April 2003
Queensland Sporting Hovercraft Club
A branch of the Australian Hovercraft Federation Inc (Vic)

Cruise report - Twin Bridges near Fernvale - Sunday 6th April 2003.

Dear Air Cushion Vehicle enthusiast,
The last cruise was at Twin Bridges on the Brisbane River on Sunday 6th April 2003.
Present were :-
Angus Kerr and friend Lenny in a Turbo Wedge 240
Des Goss in his Turbo Wedge 225 powered by a Robin EC44PM
Phillip and Kerri Audsley in their Yellow Turbo Wedge 225 powered by a 1600cc Subaru, and Steven Odgaard was there with the Billy Baker 2 and the club banner for display.
Tony Hogben with wife Viv turned up to see the assembly and launching.

Bryan Davidson who was keen to come out for another club cruise gave his apologies due to work commitments at Fort Lytton.
At first, Angus and Lenny went for a quick trip downstream from the low level bridge while the last hovercraft prepared for the trip. The park near the bridge was busy with campers and the river which had a good flow was popular as a local swimming spot.
The hovercraft travelled as far as possible upstream until they could go no further.
A good excuse I suppose - for they had come across the Wivenhoe Dam.
After safely returning and packing up at about 1:00pm, a few of the party had lunch at Fernvale.
I heard that Angus won a raffled hamper at the local Tavern.

Next club cruise:-
The next cruise for the Queensland branch of the AHF will be at Oyster Point on Sunday 27th April 2003.
Meet for a 10:00 am launch at the end of Phelan Street, Cleveland.
There is a small island across the Fision Channel which should make for an interesting place to stop. Also a trip south to Coochiemudlo Island for a cup of tea at Matthew Flinder's restaurant would make for a relaxing destination.
There will be a high tide at 7am of 2.1 metres and a low tide at 1-30pm of 0.51 metres.

Next Queensland branch meeting:-
7:30pm Tuesday, 20th May 2003
SAAA hall at Archerfield Aerodrome.
Beatty Road Qld 4108.

Steven Odgaard
QSH secretary