Horsham Week Gliding Competition

Horsham Week 2015 Local Rules and Entry Form

Horsham Week 2015 (7 – 15 February 2014) Local Rules and Entry Form is now available from this website under Horsham Week 2015 / Documents.

The Entry Form could be download either as Word document, to be filled out electronically or PDF, to be printed and filled out by hand.

Entry forms should be emailed to Ian Grant, the Contest Director.

If you wish to indicate your intention of participating, please email your details to the Webmaster so that we can add your entry to the 2015 Horsham Week Entries page. 

Horsham Airport to receive runway improvements

Copied from the Australian Aviation site, 27/10/2014.

Horsham Airport’s two runways will be upgraded to support emergency and general aviation services.

New shoulders will be built on runway 17/35, while pavements and seals will be repaired and new drainage lines added. Meanwhile, runway 08/26 will be resealed.

Runway and takeaways line markings would also be renewed, Victorian Minister for Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips said.

Rich-Phillips said Horsham Airport in western Victoria was critical to emergency ambulance and firefighting operations, as well as crop dusting operations that supported local agribusinesses. It also supported general aviation, a local aero club, two gliding clubs and was occasionally used by military aircraft.

“These major upgrades will ensure Horsham Aerodrome can operate continuously to support emergency and general aviation services,” Rich-Phillips said in a statement.

“It is vital the aerodrome can operate 24-hours a day, year round.”

The work would cost $464,526, Rich-Phillips said.

Meanwhile, Rich-Phillips said upgrades to Kyneton Airfield’s lighting and fuel facilities have been completed.

As a result of the $170,320 improvements, Kyneton now has a 24-hour self-service aviation fuel facility and a Civil Aviation Safety Authority-approved Pilot Activated Lighting system.

“This has improved night operations safety and provided lighting for local aircraft, the airfield’s flight training facility and emergency operations,” the minister’s office said in a statement.

Horsham Week 2015 in GFA Calendar

The Horsham Week 2015 has been added to the GFA Calendar.


Horsham Week Competition
Sat, 7 February 2015, 00:00 – Sun, 15 February 2015, 00:00
GFA Events Calendar
This is perhaps the longest continuously running competition in Australia, and is a welcoming and friendly competition suitable for all levels including pilots entering a competition for the first time. For details contact the Contest Director Ian Grant or see the website at www.horshamweek.org.au


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    This article has been copied from the Soaring blog: http://soaring.eu/ One of the last comps for the 2013/14 season in Australia is Horsham Week in Horsham [...] it always is a fun competition with a serious touch. Rolf Buelter is the CD and 25 pilots have at this stage announced their arrival....
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Congratulations on another successful Horsham Week.  Like Fiona, I think 1997 was my last visit.  It's harder for me to drop in now as I'm over in the States bu...
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The last time I came to Horsham week was for the 1997 Gliding Nationals. I was 16 years old and was filiming footage of gliders and tugs for a school assignment...
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