I agree to be bound by the governing rules of the Victorian Motorless Flight Group Inc. (trading as the Melbourne Gliding Club) (Rules) as amended from time to time.
I agree to observe and be bound by any rules, regulations and by-laws which may be passed or made by the Club pursuant to the Rules.
I declare that:
1 I am over 18 years of age OR I am the Parent/Guardian of the applicant who has my permission to undertake gliding flights;
2 I have no disability or illness and I am not taking any medication which may cause me or any other person to suffer injury, or aggravate a pre-existing medical condition during gliding; and
3 In the event of contracting or suspecting any disability or illness which may make me unfit to fly, I will cease flying until I have obtained a medical opinion that it is safe to do so.
The following outlines the expectations that members should have of the Melbourne Gliding Club and those which Melbourne Gliding Club has of its members. It aims to present a clear understanding of the culture our club wishes to maintain, and how this will be achieved.
What Melbourne Gliding Club will do for you
We will give all our members the opportunity to fly gliders by learning to fly, consolidating, and achieving your own personal gliding goals. We will strive to maintain a safe environment. We will continue to grow and develop a positive culture that attracts different people who share a common passion. We will maintain club values of support, friendship, safety, enjoyment, education and improvement. And by doing all of this, we will guarantee you have a good time and stick around.
What you can do for Melbourne Gliding Club
You can help support us. Everything that we can and will do for you requires the time and energy of volunteers, and we need you to be one of them. You can help by learning how to run a wingtip for take-off, or keep accurate timesheets. You can learn to undertake a daily inspection on our gliders, and develop your airworthiness skills. You can help us organise our Easter, Cup Weekend and Christmas camps. You can be part of the Committee, learn to be an instructor or a tow pilot, or assist in any other way that helps our club to improve. We want you to become a familiar face at the airfield on the weekend, and at our club events.
By applying for or renewing membership to the Melbourne Gliding Club, you are agreeing to become part of the environment and culture described above. In doing so, you also agree to support the club and continue its improvement.
Section 2: CLUB CONDITIONS
1 To pay the Club within 14 days of receipt of invoice. Failure to pay invoices when due may render you liable for suspension of membership, a late payment charge of 10% on overdue charges, and any additional costs incurred by the Club in recovering the amount outstanding.
2 To act in safe and responsible manner while on any airfield from which the Club is operating, and take due and proper care of all Club Assets, and if unsure, to obtain guidance from a suitable Club member.
3 To accept liability for the cost of any resulting aircraft repairs, and the cost of replacement of any lost or damaged Club property (e.g. tow-out gear, EPIRB, parachutes, loggers etc.) to the value of $2000 per event. This liability cannot be waived under any circumstances. Where more than one pilot has shared the use of an aircraft or item of equipment, each is responsible for his/her own damage, and where they cannot agree as to who is responsible, the cost will be shared equally. The Club reserves the right to determine and declare the costs of any repairs.
4 The Parent / Guardian is liable for all costs incurred by members under the age of 18, including aircraft or equipment repairs up to $2,000.
5 The Club may use the funds in my flying account for the day to day operation of the Club.
Section 3: RISK WARNING
Gliding, as with any recreational aviation activity, can be DANGEROUS. Any person participating in the sport of gliding, including learning to glide, flying in any aircraft being used in connection with gliding or learning to glide, does so at their own risk.
Any services provided to me by the Club are provided on the Terms & Conditions and Exclusions of Liability set out in Section 4.
By signing this form, I agree that any liability that the Club may have under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) in relation to recreational services (as that term is defined in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) for any:
b) physical or mental injury (including the aggravation, acceleration or recurrence of such an injury);
c) the contraction, aggravation or acceleration of a disease;
d) the coming into existence, the aggravation, acceleration or recurrence of any other condition, circumstance, occurrence, activity, form of behaviour, course of conduct or state of affairs that is or may be harmful or disadvantageous to you or the community; or may result in harm or disadvantage to you or the community; or is suffered by me is excluded, and the application of any express or implied term that any services will be provided with due care and skill is hereby excluded. For the avoidance of doubt, this exclusion does not exclude liability for recklessness as defined by any relevant law.
Under the Australian Consumer Law (Victoria), several statutory guarantees apply to the supply of certain goods and services. These guarantees mean that the supplier (Melbourne Gliding Club) is required to ensure that the recreational services it supplies to you:
Under section 22 of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012, the supplier is entitled to ask you to agree that these statutory guarantees do not apply to you. If you sign this form, you will be agreeing that your rights to sue the supplier under the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 if you are killed or injured because the services provided were not in accordance with these guarantees, are excluded, restricted or modified in the way set out in this form.NOTE: The change to your rights, as set out in this form, does not apply if your death or injury is due to gross negligence on the supplier's part. Gross negligence, in relation to an act or omission, means doing the act or omitting to do an act with reckless disregard, with or without consciousness, for the consequences of the act or omission. See regulation 5 of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Regulations 2012 and section 22(3)(b) of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012.
Gliding Club is a trading name of the Victorian Motorless Flight Group Inc. ABN
85 247 311 275, Association No. A0025166A.
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