Monthly Meeting Minutes 21/11/12

MHGC  Monthly Meeting

Tower Hotel, Hawthorn East

Minutes 21-11-2012

Meeting Commenced: 8:05

Apologies:  Merv and Dave M.

New Members

  • Allan

VHPA update

  • A recent paragliding accident at Bright discussed
  • Ways to increase hang gliding and paragliding in Australia discussed
  • Licensing issues with Parks Victoria.  Minor improvement will be made to several sites in the meantime.

SSO Report

  • Two pilots have recently had check flights
  • 1 aerotow endorsement has been completed
  • A mid-air collision occurred with 2 MHGC members at Thistle Hill.  No injuries occurred.  The need to be more observant and knowing the whereabouts of other nearby gliders was discussed

Upcoming Events

  • Big K week at Birchip.  24/11 – 2/12.  Contact Hugh
  • Our Xmas party will replace our normal meeting on the 19th December.  MHGC will provide a BBQ for members and their families.

Additional Items

  • Adriel discussed a grant that he may apply for on behalf of the MHGC
  • Tim and Merv will be demonstrating hang gliders to a ridiculous number of Scouts on the weekend.

Meeting close: 8:55

Special Presentation:  Pete H. presented an exclusive video on the journey of a young woman as she learns to hang glide in Florida.  A very classy production indeed.

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