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  • Archive for February, 2011

    BluLink at YFT

    Monday, February 28th, 2011

    Bluetooth is now available in the new BluLink system.

    BluLink

    BluLink

    BluLink enables you to use your Bluetooth cell phone and any music source wirelessly in the cockpit. You can use your existing general aviation, helicopter or BOSE® panel mount aviation headset with BluLink. No more tucking your cell phone under your headset or using cell phone adapters with various cords and additional adapters. The BluLink will work with any cell phone with Bluetooth.

    Great for filing a flight plan, checking weather, calling for fuel, getting a clearance at an uncontrolled field, calling for a taxi. Primary communications for experimental and ultralight pilots.
    Now in Stock $434.00

    YFT Special Deal on Transponders

    Monday, February 28th, 2011

    Microair Transponder Combo / Kit

    T2000SFL Combo/Kit

    T2000SFL Combo/Kit

    T2000SFL, T2000 Wiring Harness, T2000 Coax Cable, Ted Antenna, and EC2002 Encoder.

    Features

    The T2000SFL is a small lightweight transponder with low power requirements.  The T2000SFL is compatible with any C88a compliant altitude encoder, and offers the following features:

    • Mode 3 A response (4096 codes)
    • Mode C altitude response
    • SPI indent response
    • Encoder Altitude displayed with Baro/QNH compensations
    • Altitude Alert (HI / LO)
    • Selectable VSI/Vario Display
    • Security coding of serial number
    • Option to power encoder only in mode C operation
    • Serial Altitude Data input – common protocols self detected
    • Serial Altitude Data output – Gillham 100ft converted to Garmin AT format,

    Normal Price $2995.00 Our Price $2750.00

    Mirolights at YFT

    Monday, February 28th, 2011

    Flight to Lake Nillahcootie

    Lake Nillahcootie from the XT-912

    Lake Nillahcootie from the XT-912

    Last week David decided to fly to Lake Nillahcootie from YFT. David arranged to meet up with Willem at Benalla and continue from there towards Mansfield. It was good listening in on the two of them flying to Lake Nillahcootie. You see YFT pilot’s can use our company frequency as a chat channel. David get some great photo’s from his camera mounted on the control frame. David has even produced a calendar of aerial photo’s he has taken around the local area. We have one and it takes pride of place in my office.

    Microlights over Wangaratta

    Monday, February 28th, 2011

    Wille over Wang

    Willie over Wang

    Willem was seen committing aviation in public.

    Yes, Willem was photographed over the weekend having more fun than most in the skies over Wangaratta.  Wille is getting some great flying in at Wangaratta. Once the working day is done, he is off the airport to get some air beneath his feet. After the up-grade at YFT to the new SST wing, Wille is flying back and forth from Wang to Yarrawonga on a regular basis.

    Microlight Shaun takes to the air

    Monday, February 28th, 2011

    Shaun after his second flight

    Shaun after his second flight

    Shaun takes to the air.

    Shaun had his first flight last week and even though the weather wasn’t the best for a first flight he did really well. On Saturday Shaun was back for more, and he did so well we stared circuit training. Well done Shaun.

    YFT Skills Maintenance Night

    Thursday, February 17th, 2011

    Skills Maintenance Night

    YFT Skills Night

    YFT Skills Night

    Yarrawonga Flight Training’s RADIO and MAPS Skills Maintenance Workshop, held on the evening of 16th February 2011, had the full complement of available spaces filled by pilots, not only from Yarrawonga, but also from Wangaratta, Melbourne, Tongala and Echuca.

    Anne did her usual catering trick, picking up delicious piping hot pizzas and garlic breads from The Atheneum, and the chatter went quiet as the munchies hit!

    The business part of the night began with the short CASA film on untowered aerodromes, followed by re-familiarization with Airservices publications, ERSA and the various charts. More isight into the use of these documents was discovered by most participants of the workshop. Questions were raised and answered.

    A short tea/coffee/ sweets break was enjoyed by everyone and the level of social chatter increased, before subsiding as the second part of the workshop began. Use of radios and transponders was examined, among many queries and real life anecdotes.

    The Workshop Maintenance finished at 10pm, with a self examination booklet and a query answered about reading a synoptic weather chart. Parents arrived to pick up junior student pilots, and “Goodbye’s” were said as people dispersed alone or in groups, and the hangar was restored to its normal day to day business layout.

    It was an enjoyable evening for us, and we have already had a great deal of very positive feedback from the pilots who took part in maintaining, or, in many cases, expanding their piloting knowledge and skills. Thankyou for your attendance and interest. It has inspired us to plan to repeat this workshop in the future on (as yet) an undetermined date, or dates.

    Meanwhile we are now filling the limited booking spaces for an AIR LEGISLATION Skills Maintenance Workshop, which will be held on Wednesday 16th March from 6pm to 10pm.

    YFT has yet another SOLO Man

    Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

    At du Plooy the Solo man

    At du Plooy after his Solo flight

    At du Plooy after his Solo flight

    This morning At du Plooy attained Solo status. (No more YFT wood working club! Not needed to deceive the family any more.) At’s wife has declared that she is proud that he has something to challenge his (almost) seventy-year-old brain. Now she can celebrate with him, his first step to mastering the third dimension! Perhaps with something stronger than a SOLO… Well done, At. Now it’s onward and upward to further hone those skills to become a licenced pilot.

    Microlight Tess Flies to YCOR

    Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

    Tess Flies the XT-912 SST to Corowa & back.

    Tess in the XT-912 SST

    Tess in the XT-912 SST

    Tess is back in the air after having a twelve month break. Tess has been busy at Melbourne University studying for a science degree. After arriving back at YFT Tess did two circuits to get familiar with the new XT-912 SST and then it was off to Corowa to have a look at the flooded runways.

    Corowa Aerodrome Floods

    Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

    Corowa Aerodrome gets over run with water.

    YCOR Looks like a Seaplane base today

    YCOR Looks like a Seaplane base today

    At YFT the rain came down and our drains began to fill, and then our holding dam was full. The water backed up around the drains at the Southern end of the aerodrome. The grass runway 05-23 was too wet to use. But we were lucky… Corowa recieved more rain than we did, and their runways went under.

    Skills Maintenance Nights

    Sunday, February 6th, 2011

    YFT Skills Maintenance Nights

    Radio / Maps & Air legislation

    Pilots wishing to brush up their Radio & Maps Skills, and Air Legislation skills and how it affects you are invited to attend an evening workshop at hangar 19. Radio / Maps will be on the 16th of Feb and Air Legislation will be on the 16th of March. We will discuss everything from airspace and aerodrome markers to zulu time. Chow down with a pizza dinner at 1800hrs and conclude with a social coffee at 2200hrs. Familiarise yourself with all the markings on an aerodrome and how you should interact with them, look at airspace and the reasons for incident reporting. Don’t feel embarassed about asking questions because there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers.

    Fly or drive to this skills maintenance night. The cost of $20 per head covers your pizza dinner, and the Radio / Maps or air legislation materials. In order to maximise the benefits to you we will  be limiting the numbers of participants so it is first in best dressed!

    Book with Peter or Anne at yft@yarrawongaflighttraining.com.au or 0415 406 413.


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