May 2007
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 SAAA hall at Archerfield Aerodrome on Tuesday, 15th May 2007 which was attended by Phillip Audsley, Arthur Stead, Angus Kerr, Peter Venn and Steven Odgaard.

A visitor to the meeting was Arthur Gangell from Springfield Lakes.

Apologies:- Apologies from Des Goss who is overseas.

Cruise report - Logan River, Eagleby - Sunday 13th May 2007.

The last cruise was held on Sunday 13th May 2007 on the Logan and Albert rivers from Eagleby to Yatala with 3 hovercraft in attendance:-

Angus Kerr - in his Turbo Wedge 240,
Peter Ledwoch & Ann Dickinson - in the Simple Cyclone,
Steven Odgaard - in the Billy Baker 2

Arthur Gangell from Springfield Lakes and his sister Irene visiting from Adelaide came along at 9:00 am on Sunday morning to see the craft in action. Angus took Irene for a ride and Steven took Arthur for a slow stumbling ride in the Billy Baker.

Arthur and Irene then drove by car to the Yatala bridge and waited for over an hour while the three craft journeyed down the Logan River to the junction, then up the Albert River via the Stapylton flood plain. Angus was able to power his craft all the way up the steep bank near the bridge and came to rest on the grassy strip near the edge of the service road, while Steven managed to perch the Billy Baker onto a mud shelf enabling him to step out onto dry ground. Peter and Ann played it safe and stayed under the bridge while the others chatted, then refuelled for the return trip to Eagleby.

Safely back at the Eagleby boat ramp we all enjoyed some of Peter and Ann's chocolate cake washed down by a billy tea.

Australian Hovercraft Federation News:-
The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Hovercraft Federation will be held at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, 23rd May 2007. This will be a three state phone conference from Arthur Stead's at Wynnum, Queensland; Eugene Zanozin's at Blaxland, NSW; and Peter Streader's at Rowville in Victoria.

Three delegates from each state need to be elected at the branch level before the AGM.

Next club cruise:-
The next cruise is planned for Sunday 17th June 2007 at Boggy Creek, Pinkenba.
Meet at Bancroft Road, Pinkenba at 9:00 am for a launch into Boggy Creek.
UBD Reference - Map 142 H1.
Contact for the event is Steven Odgaard on 0400 798 404.

Next Queensland branch meeting:
7:30 pm - Tuesday, 19th June 2007
SAAA hall at Archerfield Aerodrome.
Beatty Road Qld 4108.

Steven Odgaard
QSH secretary