Thursday, 4 August 2016

Coaching week at Waikerie 2016

                                                                                          Bernard Eckey

The current Head Coach for South Australia, Peter Temple, has been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming world championship at Benalla, so I have volunteered to run the next coaching week at Waikerie.

This event will be held between Christmas and New Year 2016 – from 27th to 31st of December 2016. Participants are expected to arrive on Monday 26th of December to be ready for the first day of Coaching Week on Tuesday 27th.

Organizers are planning to cater to all levels of experience. Specific coaching will be provided for pre-solo pilots as well as early cross-country pilots and more experienced pilots. A number of experienced coaches will be available as has been the case over the last few years with the very successful programs run by Peter Temple.

Each pilot will nominate their personal goal for the week and we will do our best to make sure that you achieve that goal.

The Waikerie gliding club will make their excellent facilities available with evening meals being provided. Accommodation can be booked on line. Please visit

Flying sessions in the afternoon will be preceded by presentations in the morning directed to specific topics designed to advance your understanding of cross-country flying skills. Advanced pilots will be coached around more challenging tasks while less experienced pilots are given shorter tasks with turn points closer to the airfield. Most coaching will be conducted as a lead and follow between student and coach, and an opportunities for coaching flights in an ASH 30 Mi and other 2-seaters will also be available. As in previous years we will also be offering outlanding training in a touring motorglider.

For further details please feel free to contact Bernard Eckey on (08) 84492871 or send an e-mail to: