Well a little late, but better than never… some of you may know I spent a week in Narromine with the juniors for Joey Glide this month. Joey Glide is the Australian Junior nationals (under 25) and also runs a coaching week for juniors alongside the competition. I attended as a coachee this year and needless to say had a great time flying and mixing with the other juniors from around the country and overseas.
Just a short post, there Is going to be a bigger article in soaring Australia soon. I strongly suggest to our Junior members - get flying and come along next year. Great fun and you’ll learn a lot regardless of whether you’re being coached or competing.
It seems every year that “official” christmas parties like the office christmas party get organised earlier and earlier to ovoid the rush of christmas. I predict we’ll be having the HVGC christmas party in October next year. But that just leaves nothing to do on the last weekend before christmas. Until Mick decided that he’d like to organise an evening barbeque.
Well! Nearly everybody turned up!
Aa Li and Mick were our chefs for the evening.
There was an enormous amount of food provided by Aa Li. Have a look at the picture below. This is how much food was left over after everyone had had enough!
Some of the younger club members helped with the washing up. The Vice President had to be shown that it was possible for men to survive the detergent without permanent scarring.
With the summer season well underway, attendance at Warkworth seemed unusually light. I guess everyone had looked at the weather and decided that it wasn’t going to be superfantastic so they didn’t come. Mark Rowe attempted his 5 hour flight on Saturday and came very close to success. Next time he will try launching a bit earlier.
Sunday had a lot of visitors and some unexpectedly good thermals keeping everyone aloft. The boys on the ground had to keep themselves amused by climbing trees.
We also had a drop-in from a hang glider who had flown in from the coast. He was observed getting lower and lower untill it became ovbious that he intended to land on our airfield and wasn’t just passing through on a long cross country attempt.