Monday, 02 February 2015 09:17
If you've ever wanted to try competition soaring or improve your XC speed and confidence, you can start in the VMFG Duo Discus XT VH-ZRD this year. Come along for as many days as you want or even just 1 day of competition.
Please advise ASAP the Competition Director Ian Grant
First in gets their pick of days / the whole week.
Horsham Week is a fun, relaxed comp ideal for early XC pilots almost entirely flown over large, grain-stubble fields of the Wimmera. To encourage coaching, VSA pays the entry fees for aircraft used for coaching. So the only expenses are the tow fees (about $50) and glider hire ($48/hr, Max $198/day).
As well as a best L/D of 47, ZRD has a sustainer engine to avoid outlandings! Murray Stimson, an Instructor with VMFG will provide the coaching at Horsham Week this year in ZRD. Murray has over 1000hrs in gliders and has flown comps up to Nationals level.
Working with you, he will help you achieve the next level of soaring speed and atmospheric understanding.
Comparing and discussing flights over a Horsham Gliding Club dinner at the field is all part of the reason over 30 pilots come along every year to compete at Horsham Week, the biggest annual competition in the Victorian Soaring Association.