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During the autumn months, glider training has continued at a rapid pace as many new pilots achieved first solos around the country. Here are a few of them.

GCV Balmer

Congratulations to Ian Balmer for going solo! Well done. Ian will be soaring the skies of Tasmania soon.

Adelaide

Congratulations to David of Adelaide Soaring Club on his solo following a return to gliding.

DD

Congratulations Lilly of Darling Downs SC on your AEI rating... Looks like a tough first passenger!

Adelaide Uni

Ethan Woolford of Adelaide University Gliding Club converted to his first single seater and launched straight into a 78-minute soaring flight.

Southern Cross Yves

On 26 April, Jean-Yves Provost flew solo for the first time at Southern Cross GC.

Rec 1

A joint event was held in April between Sydney Recreational Flyiing Club and Southern Cross GC at Camden.
SRFC members had the chance to take a flight in a glider and complete some safety spin
training in gliders.

Gippsland 1

Gippsland 2

On 5 May at South Gippsland GC, two junior pilots, Hamish and James, achieved two A Certificates.

Southern Cross Roger

Michael Gomola flew his first solo at Southern Cross Gliding Club on 2 April.

Melbourne

Congratulations Andrew C of Melbourne Gliding Club on your first solo! Onwards and upwards!

Gippsland 4

James Spencer flew his first solo on 5 April at South Gippsland GC at age 15.

Tas

Gliding Tasmania is enjoying a steady growth in membership numbers and the arrival of three new gliders. On 2 May, Harley went solo in the Twin Astir.

Tim Button

Tim Button completed his first solo on 2 April at NT Soaring Alice Springs.