Melbourne Gliding Club

Cup Weekend Camp Report

02 Nov 2016 11:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Around 50 hours of flying by approximately 20 club members took place at the Bendigo GC in Raywood from 29 October to 1 November, making it one of the most successful camps for MGC in recent years.

Although the weather could have been slightly more cooperative, we flew on three days out of four, with many members achieving good early season cross-country flights and gaining much needed currency. Of note, Richard Traill flew 226km on the Saturday (in his new ASG 29, Caleb White 204km on the Monday (in the White's new DG-200/17), and many members cracked 100km multiple times.

Best of all was the great social atmosphere (only slightly dampened by the mosquitos!) and seeing members working together to make the weekend a success. On that note, thanks to all who towed gliders there and back, to Ben and Paul for ferrying the tug and NDG, to Ben, Steve and guest tug pilot Peter Summersby (who visited in his RV-7) for the towing over the three days. And a special thanks to the crew at the Bendigo GC for their hospitality. We look forward to being back there for Christmas.

All gliders and equipment are now back at Bacchus Marsh (tug and NDG arriving Thursday) so please get out there on Saturday if you can to help rig. There's only 7 more weekends until the Christmas camp, so get out to the Marsh to keep (or build) your currency.

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