A Gliding Club of Victoria pilot has taken second place in the World Gliding Champs at Argentina.January 30, 2013 4:58am
Glider pilot Toby Geiger has taken out second place at the World Gliding Champs in Argentina this month.
A Benalla glider pilot has finished in second place at the recent World Gliding Championships in Argentina.
The pilot, Tobi Geiger, is a member of the Gliding Club of Victoria (GCV) which is based at Benalla Airfield.
The world competition was held from January 7 to 19 at Gonzales Chaves Airport, south of Buenos Aires on the east coast of South America.
A total of 90 pilots from 24 countries competed in three classes, including Club Class, World Class and Standard Class. Australia was represented by three pilots: Mr Geiger, Craig Collins from Mt Beauty Gliding Club and Allan Barnes from the Queensland Darling Downs Gliding Club.
Mr Geiger and Mr Collins flew in Club Class against 39 other competitors, with Mr Collins finishing in ninth place. Mr Barnes competed in World Class and finished in sixth place. All three pilots were in the top 10 — an outstanding result for Australia in very difficult flying conditions and a highly competitive contest with the world’s best pilots.
GCV president Robert Dorning told the Ensign, ‘‘Tobi’s second placing was a great result and the club is extremely proud of his achievement.’’
‘‘Tobi is a very good glider pilot and often provides an example to other club members of the excellent flights that can be made from Benalla,’’ Mr Dorning said.
‘‘The countryside around Benalla provides an airspace in which glider pilots can thrive.’’
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