Sunday, July 27, 2008

Glorious rain

While the rain put a damper on Stuart and his son Mathew's plans to go soaring it was certainly welcome.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Busy Friday

Great to see Stuart. Today he did a check flight with Eddie in preparation for gliding this weekend.

Des and Pete discuss the long and short of Jabiru flying!!
Earthworks continue in readiness for the upcoming season

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Action at Tocumwal

Tom and his brother are here for a few days - converting to Light Sport Aircraft and
Rolf has been doing X-country training after just completing his Pilot Certificate!

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Haley boys at work

Peter and Dallas are insulating and plastering the roof in the mezzanine part of the hangar

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Bill Riley and his dog Sunny

Bill Riley the founder of Sportavia likes to visit us twice a day to keep a keen eye on the gliding operation and progress with the developement around the hangar.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rolfs' first Solo

Today Rolf took to the heavens in the Jabiru on his first solo ,

Motorglider out - Motorglider in

Mike of Aviation and General Engineering has just finished the long process of designing and fitting a new fuel management system for the Stemme motorglider.

A Dimona motorglider has just arrived from America by container for Mike to check and put on the Australian register.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Coldest day of the year so far

Young visitors Bronte and Hudson enjoyed a tour of the hangar.

Leo (pictured centre) obtained his pilot certificate
while Jan is continuing instruction with Don.
Yesterday the temp. was a chilly 10.7 degrees. This did not deter Dave from taking two flights in his LS4 however. Climbing to seven thousand Dave's teeth were chattering.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

SportAviation giving back to the community

SportAviation proudly sponsors the Tocumwal under 15's netball team with a weekly award.
We have also made donations to the Tocumwal Football Club and the local highschool.
Our contribution to helping young people in the community.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Meise restoration

Ingo has been busy starting on the restoration of Kens' Meise designed in 1937

Monday, July 7, 2008

Busy Weekend

Ingo had a busy weekend, doing some flight instructor training with lothar and taking Johannes and Jutta's grand daughter Nadine for a flight, Supervising Bernie with his first flight in the LS4 with a total of 17 flights for the Weekend

There was plenty of "Q" about David stopped up for 2 hours

Friday, July 4, 2008

Local School children visit

Today we had a visit from the local school

They were very excited to see the gliders fly!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mid winter flying

Today Michihiro dropped in for a few days to have a look around but unfortunately there was only soaring on the first day of his visit. In winter we require cold south winds for good soaring the exact opposite to what makes good soaring in the summer!
Terry took his self launcher for a fly to blow out the cobwebs