Our AGM was held at 7:30pm on 1 October 2019 at the Canberra Labor Club, Weston.


Wes Kilham, Rene Sedlmaier, Michael Porter, Ken Crowe, Allister Higgins, Jacques Brewis, Mark Wallace, Alex Boiko, Peter Ellis, Ash Gosili, Tao Tao Tao, Kevin Beavan, Gerry Mason, Alex Chapman, Nick Lemon, Phil Robinson, Graham Rose, Doug Mathie, Alistair Dickie, Mehmet Ilhan, Phil Lyng, Stephen York

Apologies: Peter (Chop) Lamont, Sarah Van Dyck, Jim Astley

Presentation of Annual Report

Rene Sedlmaier presented and spoke to the Annual Report for 2018/19 and with Allister Higgins reported on the Association’s current financial position.

Committee Elections

Michael Porter deputized for the Public Officer and conducted elections for the committee for the coming year, resulting in the following appointments

President: Rene Sedlmaier

Vice President: Graham Rose

Treasurer: Allister Higgins

Secretary: Wes Kilham

General Members: Alex Chapman and Phil Lyng

Site Development Officer: Doug Mathie

Peter (Chop) Lamont will remain as Public Officer and Alistair Dickie will re-nominate as the ACT and district representative on the SAFA Board.

Allister Higgins, Doug Mathie and Alistair Dickie gave brief descriptions of their areas of responsibility.

Allister indicated there are currently 91 paid up members of ACTHPA. It is anticipated there may be more actual members, meaning some pilots may not have paid their SAFA membership fees. This excludes them from flying at ACTHPA sites and from insurance cover.

Anyone who is late paying their fees is urged to act immediately.

Rene Sedlmaier resumed the chair following the election of the committee and welcomed three visitors to the Association, all of whom are hoping to become licensed pilots in the near future.


Only one award was made, the Eagle Award to Johnathan Bishop for a flight from Collector to Binalong.

Planning for coming Year:

Those at the meeting expressed their goals and objectives for the next 12 months, which include:

  • Progression to PG3 status
  • More regular flying
  • Achieving SSO and PG5 status
  • Progressing from PG2 and doing a SIV course
  • Going on organized club trips to other sites
  • Improving ground handling skills
  • Achieving 100 hours of flight
  • SIV course, competition flying and good XC flights
  • Trips to Corryong and Honeysuckle
  • Grooming the Spring Hill launch, improving road access and installing a composting toilet
  • Achieving PG5 level and competition flying
  • Ticking off “bucket list” by flying overseas
  • Personal best XC flights
  • Parachute repack night
  • A spot landing day
  • A top landing course
  • System for XC retrieves

Other matters:

Rene mentioned plans for a club shirt.

Stephen York indicated he had bought a porosity tester and would familiarize himself with its operation. He is also investigation training in line trimming.

For Sale items mentioned.

Meeting Close.