Forest Lake Gliding Weekend 2023

Picture this: a crisp Saturday morning, the sun shining high above the horizon and the sounds of excitement echoing through the air. A group of Australian Air League Forest Lake Squadron cadets unified in one goal – to conquer the skies. This was the scene at Boonah Gliding Club last weekend as our cadets took part in a thrilling gliding adventure.

The excitement was palpable as the cadets gathered around the gliders, eagerly waiting for their turn to take to the skies. The club’s instructors were friendly and knowledgeable, taking the time to explain the delicate and intricate workings of the gliding machines. From the basics of take-off and landing to more advanced manoeuvres, the cadets were briefed on what to expect on their maiden flights.

The anticipation intensified as the first cadets prepared to take off. You could hear a pin drop as the glider released from its towline gracefully soared into the sky. The pilots expertly controlled the gliders, easily navigating the wind currents and maintaining a steady altitude.

The views over Boonah were breathtaking as the cadets glided quietly through the air. The rolling hills below were a beautiful patchwork of greens and browns with pockets of blue scattered throughout, a sight that left many a cadet awestruck.

The Boonah Gliding Club provided an unforgettable weekend for our cadets. They were the epitome of professionalism, ensuring every cadet had the time of their life and left with a newfound appreciation for the skies. It was an experience that will remain etched in their memories forever.

Here’s to the next adventure in the skies!

Qld Air Museum Open Day 2023

On Saturday, 15th April, the Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra Qld, hosted a Women in Aviation Open Day that provided a unique opportunity to inspire, educate and recruit girls and women interested in aviation careers.

The Queensland Air Museum showcases Australian aviation history, with over 80 restored aircraft on display and dozens of aero engines. The day was hosted by a wide range of personnel with varied and long experience in aviation.

One of the highlights was the discussion panel with speakers covering a wide range of aviation experiences, including

  • Julie Hammer AM CSC – Air Vice-Marshal (Ret’d)
  • Lauren Jones – CASA/Wings Young Aviator of the Year
  • Naomi McQueen – Air Traffic Controller
  • Deborah Lawrie – Australia’s first Female Airline Pilot
  • Anita Moore – Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service

For those who couldn’t attend, the panel discussion can also be found online here.

The Australian Air League was invited to participate and cadets and officers from Squadrons across southeast Queensland attended and had a great day with some cool and unique experiences. Squadron Sergeant Biggs from Forest Lake Squadron was invited to start the engine of the Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard – a 1950s French six-seat utility monoplane, providing appropriately loud background noise to those in attendance!

All those who attended were privileged to hear the stories of some influential women in our modern Aviation industry who have worked hard to pave the way for women to venture into any area of Aviation they desire. 

Celebrate International Women’s Week with Forest Lake Sqn

Forest Lake Squadron of the Australian Air League is holding a Women in Aviation Evening at Archerfield Airport on Wednesday 7th March 2018 from 6.45pm.

Guest speakers include;

  • Ms. Hayley Grieve,  Pilot – Australian Defence Force
  • Ms. Paley Williams, B737 Training CPT – Virgin Australia
  • Ms. Harsha Patel, Operations Manager – Flight Safety Training Aviation Australia

For more information visit or pm

Facebook @AALForestLakeSquadron

RSVP – 6th March, 2018 – Olga Hansen or Ph: 0423-147-636

Download a flyer Women in Aviation 2018.

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