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Upcoming events

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 22 Jul 2018
    • McCaffrey Field

    USQ AEF weekend.  

    Accommodation is booked for USQ members

    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 09:30 - 17:00
    • McCaffrey Field
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    Friday Flying 2018

    every 2nd week

    12th Jan 2018 to 14th December 2018.


    Briefing 9:30AM

    Airspace has been organised.

    Please book Club Gliders in the usual manner.

    Friday Training

    Training will be available by prior arrangement, with an emphasis and priority on XC Training, particularly Initial XC for members working towards their GPC.

    Pre and post solo training can be made available when XC training is not required.

    Members are asked to book Friday Flying training through Wild Apricot to avoid disappointment at least TWO days in advance!

    https://darlingdownssoaringclubinc.wildapricot.org/event-2749440?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=1/5/2018

    Either Alain Potier or Bob Flood will be instructing, other Instructors and Tug Pilots are encouraged to volunteer.

    • 04 Aug 2018
    • 05 Aug 2018
    • McCaffrey Field

    GUSS AEF weekend.  Accommodation is booked for GUSS members

    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 14 Dec 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • McCaffrey Field

    Friday Flying 2018

    every 2nd week

    12th Jan 2018 to 14th December 2018.


    Briefing 9:30AM

    Airspace has been organised.

    Please book Club Gliders in the usual manner.

    Friday Training

    Training will be available by prior arrangement, with an emphasis and priority on XC Training, particularly Initial XC for members working towards their GPC.

    Pre and post solo training can be made available when XC training is not required.

    Members are asked to book Friday Flying training through Wild Apricot to avoid disappointment at least TWO days in advance!

    https://darlingdownssoaringclubinc.wildapricot.org/event-2749440?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=1/5/2018

    Either Alain Potier or Bob Flood will be instructing, other Instructors and Tug Pilots are encouraged to volunteer.

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 10:00
    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 13:00
    • DDSC McCaffrey Field Mason Rd Bowenville
    • 8
    Register

    Gliding Queensland

    GFA AIRWORTHINESS COURSE

    Darling Downs Soaring Club (McCaffrey Field) 18 to 25 August 2018

    Introduction

    The Airworthiness Course at DDSC will run from 18 to 25 August 2018. This course is aimed at GFA members who wish to become GFA Airworthiness Inspectors.  The intention is to build on knowledge already gained and to confirm sufficient knowledge and skills to be accredited as either a Component Replacement or Form 2 Inspector.

    To gain a Form 2 Inspector authorisation requires attendance at least one training course, with follow up work required by the use of a mentor training record, and/or attendance at a second course.

    To satisfactorily complete this course participants must attend for the duration of the course, although credits may be given for interrupted attendance.

    Course attendance does not automatically result in the grant of ratings.  Attitude and aptitude in both theory and practical aspects are required, and attendees will be continuously assessed in both.  There also will be a written exam. A diligent and consistent approach as well as previous experience in glider maintenance will assist in the achievement of an airworthiness rating.

    It is unusual for a person with no or little prior airworthiness experience to achieve an Annual Inspector rating by completing the course. A Component Replacement rating may be issued to appropriately competent students.

    You must be a current GFA member to be issued and to hold any GFA airworthiness rating. 

    Food preparation and meals:

    The course is a full time 7-day event and all meals (breakfast, lunch, Dinner, morning and afternoon teas) are catered for onsite.

    Special Dietary Needs:

    Please advise if any special requirements and we will endeavour to accommodate.

    Accommodation.

    There is sufficient bunkhouse accommodation available at DDSC, and all meals will be catered.  There will be a charge to cover the cost of meals, accommodation and some materials and consumables needed for the practical parts of the course.  This has been kept as low as possible, Gliding Queensland is contributing $2000 to help keep costs down.

    Accommodation is bunk house style typical of a medium size gliding club. Limited powered sites for campervan and tents are also available. Alternatively, motel accommodation is available in either Dalby or Oakey.

    Course Fees

    The instructors and staff are all volunteer’s however there are significant fixed cost associated with running this course. A total fee of $325 is requested which is inclusive of all on- airfield accommodation and catering for the duration. If staying in alternate accommodation a fee of $255 is required to cover course and catering costs. 

    Many clubs are very aware that they ultimately benefit from your hard work and qualifications in the future and have in the past partially sponsored many students towards the cost. Please organise any financial arrangements at your club level.

    Payment should be made through the registration process below.

    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 17:30 - 19:30
    • DDSC
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    As you may be aware Darling Downs Soaring Club is one of the four selected clubs to part of the Soaring to the Future initiative from Gliding Federation Australia.

    As part of this initiative, Sports Community will be working with our club to develop governance infrastructures and club development foundation to achieve goals over a sustained period of time.

