Friday, October 29, 2010

Successful Come'n'try Day

The come and try day held on Sunday 24th October was a great success. Twenty five people took up the opportunity to have a short introductory flight in a glider. Each person who flew paid $20 to cover the cost of GFA Introductory membership. the club covered the cost of the aerotow behind the Jabiru 230 and the flight in the Twin Astir. The first flight took off about 11.30am and the last was flown just before 6pm. Each launch was to 1000 feet and last between 8 and 9 minutes.

There was a wide mixture of people who took up the opportunity to have a flight in a glider. A number had expressed interest in returning for a longer introductory flight.

A busy day was had by all. The glider flying was shared by Peter Kelly, Max Hedt and Peter Wiessenfeld . The Jabiru was flown by the two Peter's and Sel Ellis. A number of club members helped with the ground operations and flight briefings for the would be glider pilots.