Congratulations to the many new pilots who achieved first solos, ratings and had fun soaring around the country. Here are a few of them.
Pam and Andre enjoyed their experience with the Gliding Club of Victoria.
Beverley Soaring Society’s newest solo pilot is Nick Olszewski, sent solo in April in DGZ by instructor Stewy McVey
Tim from Beverley Soaring Society recently achieved his GPC with Beverley SS in Western Australia and was asked to jot down a few thoughts on the training programme.
"The gliding pathway and GPC training content were concise, well-structured and readily accessible to me via the GFA website," he said.
"To achieve the maximum value from each flying day, I prepared for the lesson before arriving at the field. The duty instructor would expertly present the exact same theory lesson. This really kept me engaged in the training, as I was able to consolidate my new knowledge and develop my flying skills at the same rate.
"Staying motivated to finish the programme became easy, as the pathway to the end and my own progress were clearly mapped.
"Well done to Gliding Australia on implementing a clear and self-paced programme to safely train aspiring pilots from pre solo through to GPC standard."
Great Friday flying at the GVC Benalla.
(Photo Mark Bland)
Congratulations to Mark at Lake Keepit Soaring Club for his recent re-solo. Mark is a gliding 're-tread', having been away from gliding for 5 years, but is now well and truly back.
DDSC Easter regatta enjoyed five days of great flying, 27 gliders, 35 pilots, nine outlandings, six QLD clubs represented, and many stories. Thanks to everyone who came to play and thanks for all the helpers who made it possible. We'll see you all next Easter!
Congratulations to Jared Jacobs, sent out for his first solo on 12 May 2023 by instructor Jim Bannatyne at Southern Cross Gliding Club.