Today, Trevor was under the impression that he was going for a flight to practice his flight test… How wrong was Trevor. His was actually doing his flight test. Trevor was telling me all about each manouver he was doing and to add to the task loading he had to deal with Melbourne Centre for 1.2 hours. When he landed and shut down I asked Trevor if there was any reason that he could see, why he should not have past a flight test. Trevor gave me a number reasons, but they were all very tiny reasons. So I issued Trevor with his licence. Well done Trevor.
Jim from Melbourne started his flight training only a week ago, and he is nearly ready for solo. Jim did his first 4 hours in the Skypper, and them transfered to the Tanarg. Today Jim flew the Tanarg to Corowa on his first Nav. He did 6 circuits and then headed back to Yarrawonga for more circuits. Jim was heard to say “I like the Skypper, but I really love the Tanarg”.
Today was one of those day. With a trough over head Yarrawonga and weather could be good or it could be bad. Today it was good, and Lawrie decided to fly to the town of Oakland north of Yarrawonga. Lawrie did a 1.8 hour nav and enjoyed every minute of it.
A Trike on a trailer arrived late one night, and was parked outside YFT. Whose Trike was it? It wasn’t until the next morning that we realised it was the Toucan brothers. They had decided to pay us a visit and use YFT as a base for a few days. A flight to Porepunkah was a highlight for them, along with the usual local flights and hangar humour. Lawrie’s shiny new green Tanarg was found to have acquired a new friend…a green frog (”Kermit”?) had been attached to the front mast! The Toucan’s had struck again! After a few enjoyable days with the boys they had to return, as, to the dismay of a recently retired Toucan brother, the other hadn’t quite managed to retire yet…
This is Part II in a series of a cross-country trip from Spokane WA to Polson MT …. IN A TRIKE! In this clip, I’ll introduce and show you the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness with some spectacular scenery as we then fly north to Canada and then back down to Kalispell and Polson MT.
This is a cross-country Tike adventure George and I flew in early August 2014 from Spokane WA to Polson Mt where we set off to explore northern Idaho and NW Montana. Our adventures in this video include a 5:20 am departure and flight into Bonners Ferry Idaho and track SE down the Kootenai river. This video is useful in giving the viewer a perspective of the terrain in this region and enjoy the tranquil experience of flight.
After flying the new Air Creation Skypper. All I can say is WOW, wht a great aircraft. With its 80hp Rotax the Skypper has more than enough power and the Bionix 13 wing just seals the deal. The AC team have thought of everything. The copit is roomy and the instuments are well placed and easy to read. I and everyone that has flown the Skypper so far thinks that we will see many more Skyppers in Australia soon.
YFT has two new aircraft. One new Skypper and a new Tanarg. The new aircraft are ready to fly, but the registration hasn’t come through yet. So next week these aircraft will be in the skies around Yarrawonga.