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  • Archive for March, 2011

    YFT Microlight BFR nerves for Marlene.

    Thursday, March 31st, 2011

    YFT MarleneIt has been two years and a ship load of drama since Ron and Marlene trained, and earned their microlight licences at YFT.

    Yes, BFR time already! Ron got it over and done with on the afternoon they arrived back at Hangar 19, but Marlene was extremely nervous. She said that she didn’t want to disappoint Peter, but she hadn’t had much opportunity to fly at all since she left here with licence in hand, and they had left their trike, an Airborne 582 with a Streak 2B wing.

    Faye kindly took Marlene up in her “Jolly Good” XT-912 to allow her to refamiliarize herself with the circuit and scenery. The next morning Marlene surprised herself, by not only achieving her BFR by flying one of our XT-912’s with an SST wing with no drama, but also attaining her PAX endorsement. Well done Marlene and Ron, and happy flying from your own strip in your own trike!

    YFT bags yet another lady pilot

    Thursday, March 31st, 2011

    Miss Cellaneous

    5B68CC6B-FF45-4666-A2E7-6F4FCC9CDA25Training female pilots is not such a bag job. Seen here, our latest lady pilot getting ready to begin her training at YFT, … or not. Dreamin’ again , all you intructors?

    Microlights fly over fires

    Thursday, March 31st, 2011

    Paddock burns near YFT

    YFTfireOver the last few weeks the farmers in Victoria and NSW have decided to burn the stubble in their paddocks. What a sight…. If you’re in the air you can get your twenty packs of cigarettes in one go, and just for the cost of the fuel you burn!

    Microlight Training at YFT

    Saturday, March 26th, 2011

    What a great shot!

    Kyle on final

    Kyle on final

    Willem took this great shot of Kyle on short final at Yarrawonga this morning. Kyle was flying his new 582 Classic doing circuit training on runway 19, and doing well. CFI Peter was keeping a watchful eye on the approach.

    Microlight Pilot Ian

    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

    Ian Gibb in his Edge 503 Classic at YFT

    Ian in his Edge 503 Classic

    Ian in his Edge 503 Classic

    Ian started training at YFT last Friday and with only two hours training he start flying circuits. Almost a week later he has past Flight Radio and Air Legislation. Ian is almost ready to solo.

    Flying High at YFT

    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

    Birthday Flight at Hangar 19  YYWG.

    John the Co-Pilot

    John the Co-Pilot

    Today, f or his twelfth birthday, John Watt was the lucky recipient of a birthday flight in an Airborne XT-912 Tundra SST, in fact the newest in our stable. He was on a high when he returned to terra firma after completing the sixth landing of its service. John enjoyed showing us the DVD we had created for him. John’s mum Sheryl and younger brother James shared his excitement. He assures us he will return when he’s had a chance to save up for a longer flight.

    Happy birthday John.

    Xenos flying at YFT

    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

    What a shot!

    Xenos in flight

    Xenos in flight

    Simon Carkeek  went up with Steve Nelson in his RV7A, and got some great shots of Chris Dearden in the Xenos flying over Yarrawonga. This one was taken in SA.

    Another high of the LAA fly-in at YFT.

    Myro Arrives at YFT

    Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

    Myro Books and Songbook are at YFT,NOW!

    Myro the Microlight

    Myro the Microlight

    Are you a trike pilot? Have you been looking for the “appropriate” aviation gift for your ankle-biting loved ones? Well no need to look further. Myro, the main character of this set of books, is a cute little trike, … and the books are actually Australian based stories. What more could you want? Curl up with your ankle-biter and read Myro’s stories then continue with your own “war-ies”. You’ll have mini-Myro’s flying around you in no time, and you’ll be their hero when they are allowed to fly in your trike with you!

    The five books in series one are entitledas follows:

    Book One: Myro Arrives in Australia.

    Book Two: Myro and the Bush Fire.

    Book Three: Myro and the Railcar.

    Book Four: Myro and the Skydivers.

    Book Five: Myro and the Jet Fighter.

    Each book is $15.

    Also available is a song book with illustrated lyrics and its own CD of eleven songs which relate to each of the five books in Series One.  It is priced at $20. Remember “Hot Potato, Hot Potato”? Well now, at least you will relate more to the song of the moment under your roof!

    Seriously, it’s a great concept, already tested on the local YYWG ankle-biters. If you purchase the five  story books in Series One and the Song book/CD together in one transaction,  you will pay $95, for the set.

    LAA Annual Fly-in at YFT.

    Monday, March 21st, 2011

    LAA’s Annual Fly-in

    LAA visits YFT

    LAA visits YFT

    The Lightweight Aircraft Association, a convention of Sonex pilots and builders, Jodel people and members of Tyabb Aeroclub all descended on Hangar 19 for the weekend. It was great to see them all mixing socially, as well as doing their own activities. The more that different types of pilots recognise that we all basically share the same skills and the same air, as these people did, the better the wider flying fraternity will be! It was a pleasure to have you all at our facility. YYWG had at least 136 air movements on Saturday alone. It was lovely to see Leo Powning’s Jodel, complete with caring new owner, among the conglomeration of bright and shiny visiting aircraft from as far away as Adelaide.

    Sonex fly-in at YFT

    Monday, March 21st, 2011

    Sonex aircraft fly in to YFT

    Sonex Convention at YFT

    Sonex Convention at YFT

    A number of Sonex aircraft flew in as a part of the LAA’s Annual Fly-in at YFT. Builders drove in to be a part of the Sonex Convention. There was even a USA Sonex pilot who grew up where the Sonex was “born” and knew the designer well.

    Warren Hall taxied his Moni, and a couple of very personable gentlemen flew their motorised glider Xenos across from South Australia.


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