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Friday 31st March -
Club visit to Corryong coinciding with the Man From Snowy River Festival.
GH, MP, KV, MBd, PGn, RH, and IC flew the IS-28, Blanik, and the Super Cub.  After early low cloud the cloudbase rose to about 6,000 ft allowing the IS-28 and Super Cub to be ferried to Corryong.  Then good thermal soaring was available at Corryong. Total glider flight time was 5h 27m from 8 flights.  Max height was 6,500 ft.

Sunday 26th March 2006 -
GH, MP, KV, MBd, MR, and AE flew the IS-28, Blanik, Libelle and the Pilatus.  Conditions were warm and sunny with patchy 1/8th high cumulus cloud.  Winds were calm to 5 kt variable tending north westerly.  Total flight time was 12h 10m from 6 flights.  Max height was 7,000 ft. The Super Cub glider tug arrived from Bacchus Marsh.

Saturday 25th March 2006 -
MBt , FS, KV, MBm, 
and  MBd, flew the IS-28, Blanik and the Libelle.   Total flight time was 9h 28m from 5 flights.  Max height was 6,500 ft.

Friday 24th March 2006 -
GH, MBt, MBd, MR, FS, and RH flew the IS-28, Libelle, Blanik and the Pilatus.   Total flight time was 8h 4m from 7 flights. 
Max height was 10,500 ft.

Thursday 23rd March 2006 -
GH, MP,  MBd, and FS flew the Blanik and the Pilatus.  Total flight time was 3h 24m from 5 flights. Max altitude was around 4,500 ft.

Sunday 19th March 2006 -
GH, MP,  MBd, MR, AE, and IC flew the IS-28, Blanik and the Pilatus.  Conditions were warm and sunny with patchy 1/8th high cumulus cloud.  Winds were calm to 5 kt north westerly.  Thermals were weak at low heights, but improved with altitude occasionally peaking at around 8 kt.  Total flight time was 11h 13m from 8 flights.  Max height was 9,900 ft.

Saturday 18th March 2006 -
MBd, MR, KV, MP, GH, PGn and IC flew the IS-28, Blanik and the Pilatus.  Conditions were warm and sunny with some high cumulus cloud.  Winds were calm to variable at 5 kt but mainly north westerly.  Total flight time was 11h
00m from 12 flights.  Max height was 7,800 ft.

Sunday 12th March 2006 - JA, HP, GH, BJ, MP,  MBd, MR, GH, MBn, and IC flew the IS-28, Libelles, Blanik and the Pilatus.  Conditions were warm and sunny with 1/8th high cumulus cloud.  Winds were calm to 5 kt north westerly.  Total flight time was 16h 38m from 12 flights.  Max height was 12,500 ft.
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Mike Pobjoy flying the Pilatus B4 near Mt Bogong on 12th March.  Picture by Mark Bland.

Saturday 11th March 2006 - MBd, AE, MR, KV, MP, GH, HD, BJ, and IC flew the IS-28, Libelle, Blanik and the Pilatus.  Conditions were warm and sunny with some high cumulus cloud.  Winds were calm to 5 kt north westerly.  Total flight time was 12h 06m from 10 flights.  Max height was 11,000 ft.

Friday 10th March 2006 - MBd, and IC flew the Blanik.  Conditions were warm and sunny with some high cumulus cloud.  Winds were calm to 5 kt north westerly.  Total flight time was 1h 38m from 2 flights.  Max height was 9,500 ft.

Sunday 5th March 2006 - ID, MBd, MR, GH, MBn, and IC flew the IS-28, Blanik and the Pilatus.  Conditions were warm and sunny with some high cumulus cloud.  Winds were calm to 5 kt north westerly.  Total flight time was 10h 34m from 8 flights.  Max height was 11,000 ft.

Saturday 4th March 2006 - ID, MBd, KV, GH, MR, and IC flew the IS-28,  and the Blanik.  Conditions were warm and sunny with some high cumulus cloud.  Winds were calm to 5 kt north westerly turning 5-10kt southeasterly later in the day causing cessation of launching.  Total flight time was 5h from 9 flights.  Max height was 10,300 ft. by MBd.

Sunday 26th February 2006 - MBd, and AE flew the Pilatus.  Total flight time was 2h 48m from 4 flights. 

Sunday 19th February 2006 - MP, MBd, KV, GH, MBn, and IC flew the IS-28, Blanik and the Pilatus.  Conditions were warm and sunny with some patchy high overcast cloud.  Winds were 5 to 10 kt north westerly.  Total flight time was 12h from 7 flights.  Max height was 10,300 ft. by MBd.

Satur
day 18th February 2006 - MP, MBd, AB, PGn, KV, RH, GH, MBn, and IC flew the IS-28, Blanik and the Pilatus.  Conditions were warm and sunny with no cloud.  Winds were 5 to 10 kt north westerly.  Total flight time was 10h 55m from 8 flights.  Max height was 8,000 ft. 

