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This is the type of glider that you will fly in. It is a Polish SZD-50 Puchacz - a fine training machine that is also capable of significant cross-country flights by trained pilots.

The next scheduled gliding days and future events
Pilots please note: The CTAF at Warkworth is now 126.7 Mhz. (See ERSA wef 13 November.)
Pilots please note: Mine blasting schedule:
Thu 2 Jul at 1:00pm. Blast approximately 100 metres north of the western end of the runway.
Click here for more details. Information Operational implications:
Pilots should remain at least 1000 metres clear of the blast area when a blast is imminent. Note that this may affect approaches to 10, departures from 28 and overflying in either direction but any restrictions are likely to be of short duration. (See Communications)

Communications: (mine callsign Blast Control)
  • The mine will maintain a listening watch on the CTAF from at least 10 minutes before a scheduled blast until the all clear is given.
  • The mine will transmit a warning 10 minutes and 1 minute before the blast.
  • The mine will transmit a notification when the area has been declared safe after the blast has been completed or the blast has been delayed.
  • The mine will respond to any aircraft that calls in the area and may have missed previous warnings.

The coal mine adjacent to Hunter Valley Gliding Club is operated by Coal & Allied Operations Pty Ltd and the mine maintains this information. Recorded information is available on 1800 888 733 and more information for pilots may be available on 0427 900 358.

(Blasting may be delayed if conditions are not suitable).
Date   Temps Duty instructor(s) Duty tug pilot

Sat 11 Jul 4 to 18
Sunny.
Glenn McLeanDavid Pickles
    

Sun 12 Jul 4 to 14
Possible shower.
Graham RockPaul Thompson
    Instructor revalidation day.
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Extended flying roster

Forecasts: Issued 16:00 05/07/15. Valid from 17:00 05/07/15 to 23:59 12/07/15. Next forecast is due 04:25 06/07/15.
The next scheduled gliding days
Pilots please note: The CTAF at Warkworth is now 126.7 Mhz. (See ERSA wef 13 November.)
Pilots please note: Mine blasting schedule:
Thu 2 Jul at 1:00pm. Blast approximately 100 metres north of the western end of the runway.
Click here for more details. Information Operational implications:
Pilots should remain at least 1000 metres clear of the blast area when a blast is imminent. Note that this may affect approaches to 10, departures from 28 and overflying in either direction but any restrictions are likely to be of short duration. (See Communications)

Communications: (mine callsign Blast Control)
  • The mine will maintain a listening watch on the CTAF from at least 10 minutes before a scheduled blast until the all clear is given.
  • The mine will transmit a warning 10 minutes and 1 minute before the blast.
  • The mine will transmit a notification when the area has been declared safe after the blast has been completed or the blast has been delayed.
  • The mine will respond to any aircraft that calls in the area and may have missed previous warnings.

The coal mine adjacent to Hunter Valley Gliding Club is operated by Coal & Allied Operations Pty Ltd and the mine maintains this information. Recorded information is available on 1800 888 733 and more information for pilots may be available on 0427 900 358.

(Blasting may be delayed if conditions are not suitable).
Date Temps On duty

Sat 11 Jul
4 to 18
Sunny.
Instr:Glenn McLean
Tug:David Pickles

Sun 12 Jul
4 to 14
Possible shower.
Instr:Graham Rock
Tug:Paul Thompson
  Instructor revalidation day.

Extended flying roster

Forecasts: Issued 16:00 05/07/15. Valid from 17:00 05/07/15 to 23:59 12/07/15. Next forecast is due 04:25 06/07/15.
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