Melbourne Gliding Club

  • 30 Jul 2016 08:02 | Anonymous member

    At the last instructor panel meeting it was agreed that all gliders being towed to and from the hangers to the launch points would be in two way radio communication with other aircraft in the circuit or about to take-off. To make this possible the Committee has purchased three ICOM hand held radios, they are stored in an orange cupboard near the battery chargers and parachute cupboard, you can't miss it!   Please take them and use them during the day and return them at the end of flying and put them back on charge. The cupboard has a combination lock on it code 118.  (if anyone has a more robust combination lock feel free to donate it!!!)

    If you are not sure of the taxiing aircraft radio calls ask one of the duty crew.

  • 29 Jul 2016 14:10 | Anonymous member

    Raw flight information (GLASS) and membership data is now available on the web site under information.  All data has been personalized, and is only accessible by current members who are logged into the web site.

    Go to the web page Information / files, then look for a directory called information.

  • 25 Jul 2016 09:14 | Anonymous member

    Go to Files

  • 14 Jul 2016 14:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year's MGC Annual General Meeting will be held Saturday 22 October 2016.

    Further details to come, but please note down this important date in your diary.

  • 14 Jul 2016 14:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks this month go to the following members:

    • Iain Gilmore - for agreeing to become the MGC's new Insurance Officer.
    • John Parncutt - for undertaking a lot of work on our glider batteries, including organising new batteries and installing longer leads.
    • Richard Traill - for volunteering to update the Club Manual (the last update was over 20 years ago).
    • Steve Coulton - for work on the tugs over the past fortnight, and taking on the mowing of the area outside the MGC workshop on a recent weekend.
    • Steve Trone - for installation of south hangar solar lights.
    The Committee and all members extend our thanks for your efforts!
  • 14 Jul 2016 13:58 | Anonymous member

    July committee meeting minutes published

    Please use this link and go to the directory committee, minutes etc.

  • 14 Jul 2016 11:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At recent Panel and Committee meetings, the decision was taken (pending final approval from the Bendigo GC) to attend Raywood for both the Melbourne Cup Weekend and Christmas camps this year. The shift from Wangaratta for this year's Christmas camp was necessary due to the 2017 World Gliding Championships being held at Benalla from 2-21 January 2017. 

    Further details to come. 

  • 14 Jul 2016 10:06 | Anonymous member

    New movement sensitive light installed above the main maintenance hangar entrance door.

  • 06 Jul 2016 19:05 | Anonymous member

    TNC has had its new radio fitted, and is expected to be ferried back to Bacchus Marsh later this week.

    Photo - Ferry flight to Moorabbin last week., note the new 4 bladed prop.

  • 30 Jun 2016 12:01 | Anonymous member

    In 2015, as part of membership renewals, we started to ask all members questions about what we do well as a club, and areas we could improve. Along with planning work by Committee, and discussions with the Instructor Panel, this has given us the basis of a Strategic Plan for the Melbourne Gliding Club for the next three years, through until 2018.

    We need a Strategic Plan to focus our time, energy and resources in a unified direction. 

    It is the first attempt at this Strategic Plan – and the Committee has issued it as a consultation draft (emailed to all members on 14 June) to hear back from you about whether the plan will get the MGC where it needs to be over the next three years and beyond.

    We welcome your feedback via any of the following means:

    - Discussion with any Committee member on the field or on the phone

    - Emailed feedback to   or directly to  

    Feedback on this consultation draft is open until 8 July 2016 (ahead of the next Committee meeting). Following this, the plan will be updated and endorsed by the Committee. This will inform the activities of the Committee and all members of the club over the next three years, but will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains relevant. Progress on individual actions will be monitored by the Committee throughout the year.

    All of us have a contribution to make to our Club. We all have an idea about how we should operate. We encourage you to share those thoughts and take an active role to support our vision to be the best gliding club in Australia with a broad, growing membership, modern fleet, and safe, welcoming and social environment. 

    Tighe Patching

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