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About Us

Southern Energy Sailplanes was started to offer the most advanced and unique sailplanes and soaring equipment in the Southern Hemisphere. We have the gliders and tools for the most adventurous flights you can devise. We are here to help you achieve your goals.

Here at Southern Energy Sailplanes we a vast experience in design and recognize that good design is an essential part of good performance. Accordingly, all our products are designed to inspire you to be the best you can.

Who are we

John Styles

John has been a glider pilot for 37 years in Australia and overseas and has a keen interest in sports promotion and sponsorship. Having pioneered live tracking and live digital broadcasting in Australia including live inflight digital broadcasting we are constantly working to devise even more exciting products to promote our sport to engage a wider audience.

We are always on the lookout for exciting projects to assist using our proven track record in sponsorship and marketing so if you have a special mission planned let us know and maybe we can assist you in making that dream come true.

Having survived a long and varied career in international motorsport and automobile design and development for a number of automotive companies including Lola, Ralt, BMW, Volkswagen, Nissan, Toyota, Ford, Holden and others we are now moving onto a new and exciting phase.

Always on the lookout for new and exciting projects that reduce our impact on the planet we are a foundation investor in the Riversimple Rasa Hydrogen Fuel Cell powered automobile ‘zero mobility at no cost to the planet’ and other similar venture investments.

Our Commitment to the Planet

10% of the sales margin of all products is given back to the planet through the 1% for the Planet organisation, as users of the finite resources of our planet we feel that giving back helps to heal the damage done if only in a very small way.