    This session will be facilitated by Sports Community under support from Gliding Federation Australia. It is expected this component of the session will only take two hours, and as we want a good cross section of the gliding community we would love to see you there.

    Everyone’s ideas are welcomed and most importantly crucial to creating club objectives we can all be proud of.  The final club objectives will be presented to our members for comments prior to be reviewed and approved by our committee.

    We look forward to seeing you at our planning session.


    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 09:00 - 16:00
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    S2F Instructor Training 

    Terry Cubley will be at DDSC and will deliver the Principles and Methods of Instruction course (part of the S2F requirements).

    (Open to all instructors)

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 18:00 - 22:00
    • Clubhouse McCaffrey Field
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    DDSC Annual General Meeting and Dinner

    Dinner around 6-6:30 pm

    Meeting starts at 8pm (TBC- see meeting notice)

    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 20 Oct 2018
    • DDSC

    Kiwi week - all welcome for some XC flying

    • 28 Oct 2018
    • 03 Nov 2018
    • McCaffrey Field Bowenville Qld
    • 4
    Register

    Solo Quest /Ab-Initio Week course

    This course requires a minimum number of students for it to proceed.  If a minimum number of students aren't enrolled (with full payment) within 4 weeks of the commencement date, the course may be cancelled (a full refund provided).  

    For more information visit DDSC website or call David on 0427 819 446


    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 17 Nov 2018
    • McCaffrey Field
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    Caboolture and Gympie visitor week.  Dates TBC

    • 09 Dec 2018
    • 15 Dec 2018
    • Narromine
    Register

    Contact Cooper for details / expression of interest.

    DDSC fly away week to Narromine this December. Along the lines of our annual Easter regatta, This fly away would be a means of exposing junior/newer pilots to CrossCountry. However, with this in mind, we would also love to see some well experienced pilots to come along for some fun!

    The dates for this event will be from the 9th-15th December, Narromine, NSW.

    We are hoping to take the Duo Discus (GRL) and the DG1001. Solo pilots can book DDSC club single seaters to also take down. Furthermore, Narromine Gliding Club has a Discus, Duo and LS6 which can be booked.

    A limit of 6 pre-solo students has been set.  Please let Cooper Gibbs know if you need instruction or would like coaching. Juniors (under 26) - please let us know your flying hours, experience and expectations in the notes area of the registration.


Past events

13 Jul 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
02 Jul 2018 Mid-week Flying
01 Jul 2018 Solo Quest / Ab-Initio Week Course
29 Jun 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
15 Jun 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
01 Jun 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
18 May 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
04 May 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
29 Apr 2018 XC Weekend - Sunday Booking
28 Apr 2018 XC Weekend - Saturday Booking
21 Apr 2018 GUSS Visitor Weekend
20 Apr 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
30 Mar 2018 Easter Regatta
25 Mar 2018 XC Weekend - Sunday !
24 Mar 2018 XC Weekend - Saturday
17 Mar 2018 GUSS Visitor Weekend
23 Feb 2018 Friday Flying 2018
27 Dec 2017 Post Christmas Flying at DDSC
08 Dec 2017 Friday Flying 2017
04 Nov 2017 Caboolture Week
21 Oct 2017 Darlingbury Cup - Kiwi Week
20 Oct 2017 Celebration of Life for Jeremy Thompson
30 Sep 2017 Jeremy & Norbert Gathering
30 Sep 2017 Queensland State Comps at Warwick
17 Sep 2017 Solo Quest / Ab-Initio Week Course
16 Sep 2017 AGM and Dinner
09 Sep 2017 GUSS AEF visitor weekend
26 Aug 2017 Aviation Insurance Air Experience Flights (8 off)
28 Jul 2017 Bundaberg Club Visit
01 Jul 2017 Lasagne and Movie Night
25 Jun 2017 Ab-Initio Week Course
17 Jun 2017 GUSS Visitor Weekend
03 Jun 2017 Air League Visit
14 May 2017 Trailer Working Bee
06 May 2017 Cadet flying weekend
23 Apr 2017 Ab-Initio Week Course -Revised
08 Apr 2017 Easter Regatta
01 Apr 2017 Air League Qld Visit
19 Mar 2017 Instructor Day
05 Feb 2017 Course#1 Feb2017
20 Jan 2017 Friday Flying
28 Dec 2016 Post Xmas Flying
24 Dec 2016 NO FLYING
26 Nov 2016 DDSC Solo Quest Course
24 Nov 2016 DDSC Christmas Party
22 Nov 2016 Committee Meeting
14 Nov 2016 Caboolture Week
04 Nov 2016 Friday Flying
21 Oct 2016 Friday Flying
15 Oct 2016 GUSS Weekend
01 Oct 2016 QLD State Championships

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