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This is the type of glider that you will fly in. It is a Polish SZD-50 Puchacz - a fine training machine that is also capable of significant cross-country flights by trained pilots.

The next scheduled gliding days and future events
COVID-19: Please note that as a result of the virus all club operations have been suspended until further notice. The situation will be reviewed frequently - watch this space.
Visiting pilots: Please click here to see operational details and requirements at our airfield.
Drone operations near the airfield: A nearby mine has advised that they are conducting frequent drone operations not above 500' AGL. Operations will be south and west of the airfield but not between the airfield and the Golden Highway.
Pilots please note: Mine blasting schedule: Mon 6 Apr at 12:30pm. Blast approximately 600 metres west of the western end of the runway. Click here for more details.
Information Operational implications:
Pilots should remain at least 1000 metres clear of the blast area when a blast is imminent. Note that this may affect approaches to 10, departures from 28 and overflying in either direction but any restrictions are likely to be of short duration. (See Communications)

Communications: (mine callsign Blast Control)
  • The mine will maintain a listening watch on the CTAF from at least 10 minutes before a scheduled blast until the all clear is given.
  • The mine will transmit a warning 10 minutes and 1 minute before the blast.
  • The mine will transmit a notification when the area has been declared safe after the blast has been completed or the blast has been delayed.
  • The mine will respond to any aircraft that calls in the area and may have missed previous warnings.

The coal mine located to the southwest of Hunter Valley Gliding Club (south of the Golden Highway) is operated by Glencore - United Wambo OC Operations Pty Ltd. For further information on blasting, pilots can call the Environment & Community Manager on 0429 306 208. The mine maintains this information.

(Blasting may be delayed if conditions are not suitable).
Date   Temps Duty instructor(s) Duty tug pilot

Sat 11 Apr 15 to 25
Partly cloudy. Probability 20%
No flying
    

Sun 12 Apr 10 to 22
Sunny. Probability 10%
No flying
    
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Bureau of Meteorology ©
Singleton 7-day forecast
Other weather information

Extended flying roster

Forecasts: Issued 04:25 06/04/20. Valid from 05:00 06/04/20 to 23:59 12/04/20. Next forecast is due 15:50 06/04/20.
The next scheduled gliding days
COVID-19: Please note that as a result of the virus all club operations have been suspended until further notice. The situation will be reviewed frequently - watch this space.
Visiting pilots: Please click here to see operational details and requirements at our airfield.
Drone operations near the airfield: A nearby mine has advised that they are conducting frequent drone operations not above 500' AGL. Operations will be south and west of the airfield but not between the airfield and the Golden Highway.
Pilots please note: Mine blasting schedule: Mon 6 Apr at 12:30pm. Blast approximately 600 metres west of the western end of the runway. Click here for more details.
Information Operational implications:
Pilots should remain at least 1000 metres clear of the blast area when a blast is imminent. Note that this may affect approaches to 10, departures from 28 and overflying in either direction but any restrictions are likely to be of short duration. (See Communications)

Communications: (mine callsign Blast Control)
  • The mine will maintain a listening watch on the CTAF from at least 10 minutes before a scheduled blast until the all clear is given.
  • The mine will transmit a warning 10 minutes and 1 minute before the blast.
  • The mine will transmit a notification when the area has been declared safe after the blast has been completed or the blast has been delayed.
  • The mine will respond to any aircraft that calls in the area and may have missed previous warnings.

The coal mine located to the southwest of Hunter Valley Gliding Club (south of the Golden Highway) is operated by Glencore - United Wambo OC Operations Pty Ltd. For further information on blasting, pilots can call the Environment & Community Manager on 0429 306 208. The mine maintains this information.

(Blasting may be delayed if conditions are not suitable).
Date Temps On duty

Sat 11 Apr
15 to 25
Partly cloudy. Probability 20%
No flying

Sun 12 Apr
10 to 22
Sunny. Probability 10%
No flying

Extended flying roster

Forecasts: Issued 04:25 06/04/20. Valid from 05:00 06/04/20 to 23:59 12/04/20. Next forecast is due 15:50 06/04/20.
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