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Monday 6th November 2017

Central Plateau Comp at Taupo


6 November to 11 November


Wednesday 11th October 2017 7:00PM

Official Observers Briefing


Edouard Devenoges has agreed to run an OO session for those wanting to become Offical Observers and any current OOs needing a refresh.  All claims for those highly sought after badges and records that you struggle to achieve must be endorsed by an OO. 

 (To be an official observer you do not need to be a QGP pilot, but you do need to be a member of GNZ. The newly married Mrs Kim Kamp is supporting Will by planning on doing the course. Genny)  

Edouard is the GNZ Awards officer and is the guy that decides whether your claim is good or not, so it’s a good idea to please him.  He has a vested interest in getting all claims in the right order and being a competent OO is key to that. 


Saturday 30th September 2017 9:30AM

Start of Season Briefing


Reserve the date.  As has been done in previous years, this is the information and safety briefing for all Club pilots to attend.  A short packed morning to inform, motivate and remind all you eager Glider pilots about health and safety.  It’s all about having fun in the sky in the safest way.  More detail closer to the date. 


Saturday 19th August 2017 9:30AM

Advanced QGP Topics


We’re doing a special briefing session to deal with all those problematic syllabus topics like “air sickness”, “midair collision” and “bale out”.  I’ll make sure we have buckets to practice being sick into, and we can run around the clubhouse and bump into each other and fall over to practice baling out. 

We’ll have a few instructors present and do various topics concurrently, depending on who needs what.  So it would be good if you could let the CFI know ahead of time that you intend to join us and what particular topics you want covered.  Email to bgray@xtra.co or txt 021 949145. 


Saturday 29th July 2017 11:41AM

PGC Annual Dinner


PGC Dinner, 29/7/17, The Matamata Club


More details...
Monday 10th July 2017 8:36AM

Vintage Kiwi Rally


20 January 2018 to 29 January 2018

Greytown Soaring Centre


Saturday 1st July 2017

Matamata Soaring Centre AGM


held at MSC clubhouse


Saturday 24th June 2017 4:00PM

Piako Gliding Club AGM


at the clubhouse


Friday 9th June 2017

Gliding New Zealand AGM


9 June 2017 to 11 June 2017

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington

http://gliding.co.nz/event/gliding-new-zealand-conference-agm-2/


Tuesday 25th April 2017 12:00PM

ANZAC Landout BBQ


Don't forget to get landowner details if you landout.


Friday 27th January 2017 9:00AM

NZ Club Class National Competition


27 January to 4 February:  date to be confirmed, watch this space


Tuesday 10th January 2017

Walsh Flying School


10 January 2018 to 24 January 2018

flying restricted at Matamata during event


Sunday 8th January 2017 9:00AM

NZ Multi-class Championship at Omarama


8 January to 21 January


Monday 2nd January 2017 9:00AM

Raglan Camp


2 January to 15 January


Monday 26th December 2016 9:00AM

Christmas Camp


26 December to 1 January


Wednesday 21st December 2016 8:10AM

Raglan 2017


More details...
Monday 12th December 2016 2:03AM

ATC National Camp


12 December to 16 December


Tuesday 6th December 2016 1:00PM

Hamilton Boys HS Aviation club


Sunday 27th November 2016 9:00AM

North Island Regional Competition


27 November to 3 December


Monday 21st November 2016 9:00AM

X-Country Course


21 November to 25 November


Saturday 19th November 2016 9:00AM

X-Country Coaching Clinic


19 & 20 November


Sunday 13th November 2016 9:00AM

31 Sqn ATC


31 Morrinsville Sqn ATC winch training day - twins unavailable


Saturday 12th November 2016 9:00AM

Spud Patch Training


Tentative Date for off field landing training at Spud Patch - contact CFI for info - normal flying at Matamata in afternoon


Saturday 29th October 2016 9:00AM

Central Plateau Comp at Taupo


29 October to 5 November - contact committee to apply for use of club glidger


Saturday 8th October 2016 2:06AM

Start of Season Briefing


8 October, repeat on 12 October


Saturday 1st October 2016 9:00AM

19 Squadron ATC


1 & 2 October


Saturday 20th August 2016 6:00PM

Awards Dinner


Cost $25/person.  Confirm attendance with Joan by 17 August by email


Saturday 19th September 2015 7:00PM

ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER - 19 SEPTEMBER 2015


PIAKO GLIDING CLUB

2015 AWARDS DINNER


More details...
Saturday 27th June 2015 4:00PM

Annual General Meeting - 4.00pm 27 JUNE 2015


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015


More details...
Sunday 22nd March 2015 2:23PM

MSC Task Weekend


Matamata Soaring Centre is running a couple of Task Weekends on  

  • 7th and 8th March and 
  • 21st and 22nd March.  

Tasks for all levels of ability with special emphasis on a safe introduction to X country flying for newer pilots. Contact Bill Mace 027 5410948 for more info.


Saturday 6th December 2014

Matamata Soaring Centre - 50th Anniversary celebrations


*New Date* 6th December 2014 at the Clubhouse.

Contact Bill Mace


Saturday 29th November 2014

Northern Regional Championships


29th November -7th December 2014

Contact Bill Mace


Friday 24th October 2014

MM Soaring Centre Cross Country Course


24-28th November 2014

Contact Bill Mace


Saturday 19th July 2014 9:04PM

Awards Dinner


Annual Awards Dinner and Prizegiving

19 July at the Clubhouse.  

Jan's Fabulous Food.  High Ranking Guest Speaker.  

Full notice to follow


Saturday 21st June 2014

AGM


Annual General Meeting

will be held at 4.00pm on Saturday 21 June 2014


Thursday 26th December 2013

National Gliding Championships and Gliding Carnival


Fri 27th Dec - Thurs 9th Jan 2014


More details...
Saturday 23rd November 2013

Northern Region Gliding Championships 2013


Sat 23 Nov to Sat 30th Nov 2013


More details...
Monday 18th November 2013

Cross Country Course


Matamata Soaring Centre presents the

2013 Cross Country Soaring Course.

Monday 18 November to Friday 22 November,  Matamata Airfield


More details...
Saturday 26th October 2013

YOUTH GLIDE LONG WEEKEND


Saturday 26th to Monday 28th October 2013 


More details...
Friday 11th October 2013

Instructors Course


Instructors Course  - 11th 12th and 13th October 2013

Matamata Airfield


More details...
Saturday 5th October 2013 9:30AM

Start of Season Briefing


Start of Season Briefing for 2013

Saturday 5 October


More details...

Links

GNZ Events


Gliding NZ events page
http://gliding.co.nz/events

Matamata Piako District Council - Airfield Calendar


MPDC Matamata Aerodrome calendar of coming events, MPDC file is out of date.
Waiting on the User Group Calendar to be published.
http://www.mpdc.govt.nz/our-facilities/matamata-aerodrome