Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Congratulations Peter!

Peter (above being congratulated by Eddie) had a great day today gliding over two hours with cloud base of close to 7000'. Tomorrow Peter is having a day off after spending the last 12 days either in the EuroFox or the Blanik. Perhaps a bit of fishing??

Monday, March 30, 2009


Eddie and Peter (above) concentrating on analysing the logger data after Peter's flights this afternoon. Temp. at 1500hrs 31.2 degrees.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Family affair

Chirag (top) had a great time in the EuroFox while Dad (2nd top) and Mum (next) elected to go gliding - a real family affair! John (above) enjoyed over three hours in KYO while Dave and Peter also spent time soaring. Terrific to see Mark, Greg, Neil and Paul who flew in this afternoon. Also Steve and his lovely wife and new bub. Thanks Tim, Jake & Laurel for all your help over the weekend. Temp. at 1500hrs 30.2 degrees.

Happy Birthday Rob!!

Rob (top) had a great birthday celebrating with a flight in the EuroFox last evening. Great to see Johnny and son Louis who arrived last night. Johnny (middle) enjoyed a flight with Eddie in the EuroFox while Louis (bottom) went soaring.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Gorgeous day!

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

Peter continues training

Peter had a good afternoon with five flights in the Blanik. Instruction continued on the ground - going through the logger data with Eddie. Top temp at 1500hrs 29.2 degrees.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

From Glider to EuroFox

Peter (above) enjoyed instruction with Eddie in the EuroFox this afternoon. Top temp today at 1500hrs 28.5 degrees.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Congratulations Peter!

Congratulations to Peter (above with Eddie, John and Jake) who flew solo in the Blanik this afternoon. Terrific effort!! John from Shepparton also had a good time with two enjoyable flights.

Great conditions!

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

Back on the internet

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

Welcome Sigrid

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

Worth the wait!!

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

Perfect Autumn weather

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 Hiroko

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.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Julie loves EuroFox!!

Hiroko (top with Eddie) flew 134 kms today in reasonably tough conditions. Julie, visiting from Western Australia had a great time with Eddie in the EuroFox.