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  • Archive for September, 2011

    Power Tow EZ40

    Sunday, September 25th, 2011

    Power Tow EZ40 for only $2145.00 includes GST

    Speed hawk1Its simple operation, compact design and wide range of hook up options make the EZ40 the perfect choice for maneuvering your aircraft!
    The EZ40 gives you complete control over the movement of your aircraft through a simple clutch style handle, ideal for the pilot who wants the freedom to fly at their own leisure. Fasten the unit to your aircraft in seconds through a flip lever accessible from the handle. No bending, no straining. To drive the unit simply select forward or reverse then squeeze the clutch handle for motion and release the handle to stop. The generous single inline drive tire size allows for smooth maneuverability through tight transitions or over door tracks and most unstable surfaces.
    Best of all the EZ40 operates using Avgas 100 Octane – so you can recycle your test fuel drain. The unit comes complete with easy to follow operation and assembly instructions and can even be delivered pre-assembled for immediate use. Hangaring your aircraft safely by yourself has never been easier!


    • Suitable for Nose Wheel and Tail Wheel aircraft
    • User friendly, highly maneuverable and compact
    • Hook-up in seconds from handle position
    • No bending required
    • 6.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Engine
    • Quick Silver transmission offering forward, neutral and reverse settings,
    allowing total free wheeling and smooth starts
    • Operates on Avgas 100 Octane Fuel (use your aircraft fuel drain)
    • Belt tensioner style clutch offering safety and total control of speed and travel
    • Self supported ground aircraft unit
    • Moves loads up to 2,400 kg from a slow walk to 45 meters per minute
    • Extension Kits available for aircraft with wheel spats
    • Single inline 13 x 6.50 x 6 drive tire leans with the caster angle of nose gear
    adding to handling ease
    • Flip hook-up handle to attach and release the unit from aircraft
    • Easy to follow operation and assembly instructions

    Foxbat Arrives

    Saturday, September 24th, 2011

    David arrived today at YFT

    Daivid's Foxbat departing off RWY 05

    David's Foxbat departing off RWY 05

    A welcome voice came over the radio today, it was David from Heathcote, in his Foxbat. David has been working very hard in his winery and hasn’t had any time for flying. But today he came to his senses and jumped in his trusty Foxbat and flew up to see us at YFT. He had decided to take a day off and fly to Yarrawonga and then down to Benalla and stay overnight there before heading home.

    iPad Knee Board Dock

    Friday, September 23rd, 2011

    iPad & iPad 2 Knee Board Dock is in stock.

    iPAD DOCK1This dock allows you to securely capture your iPad and attach it to your leg. Features include an adjustable strap, a flip over writing surface with integrated clip, and an adjustable viewing angle. This Knee board dock is designed to fit both iPad and iPad 2.

    $240.00 each.

    This product will be on special in October.

    Hanuman Arrives

    Friday, September 23rd, 2011

    Roy’s new Hanuman arrives Home.

    Roy's new aircraft

    Roy's new aircraft

    After departing for Queensland to pick up his new Hanuman, Roy and Neville arrived back at YYWG today at 1400 hours. The flight started at Heck Field, the boy’s flew via Texas, Narromine, and Temora. The flight time was 9 hour.

    Well done Neville, and Roy.

    Gary Masters Microlight

    Thursday, September 15th, 2011

    Gary now holds a restricted pilot’s licence!

    Gary, flying as free as a plover

    Gary, flying as free as a plover

    Today, Gary, our full time student from NT, enjoyed flying free as a plover. Peter, his instructor, had been ejected from the aircraft for this flight, and he flew in a second XT-912 SST while Gary chose the route and altitude to fly. It ended up being 125 nm round trip from Yarrawonga to Corowa, Benalla, Shepparton, then Tocumwal before returning to Yarrawonga. The weather was perfect, and Gary is eating into the hours required for obtaining his passenger endorsement. What an enjoyable flight.

    Gary 2Yesterday Gary and Peter flew to Echuca on a navigation exercise, which included some viscious thermals and a 35 knot  headwind. This made an interesting flight home, with a 35 knot tailwind! Gary certainly earned his “joy” flight today, didn’t he!?!

    Bundalong’s Bunnings Warehouse is open!

    Thursday, September 15th, 2011

    Bundalong’s Bunnings Warehouse is open for business at last!

    New BunningsDuring a flight today, a new landmark was discovered near Bundalong. You’ll need to go to the Bunnings website to find the address… Over-flying it, we noticed that they stock a lot of farm machinery along with other crapp diaplayed on the site. I don’t yet know if we can give this store the title of “Bunnings Aerospace”.

    Formation Training

    Thursday, September 15th, 2011

    David earns his Formation Endorsement.

    Vee FormationAfter quite a few months and many hours in the air and in the books, David has passed his Formation Endorsement.

    Starting off with a one-on-one flight, and ended with being part of a five aircraft formation the Formation Endorsement is one discipline you really have to earn. David has flown in all the different formations from echelon, to line astern, and he has also completed formation take-offs and landings. To complete the discipline, David has also been responsible for an Element of three aircraft, as the flight leader. Well done.

    SOLO Man Gary

    Thursday, September 8th, 2011

    Gary goes Solo

    Gary the Solo Man

    Gary the Solo Man

    Gary started flight training only last week. With up to three hours flying and many hours of theory, today was the day. Yes Gary went Solo this afternoon. Gary comes from Gove in the Northern Territory, and he already owns an Airborne XT-912 Streak 3 aircraft. After deciding to do his flight training at YFT he booked his flight from Gove to Albury and then it was on the bus to his pre-arranged accommodation in Yarrawonga. After arriving, Gary picked up the YFT hire car and then it was into the flying. He has only had one day where he was not able to fly, and yes, Gary has had a wide range of flying conditions, from calm air to 25kt cross winds, and today he had thermals. It was now time to go SOLO…. CFI Peter asked Gary if he would like to go solo, and with a “Yes”, Peter got out of the aircraft. Then four more aircraft decided to make their way to the runway for circuits as well. What a First Solo! Gary flew a textbook circuit. Well done Gary.

    Cessna 182 for hire

    Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

    Aaron has Cessna for Hire

    Aarons3Aaron has a new aircraft. This excellent looking Cessna 182 is for wet hire from James Air Pty Ltd in Albury. If you are looking to hire an aircraft, give Aaron a call on 0428 572 331

    Icom Radio Specials

    Friday, September 2nd, 2011

    September Shop Specials

    Icom Radios

    For September only Icom Airband Radio prices will be slashed. You can order by calling YFT Hangar 19 Pilot Shop on 03 5744-1466 or 0415 406 413 or email on yft@yarrawongaflighttraining.com.au

    ic-a110IC-A210 Mobile Transceiver (VHF)

    $1161.50 ea

    IC-A6IC-A110 Mobile Transceiver (VHF)

    $1384.00 ea

    IC-A15 Pilot Handheld

    $313.95 ea

    IC-A6 Pilot & Ground Handheld

    $525.00 ea

    All extras and accesories also available.

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