May 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, 15th May 2006, which was attended by Des Goss, Phillip Audsley, Arthur Stead and Steven Odgaard.

Cruise report - Oyster Point near Cleveland - Sunday 30th April 2006.

The last cruise was at Oyster Point near Cleveland on Sunday 30th April 2006.
It was attended by:-

Angus Kerr in a Revtech Rocket,
Peter Ledwoch & Ann Dickinson in a Simple Cyclone, and
Phillip Audsley in a Turbo Wedge 225.

Tony Podlich with family, Ray and Denise Newton and Steven Odgaard came along to watch.
There was a 10 knot north easterly breeze for most of the day which gradually strengthened to 15 knots, but this did not impede the cruise to Eprapah Creek and Coochiemudlo Island.
Angus was paid a visit by 3 of his friends from the Motor Raceway and being professional high speed thrill seekers, Angus did his best to give them an amphibious ride to remember. I believe all were thrilled to beyond their expections.
Peter and Ann travelled from the Gold Coast and it was great to see their Simple Cyclone performing so well.
Unfortunately Des Goss couldn’t be with us because his Turbo Wedge was damaged a week earlier on a cruise with Angus at Fisherman Island near the mouth of the Brisbane River. The mishap occurred back at the ramp while loading the craft onto the trailer. The rear duct fastenings tore loose with too much force from an assistant pushing the craft - with good intentions.
Hope to see you back in the circle of regular cruisers before too long Des.
I have some photos of the cruise at Oyster Point to show at the meeting.

Arthur Stead reported that the Queensland branch web site is now available for viewing. It is kindly sponsored by Silverline Ceiling Insulation by Peter Venn.

Australian Hovercraft Federation news:-
The Australian Hovercraft Federation website is updated by Tony Westwood of Victoria.
The guest book has been modified slightly so you can now register online for the Australian National Rally. Peter Streader is the organiser for the rally this year, to be held at Lake Cargelligo in central western NSW on 23rd & 24th September, and he is keen to know how many will be attending.

Next club cruise:-
The next cruise will be at Clontarf on Sunday, 11th June 2006.
Meet at 9:00 am at the Pelican Park boat ramp.

Next Queensland branch meeting:-
7:30 pm - Monday, 19th June 2006.
SAAA hall at Archerfield Aerodrome.
Beatty Road Qld 4108.

Steven Odgaard
QSH secretary