Our club has been saving for 8 years for a Duo Discus 2 seat glider but at our last AGM the club decided to make a major change in direction and move away from winch launching to aero-tow. We have been fortunate to receive a $35.000 grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to add to club funds for the project. WE have placed a deposit on an aircraft but a larger engine has to be sourced and fitted along with a couple of modifications and CASA approval which is likely to be a lengthy process. A high performance 2 seat glider is still an aspiration is unlikely in the next 2 years.
The club house refurbishment is nearing completion. Termite infested walls and kitchen benches have been removed, Carpet has be removed and the concrete floor ground back and epoxy coated. Walls and ceiling repaired and painted, new furniture for the briefing room sourced and installed. the carpet and paint the concrete floor.
The hangar extension Has been completed
The new hangar door wheels has been completed completed.
The work shop maintenance area is the get a concrete floor which will require some excavation and changes to the roller doors. Equipping the workshop with appropriate benches and tools will follow.
Out Door Area
The construction of a covered outdoor BBQ / beer garden area is planed. Some pavers have been sourced for the project and stored at the club.
Operations van / Shade area
The current operations caravan is in poor condition and in need of replacement. It was donated to the club 20 years ago. If anyone has a better one they could donate please let us know. It also need improvment to provide better shade for members.
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GYMPIE GLIDING CLUB
132 Lobwein Road,
Kybong QLD 4570
Phone: 0400 348 711
Open Wednesday and Saturday
ABN: 36 835 368 992