764 3877 Rivet less fastening takeoffs, Bolts, cir clips, anchors etc
Aviaquip P/L VIC 03 9585 1211 Canopy cleaners, American aircraft hardware
Seals / Tapes
Electrical Tape Extra wide QLD 0400 809080 Nitto Tape 38mm and 50 mm wide
NSW Bruce Taylor Bolus Maxi Tape
Composite components VIC Joe Luciani 03 5382 6777 Mylar sealing tapes shaped to order, glider repairs and maintenance
Ian McPhee Aviation NSW Ian McPhee 02 6684 7642 Streifender
Streifeneded Germany 49 07382 1032 Tapes and seals
T & J Sailplane Services NSW 02 69781559 0427557079 Mylar and all sealing materials from Streifeneder Germany
Tape (see Seals / Tapes)
Test Instruments
Inline Systems NSW  02 9999 2696 Boroscopes
KK & S Instruments P/L NSW 02 9980 8977 Econoscopes and boroscopes
York Optical and Scientific VIC 03 9654 3938 Endoscopes and boroscopes
Trailer
Active Fabrication Qld 07 3808 6666 Trailer parts / Electric brakes / Lights etc
Tyres / Tubes
Desser Tyre & Rubber Company USA 1213 721 4900 Tubes, tyres
Fallshaw wheels & Castors VIC 1800 333 002 Pneumatic wheels for tail dollies, ground handling gear
Goodyear Aviation (Air Treads) VIC 03 9338 1533 Tyres, tubes
Ian McPhee Aviation NSW Ian McPhee 02 6684 7642 All glider tyres and tubes
Richmond Wheel & Castor QLD 07 32751355 Pneumatic wheels for tail dollies, ground handling gear, rollers
Richmond Wheel & Castor VIC 03 9551 2233 Pneumatic wheels for tail dollies, ground handling gear, rollers
T & J Sailplane Services NSW 02 69781559 0427557079 Tyres/Tubes  Most sizes in stock
Water Meter
Qld Electronic water meters GPI meters
Weather Links (Australia)
Australian Atmospheric Soundings Temperature traces and thermal predictions
Bureau of Meteorology
NAIPS Pilot Briefing Service
NOAA National Oceanograpic and Atmospheric Administration
RASP Regional Area Soaring Predictions
Welding
Aeropsace Welding Services VIC 03 9687 6581 Certified Welding of all types
Aeroweld Ballina NSW 0266811288 Aviation Welding
Wheel / Brake
Port Melbourne clutch and brake VIC 03 9646 4250 Friction material, relining, bonding, machining
BGT VIC 03 9819 3878 Relining, machining
T & J Sailplane Services NSW 02 69781559 0427557079