Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Horsham Heli Hoe Down

Rolf Hedt, son of Max and RC helicopter pilot of note is organizing a remote control heli weekend at the Longerenong College Grounds on the 23rd and 24th of September. Rolf has four of Australia's Best RC heli pilots coming to do the workshops on the Saturday (Learning about how to set them up and run them the best!) with plenty of general flying as well, then on the Sunday the four Gurus will put on a display for the public to come and watch between 9.30am and 3.00pm. For more information contact Rolf Hedt on 0427 340702.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

A First Solo...In A Glider

Its happened at long last PW has sent someone solo in a glider. Can anyone remember when this last happened. Well it finally happen last Sunday. Michael Sudholz had some final checks with Peter Kelly at Dadswells Bridge and with PW at Horsham and off he went, Mark did the tow and the small crowd saw his safely return to the field with just a slightly longer run down the North/South than on his previous flights. (Funny things those air brakes, sometimes the glider just won't stay on the ground when your trying to land) So well done Michael and welcome to the other club with in the club. The solo glider pilot club.

Peter Weissenfeld congratulates Michael Sudholz after is first solo in a glider

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Annual Dinner and Awards Night

About 38 members and guest enjoyed a fine three course meal at the Glen Logan Restaurant on Saturday 19th August. A great evening was had by all who attended. The speeches were not to long and a number of certificates of solo flight were presented to Bill Fry, Steve Schneider, Doug Brooke & Wayne Jackson.

Michael Sudholz also presented some certificates of his own to Alan Dickerson and Michael Hogan. Alan received the 'Frequent Flyer Award' for so regularly coming out and flying in all weather and at all times of the day. Alan often nips of flying somewhere and reappears just on dusk. Michael Hogan received the 'You Did It Award' award for playing with Michael Sudholz's truck while he was off flying in the Twin and then locking the keys inside. The two Mike's then had to drive out to Natimuk in the second Mike's car to get the first Mike's spare keys.

Bill Fry with Peter Weissenfeld (Instructor) & Michael Sudholz (President)

Doug Brooke with Peter Weissenfeld & Michael Sudholz

Wayne Jackson with Peter Weissenfeld & Michael Sudholz

Steve Schneider with Peter Weissenfeld & Michael Sudholz

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Annual General Meeting

The clubs AGM was held on Saturday 12th August at the clubrooms. The meeting was pretty low key am went very well, President Joe even sent a partial report to the club by SMS. Joe was getting ready to go out to a BBQ in Italy as Doug Brooke kept him informed as to what was happening in the meeting. As members will see in their attached copy of the minutes, the accounts and books have not been returned from the auditor and that portion of the report has been held over to the next normal club meeting. The election of office bearers has been smooth, with sufficient nominees to not require a ballot to be undertaken. The club is pleased to announce that the President for 2006/2007 is Michael Sudholz (Pictured). Mark has agreed to remain as Treasurer, Steve continues as Secretary and Michael H remains the VP. The committee members are Doug Brooke, Max Hedt, Phil Colquhoun and Joe Luciani if he agrees to accept his nomination.

Arnold back in the air

We would also like to welcome Arnold Niewand back to the gliding field. Arnold has retained his membership of the club but has not been an active pilot. But Arnold has had some check flights in the Twin and again gone solo. Well done Arnold and welcome back to the flight line. Talking of Arnold, both he and his son David had TIF flights with PW and Mark in the Jabiru on Saturday 12th August. So maybe we will be seeing abit more of both Arnold and David in the weeks and months to come. When David came back from his flight with Mark he had a smile from ear to ear.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Annual General Meeting

The clubs AGM will be held at 7.00PM in the clubrooms this Saturday the 12th of August. The meeting will receive the Presidents annual report, the Treasurers financial statement for 2005/2006, elect office bearers for 2006/2007 and appoint an auditor for 2006/2007. Nominations are sort for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and up to 4 ordinary committee members. Nominations for these positions closed on the 31st July.
Any member wishing to submit a proxy vote for the AGM needs to do so on the form which was distributed with the July 'Fly Paper'. The proxy must be submitted by post and reach the clubs post box by last mail on Thursday 10th August (48 hours before the meeting).

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Annual Club Dinner Reminder

The club will be holding its annual dinner and presentation of awards at the Glen Logan Restaurant, 37-39 Dooen Road, Horsham on Saturday 19th August from 6.30 PM. Ther will be an alternating 3 course meal at $30.50 per head. Bookings are essential. To make your booking please add your name and the number of guests attending to the list in the clubrooms. Booking can also be made by contacting Michael Sudholz on 0417 585 747 or 03 5387 1298. An RSVP should be made no later than 12th August 2006.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Dadswells Bridge Reminder

The next Dadswells weekend will be held on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th of August. Contact Peter Wiessenfeld about flying at Dadswells, the Janus and or the Twin Astir will be operating at Colefield, along with the Pawnee. Jabiru pilots are always welcome to drop in as well. As we have mentioned before the Grampains are a great area to fly over with spectacular views in all directions. So come flying at Colefield this month.