The YGNZ Mini-Camps for 2016 hit the ground running with the first three-day mini camp taking place at Omarama during Waitangi weekend. There were six YGNZ members that attended the camp from all around New Zealand. The weekend began with a Mexican evening, which consisted off sombreros, ponchos, Mexican music and dirty moustaches – unfortunately, none of the boys could grow their own. The campground cookhouse was a transformed into one of Omarama’s finest restaurants only serving gourmet nachos with a strict no sombrero, no entry policy. All attendees, including the GlideOmarama team and other campsite residents, embraced the Mexican theme making the evening fantástico!

Over the entire weekend, fifteen hours of flying was completed which included a type rating by myself. GlideOmarama generously allocated instructors and gliders to the camp allowing the YGNZ members to take advantage of every flying opportunity possible during the weekend. Tim Austen was also very lucky and was treated to a flight in Ash 25. It wasn’t long before the camp was over; everyone said their goodbyes and the planning began for the next mini camp.

The weekend began with a Mexican evening, which consisted off sombreros, ponchos, Mexican music and dirty moustaches – unfortunately, none of the boys could grow their own. The campground cookhouse was a transformed into one of Omarama’s finest restaurants only serving gourmet nachos with a strict no sombrero, no entry policy.

All attendees, including the GlideOmarama team and other campsite residents, embraced the Mexican theme making the evening fantástico! Over the entire weekend, fifteen hours of flying was completed which included a type rating by myself. GlideOmarama generously allocated instructors and gliders to the camp allowing the YGNZ members to take advantage of every flying opportunity possible during the weekend. Tim Austen was also very lucky and was treated to a flight in Ash 25. It wasn’t long before the camp was over; everyone said their goodbyes and the planning began for the next mini camp.

Over the entire weekend, fifteen hours of flying was completed which included a type rating by myself. GlideOmarama generously allocated instructors and gliders to the camp allowing the YGNZ members to take advantage of every flying opportunity possible during the weekend. Tim Austen was also very lucky and was treated to a flight in Ash 25. It wasn’t long before the camp was over; everyone said their goodbyes and the planning began for the next mini camp.

Tim Tarbotton