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  • Archive for July, 2010

    Microlight Sunset

    Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

    What a day for flying….

    David flying his XT-912 into the sunset

    David flying his XT-912 into the sunset

    Right on the back of flying to Wangaratta we had another fantastic day at YFT. David decided that it was too good to not fly, so off he went with his camera on movie. Two gigabytes and quarter of an hour later, David had created a good movie of the local area. The camera is mounted on the control bar, which gives a pilots eye view of the flight. Anne and I decided to partake in this magnificent sunset as well. We spotted David about 10nm from the aerodrome and headed for him to get some photos of our own.

    David on approach to YYWG

    David on approach to YYWG

    This was well worth while and the two aircraft flew back to YFT in formation. What a day, and what a life. Training pilots and having flights like this, what more could you ask for?

    Wangaratta BBQ by YFT Trikes

    Sunday, July 25th, 2010

    YFT Trikes fly to Wangaratta Aero Club BBQ

    Trikes at Wangaratta

    Trikes at Wangaratta

    Five pilots in their aircraft departed YFT after the fog cleared. The aircrew were all ready to leave earlier, but the weather had other ideas.

    The fog hung around until 1230 hours. Just as we were about to pull the pin on the day, the fog started to lift. All five aircraft were pushed out the YFT hangars and were pre-flighted ready to go.

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    Microlight Over Lake Mulwala

    Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

    Faye flies one of YFT’s XT-912’s around Lake Mulwala near Yarrawonga.

    Faye flying XT-912

    Faye flying XT-912

    Faye was flying circuits this afternoon when Anne and I asked Faye to fly out over the lake for a photo shoot. It took no time at all for the XT-912 to get into the right spot for a photo.

    John Duigan Centenary Day

    Monday, July 19th, 2010

    John Duigan Day was a great success.

    Hughs 500 LOACH

    Hughes 500 LOACH

    It was estimated that nearly 8000 people attended the day. A big thank you to all the helpers from YFT. Without you my job would have been impossible. Our flight line was full and it was great to see such a variety of aircraft, new and old. Thankyou to all the pilots for bringing your pride and joy to our centenary day at Yarrawonga.

    Yak & Nanchangs from Albury
    Yak & Nanchangs from Albury

    A Photo from above at Nyngan

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

    Dione Carter sent this photo taken from their Robinson R44 helicopter during our fly-away to Nyngan.

    The flight line at Nyngan

    The flight line at Nyngan

    YFT BBQ at YTOC

    Monday, July 12th, 2010

    YFT BBQ at Tocumwal.

    On Sunday 15th of August YFT is flying to Lee Gordon-Brown’s Hangar at Tocumwal. Meet at 1000 hours at YFT and we will head off from there. To join in just contact Peter or Anne on 0415 406 413 or yft@yarrawongaflighttraining.com.au all welcome.

    John Duigan Centenary Day at Yarrawonga

    Friday, July 9th, 2010

    Yes, it’s on and you can be part of this historic day. Saturday the 17th of July… That’s right next weekend. You will be able to see Roulette Pilot Bernard Gleeson doing this at 1200 hour over Yarrawonga Aerodrome.

    Microlight Sunset

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

    Sunset from one of YFT’s XT-912 SST’s.

    A Yarrawonga Sunset from the XT-912 SST
    A Yarrawonga Sunset from the XT-912 SST

    After photographing Willem in his new XT-912 Peter and Anne decided to climb above the clouds to 4500 feet to get a great sunset shot. another special day at Yarrawonga Flight Training.

    Microlight Licence Obtained

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

    Willem obtains his Microlight licence.

    Willem Flies over Yarrawonga in his New XT-912

    Willem Flies over Yarrawonga in his New XT-912

    Willem flies over Yarrawonga in his new XT-912. After getting his licence only days ago, he is taking full advantage of his new found freedom. What a great day for flying and well done Willem.

    Why Aircraft Have Radios

    Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

    Why Aircraft have Radios…

    Cirrus Panel

    Cirrus Panel

    In my flying career, almost every aircraft I have flown has had a flight radio. So basically, I have been brought up with a radio in each and every aircraft … except my hang gliders.

    I hear some pilots say that radios are a waste of time and money, and they serve no real purpose….. Well this is fine, and CASA allow aircraft to operate at certain altitudes and from certain airfields without radio. Most of the ag pilots I knew around my area didn’t have a working VHF radio, until June the 3rd this year.

    So why have a radio? A flight radio gives you, the pilot, the chance to eavesdrop on the airwaves, … to establish who is in the area, what the weather is doing, and in an emergency, you have a means of telling someone where you are. (more…)


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