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06
Oct

Great flying on the long weekend!

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After Erich, Dieter and Clyde enjoyed some spectacularly good mid-week flying last week during the cadet camp, there has been further terrific flying over the long weekend. There were 8 or 9 single seaters out flying on both Sunday and Monday when I was there, with blue sky thermals going to 9 or 10 thousand feet.  A new member Mal from Canberra Gliding Club, who has bought a property in the area and will move up from Canberra in the not too distant future, had his ASH 31 out on both days. It was wonderful to see Matt Anglim on the field on Monday, George Brown also flew both days, and Carl made the most of the conditions too. There were some  creditable cross country flights, but thermals could be hard to  find down low. This was amply evidenced by the fact that GWR outlanded on both Sunday (Andres) and Monday (yours truly)! Mine was all of about 3 km from the field, but good to have done my first outlanding in my new third of a glider of course! A big thanks to Stu Lutton who came out on both retrieves! Thanks also to Erich, Dan, Phil, Dieter and Nigel who assisted with towing and instructing over the 3 days.

Val currently has WPS at Kingaroy for the state comps, and we have use of TOJ next Saturday for launching pending her return.

The new hangar is nearing completion, looks a million dollars, and we already have an ASH 31 with a space reserved.

I hope to see as many of you as possible next weekend!

Ivor

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