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Eva Keim

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Reuben's Chilli Con Carne is cooked, so is Eva's Pulled Pork, Lukas is on music, Mia has her outfit sorted, Alex has found the perfect dance steps for the occasion - what could possibly go wrong?

Wings & Waves annual Party, Sat 22nd September, from 6pm.

BYO drinks.

See you there!

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Auckland Club WOF night
16 October 2018
BIS school hall

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just a note about the BBQ: don't worry about the weather looking a bit iffy. We have got plenty of covered area to party inside and out.

BYO drinks, we got plenty of food.

We have nominations for the important jobs, so don't worry about being pressured into club positions. (phew)

We are also keeping the official part of the evening (voting for the president, secretary etc) to a minimum in oder to maximise time to socialise.

See you soon!

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I am thinking about flying around the Western side of the MBZ tomorrow about 3pm (see pic of lit at 3pm according to rasp) - launching about 1pm (I am slow).

Need some wind dummies and drivers, please! :-)

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PG WOF night is on 17 October, at Belmont Intermediate School hall.

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Wings & Waves | news
Wings & Waves | news


Thank you all for showing up for the WOF night last night! What a major turn out we had, with a record number of sausages eaten, and WOFs completed.

Thank you especially to Leighton for manning the BBQ expertly, to Bryce for taking over for round 2 and getting more supplies, to Mike for organising thing, to Jeff for helping lots of people with their gliders checks, to Stefan for the extra porosity meter and his help, for Reuben for his tireless work. It ended up a long day for us when we finished at 9pm.

I hope you all learnt something new.

Who has photos?

(On a different note, it may be flyable tomorrow!)

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don't forget PG WOF tonight at

Belmont intermediate school hall
from 4.30pm to 7.30pm
with a Club BBQ / sausage sizzle.

We have 2 porosity meters thanks to Stefan's efforts to speed the process up. You can do the basic canopy / seams checking beforehand if you like.

Here is the location on Google maps. The school hall is in the centre of the school complex, you'll find it..!,174.7871228,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6d0d37997a880451:0x997e1c5ea9815d1f!8m2!3d-36.8036134!4d174.7893168

:-) Eva

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I wrote a little blog about flying in Canungra and confidence in flying which will make a start of a new series of blogs.

Have a look if you are interested!

photo by Kris Ericksen


WOF night for PGs is on

Tuesday, 25 October
4.30 to 7.30pm
at Belmont intermediate school hall.

This is your annual chance for a free PG WOF. Eva and Reuben will be teaching you about glider checks and how to look after your gear.

There will be some sausage sizzling. BYO drinks and anything fancier than sausages.

RESERVE repacks:
We won't have time on the night to re-pack all the reserves. You can drop them off and we will do them asap after the WOF night. If you drop them off soon, we may still be able to have them ready on Tuesday.

LINE Length check: Line length checks take a lot of time; if you would like one done, please contact us; we won't be able to do them on the spot at the WOF night.

We have checked a bunch of gliders recently and no surprise, there is a definite pattern that most gliders go out of trim after a while. They benefit from re-trimming.
The higher aspect ratio your glider is, the more important it is to check the trim. In most cases it is more a matter of performance than safety (gliders get slower as the back lines shrink). Still, many gliders are out more than the DHV / EN tolerance of 10mm. Discuss it with us if you are unsure. We will do a little talk about glider trim.

I hope to see you Tuesday.

early heads up:

PG WOF night 2016
25 October 2016

Belmont Intermediate School school hall
The hall is located in the middle of the school ground, so you need to walk around some of the buildings to find us.

with the usual BBQ, BYO drinks

Please book in, so that we have an idea of numbers!

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