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    • 22 Feb 2019
    • 09:30 - 17:00
    • McCaffrey Field
    Register

    Friday Flying 2019

    every 2nd week


    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.

    • 08 Mar 2019
    • 09:30 - 17:00
    • McCaffrey Field
    Register

    Friday Flying 2019

    every 2nd week


    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.

    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 09:00
    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 04:00
    • McCaffery Field (DDSC)
    • 20
    Register

    DDSC Youth Weekend

    DDSC would like to invite all our younger generation members to come out and fly together this weekend. The aim is to encourage our young pilots to come out and fly together, and start building a young team of enthusiastic pilots!  Training and coaching can be booked in the usual way.

    Of course all members are welcome but we want to encourage in particular our juniors so we can keep them coming back for more!



    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 19:00
    • 16 Ramsgate St Kelvin Grove

    Schedule Committee Meeting

    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 17 Mar 2019

    Air League Visitors

    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • DDSC
    • 4
    Register

    Flying Further - Cross Country Course

    This course (over 2 x 3-day weekends 22-24 March + 5-7 April) aims to introduce solo pilots to cross country flying. Ideally attendees will obtain an initial XC rating.  

    Prerequisites for course are

    1. Have flown flights (either solo or dual) of at least 90 minutes and preferably longer without discomfort (we are going to fly xc country for up to 2 hours)
    2. Ideally completion (or very close to) of B certificate.  A minimum of A certificate will be accepted if the below skills are to a high standard
    3. Well-developed thermalling skills including:
      • ability to thermal at 45 degrees at constant attitude (speed)
      • able to continually centre thermal (remain in the thermal core)
    4. highly proficient in landings:
      • good circuits without reference to altimeter
      • land within a deferred area (hit aiming point)
      • 2 point (min speed/energy) landings

    The course curriculum (tbc):

    1. outlandings
    2. the thermal strength and its importance to XC flights
    3. Height bands and thresholds
    4. Weather forecasting
    5. task planning
    6. trigger points
    7. energy lines
    8. glider instruments
    9. nutrition
    10. Water Ballast
    11. look out and threat management
    12. badge flights and official observer
    13. 4 x dual cross country flights in the duo and/or DG (weather dependent)




    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 09:30 - 17:00
    • McCaffrey Field
    Register

    Friday Flying 2019

    every 2nd week


    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.

    • 05 Apr 2019
    • 09:30 - 17:00
    • McCaffrey Field
    Register

    Friday Flying 2019

    every 2nd week


    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.

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 21 Apr 2019
    • McCaffrey Field
    • 42
    Register


    DDSC EASTER REGATTA 2019

    Practice Day:  13 April 2019
    Comp days:  14-21 April 2019

    Come for some, or all the days.

    Entry Fees:  P1 - $25, P2 - $10
    Flying Fees:  $5 per flying day

    Tows tickets: $55 for non DDSC members.  DDSC members charged at club rates.

    Accomodation:

    Camping / BYO Caravan: $10 per night
     Bunkhouse: $10 per night for bunks / $17 per night for a room



    • 19 Apr 2019
    • 09:30 - 17:00
    • McCaffrey Field
    Register

    Friday Flying 2019

    every 2nd week


    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.

    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 19:00
    • 16 Ramsgate St Kelvin Grove

    Schedule Committee Meeting

    • 03 May 2019
    • 09:30 - 17:00
    • McCaffrey Field
    Register

    Friday Flying 2019

    every 2nd week


    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.

    • 17 May 2019
    • 13 Dec 2019
    • 16 sessions
    • McCaffrey Field
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Friday Flying 2019

    every 2nd week

    11th Jan 2019 to 13th December 2019.


    Briefing 9:30AM

    Airspace has been organised.

    Post solo pilots don't need to book.

    Please book Club Gliders in the usual manner.

    Friday Training

    (Booking required)

       Training will be available by prior booking, 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.

    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 07 Jun 2019

    Instructor Training.  Tows available.

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 19:00
    • 16 Ramsgate St Kelvin Grove

    Schedule Committee Meeting

    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 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


    • 31 Jul 2019
    • 19:00
    • 16 Ramsgate St Kelvin Grove

    Schedule Committee Meeting

    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 19:00
    • 16 Ramsgate St Kelvin Grove

    Schedule Committee Meeting

    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 28 Sep 2019

    Details TBC

    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 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


Past events

08 Feb 2019 Friday Flying/Training 2019
30 Jan 2019 Committee Meeting
25 Jan 2019 Friday Flying/Training 2019
11 Jan 2019 Friday Flying/Training 2019
07 Jan 2019 Instructor training @ DDSC
27 Dec 2018 Xmas flying
19 Dec 2018 Committee Meeting
15 Dec 2018 DDSC XMAS BBQ
09 Dec 2018 Narromine Fly Away!
30 Nov 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
22 Nov 2018 Gliding Queensland Xmas Party
17 Nov 2018 Youthglide QLD Weekend @ DDSC
16 Nov 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
11 Nov 2018 Caboolture / Gympie Week
10 Nov 2018 GUSS Visitor Weekend
02 Nov 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
27 Oct 2018 Solo Quest / Ab-Initio Week Course
20 Oct 2018 USQ Students Visit
13 Oct 2018 DDSC Annual General Meeting and Dinner
05 Oct 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
29 Sep 2018 Working Bee
21 Sep 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
15 Sep 2018 GUSS Visitor Weekend
08 Sep 2018 S2F Instructor Training
07 Sep 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
07 Sep 2018 Discus visit to USQ
25 Aug 2018 S2F Planning Session
24 Aug 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
18 Aug 2018 Gliding Queensland Airworthiness Course 2018
10 Aug 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
04 Aug 2018 GUSS Visitor Weekend
27 Jul 2018 Friday Flying/Training 2018
21 Jul 2018 USQ Visitor Weekend (Tentative)
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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