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May 16, 2007, 05:59 AM
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NSW Slope Soaring Association & Otford flying site.

Welcome to the new slope thread for the NSW Slope Soaring Association & the Otford flying site.

As some of you will be aware, at the resent meeting for the NSWSSA a new committee was elected for the club.

The new committee would like to extend their thanks to Dennis for keeping the club going over the last couple of years, by himself & hope we can carry on the good work and enjoy further flying at Otford.

These are the Minutes. Helensburg hotel on the 12-05-07.

Meeting open 5.00 pm.

Steve Wenban
Zeb Wenban
Steve Foster
Tim (moth man)
Fred Lodden
Tom Illyes
Glenn (flatstick)
Allan Roberts
Matt Gray
Rick Hatherly
Brett Vonholdt
Glyn (gluggly)
Drew Park
Apologies if I missed any one

Glenn Dorenboon

Steve W took the chair & commenced with the election of the new office bearers,

It was found that there were only 2 full members at the meeting & the rest were associate members.
As there is no documentation for a full list of members the following were elected as the new committee.

The new committee now comprises of:
President: Matt Gray
Secretary/ Treasurer: Rick Hatherly
National Parks Liaison: Glenn Dorenboon
Safety officer: Tom Illyes
Committee Assistants:
Drew Park & Steve Wenban

The Meeting was then opened for General discussion:-.

·General discussion about the running of the club & what requirements need to be completed within the next 6 weeks (the end of financial year), for the continuation of the club & the use of the Otford flying sights.

·Steve W: raised the issue regarding the use of the keyboard & its whereabouts?
He suggested that if possible the keyboard to be kept at the pie shop with Pauline & the first flyer to arrive is to get it out (this is only possible on the w/ends as the shop is not open week days)
(I will have a supply of keys for the board soon)

·Tom Illyes: Has spoken to Pauline at the shop about the parking situation, if possible all flyers need to double park where possible & even park on the shop side of the road on the grass verge.

·Rich H: queried the possibility of getting signs at both slopes with just a brief over view of requirements’ to fly at Otford . This needs to be followed up with the National Parks & Wildlife of NSW.

·Brett V: is to close the OTFORD TODAY thread on RC groups & Rick H will replace it with a new thread NSW Slope Soaring Association & Otford flying, this will now be a point of contact as most members are on the groups.

Meeting closed at 6.00 pm

After the meeting my first thoughts were that I needed to get a list of members together both full & associate, as there appears to not to be any list of current members. I’m requesting that if you are a member, think you are, or want to be a member or associate to contact me with the details I have listed below. I have requested a membership list from the MAS (miniature aero sport NSW) this will be a full member list only. The associate members will be given grace till the end of the financial year, for those that paid me at the conclusion of the meeting I will be sending you a receipt for the moneys paid.
If you know of any members that don’t have access to the web could you please get them to send me their details?

I have not received any information back from the MASNSW as yet, I can’t give you a cost of the up coming fee for insurance but when I do I'll post it.

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May 16, 2007, 06:00 AM
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Link to Otford Today

Just a note about the 1/2 year fees,The half yearly fees only apply to new members who have not been MASNSW
members in the past. It is for the first timer who wants to join after
January and it provides membership for the last six months of the financial

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May 16, 2007, 06:44 AM
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For those of you that are thinking of coming up to Blackheath on Saturday please not that this is a hang glider site and if there are any hang gliders or para sailer's there please give them right of way, also the astro turf area is there setup area, so if they are there please keep it clear while they set up, after they have jumped off the cliff you probably wont see them again as they land els were. Having said that, if the wind is above 15knots then they probably wont be there anyway, so go for you life.

May 16, 2007, 08:29 AM
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Is anyone going to La Perouse on Saturday or is there an exodus to the mountains?

PS: I had to post something so that this thread is registered in 'My RCGroups' and I get an email whenever someone else posts.
May 16, 2007, 09:05 AM
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I cant go to the mountains on Saturday, have to be home by 1pm, so i am going to go to La Perouse.

Anyone else want to meet there at 10am? Wind dependant of course. We need 10kts from the west, WSW, WNW.

May 16, 2007, 02:46 PM
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Yeah baby dat's wat I'm talkin bout .....
Great stuff Rick and well done on the minutes , I thought the meeting was a very productive and certainly a giant leap forward for the association . To all members and associate members as was stated at the meeting the slope season does not end with the summer season ,we can actually fly all year round at various sites including La Perouse, Mt Annan , Blackheath just to name a few it makes it so much easier to justify your full membership with the NSWSSA or even the WSSS , either way their will be associate members of either club . I'm very happy to see some new blood injected into the group and see a bright and blooming future for the NSWSSA that is has been lacking for along time. Of Course thats not taking anything away from the efforts that Dennis has put into the club but its just needs a new push to get it past the stagnation . I'll be contacting Dennis regarding the keyboard today as well as a few other queries .. I guess its time to say Happy Birthday NSWSSA you've finally come of age.
May 16, 2007, 05:24 PM
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Saturday should be great up at Blackheath...I'm now registered
Glenn...who has to change avatar for new forum!
Zipper, when are you throwing your first glider out?
[ BTW when are you getting there?]
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May 16, 2007, 05:36 PM
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Otford , arial

This is Otford form above
May 16, 2007, 07:16 PM
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I'm going to Mt Annan Saturday morning if anyone is interested, I will be there between 9 and 12 noon to fly the petro and the scorpian if the westerlies arrive. Blackheath would be nice, but I'm not ready for the BIG LIFT just yet. Have a good one though - gluggy
May 16, 2007, 07:43 PM
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Fred / Brett, I'll be there at 10am (or earlier) to make the most of the morning before the sun kicks around in our face. Not sure if the Speedo will like the brush or whether I should just take the Moth and EZ Glider??
May 16, 2007, 09:02 PM
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Id stick with the moth/ez glider if i were you.

Not so sure ill make it on Saturday morning to La Perouse. I hope to sneak out some other time over the weekend, if the wind looks good, and fly at La Perouse though.
May 16, 2007, 09:07 PM
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Don't want to be too pedantic but could someone please rename the "sight" to "site" in our thread name ie. s/be "NSW Slope Soaring Association & Otford flying site" (mind you we do have some nice sightings with the nice view and the planes)
May 17, 2007, 05:18 AM
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site sight

^^^^ Done

Now send me you details!!!!

May 17, 2007, 09:35 PM
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Coastal winds forecast for closed waters - Saturday: Wind: W 20/30 knots easing slowly.

Saturday should be big air! It would be adventurous to try the Easy Glider or any floaters.
May 18, 2007, 03:31 AM
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working tomorrow so I'm out of action

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