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Vale Ivan Galbraith Evans
Gliding NZ regrets to advise that Ivan died on Wednesday 12 July, at home surrounded by his family.
As with everything he did, Ivan was very pragmatic in setting about organizing his funeral to be how he wanted it. He and a friend made his coffin in the last few weeks of his ill-health, and his granddaughter and eldest daughter decorated it with messages from close friends and family, and paintings of his glider over Mt Cook.
Ivan first flew at Omarama as a teenaged air cadet almost 70 years ago. He was a foundation member and CFI of the Nelson Gliding Club, and a Regional Operations Officer for Gliding NZ for some years. Ivan won several National Championships over a 30-year period, and represented NZ in World Gliding Championsips in the USA in 1970 and in France in 1978.
Ivan was certainly one of our real characters in gliding and his friendship will be sorely missed.
Gliding NZ Conference & AGM – Wellington 10-11 June 2017
And the award winners were!!
Angus Rose Bowl
Presented to the NZGA by Bill Angus, one of the original pioneers in aviation in New Zealand, the Angus Rose Bowl is awarded in recognition of outstanding services to the sport of gliding in this country.
Awarded for outstanding contribution to the gliding movement during the preceding year.
Air New Zealand Soaring Award
Awarded to the pilot who has shown the most significant improvement in their personal standard of competition or record flying during the year.
Rothmans Challenge Gold Cup
Awarded to the New Zealander operating in New Zealand who has attained the highest handicapped speed over an FAI 28% 300 km triangular course.
CWF Hamilton Trophy
This trophy is awarded to a New Zealander operating in New Zealand for the most meritorious flight that is a New Zealand gliding record.
Buckland Soaring Award
|North Island Division||
|Highest OLC 6-flight score||South Island Division||
Air New Zealand Cross-Country Award
|North Island Division||
|Highest OLC 6-flight score
QGP holder for no more than 10 years, non Gold C distance
|South Island Division||
What you need to know about ADS-B
See the answers to these FAQs
Time to update your FLARM
Remember that the FLARM firmware now needs to be updated at least annually
– check this out!
Pilots selected for World Gliding Championships
The Gliding New Zealand Selection Panel for international representatives is pleased to announce the following selections for FAI Category 1 events:
Pociunai, Lithuania, 30 July – 14 August 2016
|Alex McCaw||Club Class|
|Nick Oakley||Club Class|
Benalla, Australia, 8-21 January 2017
|Steve Wallace||15m Class|
|Alan Belworthy||15m Class|
|John Coutts||18m Class|
|Tim Bromhead||18m Class|
|Brett Hunter||Open Class|
|Mark Tingey||Open Class|
Spekon parachute emergency Airworthiness Directive
If you own a SPEKON RE-5L Serie 5+ parachute you need to be aware of this EASA Emergency Airworthiness Directive
New page added for weather information – here
This includes a link to MetFlight GA, which is now available free from Met Service using your GNZ number & DOB[However, if your GNZ number is greater than 4500 you may have to be patient and wait a wee while for Met Service to load your details.]
Continuing Airworthiness Notice – Discus b and Discus CS
Recent bail-out caused by pickets jamming ailerons – details here.