Sunday, May 31, 2009

Another year has passed

David (top) is leading the most consistent award taking advantage of the good weather and continuing to glide most weeks. Ian (middle in his home built Falco) called in during the week with an invitation to dinner last night. A great time was had over dinner and a glass or two of red with Ian & Juliet, Terry & Barb and Tony & Jo. Bill (above with Bill Riley & Eddie) is heading up to Darwin with his better half Judy. Bill and Judy are meeting up with Bob and Marg and then they are all heading to India. During the week Lionel commenced tail dragger training with Eddie in the EuroFox while Don and Maureen both had great flights with Rolf in the Blanik. The first day of Winter tomorrow as another year has passed by for SportAviation.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rain drops are fallin'

Ron (top) with Eddie commenced lessons in the EuroFox today. After an hour or so in the skies Ron and his lovely wife Janette enjoyed a late lunch in Toc before heading back home. Last evening we had a wonderful 27ml of rain. Unfortunately, Eddie (above) got bogged on the fiirst real wet day of the year!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Greg!

Greg (top with wife Paula & Eddie & above in the Blanik) had a great birthday today celebrating with a fantastic flight in the Blanik. It was only 23 years ago that he said he wanted to go gliding. Yes, it was definitely worth the wait!! Eddie has been kept busy over the past week or so doing lots of jobs. Temp. at 1500hrs a pleasant 22 degrees.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tim & Laurel fly in for lunch

Jake, Rolf and Eddie (top) were busy discussing the merits of the EuroFox after Jake's lesson. SportAviation is a magnet for Tim & Laurel (above with Jake) who flew in for lunch - and no wonder with another gorgeous day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pat enjoys flight

Pat had a great flight today with Rolf who has recently completed his instructor course with Eddie. Pat and husband Jack from Sydney are staying in Tocumwal for a few days. Pat hopes to go hot air ballooning next! Temp. at 1500hrs a pleasant 21 degrees.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Thrill of soaring

Peter (above) took time out from lawn bowls to experience the thrill of soaring this afternoon. Conditions were great for his first flight in the Blanik. Later, Rolf enjoyed every minute, consolidating his gliding skills with Eddie. Yesterday, Dave took a high tow and spent a pleasant two hours soaring in HDK.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Grant has first gliding lesson

Grant from Queensland called in late this morning to enquire about having a few gliding lessons. It was about ten years ago that he and wife Peta had had scenic flights at Sportavia which they both enjoyed immensley. So after a quick lunch Grant was under the instruction of Ingo in the Blanik while Eddie towed in the EuroFox. After his flights Grant climbed out of the Blanik saying, "That was fantastic!!" He now hopes to continue with lessons next trip to Tocumwal.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Blue skies

Imani (top) and Nils (middle) both had their first taste of gliding today. A magic day saw blue skies and still conditions - perfect for a first flight. Richard (above) tried out the EuroFox and had a great flight with Eddie. Dave and Terry also took to the skies in HDK and PC respectively.
Temp. at 1500hrs 19.8 degrees.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Special Delivery!

Terry and Jake (top) took to the skies this afternoon flying the Sonnerai 2S in perfect conditions. Special delivery of tiles and partitions for the ammenities block arrived - A big thanks to Neil, Tim & Laurel (above with Eddie & Jake). Yes the caravan park is on the way!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Michael relishes his flight in the Blanik

Michael (top & middle) had a great flight with Eddie in the Blanik today. Fascinating to see Tocumwal from above. Terrific to catch up with Matt (above) who called in on his way through yesterday. Matt and Ally are building a new home at present -in between work, family and flying!!. Peter (almost a local) has returned to Tocumwal for a visit. Peter bought Mum, Iris up to show her our delightful town. At long last we have had some reasonable rain so Eddie has been busy planting kikuyu. It's a tough grass that will do the job in the hot Summer months with little water.