GNZ Newsletter

October 2018

From the president

Welcome to the October GNZ newsletter.

Woo hoo! The soaring season is underway.

What are your plans for this season? Maybe you are working your way towards that magic first solo or that even more magic first cross-country. Or maybe you are planning something epic.

Whatever your goals, I wish you the best of luck and of course the best of weather.

I'm looking forward to seeing some of those awesome pics and vids appearing on the social channels.

Stay safe

Steve Wallace

GNZ President

Congratulations Kate!

First solo

Did you know?

The women's world gliding championships (WWGC) are being held in Australia (Lake Keepit) in November 2019.

Classes are Club, Standard and 18m. Apart from here in NZ of course this is as close as it gets to us for this type of amazing event.

Who's up for the challenge? Any of our female competition pilots wanting to test their skills against the world's best?

Not to mention Lake Keepit is one of Australia's best and most interesting sites to fly from.

If you are thinking about it the place to start would be by sending an email to Rob Lyon who is the Chairman of the Sailplane Racing Committee, but be quick as time is short.

Watch the video

Competition day at Lake Keepit with a final glide from the West.

Kiwi women - this could be you too!

Youth Glide New Zealand

Don't forget coming up this weekend!

YGNZ AGM - meet / mingle / fly / BBQ / activities

To be held this weekend of October 6/7  at the Auckland Gliding Club, 264 Appleby Rd, Drury.

For all the details and to register you interest:

For those in Auckland come support our youth, the future of gliding in NZ.

The Competition Scene

IGC World Rankings are here!

The hard work has been done. Thank you to all those that registered.

You can now go and check out your NZ ranking here.

If you haven't registered yet all you have to do is go to the IGC website and self register:

For a list of this coming seasons competitions and events, click on the below link:

Next month we will have a link to the new seasons rules, fresh from the bowels of the SRC.

Thanks for reading

All contributions, pics, videos and opinions welcome