Vale Ingo Renner OAM
Esteemed Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame
01/06/1940 – 26/02/2022
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is mourning the passing of esteemed Member Ingo Renner OAM who passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022 aged 81.
A war baby, born in Bremen, Germany, in June 1940, Renner moved to Tocumwal, NSW in 1970, Renner is considered the premier glider pilot in Australia of his time, and the impact he had on the Australian gliding community cannot be understated.
Across his career he earned 19 National Gliding Championships, several international championships – including the Smirnoff Derby and Hitachi Masters of Soaring in the USA – and broke multiple records including the two-seater world distance record and single-seat speed record over a 10-km triangle at an average speed of 195.3 kmh – an effort which saw his name added to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Sport Australia Hall of Fame Chair John Bertrand AO said “Ingo Renner’s impact in the Australian gliding community was second to none.
In true style of pure passion, Ingo owned a Schneider Kingfisher before he owned a car and that passion glowed through is career. Holding almost every Australian gliding record, a Guinness Book of World Record and most influentially, dedicating most of his life instructing and coaching.
A true champion with a personality that soared. Our thoughts are with Judy Renner and the family, and the Australian gliding community.”
Read Ingo Renner’s full biography here.