Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hive of activity!!

Good to see Dave who has just returned from the N.T.. Dave spent a pleasant afternoon soaring locally yesterday. Also, Terry gave his motor glider a workout. Hanna and Lada arrived earlier on in the week and have been busy settling in. It was great to see Peter and partner Shannon on Friday. Pete who went solo in April did some consolidation work with Eddie while Shannon enjoyed a scenic flight! Pete Corkery from Aviation & Composite Engineering called in for a chat (minus his Harley!!). The J160 continues to be popular with both Ray and Jann out this morning. Chris arrived from Melbourne ensuring his glider is ready for the upcoming season. Jake has been here over the weekend learning as much as he can from Eddie. Ingo and Phil have just headed off for a test flight in Phil's Dimona that he and Mike have been working on.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cloud Base 11,500'

Jake from Finley just loves flying!! He is learning to be a field runner for the upcoming Summer and doing a terrific job!

Bob and Wayne had great flights to-day with cloud base of 11,500'. Grant flew 508kms - fantastic!! Bob from Healesville enjoyed a scenic flight with Eddie.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Blue Thermals

Bob having recently completed HD's Form 2 went soaring today reaching 7,400' with blue thermals. Top temp 27.1. North Westerly 5 knots. Just another day in paradise!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dad and Dave go flying!

Great to see Dave and Neil who drove up from Melbourne this morning. Dave was thrilled with his first glider flight while Neil (Dad of Bracey and Tim) went towing in the Maule with Bill.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Great conditions again!!

Laurel and Tim flew up in the Mooney for some flying today. Laurel has been training with Eddie in the Maule to be a tug pilot while Tim is still out soaring in XOH with cloud base at slightly over 10,000 feet.
Rhonda from Melbourne was absolutely thrilled after her glider flight with Eddie. Unbeknown to her husband (happily playing golf) Rhonda hit the skies.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Matt soars high!

Congratulations to Matt who qualified for his "C" certificate today. Matt climbed to cloud base of 9,600'.
Power pilot Paul enjoyed his birthday pressy of a scenic flight with Ingo. Now for lessons!! Great to see Tony and John who flew up in the Saratoga with Michael, Pete and Tim. Both Michael and young Tim had flights with Ingo. Tim said it was "awesome". Yes another glider pilot in the making. Good to see Chris who is preparing his glider for the season. Conditions were fanatastic for soaring.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Maugan & Ingo go gliding!

On holidays with her family in Cobram Maugan had her first glider flight today. Adding to Maugan's excitement was having Ingo Renner, 4 times world champion as pilot. Matt who went solo only last weekend completed a 2 hour flight in XOH. Gliding is sure addictive - Matt will be back tomorrow plus Maugan's younger sister has been promised her turn in the Christmas holidays!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's a solo performance!

Congratulations to Matt who went solo yesterday. Terrific effort!! Congratulations also to Terry who flew in from Shepparton today in the Sonneray with the news that the lovely Barb has finally made an honest man of him !
LO-150 Syndicate members Lothar, Neil and Otto had the DG absolutely gleaming. Lothar and Neil enjoyed their first flights of the season.

Pete had a good time in the Junior while Ingo has just landed after heading off early this afternoon. It was great to see Laurel and Tim, David and family and Mike over the weekend also.

Glenis and Rod also flew in for a cuppa. Rod hopes to return in the near future to refresh his gliding skills. Rod spent a bit of time at Sportavia quite a few years ago.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Matt back into gliding

After beginning gliding lessons with Eddie ten years ago at Sportavia Matt flew up today to finish what he started all those years ago. Pete (on a fitness campaign) helped out with running the wing.