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NHGC member on ABC Open

After seeing some of my videos on the web Anthony Scully from ABC Open Hunter got in touch and interviewed me about hang gliding. He put together some of my footage and the interview and posted it in the ABC Open Hunter section of Vimeo.

https://open.abc.net.au/projects/110-09kk3ol/contributions/places/newcas...

ABC Open encourages contributions from regional communities and there is some great content there.

Here's my interview;

https://open.abc.net.au/projects/110-09kk3ol/contributions/simon-hang-gl...

"We're putting the band back together"

The mobile rang and it was Dustan. As he was asking what I was doing I could hear Donny in the background say, "Tell him we're putting the band back together". He was referring to the fact that we had not flown together since Corryong in January and that he and Dustan were setting up at Dicko . . .

Spring went and sprung

Sunday was great as predicted for towing with Pete. Cammo, Jason Mc, Carl B, Drew and I flew aerotowed by Pete. Billo and Jules went triking.
I took a new REV for its first flight, I made a 80km out and return flight deep into the mountains to the south.
It was cold, with 4 layers of tops, belaclava, neck warmer, 2 layers of gloves, then it was nearly comfortable.


photos here http://pics.nhgc.asn.au/thumbnails.php?album=224

A blast from the past

I was looking through some old papers from the club, and came across a couple of newsletters written by CMac. For those who didn't know him, he had an extraordinarily dry sense of humour coupled with a talent for the written word.

Here's one of them, it's two pages long. He includes a write up of the Forbes flatlands comp that year. Judy Leden was at that comp.
Note the last article.

http://www.williamolive.com/articles/nhgc-feb93-newsletter.pdf

Glennies on Saturday

Glennies was the call on Saturday. This was the first time I've been to Glennies since we started encouraging people to cart gravel up the south track and to do some track maintenance each time we visit.

Bathers way comments and submissions to council.

I received this email from council advising when the comments and submissions will be presented to council:

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The comments and submissions resulting from the exhibition of the Bathers Way Public Domain Plan will be reported to Council on Tuesday 7 August 2012. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, King Street, Newcastle. The public are welcome to attend as observers.

NHGC 2011-2012 Club Awards


Most Improved: Rory Duncan, Best Coastal Flight(King Edward Park - Norah Head 50km): Conrad Loten, Best XC(SE Broke to Wingen 111km): Cameron Tunbridge, Bent Aluminium: "Swifty", Rod Prater Memorial Trophy held by Allan Mcmillan, Club Champion: Jan & Alan Daniel.

A Word of Thanks from Odette Prater

Odette is not familiar with computers and wanted us to know how she feels about what we have been able to do since Rod's untimely passing. So here is what she would like to pass on.

I just want to thank Allan McMillan, all the wonderful crowd who came to Rocket's funeral, some of you I knew, others I met for the first time, and all those who sent their wonderful words of support.
Thank you for the flowers, and also the beautiful words and video you posted on the website.
You, this beautiful group of Hangliders, are an amazing lot.

Eileen O'Donohue slips away

It is with heartfelt regret that I advise of the passing away of Eileen, the friendly. charming wife of JOD.

On behalf of the club JOD we pass on our deepest sympathy and condolence and let you know that we are thinking of you.

Rod's Farewell

Hi All

Fraser Vickers passes on the details of Rod's Farewell.

It will be on Monday 16/07/2012, 11:30AM at the Greenway Chapel, 460 Avoca Drive, Green Point.

(This is located between Kincumber and Green Point on the Central Coast)

Hope to see you all there to farewell a "good Buddy" as Rod would often say with a big grin on his face.

Regards

Adriaan

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