Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Last Chance for Annual Dinner

For anyone yet to book to attend our Annual Dinner at Moe's Restaurant on Saturday 1st of September, there are still some places available.Please give names to Arnold Niewand or myself by Sunday night, August 26th, so that we can finalise the booking.The evening will commence at 6.30 for a 7pm start.

Regards,Steven Schneider, HFC Secretary, Mobile: 0427 315 845

Nhill Fly-In Dates

When I posted about the Fly-In at Nhill being organized by the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre I initially displayed the wrong date. this has since been corrected. but just to make sure.

The Fly-in at Nhill Aerodrome is on Saturday 20th October.

The Horsham Flying Club will be staying on with continued operations at Nhill Aerodrome on Sunday 21st October

Friday, August 17, 2012

It's our 50th anniversary next year

In 2013 the club will celebrate it's 50th Birthday/Anniversary. So we have to start thinking about how we can celebrate this mile stone in the club's life. Michael Hogan is the initial contact point for sharing ideas about what we can do next year. He is also looking for stories and photographs to preserve the club's history.

Some initial ideas and thoughts include.
  1. Invitation to the Sunraysia Gliding Club for a get together and flying weekend at Horsham in march of 2013. (The old Wimmera Soaring Club was formed after the SGC came to Horsham in March 1963 to demonstrate gliding). Time frame March 2013.
  2. Kicking off the 50th anniversary year with a greater involvement in the wind-up dinner and awards presentations at the Horsham Week Dinner in February 2013. Get our friends in the rest of the gliding movement involved from the very start of the year. Maybe a big spit roast. Time frame February 2013.
  3. Re-enact the first aerotow from Nhill Aerodrome to Horsham Aerodrome as a publicity exercise. Look at the possibility of the return of the club's original first glider the T-31 from the museum at Bacchus Marsh. Could we aerotow the T-31 behind the Jabiru. Time frame, June/July 2013.
  4. An open day at Horsham in 2013 to celebrate the first weekend of operations in 1963. Glider flights and  maybe the T-31 on display or flying, a Tiger Moth doing passenger flights. Time frame, August 2013.
  5. A bigger combined annual dinner and 50th anniversary dinner. Invites friends and fellow aviators and former members from near and far. Time frame, August/September 2013.
  6. Combine the annual dinner/anniversary dinner into a back too Wimmera Soaring Club/Horsham Flying Club/Wimmera Sport Aircraft Association weekend.Time frame August/September 2013.
  7. A small informal fly-in to acknowledge the Recreational Aviation community. Maybe lunch, dinner and breakfast. Just a fly in, nothing fancy, free camping, free breakfast etc. maybe a film night after a BBQ dinner. Time frame, October/November 2013.
  8. A bigger, better Christmas Dinner to wind-up the years celebrations. Time frame December 2013.
  9. The collection and recording of stories from members past and present and produce an audiovisual record of the past fifty years. So we need photo, slides and films to preserve.
  10. Recreate the first public meeting that formed the club as a means of beginning a push to attract new members. Have a meeting in the town hall, explain what gliding and recreational aviation is all about. Present talks and films on gliding and flying.
These are just some initial thoughts, some may never get off the ground. But we do need input from members present and past to make the year a success and set the club up for the years to come.

Please add your comments here or email them to Michael Hogan at horshamflyingclub@gmail.com

Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre Fly-In

The Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre will be holding a fly in at Nhill Aerodrome on Saturday 20th October from 12.00noon to 4.00pm.

It is expected that a variety of displays will be organised during the afternoon. Pilots and crew remaining in Nhill overnight will be welcome to a dinner with a guest speaker on Saturday evening.
Persons wishing to register their interest and obtain more information should email admin@nhillaviationheritagecentre.com.au

The Horsham Flying Club will be at Nhill for the whole weekend and on the Sunday will be providing Trial Instructional Flights in both gliders and RAA aircraft. We will be taking both Jabiru's with the Twin Astir being towed by the J230 and the Janus motoring to Nhill. The Nhill Aero club has kindly made their facilities available to us on the Sunday.

Members should contact Steve Schneider (0427 315 845 or srschneider@gmail.com) about options for staying over on Saturday night and attending the dinner on Saturday evening.

New Committee Elected

At the Annual General meeting held last weekend a new coommittee of management was appointed for the year 2012/2013.

President - Arnold Niewand (0429 857 275)
Vice President - Michael Hogan (0409 028 895)
Secretary - Steve Schneider (0427 315 845)
Treasurer - Wayne Jackson (0419 570 928)
Committee - Michael Sudholz (0417 585 747)
Committee- Phil Colquhoun (0447 506 100)
Committee - Ziggy Kusiak
Committee - Marta Najfeld
GFA Chairman of Instructors - Peter Weissenfeld (0419 137 129)
RAA Instructor - Mark Griffin (0427 887 311)
Public Officer - Michael Hogan (0409 028 895)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Annual Dinner

The club will hold it's Annual Dinner at Moe's Mexican Bar and Grill, 108 - 110 Firebrace Street, Horsham from 6.30pm for 7.00pm on Saturday September 1st.  If you are planning on attending please get your name and the numbers attending to Arnold Niewand as soon as possible. Arnold's phone number is 0429 857 275. The venue has a private room upstairs that can comfortably seat 36 people. The menu caters for more than just Mexican.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held in our clubrooms, Saturday 11th August 2012 at 7.30 pm.  Lorelle has offered to prepare an evening meal, commencing around 6.00 pm.  It is very important for catering that you let her know in advance if you plan to attend by calling her on 03 53823 833 or writing names and numbers on the clubroom white board.