With the soaring weather starting to pick up and the prospect of long cross-country flights ahead it is a great idea to make sure you are familiar with the current airspace. The Adelaide VNC maps used to be fairly difficult to procure and came at a cost.
Construction has begun on what will be the clubs 3rd twin-seat glider. In spring the club will take delivery of a brand new DG 1001S. This extremely versatile glider has a wingspan of 20 metres and a maximum glide ratio of 46:1. The club will use this new aircraft predominantly for cross country soaring, cross country ...
This Saturday saw a great day with 24 flights using the two ASK21s. A big thanks to our winch drivers Dene Newton, Dean Hill, Wal Mayger and Jeff Watson and to Pete Oldfield who ran the flight desk.
Now for the big news, after three flights with Shucky putting her through the wringer and Merv spinning her out of her ...
Today saw an absolute glorious day, lift everywhere with both Astirs poking their noses out in the gentle sun.
Pete Oldfield and I had an hour in ZBG out to Nantawarra and back, cloud base 4200' and Laurie Dean doing a few hours in ZBG.
Tom and passenger in one of the 21s did three quarters of an hour and Peter ...
It was announced today that new member James Snowball is the receipent of the 2014 Royal Australian Gliding Association (RANGA) Scholarship.
The scolarship is awarded to a person who can demonstrate a strong commitment to aviation but who is not yet at solo standard in any form of flying. It assists in the training ...
On Saturday Eric celebrated being chosen to represent Australia again by taking BXC (ASK 21) for a leisurely 561km flight (believed to be a record for the club) at an average speed of 100km/h which is not a bad effort for an aircraft designed as a basic trainer. The flight took him to Booleroo Centre, Melrose, Stonef...
After having both gained their C Cetificates and the appropriate flying hours, Alex Eden and Darcy Moloney were promoted to flying a single single seater. One of the clubs Astirs.
Both had extended flights on a perfect day and came back with hugh smiles on their faces.
Our first Friday flying day was literally a washout with the weather not cooperating at all. To those who did attend, Bert, J B, Jeff, Bernard, Dennis, Darcy and Dene in the afternoon thankyou for coming along. We did manage to amuse ourselves removing and replacing the hangar doors on pvt.hangar 2 several times without ...
Although shortened to a Long Weekend the SAGA Training Week was enjoyed by all who attended. Hosted by the Adelaide University Gliding Club at Stonefield Gliding airfield it involved lectures and briefings in the morning and evenings of viewing video of the days flying, weather patterns and general knowledge quizzes.
The SA State Gliding Championship 2012/13 is being held at Waikerie with BGC being represented by Andrew Horton in his Mosquito in the Open Class.
Out of a field of seven he has had some credible results with coming in third on Days 1 and 3.
For all results go to soaringspot.com