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Christopher ThorpeExecutive Manager, Operations Queensland In late…

Vale Mike Burns

I worked with and was helped a lot by Mike. Mike passing is a great…
On the launch grid

Events Calendar

Events Calendar Queensland State Championships25 September - 1…

GFA Previous Issues

May 28, 2021
NSW State Championships 20 Val Phillips 2814
GFA Administrator

National Coaching Director

Call for Expression of Interest to lead and support coaching programs in AustraliaDo you have the enthusiasm and skills to lead and support development of soaring skills for all glider pilots across Australia through developing and implementing a range of…
May 03, 2021
Occurences
Occurrences Administrator

Occurrences & Incidents January -…

Occurrences & Incidents January - February 2021 All clubs and GFA members are urged to report all occurrences and incidents promptly, as and when they occur, using the GFA’s occurrence reporting portal at glidingaustralia.org/Log-In/log-in-soar.html. This is…
March 02, 2021
Steve pegler
GFA Administrator

From the GFA President

From the President In my part of the world, South Australia, it has been a very strange summer for gliding. We’ve had some big days, but they’ve been few and far between. The weather patterns have been far from normal with long periods of cool, dry…
March 02, 2021
EO Terry Cubley
GFA Administrator

From the EO

From the Executive OFficer all the latest developmenta at the GFA New GFA Board working well We effectively have a new GFA Board, with all but one Regional Board member having changed at the AGM in October. The Board sets the policy and direction for the…
March 01, 2021
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GFA Administrator

Official Observing 2021

Everything you ever wanted to know about Official Observers but were scared to ask. FAQ 1 – How do I become an Official Observer?The first thing you must do is download and read two reference documents - 1. The Sporting Code Section 3 – this document is…
February 28, 2021
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GFA Administrator

S2F - Development - Unusual Attitudes…

This article is the first in a new series that aims to share initiatives that have been trialled and proven to be successful in driving club development. Mandy temple Chair S2F GFA investing in clubs Our data from new joining members tells us that around a…
February 28, 2021
Occurences
Occurrences Administrator

Occurrences & Incidents November -…

Occurrences & Incidents November - December 2020 All clubs and GFA members are urged to report all occurrences and incidents promptly, as and when they occur, using the GFA’s occurrence reporting portal at glidingaustralia.org/Log-In/log-in-soar.html. This is…
December 05, 2020
Steve pegler
GFA Administrator

From the Pesident

I’m writing this with only three weeks until Christmas. I simply can’t believe that another year has slipped by so quickly, and what an incredible year it has been. From Lake Keepit’s hosting of the Women’s World Gliding Championship to massive bushfires and…
December 03, 2020
Terry Cubley
GFA Administrator

From The Executive Officer

Membership fees Membership fees are now being paid once again. The GFA board gave all flying members 6 months free membership during the early stages of Covid-19. The thinking was that many members would be impacted though loss of income and restrictions on…
December 01, 2020
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GFA Administrator

S2F - The War on Churn – Standardise,…

This article was prompted by a recent conversation with a club president who asserted that there was no need to standardise training and that each instructor should be allowed to instruct students as they see fit. I beg to differ. Hopefully, you will remember…
December 01, 2020
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Operations Administrator

Operations - Regulatory Structure

The GFA Operations Team is frequently contacted by members seeking information about flight rules and procedures, and it is evident that some members are unaware of the Regulatory structure under which we fly. Christopher ThorpeExecutive Manager,…
November 10, 2020
GFA Occurrence Reports 2 Nov 2020 2
Occurrences Administrator

Occurrences & Incidents August -…

Occurrences & Incidents August - October 2020 All clubs and GFA members are urged to report all occurrences and incidents promptly, as and when they occur, using the GFA’s occurrence reporting portal at glidingaustralia.org/Log-In/log-in-soar.html. This is…
September 01, 2020
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GFA Administrator

From the new President Steve Pegler

At the Board meeting on Saturday 29 August I was elected GFA President. I think it appropriate I should introduce myself to the wider gliding community. My first glider flight was as a young kid in the late 1960s at Adelaide Soaring Club, where I flew in an…
September 01, 2020
Terry Cubley
GFA Administrator

From the EO and The GFA Annual General…

From the EO and The GFA Annual General Meeting AGM 2020 We ran our first ‘Virtual AGM’ on Friday evening 28th August, using Zoom webinar software, and feedback has been very positive. 123 people attended the meeting from the comfort of their homes – although…
September 01, 2020
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GFA Administrator

From the Outgoing President

Read all the essential updates from the outgoing GFA President Peter Cesco
August 30, 2020
GFA Awards
GFA Administrator

GFA AWARDS 2020

GFA AWARDS 2020 The GFA Awards and some GFA sporting trophies are presented at the GFA AGM each year. Only one award is made for each category annually. Congratulations to the GFA Awards 2020 recipients. CITATIONS Wallington Award Over the past couple of…
August 01, 2020
Fuel Starvation
Occurrences Administrator

Occurrences & Incidents March - July…

Occurrences & Incidents March - July 2020 8-Mar-2020 VSAAircraft Control - Hard landingDG-500 Elan Orion What Happened At the end of a soaring flight the inexperienced pilot elected to land long to stop in front of the airfield access gate to the glider…
May 23, 2020
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GFA Administrator

IGC and Badges

IGC and Badges Have you ever wondered how the system works behind the gliding badges issued by the FAI? A recent presentation by Australia's new IGC delegate Mandy Temple gives an overview of the roles of the various organisations involved in the sport of…
May 21, 2020
Gliding Australia Magazine insurance 1
Operations Administrator

Explaining Insurance

Explaining Insurance By Dave Shorter - Treasurer Reading the details of an insurance policy is just about as exciting as delving into a dictionary – a pretty ordinary story line, not recommended bedtime reading. But like a dictionary, it’s occasionally…