Tuesday, 05 January 2016 12:42
Happy New Year and best wishes to you all.
Planning for this year's 50th Horsham Week is well in hand with adequate tugs available and entries starting to roll in. My ongoing thanks to Jarek Mosiejewski for his invaluable support in maintaining the website and receiving registrations – very appreciated.
Fees have not been increased and will be :
- Entry Fee $ 100 which includes the $ 50 facility fee from the Horsham Club.
- Aerotows $ 50 and relights $ 30.
We have two Pawnees from Bacchus Marsh, Jim Barton's Callair, Mike Cleaver's Scout as well as a EuroFox from Bendigo GC and Horsham's Jabiru. Tug master is Selwyn Ellis, Horsham Club.
A reminder that all vehicles must operate a flashing hazard beacon when on the airfield.
Note that some of the older and cheaper mechanical rotating lights can seriously interfere with hand held VHF radios as you are towing out. There is now a range of solid state LED lights available which do not cause interference and can be obtained on eBay for under $ 40. Try key words such as 80 LED Car Truck flash Warning light Beacon Strobe Light Emergency Light Amber.
Celebration Dinner - Saturday 6th February
The Horsham Club is hosting a dinner in the hanger on the evening of Saturday 6th February to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. The 2-course dinner is $ 35 including two drink vouchers (beer, wine or soft drink). Come along and share your memories of past competitions.
As part of the 50th celebrations we have a number of owners who are bringing their wooden gliders which are indicative of the types flown in the early events. Several Ka6 gliders will be there and at least one will be competing. A reminder of the cross country challenges in the days without GPS, mobile phones and much lower glide performances.
Volunteers Required for 2017 & 2018 Events
At this competition the organisers will be handing over to a new committee for the next two years. Please discuss with your club and fellow pilots and come prepared to volunteer.