The May Issue

Gliding club pioneer leaves living legacy

Trevor Mollard, an Ōmārama Gliding Club pioneer, dedicated volunteer and advocate for soaring skies, died in Christchurch last week. Almost 60 years ago – in 1966 - as a young RNZAF recruit he signed up for his pilot’s course at Wigram and at the same time joined the Wigram Aviation Sports Club which later became the Ōmārama Gliding Club. He flew gliders within two weeks, began his Air Force flight training the day after and made his first visit to Ōmārama the following year. It was to become his special place. While flying helicopters out of Hobsonville, Auckland and he joined the Auckland RNZAF Aviation Sports Club and became its Chief Flying Instructor. A subsequent change of jobs and move to Wellington in 1975 saw him swap gliding roles, relinquishing CFI duties for a role with the New Zealand Gliding Association’s executive. On its technical committee, he was responsible for ... >>> continue reading <<<

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Gliding Club pioneer leaves living legacy
Murray's train that goes to nowhere
A day to get in the spirit of things
AOPA pays a flying visit
Ōmārama remembers, 2023
St John, Fenz and our First Response - the May update

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