Recent News. September 16th 2012

Recent News  
                                                           September 16th 2012

Only one flying day in August and one in September so far.  Tim & the Discus plundering the few available thermals and a couple of flights for Glyn and also for Anirudh Tyagi who is thinking of joining and learning to fly.

Reports to the AGM mentioned the big increase in solo single-seat flying                     
and the steady increase in membership over the years.  The Normona Cup to
Glyn Jackson for his flight at Matamata and the Ranges Cup to Will Hopkirk  for the best height achieved.   Most improved pilot award to Glyn.  I think he managed to blush.  Well done.  

I should have related in the last Recent News that at the Gliding New Zealand AGM Tim Hardwick-Smith was awarded the OLC prize for flights made in the past season.  Entering this was Glyn’s idea and
 he came second.

No changes for club officialdom this year.  But, alas, James Walker has retiredfrom the committee
 and flying membership for the meantime. Many thanks James for your efforts as Club President and Treasurer over recent years. You helped carry the club through a difficult time.

At the moment, our tow-plane is having its annuals completed – the paper work that is.  The airframe is in top order and the engine still hanging in there.  How much longer is anyone’s guess.  Provision for this continues to occupy the Treasurer’s thoughts.

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