With great thanks to the Mount Beauty Bendigo Bank, in 2023 we will have 4 shade Marquees available to set-up at Launch, Bombout & Goal. Also thanks to Bendigo Bank we will have re-fillable drink bottles and water refilling stations to ensure everyone stays hydrated.
It's a fact of life that accidents sometimes happen. You might stub your toe walking your glider in to set-up, or trip over someone's harness & sprain your ankle. Either way we have got you covered. We have purchased 2 fully stocked first aid kits with everything needed to handle cuts, sprains, breaks, bites, stings etc.
Thanks to a generous donation by the NSWHPA we also have a defibrillator available in case the excitment of competition gets too much to bear. Seriously though we are all getting older ever year and coping with the heat & stress on launch can take it's toll. It's definately better to take your time setting up and stay chilled. But it's also good to be prepared for the worst. Thanks to the NSW guys 'n gals for sharing their bounty.
We all know windsocks improve safety when setting up a landing. Particularly in areas like Corryong where on good flying days it's often difficult to predict wind strength or direction on the ground. May pilots in the Eastern states will know the ubiquitious 'walkonair.com.au' orange windsock. These were sourced by our very own HG Comps President Tracey Meyer in 2008. Most of the original consignment of 1000 units are gone now. They were initially sold but most were given away at competitions over the years.
HG Comps are now considering purchasing another consignment of windsocks and looking for a partner(s) to sponsor the purchase. If you know of a business or state association that would like their name on a windsock in every launch or landing zone then get in touch