SAFA Skysailor Magazine

4 SKY SAILOR November | December 2020 The Sports Aviation Federation of Australia (SAFA) is a member of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) t hrough the Air Sport Australia Confederation (ASAC) . On the Cover Dalby Big Air, QLD Credits Cover Photo: Michael Zupanc Editor/Design: Gneist Design Web Conversion: iSonic Notice to Readers & Contributors This is a publication by the Sports Aviation Federation of Australia. Contributions are welcome. Articles, photos and illustrations are all accepted, although the editor and the SAFA Board reserve the right to edit or delete contributions where necessary. Materials of unknown origin won’t be published. All contributions should be accompanied by the contributor’s name, address and membership number for verification purposes. Articles, News & Calendar Entries: Submit to the Editor by email as Word or text files, photos can be shared via online clients or emailed as high quality JPGs. Photos require captions and photographer names for identification. Classifieds, Club Executive & Member Updates: SAFA members can submit equipment classifieds and changes of member details to SAFA at . Visit the Classifieds section for more information. Display Advertising: Commercial display adverts can be booked via the SAFA member site , email the Editor for specifications. Views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the SAFA nor the Editor’s. They are strictly the views of the author. Copyright in this publication is vested in the SAFA. Copyright in articles and other contributions is vested in each of the authors/ photographers in respect of their contribution. SkySailor Editorial Contributions Contact points for SAFA members submitting to SkySailor are the SAFA Editor/Designer and the SAFA Office. These contacts should be used according to the directions below. Editor & Graphic Design SAFA Office & Sales Suzy Gneist Ph: 03 9336 7155 Ph: 07 5445 7796 Fax: 03 9336 7177 Postal: 57 Alice Dixon Drive, Flaxton QLD 4560 Unit 21/54 Commercial Place, Keilor East VIC 3033 SAFA Web Contributions Club News CC: Comp News CC: Airwaves SkySailor Official publication of the Sports Aviation Federation of Australia Online SAFA AGM – 14 November 2020 As members will be aware, 2020 will be the first time we have held an online AGM and it presents a great engagement opportunity for our members, staff and board members. Early indicators are that a good number of you intend to participate and for any who have yet to commit, I encourage you to consider attending. In the past, the AGM has usually been held at our Melbourne office, obviously this has made it difficult for non-Victorian members to attend, so we look forward to accommodating more Australia wide attendees this year. The AGM itself will follow a more disciplined structure than has perhaps occurred in the past. This is to reflect the expected larger numbers of attendees and as we are now a CLG, this also brings with it increased procedural responsi- bilities. At the same time, we want to provide opportunities for members to participate. We hope to see you there. The situation in Victoria The COVID situation, in this state particularly, is tragic and we certainly feel for our members and their families who are going through a very difficult time. Restrictions on movement, and the difficulties created by this, affect every aspect of life as we know it. For everyone’s sake in Victoria, we pray for a speedy end to this ordeal. President’s Update by Paul Green