Beverley Soaring Society is unique and successful because of its long history of friendly and “willing-to-help” members who come from a wide variety of skill sets and backgrounds. Member participation keeps costs down and develops camaraderie, mutual respect and many friendships.
Members are allocated into teams who are responsible for “running the day” once every 4 weeks. Duties include ground support and log keeping, taking visitors for Air Experience Flights, providing Instructional flights for both student pilots and advanced cross country training (with state and national competition winners being current members of the club) and, of course, flying the tug plane.
Beverley Soaring Society Members who are interested can attend courses run by club members or the Gliding Federation of Australia to advance their skills and gain qualifications in these roles as well as glider inspections and maintenance (including engine systems in motor/self-launching gliders).
Apart from Beverly-based operations, members participate in intra-club flying events, arrange annual expeditions to other flying locations, and occasionally get involved in some “extra-curricular” projects…
New Maintenance Facility Build 2022
With more than forty-five club and private gliders now hangared and operating from the Beverley Airfield, the Club needed more space for members to carry out maintenance and annual inspections. The new Maintenance Facility’s concrete pad was laid on April 21, with construction starting on May 10. The building was mainly completed ten days later, and the first gliders began using the facility later that same month! This movie was produced and edited by David Fosdick, one of our club members.
“Final Approach” – Sculptures by the Sea 2019
This project was conceived and led by club member, sculptor & artist, Geoff Overhue. The movie was also produced and edited by David Fosdick.