June 2012
Queensland Sporting Hovercraft Club

Dear Air Cushion Vehicle enthusiast,
The Queensland branch of The Australian Hovercraft Federation held a planning meeting on Tuesday, 19th June 2012, at the RC primary school, 350 Mortimer Road, Acacia Ridge.
This meeting was attended by:-

Treasurer:- Phillip Audsley
Secretary:- Steven Odgaard

Other members attending were Angus Kerr, Arthur Stead and Bill Toppin.
Visitors for the evening were Rita Chaffey, Kerri Audsley, Brett Smith and Jamie Behrendorff.

Air Force Cadets Training Exercise:-
On Sunday 9th September 2012 air cadets are having a training day at Crossdale on Lake Somerset, Qld. There will be approximately 22 adult staff, 12 cadet staff and 88 air cadets.

The activities mainly involve a rotation of 5 groups through 5 classroom lectures but it is hoped that a practical display will follow the theory lessons and that is where the club will be involved. Corporal Brett Young has already run this theory course at Hendra Aviation High and is planning a similar event this year, but with 5 squadrons instead of just one and he wishes to involve the experience of QSH or AHF members.

As with glider and sailplane activities, rifle range activities and rugged bivouacs; there is always a lot of paperwork and red tape and a hovercraft training day is no exception. Anyone who wishes to participate will need to apply for a blue card and their craft will need to be subject to scrutiny. Copies of your insurance paperwork is also required.

Brett Young is in need of a small trailer to transport the air cadet’s newly acquired UHT10. The UHT10 is a junior entry hovercraft project by Discover Hover promoted by Chris Fitzgerald and Ken Osmond and is built to plans developed by Bob Wendt and Bill Zang of Universal Hovercraft USA. Plans drawn in AutoCad by Tim Envall of Victoria.

On Sunday 17th June, Kevin Dixon rang and reported that the Hovercraft club of South Australia Inc had recently held a training day with air force cadets in the Adelaide region and advised that the level of paperwork was intense and authorisation was very difficult to obtain.

AHF Annual General Meeting:-
On Wednesday 6th May the Australian Hovercraft Federation held an Annual General Meeting via a five state phone conference. In attendance were:-

Victoria - Peter Streader, Reece Isaac and Tony Westwood.
New South Wales - Eugene Zanozin and Karl Bowman.
Queensland - Peter Venn, Steven Odgaard and Arthur Stead.
South Australia - Kevin Dixon.
Western Australia - Jeremy Ludlow.

Election of office bearers was as follows:-
President - Peter Streader Vic
Vice President - Eugene Zanozin NSW
Secretary - Steven Odgaard Qld
Treasurer - Colin Dainty Vic

Next club cruise:-
The next club cruise will be held on Sunday 8th July 2012 at Muriel St, Redland Bay.
Meet at 9:00 am at Peter Venn's place at 96 Muriel St, Redland Bay for a launch into the Redland Bay Channel and a run around the southern bay islands.
UBD Reference - Map 267 B9.
Contact for the event is Steven Odgaard on 0400 798 404.

Next Queensland branch meeting:
The next club meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th July 2012 at 7:30pm.
It will be held in the Staff Room at Our Lady of Fatima RC primary school, 350 Mortimer Road Acacia Ridge.

Hope you can come. All welcome.

Steven Odgaard
QSH secretary