Saturday 21 November 2015
Gliding Clubrooms, Bacchus Marsh Aerodrome
Bacchus Marsh, Vic
The first of two GFA Safety Seminars to be held in the Vic/Tas Region is being held on 21st November 2015 and the venue is the gliding clubhouse at Bacchus Marsh airfield starting at 9:00 AM. A copy of the agenda follows. We are encouraging all GFA members to attend this seminar and advise that the format has now been expanded and, in addition to Operations, representatives of Airworthiness and Safety Management will also be participating to bring members up to date and answer questions members may have.
21 – 28 FEBRUARY 2016
This alpine coaching event commenced in January 2012 from Mount Beauty airfield in Victoria.
With good soaring conditions and cross country opportunities this is now an annual VSA event .
JoeyGlide 2016 Location confirmed as West Wyalong
JoeyGlide will be at West Wyalong from 17th to 24th January 2016.
More information here soon.
54th Nationals and PreWorlds - Benalla January 2016
The competition website for the next Multiclass Nationals and Pre-Worlds is now up and running at www.ozglide.com
This site contains initial details of the event, entry forms, and useful information and links. It is of course far from complete but it will grow quickly. and if you are planning to attend please bookmark the site.
Please also pass the link on to anyone in Australia or overseas who you think may be interested.
Please contact me through the site if you need more information.
Tim Shirley Contest Director
The following release information has been received from Flarm, and it is published as received. Owners of Flarm devices please take note, and pass this on to any in your clubs who may not have seen it.
GFA recommends contacting Flarm directly or their agents in Australia with any questions.
As you may have read in the magazine the Safety Committee are starting a new initiative to encourage us all to learn from each other’s mistakes.
So if you want to make a profit from Bar Talk now is your chance!
Ideal length for publication is 150 words. Longer articles may be edited to save space. Include your name and contact phone number.
Please advise if you wish the story to be published anonymously or if you want your name published
The author of the best article submitted and published in each 2 month cycle wins a $50
There is a larger $300 prize for the best of the 6 published articles.
The Australian round of the Sailplane Grand Prix will be held at Lake Keepit between
November 16th and 22nd. See the SGP website: www.sgp.aero/australia2015.aspx?contestID=6275
and search Lake Keepit Soaring Club on Facebook for all the action.
David Pietsch from Canberra GC has produced a set of training and safety notes for our annual wave soaring camp for many years. His guidance document has evolved and been improved over time. The current 2014 version is now a very mature, polished product, with some great attachments all relevant to flying in the hazardous high altitude environment. I endorse its contents without reservation.
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