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handoverThe Australian Gliding Museum first met as a committee on February 26th 1999. This brought together a number of kindred spirits interested in preserving older and historic gliders. These gliders are scattered all over Australia and the aim is to collect them in a safe place before they become destroyed or deteriorate beyond sensible refurbishment.

Other interesting gliding paraphernalia also is becoming available. A strong catalyst for formation of a glider museum was the discovery that an important Australian designed Schneider glider had left Australia bound for a foreign collection.

Find us on Google mapsTo join the Museum view Joining and Visiting. To make a non monetary gift view Deed of Gift.

Wood and Fabric Courses PDF Print E-mail
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The AGM will be running Wood and Fabric Courses.

 

A Fabric & Wood Repair course will be held at the Bacchus Marsh airfield in the Museum buildings.

 

Minor Wood Repair Course: 7 - 10 November, 2018 & Fabric Course: 11 - 14 November, 2018 

 

Cost for each course is $400 and all materials and lunches are provided. Clubhouse accommodation is available.

To secure a place please contact: Jim Barton on 0419 562 213 or Dave Goldsmith on 0428 450 475

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2018 12:22
 
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38UPDATE: All AGM Newsletters have now been added to the website. Future issues will be added, after distribution to AGM financial Members.

To see the issues currently available online, go to Newletters

 
Support From Local Community PDF Print E-mail

The Australian Gliding Museum has been honoured with the presentation of a cheque for $1000 from the Pegasus Liesure Group and the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) Foundation, to assist with its work on the preservation of Australia's Gliding History.

 

Kate O Sullivan General Manager - Pegasus Liesure Group presented the cheque to Australian Gliding Museum President, David Goldsmith.  This recognises the support the Museum gives to local restaurant "Stoney's".

 

Also at the Museum for the presentation, were Adrianne Sarkozy - Melbourne Racing Club Foundation Manager and Jasmine - Stoney's Club, Bacchus Marsh

 

 

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Adrianne Sarkozy - MRC Foundation Manager

David Goldsmith - AGM President

Kate O Sullivan - General Manager of PLG

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David Goldsmith - AGM President

Kate O Sullivan - General Manager of PLG

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Jasmine from Stoney's Club, Bacchus Marsh

David Goldsmith - AGM President

Kate O Sullivan - General Manager of PLG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 14:40
 
Melbourne Cup Vintage Rally & Museum Open Day 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Goldsmith   

 

Bob Hickman’s Boomerang, Geelong Club’s ASK-13 and the Nymph on the flight line

The Vintage Rally at Bacchus Marsh Airfield commenced on Saturday 4th November and finished on Melbourne Cup day, Tuesday 7th November, with the Museum Open Day on Sunday. This year the weather co-operated for the first two days, but became rather windy on Monday and Tuesday. With many visitors, some from interstate, the comfortable clubhouse was well patronised The Museum K4 accelerates for takeoffand provided convenient accommodation, while Stoney’s Pub provided a pleasant watering hole with delicious evening meals. 

 

On Saturday Bob Hickman launched first in his Boomerang, followed closely by Garret Russell and Dave  Goldsmith in the Geelong ASK-13. How long is it since an ES-56 Nymph has been seen in Victorian skies? Peter Rundle from Central Coast (NSW) was delighted to fly - and show the results of his labour of love, having saved the prototype Nymph from demolition along with it’s roost in the ceiling of a Sydney furniture showroom. Then followed Peter Raphael with his bright red Cherokee II from Bendigo. Vintage flights were made throughout the rest of the afternoon, with Ka6 owner John Mackley returning to get current again in the ASK-13 after a few quiet years, and Rob Moffat enjoying a flight in the Nymph. Bob won the certificate for the longest flight, 1 hour 47 minutes, and also the award for longest distance after reaching Fiskville. Best height was awarded to Garrett Russell who achieved 5,400 ft in the ASK-13. 

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