Submissions to the panel are to be lodged by and I encourage every Australian glider pilot concerned about the future of our great interest and sport make their own submission after reading our advice to the panel.I encourage every glider pilot and supporter concerned for our future to lodge a submission to the Minister’s Review Panel and express their personal thoughts about what they think is important for our gliding Freedom to Fly.
CASA’s sport aviation website www.casa.gov.au/sportaviation has been updated and refreshed.
The website has now has all the CASA safety resources in one spot, including their online store, Flight Safety Australia magazine, pilot guides and information, Avsafety seminars, ramp check information, links to external sites – such as the ATSB – avoidable accident series, and much more.
The GFA Office has moved to new premises in Broadmeadows. For the first time in its history, GFA owns this office, which will save a considerable amount in rent and will also provide a capital gain over time.
The new office details are as follows:
Address: C4/1-13 The Gateway, Broadmeadows, Vic.,3047
These numbers are now operational and you should use them.
There will be no change to email addresses or the website. For a few months our old phone numbers are being redirected.
Thanks again for your understanding and support. All the best for Christmas and safe soaring in 2014.
Peter, Tanya, Sharon and Carol
Australian International Gliding Teams 2014
The Sports Committee has ratified the following pilots to represent Australia next year
Tom Claffey - 18 m
Ben Loxton - 18m
Andrew Georgeson - Open Class
Matthew Scutter - 15m
Allan Barnes - 15m
Matt Gage - Std class
Craig Collings - Std Class
Adam Woolley - Club Class
final club class place will be decided after the Club class nationals at Waikerie.
During 2014-17 Australia will host two world championships - Junior, December 2015, Narromine -
Flapped, January 2017, Benalla, plus pre-world championships in the preceding years. Links to information
on each event are on the left-hand menu.
We will also bring you news and updates about each event over the
At a meeting of the International Gliding Commission (IGC) in the Netherlands
on 2 March 2013, Australia won the vote to stage the 2016 World Gliding
Championships in the Open, 18M and 15M classes at the
Gliding Club of Victoria, Benalla in January 2017.
The Standard, Club and 20M Classes wil be held in Pociunai, Lithuania.
Australia's Terry Cubley attended the meeting and presented the case
for Australia's bid. Terry was also voted to be the Vice President of the IGC.