Greg Hollonds after his 1h19m flight with Manfred.

Sunday 12th February
 2006 - MP, MBd, MBn, MR and IC flew the IS-28, Blanik, and the Pilatus.  Conditions were warm and sunny with hardly any cloud at 9,500 ft.  Winds were 5 to 10 kt north westerly.  Total flight time was 10h 7m from 8 flights.  Max height was 9,500 ft. 

Saturday 11th February
 2006 -
MP, MBd, MBn, and IC flew the IS-28 and the Pilatus.  Conditions were warm and sunny with hardly any cloud at 9,000 ft.  Winds were calm to 5 kt north westerly.  Total flight time was 9h 10m from 4 flights.  Max height was 8,500 ft. 

Wednesday 8th February
 2006 - RH flew the Pilatus.  Conditions were warm and sunny with hardly any cloud at 8,000 ft.  Winds were 5 kt north westerly.  Total flight time was 4h 11m from 1 flight.  Max height was 8,000 ft. 

Sunday 5th February
 2006 - AE, IC, and Susie flew the IS-28 and Pilatus.  Conditions were hot and sunny with 1/16 cumulus at 8,000 ft.  Winds were 5 kt  north westerly.  Total flight time was 5h 59m from 2 flights with a maximum flight time of 5h 19m by Andrew thus qualifying for the duration requirement for the FAI Silver Badge.  Max height was 8,500 ft. 

Andrew Evans after his Silver badge qualifying 5 hour flight in the Pilatus.

Saturday 4th February 2006 - PGn, MP, ID and MBd flew the IS-28, Blanik and Pilatus.  Conditions were
hot with a high overcast for much of the day.  Winds were calm to 5 kt north to north westerlyTotal flight time was 4h 29m from 7 flights with a maximum flight time of 57m by Mark and Ian.  Max height was 8,000 ft. Highlight of the day was Ian Douglas' first solo on gliders.

Ian Douglas being congratulated by Instructor Mark Bland after his solo flight.

Sunday 29th January 2006 - AE,  IC, Maurice and MBd flew the IS-28 and Pilatus.  Conditions were very hot and humid sunny with 1/8 cumulus.  Winds were calm 5 kt north to north westerly.  Total flight time was 8h 57m from 7 flights with a maximum flight time of 3h 07m by Mark and Maurice.  Max height was 8,000 ft. 

Sunday 29th January 2006  - Annual General Meeting at Mt Beauty.

Members at the Annual General Meeting

Saturday 28th January 2006
  - Annual General Social evening at Mt Beauty. 

Saturday 28th January  - AE,  PGn, and MBd flew the IS-28, Libelle, Blanik and Pilatus.  Conditions were very hot  humid and sunny with 1/8 cumulus.  Winds were  calm to 5 kt north to north westerly changing to southerly mid afternoon.  Total flight time was 8h 15m from 7 flights with a maximum flight time of 2h 56m by MBd.  Max height was 7,000 ft. 

Friday 27th January  - AE,  IC, and MBd flew the IS-28 and Pilatus.  Conditions were very hot humid and sunny with 2/8 cumulus developing later to Cumulo Nimbus.  Winds were 5 kt north to north westerly.  Total flight time was 4h 30m from 6 flights with a maximum flight time of 2h 07m by IC.  Max height was 7,000 ft. 

Thursday 26th January  - RH, AE, PGn, MP,  IC, and MBd flew the IS-28, Libelle, Pilatus, and Blanik.  Conditions were very hot and sunny with 2/8 cumulus and 5 kt north to north westerly winds.  Total flight time was 11h 28m from 13 flights with a maximum flight time of 4h 48m by MBd.  Max height was 8,000 ft. 

Sunday 22nd January  - RH, AE, MP,  IC, and MBn and Heather flew the IS-28 and Blanik.  Conditions were very hot and sunny with 2/8 cumulus and 10 kt to 5 kt north to north westerly winds.  Total flight time was 8h 18m from 9 flights with a maximum flight time of 2h 42m by MBn.  Max height was 11,700 ft. 

Mart Bosman and Heather enjoying their descent from 11,700 ft in the evening of the 22nd of January.

Saturday 21st January  - MP,  IC, and MBd flew the IS-28 and Blanik.  Conditions were sunny with 2/8 cumulus and variable to 5 kt north to north westerly winds.  Total flight time was 6h 0m from 4 flights with a maximum flight time of 2h 13m by IC.  Max height was 9,600 ft. 

