Well Easter has come and gone and I hope to hear more about our Club members experiences at Birchip during the break. I heard that novice pilot Neale Halsall made goal at 70kms on day 2 – well done Neale.
For those of us that went to Bright were greeted with great autumn weather. Good Friday was a little average with the skies only clearing up in the afternoon. Club pilots that attended were Kevin Grosser, (new member) David Moore, Rob Wenban and myself. Other hangies flying hang gliders over the break were Oliver Barthelmes and John Greenwood.
Conditions followed the norm for the past season, very light and a little hit and miss to get above launch, but I managed to get to cloud base twice on good flights from both Mystic and Mt. Buffalo. Dave managed to fly from both Mystic and Mt. Buffalo during his break which was his first visit to the area. Kevin got the most airtime with an average close to an hour per launch for his four launches in four days. We had blue skies, cold nights and launches and landings that were close to nil wind on each flight.
I know many appreciated the extra long break this year, but for some of us with more flexible work arrangements, it appears we lost a long weekend flying trip.
Whilst the season proper is all but over there is still a lot of flying opportunities normally available during autumn and winter at local sites such as Three Sisters.
Don’t forget our next major weekend event will be at Boort again during the Queens Birthday long weekend in early June.