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Sunday, August 16, 2015
Vernon (above) with wife Cathy had a great first time soaring experience with Eddie in UIZ.
Vic (above) enjoyed his first navigational exercise in the EuroFox nose wheel.
Mark (above) with Eddie and (below) just landing had the best of both worlds over the weekend. First a bit of flying in the tail dragger then a couple of hours soaring in his Libelle.
Ralph and Greg (above) are preparing the Happy Birthday banner prior to launching.
There is a hint of spring in air! Won't be long now till summer.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
John (above) about to put the vacuum cleaner to good use!
Lovely to see Phil, John, Tony and Michael (above) who flew in for a cuppa during the week.
Glenda (above & below) enjoyed her return to SportAviation for continued instruction in the nose wheel.
John took to the skies for a bit of cross country flying.
Yesterday we had 14.2ml of rain. Weather has been quite chilly with maximums ranging between 12 - 14 degrees. It's getting harder and harder to move away from the wood heater!
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Congratulations Glenda. First solo in the EuroFox - fantastic effort!!!
Ducking and weaving away from the cold polar vortex Tim, Ed, Paula, Glenda, Laurel and Wayne enjoyed warm scones with lashings of jam and cream for afternoon tea.
Rob (above) continuing his solo training in the nose wheel.
Nathan (above) is very happy because the rain is falling on his wheat crop. 7ml total during this rain event.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Edward (above) had a terrific first time gliding experience with Rolf in UIZ.
Nathan (above) is continuing with his training in the EuroFox nose wheel.
It generally takes at least 2 pilots to operate the "Billy Goat" vacuum (above).
One pilot in the hands on position and the other in the supervisory position.
Yep..........we've just about got it all figured out!!!!
Laurel (above) enjoyed a flight with Eddie in the tail dragger.
Rolf and David (above) about to take UE to the launch point.
Darren, Tim and Eddie (above) discussing the merits of the EuroFox.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Tom (above) with Mum Raelene, is progressing well with his training.
Great to see Geoff and his son Luke (above) who flew in over the weekend.
Congratulations to Nathan (above) on his first solo - great work!!
Lunch anyone? Tim, Glenda, Graham and Laurel called in on their way through for a bite to eat.
Mike (above) completed his B.F.R. during the week.
From gliders to power. Congratulations also to Mark (above) who flew his first solo in the EuroFox. Fantastic!!
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Congratulations to Rob (above) who flew his first solo in the EuroFox today - fantastic!!
Tom (above) is continuing instruction in the Nose Wheel.
Jade (above) from Scotland had a terrific first soaring flight with Rolf in UIZ.
Tyra, James and Alex enjoyed a weekend of gliding with Tim in UIZ.
Tim & Laurel (above) about to head home last weekend.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Tom (above) starting out on his path to pilot certificate.
Michael, Chris and Eddie (above) in deep discussion about electronic variometers.
Michael (above) taking the weight off the tail.
Dean and Josh (above) took time out from golf to try a bit of soaring.
Marg (above) loved her air experience flight so much she has booked in again!
Terry (above) starting his score for this years OLC after being declared the Australian winner for last season - fantastic effort!
Temperature at 1500hrs 22degrees with cloud base 4500 feet.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Congratulations to Etienne (above) on achieving his RA-Aus pilot certificate - fantastic!!!!
Etienne also achieved his cross country endorsement - terrific!!!
Etienne has headed back to Thailand early this morning - looking forward to your next flying holiday in Toc Etienne.
Congratulations also to Chris (above) and Brian (below) who both achieved their tail wheel endorsements.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Sadly, last Tuesday Bill Riley was farewelled with a service at the Tocumwal Bowls Club celebrating his wonderful life. Bill, founder of gliding in Tocumwal was a remarkable man with many outstanding achievements to his name. Bill will be fondly remembered by many.
Vintage glider museum members, Alan, Bruce, Jim, Graham and David attended Bills service. In past years Bill had donated many aircraft to the museum.
Etienne (above) about to do some circuits in HDK.
Welcome to Michael and Vasant (above) who are here for a few days of gliding.
Always time for a cuppa!!
Lovely to see Greg and Ann (above) visiting for a few days.
Etienne (above) enjoyed cross country instruction with Terry in the Janus C-Turbo.