Friday 20th January  - RH,  IC, and MBn and Heather flew the IS-28 and Blanik.  Conditions were sunny with 2/8 cumulus and wave cloud and 5 kt north to north westerly winds.  Total flight time was 6h 40m from 4 flights with a maximum flight time of 2h 30m by IC.  Max height was 7,600 ft. 

Thursday 19th January  - IC, and MBn flew the IS-28.  Conditions were alternatively sunny and overcast with variable light winds.  Total flight time was 3h 16m from 4 flight with a maximum flight time of 2h 20m by MBn.  Max height was 8,000 ft. 

Sunday 15th January  - IC, MR and MP flew the IS-28 for Ian, Michelle and Peter.  Conditions were overcast with variable light winds.  Total flight time was 37m from 4 flight with a maximum flight time of 19m by IC and Michelle.  Max height was 3,400 ft. 

Happy 40th Ian.

Thursday 12th January  - IC, ID, MBd and MP flew the IS-28, Cirrus and Libelle.  Conditions were sunny with variable light winds.  Total flight time was 7h 44m from 3 flight with a maximum flight time of 3h 7m by IC and ID.  Max height was 7,500 ft. 

Wednesday 11th January  - MBd flew the Libelle late in the day after a trough with rain passed through Mt Beauty.   Total flight time was 15m from 1 flight. 

Tuesday 10th January  - MBd, RH, and IC flew the IS-28 and Libelle.  Conditions were warm and sunny with a 5 kt north-westerly breeze. Total flight time was 7h 36m from 7 flights with a maximum flight time of 5h 11m by MBd.  Max height was 10,000 ft. 

Monday 9th January  - MBd, Keith, and MP flew the IS-28 and Cirrus.  Conditions were warm and sunny/high cirrus overcast with a 5 kt north-westerly breeze. Total flight time was 4h 46m from 2 flights with a maximum flight time of 2h 24m by MP.  Max height was 7,500 ft. 

Sunday 8th January  - MR, and IC flew the IS-28.  Conditions were warm and sunny with winds calm to occasional 5 kt north-westerly breeze. Total flight time was 1h 21m from 5 flights with a maximum flight time of 35m by MR.  Max height was 4,500 ft. Thanks is due to Susie for running the wing tip for launches.

Saturday 7th January  - MR, AB, MBd, MP,  PGn, and IC flew the IS-28, Cirrus, Blanik and Libelle.  Conditions were warm and sunny with winds calm to occasional 5 kt north-westerly breeze. Total flight time was 10h 2m from 13 flights with a maximum flight time of 3h 4m by AB.  Max height was 7,500 ft. 

Friday 6th January  - MBn, CD, AB, MBd, MP,  and IC flew the IS-28, Cirrus, Blanik and Libelle.  Conditions were warm and sunny and started with a 5 kt north-westerly breeze. At around 2 pm the wind changed to a south-easterly gradually increasing to 10-15 kt and stopping launching.  For those that launched early conditions were very good with a variable could base of 7,500 ft to 9,000 ft and thermals up to 8 kt in strength.  Total flight time was 11h 31m from 8 flights with a maximum flight time of 3h 49m by AB.  Max height was 9,000 ft. 

Thursday 5th January  - AB, RH, MBd, MP,  and IC flew the IS-28, Blanik and Libelle.  Conditions were warm and partially overcast with a 5 kt north-westerly breeze.  Consistent moderate thermal lift and hill lift was available.  Total flight time was 7h 0m from 9 flights with a maximum flight time of 2h 5m by IC.  Max height was 9,000 ft. 

Visitor from Melbourne, Michael, enjoying gliding near Mt Bogong at 6,000 ft on Thursday 5th January.

Tuesday 3rd January  - AB, RH, MBd, MP,  and IC flew the IS-28, Blanik and Libelle.  Conditions were warm and sunny with a 5-10 kt north-westerly breeze.  Consistent  moderate to good thermal lift and hill lift was available.  Total flight time was 9h 18m from 9 flights with a maximum flight time of 2h 38m by MP.  Max height was around 7,500 ft. 

Monday 2nd January  - AE, RH, PGn, KC, MBd, MP,  and IC flew the IS-28, Blanik and Libelle.  Conditions were warm and sunny with a 5-10 kt north-westerly breeze.  Consistent  moderate to good thermal lift and hill lift was available.  Total flight time was 10h 27m from 12 flights with a maximum flight time of 2h 51m by MP.  Max height was around 7,000 ft. 

Ken Callinan enjoying a flight over the Kiewa Valley on the 2nd of January.

Sunday 1st January  - RH, MR, MBn and IC flew the IS-28 and Blanik.  Conditions were warm and partially cloudy with variable direction wind of 10 to 15 kt.  After 15:00 strong thermal lift was available combined with high winds aloft and heavy sink.  Total flight time was 5h 49m from 7 flights with a maximum flight time of 2h 24m by IC.  Max height was around 10,200 ft.