Saturday, July 25, 2009

Alastair's a natural!

Alastair (above) enjoyed a trial instructional flight with Eddie in the EuroFox late this morning. His natural flying ability shone through. Rod (top) and Ian (middle) familiarized themselves with the EuroFox in preparation for towing in the upcoming gliding season. Great to see Tony & Michael who flew in this afternoon for a quick visit. Yesterday, we farewelled Nathan who had a great week at SportAviation honing his RAA skills with Eddie. We look forward to his return later on in the year. Great also to see Graham yesterday who flew in for a short visit to check out the progress of the Caravan Park.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nathan and Mitch pass Exams

Brothers Mitch and Nathan both sat Exams today and Passed , Eddie flew out with Nathan in the Sportstar to practise landing at Berrigan and Finley airstrips before the day was cut short by a severe thunderstorm rain, wind, thunder, hail and lightning!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ralph & Phil at Toc

Lovely to see Ralph and Phil who called in today for some flying. Phil has now been endorsed in the Maule and hopes to come back later in the year tugging.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Nathan under instruction between studies

Nathan spent an hour this morning and the same again this afternoon under instruction with Eddie. Construction continued with Ryan the plumber (middle & above) surrounded by pipes as he 'roughed out' the amenities block. Wes from Crawfords earthworks and the electricians were also on the job.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mitch & Nathan fly in

Mitch & Nathan (top) from Merimbula flew in on Friday while Mum, Dad and younger sister Cara drove. Mitch is flying with John, while Nathan is having RAA instruction with Eddie. Flying definitly runs in the family as Cara enjoyed a few lessons in the Blanik before heading back home with Mum & Dad this morning. Mitch & Nathan will be in Tocumwal for the week. It wasn't long before Nathan was into exams (middle with Eddie). We farewelled builder, Rick and Neil (above)on Friday night with pizza. The roof is now on the amenities block
Thanks Rick, Neil and the great team - now for the next stage

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Shane flies his first solo

Shane from Wagga has spent the last 4 days with us polishing his skills on his quest for first solo
Congratulations well done!

Construction continues -thanks to a great team!!

Dave, Rick and Rolf get into it.

Rick overseeing the job. (below) morning tea
Neil, Nev, Johannes and Dave
stand the first wall frame up.
Jutta measures up. (Below) Neil fitting the window frames
Ready for the roof

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Welcome Shane

A big welcome to Shane who arrived on Monday for gliding instruction with Eddie. Congratulations are also in order for Shane as he had three solo flights today - fantastic effort!! Although not in order you can see from the above photos that the amenities block is progressing well. Under the expert guidance of builder Rick all roof trusses are now in position (not shown in photos)- another fantastic effort!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Len & Megs try out the EuroFox

Megs(top) and Len (above) both had great flights with Eddie in the EuroFox late this morning. Lovely to see Tim,Laurel,Bracey, Neil and Johannes & Jutta this weekend. Builder, Rick arrived also and it was all hands on deck with the framework for the amenities block. A lovely sunny day.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Joan & Hiram discover the world above

Hiram (top) and Mum, Joan (middle) had terrific air experience flights with Rolf today. Hiram & Joan got together (bottom) for a final photo. Weather has been glorious. Today we said farewell to Ben, Darren, Daryl, Noel & his lovely wife and daughter Caitlin. Thanks for a great time these past five days!! Great to see Ron who picked another good day to continue instruction in the EuroFox

Monday, July 6, 2009

Rain and shine

It was great to see Johannes & Jutta who called in on their travels last week. Also last week John & David (above with Eddie) enjoyed flights in the EuroFox & HDK respectively. The rain has continued into July however the sun is shining at present. Perfect weather for Darren (top) and Ben who are training for their tail wheel endorsements in the EuroFox. Great news is that building will commence on the SportAviation Caravan Park ammenities block next week.