Myrtleford Times

Richard Callinan

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How long have you lived in the area?

I have lived in the area three years, firstly in our holiday house then in a more permanent home.

What do you like about living here?

The people are friendly, the road traffic is not the problem like it is in Melbourne and just the fact that it is generally quieter living here than Doncaster East.

Would you like to see any changes made?

I think a local dry cleaners would be useful.

What are your hobbies and interests?

My hobby is gliding. Up to recently the Melbourne Gliding Club came up at Easter time to fly at Mount Beauty and had been doing this since the late 1970s.

This was my first introducti­on to mountain flying.

The view of Mt Bogong, Falls Creek and Feathertop from a glider is magnificen­t.

The longest flight I have done is from Mt Beauty to Mt Kosciuszko and return which I did at Easter some years ago.

Where would you take visitors to showcase the area?

I have recently joined the Mt Beauty Gliding Club, which can take visitors on joy flights.

If conditions are good, then flights over the mountains are possible.

There are few better spots to get a feel for the area, the views are fantastic.

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