Brian (above with Eddie) received a great birthday present with a flight in GVY this afternoon.
Keith (above) had a fabulous flight with Zac soaring over the Murray river and was even able to spot his campsite.
Farewell and good luck to Mal who had a terrific day yesterday in CW with a flight of well over 300kms. Ralph and Terry also flew and are back again today in IIE and PC respectively. A big welcome to Michael who has just arrived and is looking forward to some good flying over the next few weeks. Late news -Terry has not long landed with a fantastic flight of 619kms.
Grant, Tim and Chris discussing the merits of the Janus CT
The past few days has seen the temperature soar into the 40's. Yesterday was hot, windy & dusty with limited visibility however; this morning we woke to lovely rain falling softly on the tin roof. Zach has had to contend with the hot conditions (as well as jet lag) since arriving from Canada last Saturday. He has coped extremely well and is doing a great job working with Eddie. Temperature at 1500hrs a mild 22 degrees.
Terry & Jake putting the Janus to bed after an enjoyable flight together this afternoon.
Li, above with Jake, is looking forward to coming back to Tocumwal again.
Farewell to Li, Shang & Andrew (above with Eddie & Jake) who are all heading back to Melbourne tomorrow then home to China. We look forward to seeing them again in the near future.
Zach had his first taste of the Maule today with Tim at the helm, then later with Eddie. Dave had a good flight in HDK while Terry and Tim took to the skies in the Janus. Later,Terry flew with Jake in the Janus as well. Li and Shang both had a great time in the Blanik and IS28 respectively. Tonight, Andrew is taking everyone out to dinner to celebrate a great time flying in Tocumwal. Temperature at 1500hrs a pleasant 35.5 degrees.
Jake, Eddie & Shang talking over the benefits of the EuroFox.
A big welcome to Zach (above with Eddie & Bracey) who arrived from Canada today. Zach will be working at SportAviation over the Summer. Hello to Zach's Mum & Dad. Thanks Tim & Laurel for driving Zach to Tocumwal.
Tim, Terry, Shang, Li and Jake at the end of a good day's gliding. Temperature at 1500hrs 36.6 degrees
Farewell to Ralph (above with Li & Eddie), Daffi, Bjorn, Kirsten and Lisbeth who headed home this morning.
Terry had another terrific flight in the Ashe 26E today flying 769kms with cloud base of 11,600 ft to Mildura and back home. Li continued training with Ingo in the Blanik. Top temp at 1500hrs 36.6 degrees.
Fritz had a great time with Grant in GVY this morning.
A warm welcome to Daffi, Ralph (back row with Eddie & Jake), Bjorn, Kirsten & Lisbeth. Bjorn from Denmark (above with IIE) has picked good days for soaring cross country while Ralph has been kept busy flying locally with the ladies.
Jake lends a hand as Ralph and Lisbeth prepare to launch.
Terry and John have just launched in the Janus, while Andrew and Shang headed off into the wide blue yonder just after lunch. Temperature a pleasant 33 degrees at 1500hrs.
Dieter was all smiles after his unit was placed in a lovely spot in the Caravan Park by those great movers and shakers the Haley boys.
Bob (above) wasted no time towing HD out to the runway early this afternoon just as the cumulus was forming. Terry had taken off earlier in PC making the most of the good gliding conditions. Bob ended the day with a 300km flight.
Shang, Andrew, Eddie, Li and Bill getting organised for the afternoon's gliding instruction.
Shang later went solo - Congratulations and great effort!!
Andrew and Ingo prior to flying cross country in GVY today. Both had a great afternoon flying to the 'Rock' and back.
Eddie & Ingo spent a busy afternoon today towing & instructing respectively; Shang (in the Blanik) and Li (standing) Shang, Shan, Andrew and Li all visiting SportAviation from China at the end of the day's gliding
Tim & Graham (above with Eddie) took to the skies yesterday in GVY having a great time.
Tommy (above) enjoyed his first gliding experience today with Eddie in the Blanik
The boys just love a chat!!
Dave & John heading in to the hangar for a cool drink at the end of a 38 degree day.
Sean helping unpack the van
Ain't life grand!!!
Another busy day with Li and Shang under the instruction of Eddie and Rolf respectively. Terry, Chris, Dave, John & Jake all had good flights once again. Tim was kept busy tugging- ending the day at 19:30 hrs with a retrieve for Lothar. Thanks to Laurel who took over as 'office girl' for a few hours this afternoon. Jake continues to do a great job running the wings etc. Welcome to Graham, Glenda & Sean who have positioned their van in the new park ready for the season. Farewell to Tony, Mark, Wendy, Larissa and Karen who all headed back to Horsham after lunch. Thanks for your great help over the weekend! A big thankyou to Johannes & Jutta who left for Melbourne this morning. Their wonderful help throughout the week ensured the caravan park was open for business on time.