Ingo Renner

Southern Riverina Gliding Club's Living Treasure


 Ingo is out helping, supervising and training at the Tocumwal airfield every day, the first there and the last to leave. He has had 60 years of flying with almost 36,000 gliding hours. He sets high standards and has a very quiet and unassuming manner.

He instills confidence in his students and they believe in themselves. Students find his calm and happy demeanor very comforting. If Ingo doesn't say anything then the student is doing everything right. He doesn't waste words and only corrects a pilot when he makes an error of judgment. He has recently retired as CFI but still an active instructor. He is now able to spend more time in his beloved Discus and no doubt will easily break the 36,000 barrier. We wish him well and he is a well deserving Living Treasure.


2019 - Bob McCullough Instructing Trophy: Ingo Renner (Southern Riverina)

Where in the world can people have such access to one of most esteemed members and great ambassadors of our sport? Where can a passenger turn up at an airfield on any given day of the week from anywhere in the world and get a ride with a 4 times world champion with over 37,000 hours flight time.  Many times Ingo has taken students on days that have been great for cross country soaring where he conveys his very calming nature to the student

When not flying, Ingo spends a great deal of his time talking and passing on his knowledge to all who wish to listen or ask for advice, from pilots trying to get their 5 hour diplopia, first 50 km cross country, flying in wave or mountains, even a 1,000km flight, the knowledge base is endless.  

Ingo is a living treasure and has dedicated his life to soaring, he continues to inspire pilots from all over the world.