Gliding Tasmania has now received development approval to build and use new facilities at the Tunbridge Airfield (see location for updated map).
All of our equipment and facilities have been removed from Woodbury where we have operated continuously since 1973 on leased land.
Once approval has been received for our hanger and other facilities, we will be commencing construction of the hanger and relocating our aircraft when the hanger is finished. Construction of the new hanger should be completed around March after which we will be recommencing full operations at the northern end of Tunbridge airfield.
While the move has been a major interruption to our operations, we look forward to operating out of Tunbridge with all the new flying challenges near the tiers and surrounding countryside.
We hope to run some temporary operations out of a Northern Tasmanian airfield in the near future so stay tuned for more news.
In more good news, the Pawnee tug has a new reconditioned engine and is now flying again. The Pawnee suffered an engine failure back in April and has taken some time to be repaired and at considerable cost.
The relocation, repairs to the tug and with no operations for some time have depleted club resources and if anyone would like to make a tax-deductible donation then please follow the link to the Australian Sports Foundation.
Any donations or assistance with our relocation will be gratefully received.