VIC/TAS Update

Ryan Driscoll


  • 2 x Junior Aerobatics Courses Benalla, 19-20th & 26-27th June

  • Mountain Flying Event TBA

  • Winch Flying Event TBA

  • XC Regatta Summer 2021


It’s fair to say we Victorians are raring to go and make up for last year’s gliding situation! While we were prevented from running any Victorian local series, we have already had a successful XC coaching week as a replacement for the cancelled Joeyglide event in January. Those who attended learnt a lot and had a bunch of fun. It is my priority as your AJGC state representative, Vice President of the AJGC and Gliding Vic-Tas committee member, to continue to boost the camaraderie amongst new and ongoing Victorian Juniors by providing exciting events you want to come to.

As such I have high hopes for local series events this year and coming season. I have already organized some aerobatic courses. I am also looking at running a mountain flying event and an event at a winch launching club. Maybe even a smallXC regatta to get ready for Joey-Glide 2022. I hope to see you all at JG given its location in our state this year! Is there an event you want run? Let me know.

"COME HANG" Aerobatics Weekends 19-20th & 26-27th June 2021 REPORT

A great success! With restrictions lifted last minute, six Victorian juniors made it up to Benalla over for two weekends of aerobatics training. We had some great winter weather, with wave flights to 8500ft, soaring flights over 1.5 hours, and 3 of the 4 selected days flyable.

Juniors attending commented to me on the quality of the preflight lectures on aerobatics, and the professionalism of the training. Smiles all round and plenty of fun maneuvers were learnt to a high standard and signed off.

Special thanks to the GCV president Matt Woodhouse for assisting me in instruction, as well as the other attending pilots. There was a demand for another weekend as we approach the next season, so keep an eye on this space as if you missed out!

So if you want to register for future Local Series events or have any questions, or if there is something the AJGC or I can do for you. Feel free to reach me at


Ryan Driscoll.