SRGC [Southern Riverina Gliding Club]

Alphen aan den Rijn          28-11-2008

 A bit earlier then expected as this weekend is full of art , with an opening on sunday from the world wide well known artist Armando . The opening will be done by the lady-in-waiting from our queen Beatrix. So everything has to be even higher standard then the highest standard we always have already.You can imagine I am slightly worn out.

If you are interested in the Grand Prix for gliding in Narromine ,please look at
On sunday the 30thiest is the first day of the competition and as always Jo will be there to keep you informed. Please read her daily blog for the latest news. After 2 weeks of “bad” weather the skies hopefully will be blue with nice helpfull clouds on sunday.

Was shocked and very sad to hear that my real good old friend Jim died. Lots of you know Jim as our gardener at Sportavia. This was just a hobby for him as he was before he retired a great business man. How much he loved walking over the airfield , catching up with all our guests and he knew and remembered all of them and …..looking after the gardens.It is sad to live so far away and to not be able to show my respect at his funeral, but I know that lot’s of people will go and for sure he knows that I think of him here in wet and foggy Holland.I wish his daughter who lives in Queensland and her family all the best.
Thanks Jim for ALL the great ROSES in my garden and the fantastic red oleander on the grave of Dennis!!!!

More news from Oz, you see I am still very much attached to Australia . Ingo and Judy Renner are busy to found a new club at Tocumwal airfield, with the name we used in the past too; Southern Riverina Gliding Club.
Of course Sportaviation is there already and is going stronger and stronger I hear,  as the commercial center.Here is the invitation I got and of course I will support them.

             An Invitation to the Foundation Meeting

              of the Southern Riverina Gliding Club  

 As many of you are aware the MBFC will cease gliding on the 23rd December. Following this decision discussions have taken place amongst gliding members as to the possibility of continuing gliding activities as a separate club. With this objective in mind it was felt that a rebirth of the Southern Riverina Gliding Club would enable this to happen. On Saturday 6th December  there will be a foundation meeting to reform the Southern Riverina Gliding Club which was established in 1972 and has a long history in Tocumwal. Many pilots have gained their gliding certificates and flown records in the past as members of this club. If you are interested in becoming a foundation member and would like to support the establishment of a new club please come to the meeting or send a short message by  email  to Ingo Renner ( )  or mail to  SRGC  PO Box 32, Tocumwal NSW 2714.

Date: 6th December 2008
 Time: 7pm 
 Place: Tocumwal Terminal Building

Bitterwasser, Gariep Dam,Narromine ,Tocumwal,Kiribotip, Chapelco, Pokweni,Lake Keepit, Benalla and Omarama had atleast 1 or 2 pleasant to very pleasant soaring days last week, but not yet those booming days, that ” chairs, tables and crew start flying by theirselves”!!But…that will come, no worries!!!!
It’s busy enough at all those airports, so for sure great fun for all pilots and family to share thoughts in the bar or club house or ” to fly their just made flight ” again in words!!

Wishing you all a great and safe new week , with for all pilots hopefully ” HAMMERWETTER”.


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