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.
What a difference. A 350 km speed task mostly in the blue today. I've just had a short flight with a passenger and thermals, whilst strong, are narrow and not very easy to center. It should be quite a challenge for the competitors. Jess wanted to have a rest and is off for a local flight with one of the QLD coachees who ...
Day 3 of JoeyGlide 2012 promised to be a good one from the first glimpse out of the tent flap. Listening to the banter on the radio from the shade under the trees in front of the Lake Keepit office it sounds like all the boys and girls are having a lot of fun, now about halfway around their task.
We all got there in plenty of time, on the Monday or thereabouts, with lots of time to rig and explore the place. An unofficial practice day was held on 8 December, with 4 of the eventual 18 entries taking part.
The following day was the official practice day, with most people flying. The forecast was for thunderstorms ...
The gliding club's Presention Night was once again held at the Royal Hotel in Balaklava. After an excellent meal the follow awards were presented.
Wings to First Solo pilots Alex Eden and Mark Collins
Pylon Race winners: Steve Shuck and Lou Railz
VH-FQB (Mini Nimbus), Eric Stauss 25 February ...
Mark Collins, another student to go solo. Just in time to receive his wings at the Presentation Dinner that night.
Congratulations to Shane Brooker who went solo today!
The day started early and Grant, after giving him a check-flight, allowed him to fly solo on the very next flight.
He had three more solo flights on what turned out to be a busy day.