Dear Pilot, April 2003
Let me take this opportunity to introduce the Skyhigh Paragliding Club Inc. We are the largest paragliding club in Australia with over 200 members. Our Club operates in Victoria and is based in the Melbourne area. You may have heard or us, or you may have been a member at some stage. We would like to highlight some of the benefits of being a member of our club.
* Pilot Network: Your most precious resource is the knowledge, experience and friendship of your fellow pilots. We actively assist and encourage both new and experienced pilots to safely improve their skills and airtime through our numerous pilot networks, sites and events. The club also runs an internet Discussion Group to keep members up to date with the latest news, events, and who’s flying where.
* Activities: The club regularly holds activities such as a reserve throw and repack night, intermediate and advanced license upgrades, interstate and overseas flying trips, first aid courses, social functions and numerous fly-ins at various sites around Victoria.
* Competitions: Each year, we run competitions for all pilots of all levels of experience. Competitions include the Not The Vic Open, Millenium Cup (weighted in favour of novice pilots), Phoenix Cup masquerade and the Mystic Cup for more advanced pilots. Each competition is sponsored and past prizes have included gliders, variometers and cash!
* Australian Paragliding News (APN): Membership to the club also gives you 10 editions per year of Skyhigh’s popular magazine, mailed World wide. APN is a great source for current flying news and views, site, safety and equipment information. With educational, informative and humourous articles and pictures, APN is essential paragliding reading.
Club meetings: are held on the first Wednesday of every month at the Retreat Hotel, 226 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford, 7:45pm – all welcome. Recent club meetings have hosted guest speakers on a variety of topics ranging from the weather to safety to air traffic control. Club meetings regularly feature slide presentations, videos and open discussion on current flying issues.
As a special offer we are offering 13 months membership for $50 June 2003 until June 2004.
If you join before 1st of May you will receive the June 03 edition of the “Australian Paragliding News” free. Join now and receive all of the benefits above and become a member of the largest, most active paragliding club in Australia! Please use the membership form attached to receive this offer.
Geoff Guest 36054
President Skyhigh Paragliding Club Inc