Random Musings
November 23rd, 2014

Bacchus Marsh Strawberry Weekend

Dieter spruking our wares whilst a potential pilot has a go at the controls.


June 28th, 2014

Glider winch lanch

A few weeks ago I had a winch launch in the Duo Discus with Alf. Here is the video:

May 5th, 2013

GGC Website update planning

I’ve come up with a plan to update the Geelong Gliding Club website, which is running on an ancient version of Joomla.

First, using the (which is really hard to find) to update to Joomla 1.5.

Then using the J2XML import/export tool to update to Joomla 3.1.

After that it should be much easier to update to future versions.


  1. Replacement extensions.  Lots of the extensions used in the current version no longer exist at all, or no longer exist for 1.5. JoomGallery looks like a good replacement Image Gallery tool.
  2. Getting the files into Lunar pages. this could be problematic.
November 4th, 2012

Gliding Status Report

Just one flight today in the Junior. Patchy conditions with reasonable thermals (up to 5 kts in places), and unreasonable sink in places (6-7 kts).

Totals: 85h55 (49h34 PIC)

On a related note, it is good to see Beaufort GC and VMFG join us in the Destination Bacchus Marsh OLC comp (Geelong is still number one!).

October 20th, 2012

Gliding Status Report

Yesterday I had two flights (only because I launched too early and needed a relight):

Flight 1

Flight 2

Both in the Junior. As you can see, the second flight was much better at 2h55.  In a slightly related note, the Destination Comp on OLC, Geelong Gliding Club is winning (at this point, because the other two clubs have not turned up 🙂

Totals: 84h23 (48h2 PIC)