Monthly Meeting Minutes 19/10/11

Tower Hotel, Hawthorn East

Minutes 19-10-2011

Meeting Commenced: 8:00

New Members

  • Mica, a new Kiwi pilot joined the meeting and made an enquiry about membership

Items For Sale

  • Rod has a harness, vario and Lightspeed for sale (contact Gabe for details)
  • Geoff Tozer still has Climax for sale

VHPA update

  • No MHGC member present
  • Gabe has kindly agreed to represent the MHGC at VHPA meetings every second month

SSO Report

  • No incidents have been reported

Additional Items

  • Thistle Hill padlock code was given.  Please contact a committee member for details
  • Enquiry about whereabouts of (new?) Landscape key.  Apparently Adam has details.
  • Club members with St Johns first aid certificate will need to be refreshed as 3 years is nearly up (early next year).  VHPA will reimburse costs.  More details to be discussed at next meeting.

Future Events

  • Towing will be available on Melbourne Cup weekend at Locksley.  Posts will be made about the suitability of conditions closer to date
  • Some pilots from the club will be flying in the Bright area during the Melbourne Cup weekend.  Staying at The Outdoor Inn (AKA Camp Krusty)
  • The glider maintenance night has been proposed for 11th November.  Pete H will confirm this date.
  • Forbes has several competitions commencing in December

Meeting close: 8:40

Special Presentation

  • Peter H gave an informative presentation/ Q&A about airspace restrictions and the interpretation of airspace maps.  This also included details on the use of air band radio
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