Successful Gliding Week
|The Horsham Flying Club hosted another successful Gliding Week in the sky above the Wimmera earlier this month.
The Horsham Flying Club hosted another successful gliding week in the sky above the Wimmera between February 5 and 12.
In its 56th year, this competition attracted more than thirty competitors from across Victoria and interstate, and with near-ideal conditions, tasks were flown on seven of the eight days between 5 and 12 February.
Click here for a Photo Gallery from the 2022 Horsham Gliding Week.All tasks commenced and finished over the Horsham aerodrome and involved pilots flying up to 500 kilometres per day when scheduled to travel to places as far afield as Lascelles, Yaapeet, Netherby, Frances across the border in South Australia, Patchewollock, Wycheproof, and Watchem.
The winners in the various classes were -
Club Class - Jaroslaw Mosiejewski - Geelong Gliding Club
15m/Std Class - Gordon Trollip - Bendigo Gliding Club
Open/18m Class - Ryan Driscoll - Gliding Club of Victoria
The Max Hedt Award - Graham Adams
This award was instigated at the 50th Horsham Glding Week in 2016 to recognise the best performance in a wooden glider, but with no entries of wooden gliders in subsequent years it was decided to change the criteria to acknowledge an individual who showes promise, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.
This trophy is named after a founding member of the Wimmera Soaring Club, and a big supported of the week-long gliding competition.
The competition week was preceeded by the annual Horsham Coaching Week, which provides an opportunity for pilots of all levels of experience to develop the skills and experience required to fly cross county, and to learn the district before the competition starts.
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