What's on this week (Updated Weekly)

Auckland Gliding Club members flying from Drury, please use "our" booking system below; for Instruction, Aerotow and Winch requests.


Airfield Condition

The field is currently perfectly fine to fly off, some very wet patches on the western side near the windsocks at both ends, caution should be used landing on 19, closer to the centre of the field would be much better. A wet spot close to the SSL and private hangars also, but shouldn't affect gliders landing or taking off normally, but caution when towing gliders or the winch out. Outside these areas the field is already to firm to roll effectively. It may change if we have significant rain, but the airfield is in good condition and any rain softening the surface should disappear within a couple of fine days. Pilots should be cautious in ground operations and any furrowing should be repaired immediately until the ground is hard enough to withstand damage. Gliders shall be cleaned thoroughly before being placed in the hanger.

Weather forecast for Auckland

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Aircraft and Launch Availability:
If the weather is looking marginal, suggest you check the webcams or ring the duty instructor [ph no. on booking list] to check before driving out to Drury.

Roster Saturday 12th October. Instructors:- Paul O'Neill-Gregory/Christian Derold; Duty Pilot:- Peter Himmel/Emma Derold; Winch Driver:- Maurice Honey; Tow Pilots:- TBA

Sunday 13th October. Instructors: Norm Duke/Murray Wardell; Duty Pilot:- Rob Meili; Winch Driver:- Dave McIver; Tow Pilots:- TBA

Coming Events

26th to 30th Oct MSC Cross Country Course at Matamata

1st to 3rd November 3 Sqn Air Cadet Camp at Drury

3rd to 10th Nov Central Plateau Comp at Taupo

9th to 16th Nov SI Regionals & Club Class Champs at Omarama

24th to 30th Nov Northern Regionals at Matamata

5th to 14th Dec YouthGlide Development Camp at Omarama

9th to 13th Dec Air Cadet Camp at Matamata

26th Dec to 4th Jan Matamata Christmas Camp

27th to 31st Dec Grand Prix at Matamata

4th to 11th Jan Auckland Soaring Champs at Drury

15th Jan to 15th Feb 2020 Fly with Peter Hartmann (International Coach)

2nd to 15th Feb National Champs at Taupo

22nd to 29th Feb Central Districts

Calendar & Bookings