25th February 2006
Queensland Sporting Hovercraft Club
A branch of the Australian Hovercraft Federation Inc (Vic)

Dear Air Cushion Vehicle enthusiast,
The Queensland branch held a planning meeting at the Sporting Aircraft Association of Australia hall at Archerfield Aerodrome on Monday, 20th February 2006 which was attended by Des Goss, Phillip Audsley, Peter Venn, Arthur Stead, Bill & Lin Kaald and Steven Odgaard.

Peter proudly displayed his new Honda 2 cylinder overhead camshaft 16hp lift engine for the Nell Hummingbird. He was excited to be able to source this engine which weighs less than 30kg.
Some small engine outlets reported that this engine is no longer being produced.
Peter must be doing well - he had a brand new Ford V8 ute to transport the valuable cargo.

Interstate news:-
The NSW branch has invited us to Newcastle next month.
The occasion is Camp Quality at Myuna Bay on Lake Macquarie.
Anyone interested in travelling to Lake Macquarie for a weekend may be interested in dining with members of the NSW branch at Toronto on Saturday evening at 8:00 pm.
Station Masters Café : 98 Brighton Ave, Toronto NSW 2283 Booking by Ian and Vicki McKinnon.
Accommodation will be at the Paradise Palms caravan park and the club will start meeting there at around 6:00 pm on Saturday afternoon. 18th March 2006.
Paradise Palms caravan park NSW. Ph 4959 1271
42 Ambrose Street , Carey Bay NSW 2283
10:00 am - Sunday, 19th March 2006.
Meet at Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre, Dora Creek Road to give rides for Children with cancer at Camp Quality. Approx 30 children and 42 helpers.
Lunch kindly provided by the sponsors of Camp Quality.

                 click here for area map                          click here for Myuna Bay map

Next club cruise:-
After the January cruise, we met at Yatala Pies and discussed sites for future cruises and river mouth sandbank terrain was a hot topic.
Des Goss nominated the Pine River Freshwater Creek and Hays Inlet region under The Hornibrook / Houghton Highway for a suitable sandbank bonanza.
The launch site is at Pelican Park at Clontarf.
Meet at 9:00 am on Sunday 12th March 2006.

Next Queensland branch meeting:-
7:30 pm - Monday, 20th March 2006.
SAAA hall at Archerfield Aerodrome.
Beatty Road Qld 4108.

Steven Odgaard
QSH secretary