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  • Archive for April, 2010

    SPH-4B Pilot’s Helmets

    Sunday, April 25th, 2010
    SPH-4B Pilots Helmet

    SPH-4B Pilots Helmet

    SPH-4B Pilots helmets. Only 3 left. All new. Sizes XL.

    These helmets are duel visor with flex boom mics. All have 60″ curly cords with NATO plugs. $1900.00 ea.

    Ring YFT on 0415 406 413

    Another new Trike Pilot

    Sunday, April 25th, 2010

    P1150487Peter Umbers receives his Recreational pilot’s licence and does it in his own aircraft.

    After taking delivery of his new Classic 582 trike on Friday, Peter has been flying off his hours. Peter flew over 4 hours today in 20kt SW winds and nailed all his landings. Late this afternoon Peter completed his flight test and past with flying colours. Well done, Peter.

    Another new Microlight Pilot

    Monday, April 19th, 2010
    Faye Blainey Pilot

    Faye Blainey Pilot

    Meet Faye Blainey our latest Trike pilot.

    Faye came into YFT last year looking to go flying. Faye has flown a number of aircraft, and now it was time to go recreational aviation. Faye started with a TIF and soon fell in love with Trikes. She has now received her recreational pilots licence for both Trikes and Tecnam. Well done Faye.

    A picture is worth a thousand words

    Monday, April 19th, 2010
    Not the chocolate biscuit

    Not the chocolate biscuit

    A picture is a thousand words….

    Not this time!

    Contrary to the appearances this student had a great flight, but during debriefing over a cup of tea and a biscuit he dunked the chocolate biscuit a little too long with this result.

    Alan Tainton goes Solo

    Friday, April 9th, 2010
    Alan goes Solo

    Alan goes Solo

    Alan Tainton goes Solo after only 9 hours.

    Alan is the first of the three full time student pilots to go Solo. Alan had his first flight on Monday the 5th of April and today he soloed in the XT-912. Alan had only completed his theory this morning and this was the last step before going Solo. As the photo shows Alan has a smile from ear to ear. Well done Alan.


    Thursday, April 8th, 2010
    YFT at Temora

    YFT at Temora

    Just four days to recover from the NAVEX Trip and pack for NATFLY, let alone deal with the day to day busines that has banked up while we were tripping around. We were still picking up vital signage late on Wednesday afternoon, and remembering to pack stock and personal items we needed to take with us in the ute, well into the night.

    On Thursday 1st April Peter flew out in the Airborne XT-SST at first light, and Anne drove out soon after. (Well, someone has to get all the good jobs). Our marquee on sites 50/58 were well positioned, and we set up for business on Thursday afternoon. I think people came this year, with a  well prepared shopping list, because quite a hole was already made in our ute load of stock by dinnertime on the Thursday.

    Natfly is a great place to meet with new and old friends and acquaintances. I can’t believe how many people who called in to say, “Hello!”… (and, unlike at Yarrawonga, at Temora we had no free coffees on site). Business was brisk, but as always people required stock that was left behind at Hangar 19. C’est la vie.

    The people of Temora were very welcoming, and although some pilots complained about the distance they had to walk from their parked aircraft to get to the  trade stalls, I felt that by spreading out, there was more time for real interaction with visitors and customers to our Yarrawonga Flifght Training marquee. I heard mostly praise for the new venue, and we look forward to next year’s NATional FLY-in at Temora.

    Nav-Ex Fly-away 2010

    Thursday, April 8th, 2010


    Destination: MURRAY BRIDGE.

    A whole week of flying, good weather, great company and spectacular scenery. But it’s over already, and the final details of the Megafauna trip in May are being dealt with now. Many thanks to the participants… whether pilots, passengers, bus people, school students at Nhill, or the people from the various towns we visited, who went out of their way to help out and to make us welcome in their shops, motels, clubhouses and restaurants.

    We flew from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill, Wentworth, via Morgan to Murray Bridge, where we spent two nights. On our spare day many people chose tofly around the local area and see the mouth of the Murray, or fraternise with the locals at Aldinga Aerodrome, or just explore the town of Murray Bridge and enjoy a rest before dinner. We then flew back to Yarrawonga, overnighting at Nhillwhere the local aviation community made us especially welcome, and Kerang where our last dinner together was a fitting end to this year’s trip and much appreciated by all.

    For those of you who haven’t flown down the length of the Murray River and seen it in its many phases from a small aircraft’s perspective, you are missing out on a fascinating and important aspect of out great continent, and the beginnings of understanding the need to carefully manage our precious water resources for the good of all.

    Three new Trike Students take to the air

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

    Three new students take to the air. Peter Umbers, Alan Tainton, and Branko Repolusk. All three have purchased their own Airborne Trikes. Branko has received his Airborne X-582 Classic and has a respectable 9 hours under his belt and should go solo any day now. P1140852Peter and Alan are still waiting for their trike to be delivered from the factory, so they are learning on one of YFT’s XT-912’s. Alan and Peter should also go solo in the next day or so and they are flying up to 3 hours per day. All of the student are fitting in their theory classes between their flying.

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