So much fun!!!! It didn't
feel like half an hour but was definitely worth it! I would
recommend it for anyone who is looking for something different
and a thrill!!
What an amazing experience!
All the staff were super friendly, and with heaps of knowledge
and information to share it really made the flight THAT much
better! I could tell they all do it for the love of flying and
this really came through. Would definitely recommend for anyone
wanting something a little bit different but incredibly exhilarating
at the same time!
The experience itself was really good - friendly, helpful people
and fairly efficient. what wasn't efficient was the communication
between the glider club people and your organisation. they seemed
to think there was only one person rather than 3 people doing
the flights and had therefore only organised one glider to be
available. Also, we weren't sure where to go - had to end up
ringing them and were told that someone would come and get us
- we were apparently in the right place but there just wasn't
anyone there to meet us. So, generally very good but a few ends
need to be tidied up.
Bob the pilot, Sarah,
Peter, Andrew, all exceptionally nice people,making not only
me but my family and dogs feel extremelty welcome. The flight,
well, we managed to find a thermal and climbed under our own
steam to just under 9000 feet, we flew to Meckering and back
fitting in a loop and wing over manouvres, sensational. We did
a high speed competition landing to perfection, everybody extremely
happy, with a great steak sandwich at the Pub. I am recommending
the experience to all I speak to and look forward to the day
I do it again. Regards and BEST Christmas wishes to all.
This was a wonderful
experience.Thank you everybody
As some of you may
or may not know, I am posted back to RAAF Williamtown (Newcastle)
in the New Year (18Jan09) and Saturday was my last official
towing day for GCWA. It turned out to be a fantastic day towing
with both Club and Cadet activity. To top it off, Ian Russell
provided me with a reasonably short out-landing retrieval
although I thought all my Christmas's had come at once when
I heard James Cooper had out-landed near Wongan Hills. Unfortunately
he took the cheaper option of a trailer retrieve. O well the
excitement about that one was short lived.
thoroughly enjoyed my time at GCWA. I believe it is the members
that make a Club and I couldn't have meet a better bunch of people.
You made me feel welcome right from the start and I would have
to say every one of you showed your appreciation for each and
every tow (even if I did leave you in sink more often than not)
whether it was a double click on the radio, a verbal thanks over
the radio or general thanks at the end of the days flying. It
has been a real pleasure in being able to assist you to enjoy
what is probably your favourite pastime.
I would like to thank James and the Committee for the fantastic
job they do in keeping the Club on the straight and narrow but
in particular I would like to thank Kevin Saunders for training
me as a Glider Tow pilot and Denis Macneall for conducting my
Out-Landing Retrieval approval. In addition, both these guys have
passed on some of their extensive knowledge and wisdom hopefully
making me a better pilot. Thanks guys.
all of you the very best for the future, booming days and to those
whose job is only towing, lots of out-landing retrievals.
miss GCWA and all its members. However, I must warn you I will
probably be back twice a year to assist with towing Cadets during
Greetings to all,
My wife Lou and I visited
the club last Saturday and thought we’d drop you a line
to say thanks again for a wonderful day.
Lou flew with Bob in
the Blanik, I went up in the IS-28 with Rob Carter. We both thoroughly
enjoyed our flights and I am most grateful to Rob for allowing
me as much stick time as he did, it was great to at least attempt
to fly a glider again after so many years on the ground.
Many thanks also to
the Bobs, Dennis, Noreen and Kevin (sorry if I’ve left anyone
out) for their wonderful hospitality after the birds were put
away for the day.
Terry & Lou Fromont.