Orange Week 2019

24-30th November 2019

Once again WAIKERIE GLIDING CLUB will be hosting the ORANGE WEEK gliding competition, first held in 1962.The Orange Week trophy, awarded to the Champion Pilot, is adorned with many legendary pilot names; Moss Potter, Malcolm Jinks, Bob Martin, Sue Martin, Bob Rowe, David Jones, Bruce Brockhoff, John Holland, Haidyn Dunn, Ted Pascoe, Mike Borgelt and Rudi Gaissmaier to name a few. Most recently Craig Vinall has been the focus of the trophy engraver.

Orange Week is structured for serious pilots; that is pilots seeking serious fun both in the air and in the clubhouse. Evening dinners will naturally be on offer and play an important part in the competition as pilots are required to declare at the dinner which grade they wish to compete in the following day, whether they will fly wet or dry (and hence the handicap they will compete with), or if they wish to declare a lay-day or own-task day, and all this with only their own weather observations and without any knowledge of the task. This competition has the ultimate in task and pilot flexibility, and probably the ultimate in fun. Entrants who don’t have fun will have their entry fee refunded.

 

More information will be posted on this website or contact Bill Mudge 0429 413 570 (billmudge@bigpond.com).