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Upcoming Events

Saturday 17th February 2018

Central District Regional Competition

17 February 2018 to 24 February 2018


Sunday 28th January 2018

NZ Multi-class Championship at Matamata

27 January 2018 to 10 February 2018

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School

10 January 2018 to 24 January 2018

Saturday 6th January 2018

Raglan Camp

6 January 2018 to 17 January 2018

***to be confirmed

Saturday 6th January 2018

Audi Enterprise Contest

6 January 2018 to 13 January 2018

For details see http://msc.gliding.co.nz/events/club-class-champs-audi-enterprise-contest-2018-drury/

Monday 1st January 2018

MSC Cross Country Course

1 January 2018 to 5 January 2018

Talk to CFI if interested in attending.

Tuesday 26th December 2017

Christmas Camp

26 December 2017 to 5 January2018

Sunday 26th November 2017

Northern Regional Glider Competition

25 November to 2 December

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. 

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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

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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


Tuesday 25th April 2017 12:00PM


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

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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




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Saturday 27th June 2015 4:00PM

Annual General Meeting - 4.00pm 27 JUNE 2015


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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


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

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Saturday 23rd November 2013

Northern Region Gliding Championships 2013

Sat 23 Nov to Sat 30th Nov 2013

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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

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Saturday 26th October 2013


Saturday 26th to Monday 28th October 2013 

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Friday 11th October 2013

Instructors Course

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

Matamata Airfield

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Saturday 5th October 2013 9:30AM

Start of Season Briefing

Start of Season Briefing for 2013

Saturday 5 October

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