Paul Dilks

Paul Dilks PhotoFirst gliding experience was in August 1970 with Haidyn Dunn at the Geelong Gliding Club and this was instigated by a long love of free flight model gliders.

An Airforce career saw numerous postings and Paul was a member of gliding clubs attached to my posting either through the base or through local clubs when Airforce clubs were not available.

• 1971-1973 and 1976-1977  RAAF Williamtown Gliding Club - Pilot and treasurer

• 1980-1982    RAAF Richmond

• 1982-1985    Latrobe Valley Victoria -Pilot and treasurer

• 1986-1987    Darwin Gliding club-Instructor

• 1988- present Bendigo Gliding Club

Paul obtained the following through the years and held the following positions at Bendigo

• 1984  Level 1 Instructor rating, 1990  Level 2 Instructor rating

• 1990 -1993    President Bendigo Gliding Club

• 1993-1997    Vice President Bendigo Gliding Club

• 1989-2013    Airworthiness Officer Bendigo Gliding Club

• 2016- current Airworthiness Officer Bendigo Gliding Club

Paul was also involved building Bendigo’s new winch, general maintenance, working bees and helping run social activities and November flying long weekends.