Benalla Storm

Benalla Storm

Saturday, June 28, 2014


I’m excited to say that we have had two official contest days!

You can follow my spot using this website:

To check out the scores and excitement at the end of the day, go to:

I'm pretty tired atm, so stories and photos to follow tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Practice Days

Welcome to another gliding contest, with rain, rain, and more rain!
The two practise days have both been rained out, with some exciting storms moving over the field and dumping heaps of precipitation over the flying area. Hopefully the system passes over us quickly, and leaves behind some good weather so we can get flying Wednesday or Thursday.

This has given me plenty of time to sort out my equipment that I’ll need both on the ground and in the air. The pilot’s meeting is happening tonight, followed by pizza and beer for all.

Photos and stories to follow once the contest really gets going.

In the meantime, follow the scores at the World Championships in Finland!

Australian Team Blog:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Back in the glider seat!

Well, my season is off to a late start, but I am excited to say that I will be getting back into a glider in the next few days! I am planning to continue blogging the exciting flights and happenings at the airport(s) I get out to. This blog will be filled with stellar stories and photos in the coming weeks.

The Canadian National Soaring Competition starts on Monday and I will try to keep posted with details from the contest as much as I can. June 23&24 are the official practise days, with the contest running from June 25 - July 4. Full information, photos, and scores for the contest can be found at

I am registered to fly in Club Class and have been given a Junior (SZD 51-1) from the SOSA Gliding Club to fly for the contest. I am lucky enough to have the lovely Lynne Gough crewing for me, with guest appearances from my amazing glider-wives-duo Alec Shaw and Max Baru.