Archive for January, 2008

Australia Day 2008

The Australia Day weekend has come and gone.  We only had one day rostered for instructing: Australia Day itself. We had a big day with both 2-seaters fully utilised for the entire day.  The other three days (Friday was a flying day) were independent operations with only a couple of check flights.  Wally flew more than 12 hours total for the weekend.  There was even a bit of cross-country distance done. 

Mark Rowe Driving The TractorMark Rowe got checked out on the tractor, thanks to Jeff Hunt.

Altitude Trace From Ian Bogaard in VH-GIEThis is an example of the soaring conditions.  Note the trace goes lower than the ground level we flew over later in the flight. These were just the foothills; we never got as high as the top of the main range.  The flat valley floor is also obvious.  We kept a safe glide back to the valley in sight at all times. I would not expect to see any of the club gliders below 3000′ over the hills, but the private owners might be seen this low occasionally.

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Fly in to HVGC by RNAC

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Slow Summer

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