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February 2014 Newsletter (PDF - 6.90Mb)

Flying Saturday 15 November 2014

The weather on Saturday was not a soaring day at all. There were some bumps around later in the afternoon when the sun finally made an appearance but it was only a brief appearance before a nearby thunderstorm threatened with rain and other potentially nasty conditions (like lightning).

As soaring was not on the agenda, Derek Spencer decided he would put Darren Alcoe through the ringer with launch failures with real and simulated failures; flights without instruments and stuffed up circuits. After convincing Derek he was up to the task, Derek sent him for his first solo flight. Congratulations to Darren for going solo on Saturday. Well Done.

As Derek was still in the mood for launch failures, stuffed up circuits and flights without instruments, Ben Carter got a dose of it as well but unfortunately he is still only 14 y.o. Not long to go until he is 15 though!

Thanks to Kym Carter for helping out and driving the winch and Barron Von Wessem for helping out with running the launch point.

SA State Gliding Championship

Bordertown Airfield (Bordertown-Keith Gliding Club)
30th Nov - 6th December  2014

Details, Competition entry form and competition rules are available for download at www.brookmanonline.com and follow the links on homepage.
Any queries please contact: Peter Brookman - peterbrookman@bigpond.com or phone 0409 693 027

Coaching Week 15-21 December 2014

If you are interested in cross country flying at an advanced level, then here is an opportunity to learn from experienced cross country pilots. Your target is to complete at least one 500+ km flights during the week.


The format of the week will be based around morning briefings and lessons, then to practice at an appropriate level for you. The emphasis will be on how to fly, thermal structure, reading the sky and the ground, choosing a path through the sky and how to get faster from A to B. The opportunity to practice what was learnt in a two-seater together with a coach, or in a lead and follow situation will depend on your needs. There will be a series of lectures covering topics such as hydration and nutrition , recovery, strength and conditioning and sports psychology, weather cycles and interpretation, online portals like OLC and Skylines, instruments and loggers, defining your limits and setting up your own tasks for a specific day.


The venue will be at Fly Down Under‘s facilities at Stonefield airfield. FDU has an excellent meeting room and hangarage for up to thirty gliders. FDU is focused on long distance flights and has a seven day operation with aero tows during the soaring season from November until the end of February. FDU has a large fleet of high performance gliders such as Nimbus 4DM, Nimbus 3DM, Duo Discus, LS4, ASW20C and Super Dimona at reasonable club-rates. There is luxurious accommodation on site at excellent rates, currently this is $60 per day for a room (two beds, self-contained). Hot meals will be served after flying. Participating pilots can bring their own gliders or make use of FDU‘s fleet. Limited hangar space is available.

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Weather Report - Conditions for Nuriootpa, as at Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:28 am ACDT
Currently 14C
High 27C
Low 12C

Thu Clear
High: 27C Low: 12C
Fri Mostly Sunny
High: 31C Low: 16C
Sat Mostly Sunny
High: 34C Low: 21C
Sun Mostly Sunny
High: 34C Low: 14C
Mon Partly Cloudy
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Wind Chill 14C
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