Friday, December 31, 2010

First Gold C Height day for the season!

Andrew (top) discovered the world from above experiencing a great flight today with Eddie in GVY

Richard (above) and Dave (below) preparing to launch this afternoon

Welcome to Klaus (above) and Christof (below) and Neva (camera shy)

Richard, Rhys, Dave and Vasant all had great flights this afternoon with Gold C Height
Temperature at 1500hrs 40 degrees

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Farewell Yuji & Hirotoshi

A big welcome back to budding glider pilot Sam (above) with Eddie in the Janus CT

Mark (above) had a great first time experience gliding today

Hugh (above) couldn't resist a flight in GVY after younger brother Kipp flew yesterday.

Great to see Bill (below) getting back into gliding at Tocumwal.

Farewell to Yuji & Hirotoshi (below) who head back to Japan tomorrow. We look forward to seeing them back at SportAviation in the near future.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blue skies

Ah the lot of a glider pilot's wife - Nicole (above) engrossed in a good book while hubby Richard is soaring.

Tim (above) with Bracey & Neil made the most of the conditions enjoying a flight in the Pik 20D

Kipp (above) with Eddie in GVY experienced gliding for the first time today. Kipp thought it was fantastic!

Congratulations to Hirotoshi (above) who flew an FAI triangle of 362kms today in IIE.

Great effort from Yuji (above) flying a fantastic 551kms in KYO

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Good weather starting

Brendan (above) enjoyed a flight in GVY this afternoon with Eddie

Nicole & Richard (above) pictured with IUE

Farewell to Horii (above) and Herbert (below) who both leave Tocumwal tomorrow

Liam (above) headed skyward in KYO for a late afternoon flight
The weather is starting to improve with excellent soaring conditions predicted as the week progresses

Monday, December 27, 2010

Unstable, windy day

Jake & Eddie (above) took to the skies this afternoon in GVY

Lovely to welcome Rhys (above) and Herbert (below) to SportAviation for a few days gliding

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Farewell Daniel

Farewell to Daniel (above with Eddie) who achieved his first 300kms flying from SportAviation. We look forward to Daniel's return in the near future

Erin (above) received a great Christmas present today - a flight over Tocumwal in GVY

Likewise Jake (above) and Michael (below) were very happy with their flight gift vouchers - discovering Tocumwal from above

Philip (above) also had a big smile after soaring above Tocumwal taking in the wonderful sights

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

From the gang (above) at SportAviation
We wish you all a safe and happy Christmas

A big congratulations to Daniel who flew his first 300 km's today - What a great Christmas present!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ups and Downs

Yesterday Horii (above with Liam) chose a great paddock to out land in

Liam (above) just loved flying the Pik 20D home after Horii's out landing

Hirotoshi (above) preparing to launch today. Hirotoshi enjoyed a flight of approximately 6 hours in IIE

Darren & Lindsay (above with Eddie) both experienced gliding for the first time today - They thought it was fantastic and will be back for more!!

A few ups and downs today with conditions variable. Eddie & Liam have headed off in the Maule to pick up Yuji while Horri is enjoying Corowa's hospitality. Daniel flew locally in HDK. Also, great to see Kees from Corowa who flew into Tocumwal earlier for a re-launch
Temperature at 1500hrs 27 degrees

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lucky Karl!!

Daniel (above) and Eddie have headed off cross country today in the Janus CT

The lovely Christel (above) giving the Ash 31 a clean this morning. Karl is a lucky man!!

Horri (above) with Jake preparing to launch this afternoon in the PIK 20-D

Welcome to Yujii and Hirotoshi (above) who arrived yesterday

Yujii (above) in KYO just prior to launching this afternoon
Conditions CAVOK!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Goodbyes and hellos

Welcome to Daniel (above) with Karl, Neil, Michael, Otto and Rolf

Farewell to the Grong-Grong Boys: Hiro (above) in HDK, Masahiro (middle) in IIE and Takeshi (bottom) in the Pik 20.

Farewell also to Michael (above). We are looking forward to seeing you all again next year!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Farewell Nobu

Great to have a surprise visit from Rasmus (above in orange pants) as well as the pleasure of Chris (beside Eddie) flying here yesterday

Ritz (above) with old friends Hiro & Takashi and Bill (below)

Farewell to Nobu (directly above) who is the first of the Grong-Grong boys to head home. Nobu has enjoyed some very good flying at SportAviation over the past week or so.
We have had rain today however it looks like clearing for tomorrow

Friday, December 17, 2010

Visitors to SportAviation

Lovely to see Ritz, Jo, Tony, Scott, Tom & Will (above with Dieter, Eddie & Terry) all visiting from various parts of the globe. A special Happy Birthday to Ritz for yesterday.

It didn't take Scott (above) long to get back into gliding: flying with Dad, Terry in the Janus CT. Sons, Tom & Will (above & below) also enjoyed their turns in the Janus CT with Poppy.

An aerial shot of the SportAviation Flying Centre courtesy of Jake