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  • Archive for February, 2010

    Kel Doyle Is now a Pilot

    Sunday, February 28th, 2010
    Kel shows off his wings

    Kel shows off his wings

    Yesterday Kel Doyle of Chiltern Victoria passed his Flight test and gained the status of Pilot. Kel had a grueling theory test before taking to the air for his flight test. One of Kel’s favorite answers to questions about what is on a ERCLOW chart is “LOTS of information”. Kel had a very good flight test with thunder storms in the distance and emergency landings and many other in-flight emergencies happening. I think Kel must have thought he had the most unreliable aircraft in the world. At the end of Kel’s flight test he had passed and was issued with his wings. He now has a licence to learn. Well done Kel! Jenny Doyle has been learning to fly as well,  and she is hot on the heals of her husband Kel.

    X-Air flies formation at YFT

    Saturday, February 13th, 2010
    Neville Balding's X-Air

    Neville Balding's X-Air

    Neville Balding and his newly aquired X-Air were caught on camera today over Lake Mulwala. Many people are getting used to seeing formations of recreational aircraft flying around the Yarrawonga-Mulwala area.

    Chat ‘n Chew

    Saturday, February 13th, 2010
    Glenda and her 150

    Glenda and her 150

    Another successful BBQ event was held at YFT’s Hangar 19, with everyone attending receiving the new CASA Situational Awareness DVD.

    Arthur Pollard goes Solo in his Airborne Microlight

    Monday, February 8th, 2010

    Arthur outside one of YFT's hangarsArthur arrived at YFT only eleven days ago and today, the 8th of February, he went Solo in his own Airborne X-582 aircraft. Well done Arthur… He passed all the required CASA theory exams last week (Air Legislation, Flight Radio, BAK, and Human Factors). Arthur has not had it easy by any stretch, he has flown in 25kt winds and thermally Arthur lands for the first time Soloconditions, and he has taken it all in his stride. Arthur’s wife, Jen, has spent the time completing the theory training as well.  She passed her practical radio training earlier today, in one of YFT’s new SST-912 aircraft.

    Microlight Licence: David Hunt Passes Flt Test

    Sunday, February 7th, 2010

    David Flying XT-912David Hunt is a student no more. David conducted his flight test today at YFT and passed! David started his flight training in October last year, and today the licence was granted. After many hours of theory, and flight training he has achieved the first goal. However David has already started Nav training and we look forward to seeing David get his unrestricted licence soon.


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