At the May 9th club meeting there was a great turn-out due to the running of the Safety Officer Course 7 pm – 8 pm. This was hosted by Gabriel Toniolo. Thanks to Gabriel for organising that. The club will have a number of new safety officers as a result.
Paul Hoare introduced himself. He learned at Byron Bay and is currently flying a Ventura. Welcome Paul.
New CASA consultation:
Fortunately CASA decided not to pursue its previous proposal to extend the CTAF range from 10 to 20 nm around controlled aerodromes. Following on from that consultation CASA is proposing to change the rules regarding the frequency to be used in the vicinity of uncharted aerodromes. Submissions close May 14th. More information can be found here.
Landscape has been temporarily closed. This is due to concerns expressed by the landowners about insurance. The club is hopeful that these issues can be worked out. It may be useful to have a paragliding representative for the site.
Mt Dandenong: The local Parks Vic Ranger would like to close the site. It hasn’t been used in many years and has become an eyesore with graffiti. Gabriel volunteered to be the site rep for the site until a permanent solution can be found.
Johannes reported that it has been decided that we will move the Queens Birthday weekend event to Birchip. More details to follow.