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Sunday update

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I arrived at the airfield at 7:30 to find Peter, Bill and Val already with posts in hand for the new clubhouse awning.  The four of us made good progress until it was time to start launches.  Sadly there were few starters for the day.  As we did not have a designated instructor Bill generously offered to take up young Sydney (from Allora) for his second flight.  Sydney is now a new member and we need to help him feel welcome to our club.

George Brown and Stew Hamey arrived as the only cross country starters for the day.  We also received a visit from Cameron Davis (and his partner Cindy). Cameron has flown with us before and is keen to get into gliding.  He hopes to transfer closer to Warwick in the near future (from the Gold Coast).

Yours truly did the towing and although there was only 4 launches everyone had a great flight.  Sydney spent almost an hour under Bill's expert guidance and then Cameron also enjoyed a lengthy flight in the PeeWee.  He assures me he will be back.

As I left for Mundubbera around 4:20pm I heard from George at Pittsworth on his way home.  It seems he managed a very creditable 397km at 83kpm.  All of this without a 'Top'...

Meanwhile, back at the camp, Peter and Val were beavering away on works at the clubhouse.

See you all soon,  Dan

Bill takes young Sydney from Allora for only his second flight ever...

Cameron just manages to fit in the front of the Pee Wee.  He enjoys his flight and vows to be back.

Look at that lovely glider - no more the 'hunchback'…(George does almost 400km to prove he does not need the 'iron thermal').

Peter and Val continue with improvements to the clubhouse - this is going to be a great addition.

On the way home, just passing 8,000', under a nice cloud, my vario (VSI) indicated 20 knots of climb for a few seconds.  I just managed to snap this a few moments later.

If you subtract a natural climb rate of 500 FPM that is still a pretty handy thermal….

 

 

 

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