2014 Membership RenewalsAll memberships are now due for renewal. Please go to the webstore and select your option and follow the instructions. Note that the preferred payment method is direct deposit and use your name and member number as reference on the payment.
Victorian ChampionshipsThe Vic Champs will be held at Tocumwal 2o-23rd February. Contest details and entry from will be on the website soon.
AAC AGMWill be held at Tocumwal afer flying Thursday 20th February. Formal notice will be issued closer to the date, however committee nominations must be received 28 days prior, i.e. by 23 Jan 2014. A sample nomination form is available here.
Something else to amuse you all....15th at the WAC was young Baptiste.
2014 NationalsI wish to confirm that the 2014 Australian Aerobatic Championships will be held hosted by the SA Chapter at Waikerie 5-9 November 2014.
Rolling Record!One of our members, Kingsley Just, is planning to set a new world record for the number of continuous rolls to raise money for medical research. Read more about it here
408 rolls.......that should only take about 6 minutes in the Giles!
From Charles regarding the Vics
Life is short. Flying is life. Don't short change your life by missing an opportunity to fly at the Vics next week.
We are happy to accept late registrations but it will now cost you a beer in addition to your comp fee.
The weather is looking very good and there is plenty of accommodation available in beautiful Tocumwal. http://www.accuweather.com/en/au/tocumwal/13255/daily-weather-forecast/13255?day=6
Check out the entry form and comp details here.
Don't delay, register today; and come fly with us next week.
Regards .. Charles Greatrex
AAC Vic Competition Secretary
On behalf of the 2014 Victorian Aerobatics Competition organising committee.
All me if you have any questions on 0419 313 161
For those not yet aware, I stepped down as President of the AAC at the AGM a couple of weeks back. My intention was always to do three years, and the time had come.
I'd like to thank the committee for their support over that period as we initiated and implemented many changes. The feedback from numerous members was also heartening, and I thank you for letting me know what you thought, both good and bad! Communicating is important in all parts of life, and even if it becomes emotive on occasion, it is better than not communicating at all. Get it out, get over it, and look ahead.
The new committee is being formed by Paul and Mal, and the Club will be ably led into the future. Competition fields have been strong, new competitiors and many pilots moving up the grades. I think the sport will always have challenges, but generally we are in OK shape. Their are many capable people within the Club with the necessary skills - don't undersell yourself, we can all contribute something to the sport (and we each must to keep things running).
While I am not planning to hold any position of responsibility for a while, I will still be active in the sport competing (but smiling more), issuing low levels, maybe an airshow or two and coaching (if anyone will listen!).
As is my wont, I'll finish with a video! One of the greatest aerobatic pilots and a 300L(?), on a cold day I suspect.
take care and fly safe,