Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Paul (top) continued RAA instruction with Eddie in the Savannah early this morning. Peter (next) has been kept busy gliding each day. Great to see Tim & Laurel (2nd bottom with Jake) who are here for the weekend. Jennie (bottom) from New Zealand had a great flight with Eddie late this afternoon in the Blanik. Luigi and Lou flew over from Robinvale early this afternoon. Luigi is gaining tail-dragger experience in the EuroFox with Eddie. Weather has been gorgeous. Top temp. 28.2 degrees at 1500hrs
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Luke (top) enjoyed a scenic flight with Eddie in the Blanik yesterday. Great conditions saw Neil and Otto (middle) head to Tocumwal. Neil, Chris, David and Grant all had really good flights with cloud base of 12,000 feet. Peter commenced instruction with Eddie in the Blanik. Bill (above with Bill, Rolf, Ian, Norm and Peter) is recovering well from his recent eye operation. Thanks to Ian for towing and Jake for his terrific assistance on the field.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Apologies for the lack of blogs lately. We have been without the internet for quite a few days. Michael and son Timothy (top with Jake, Eddie & Sigrid) had a great day on Sunday gliding with Eddie in the Blanik. Today we farewelled Sigrid who is heading back to China tomorrow. Sigrid has really enjoyed her stay in Tocumwal - walking, swimming, bicycling as well as gliding!! Sigrid had a good local flight today with cloud base of 8,400 feet and light, variable winds. Bob also enjoyed soaring this afternoon. Welcome to Peter (middle with Eddie) who is both gliding and honing his skills in the EuroFox. Bill (bottom with Peter, Eddie & Sigrid) spent some time in study mode completing an exam.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
A big welcome to Sigrid (top with Eddie in the EuroFox & middle in the Ls4) who arrived in Tocumwal late Wednesday evening. Sigrid has had a good time between gliding and flying in the EuroFox over the past few days. Congratulations to tug pilot Bill (above with Eddie, Bill & Stanley) who celebrated a special birthday last night with family and friends.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Trevor (above) from Carnegie had a chat with Ingo at Sportavia 15 years ago and said he would be back for a glider flight. Well..... it was worth the wait!! Trevor had a great flight today with Ingo in the Blanik. On Monday Chris and Dave made the most of the excellent conditions with really enjoyable flights.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Former glider pilot Karl (top) was thrilled with his flight in the Blanik. Karl was visiting daughter Jenny in Yarrawonga and wanted to do something special for his 90th birthday. Karl hopes to be back next year to celebrate his 91st!! Tim (above) also a glider pilot from a few years back had a great time soaring with Eddie. Perfect Autumn weather for flying! Terrific to see John from Shepparton getting back into gliding again also. Lovely to chat with Bracey and Marg who called in for afternoon tea. Rod from Mangalore flew up in his Lightwing and caught up with a few old friends.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Farewell to Hiroko who headed back to Japan yesterday. Hiroko enjoyed a flight with Eddie in the EuroFox prior to leaving Tocumwal in the morning. After lunch, Doug (top) had a great birthday present with a scenic flight in the Blanik while Mike from Orange (above) completed his in-flight adjustable propellor endorsement with Eddie in the EuroFox. Paul from Kyabram arrived in the evening, continuing his RAA instruction with Eddie.