Monthly Meeting Minutes 21/3/12

MHGC  Monthly Meeting

Tower Hotel, Hawthorn East

Minutes 21-3-2012

Meeting Commenced: 8:00

New Members

  • Letitia, Troy and Mike joined our meeting for the first time

Items For Sale/Wanted

  • Gabe has a Shark 156 for sale
  • Pete C has good 2nd hand reserve chute for sale.  Suits pilot less than 75 kg

VHPA Update

  • The Thistle Hill cattle incident was in fact a paraglider and not a hang glider as reported
  • Erosion has been reported at the base of the Mt Dandenong launch ramp  Andy will check this out
  • Possibilities of a new launch site at Mt Dandenong
  • A recycled weather station is likely to be erected at Savs Hill
  • A new tower at the Paps is not an issue for hang gliders but paragilders are in discussions to find alternative launch options

SSO Report

  • No incidents have been reported for the MHGC
  • Recently at Locksley over the long weekend 2 intermediate ratings, 1 VHF radio endorsement, 5 aerotow endorsements and 2 ground tow endorsements we performed.  Well done to all those pilots and Pete H

Additional Items

  • Sad news that Steve Ruffels is seriously ill
  • St Johns first aid courses will be available soon.  Gabe is negotiating costs and availability for the MHGC

Future Events

  • Birchip Easter comp is coming up in 2 weeks time.  Good news that the town pub is open again
  • Some pilots from the club will be flying at Bright over the Easter weekend.  Contact Kev or Gabe
  • Aerotowing at Locksley will be available this weekend but will then not operate for 3 weeks

Meeting close: 8:40

Special Presentation

  • Rob Wenban gave an informative presentation on how to crash without hurting yourself too much
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