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  • Archive for December, 2011

    Silverwood Family Lifestyle Expo 2011

    Monday, December 26th, 2011

    Silverwoods Family Lifestyle Expo is on this week.

    Formation pd1On 28th December, Silverwoods Family Lifestyle Expo 2011, Will be held on the 5th hole of the Black Bull Golf Course. YFT will be involved, by ground participation as well as our X-ray Tango Flight formation team doing flyovers. Helifly will also be participating, next to us, with helicopter rides for $45. All welcome. Come along and enjoy.

    XT-912 SST arrives from the Factory

    Monday, December 26th, 2011

    Casey Flies his new Aircraft Home.

    Casey80Peter and Casey caught the train up to Sydney, then on to Redhead to pick up Casey’s  new Airborne XT Tundra SST trike last Sunday night. In a mix-up when purchasing the tickets they were accidentally issued with “turd class” seats instead of “first class” as they had believed they had booked. That was an eye-opener! Fortunately the nice lady conductor was able to help them to sort out the problem and they each managed a few hours’ sleep, waking in time to find that the train, which had left Albury station on time, was two late. After arriving at the factory  around lunchtime, the installation of the instrument panel was quickly done. Rob took us out to Wallsend where the wing was placed on the aircraft….and then it rained, and rained, and rained! We had good visibility and we departed for Mudgee. After landing at Mudgee we checked out the aircraft, and then headed for Parkes. Unfortunately, due to a large storm, we had a small diversion. This took us nearly to Dubbo before we could turn back to Parkes, where we stayed the night. The following morning, with a beautiful blue sky, and no rain, we headed to Temora and then home to Yarrawonga. Casey flew from the front seat all the way, adding eight hours to his log book, thanks to diversions.

    First Flight for 2012

    Sunday, December 18th, 2011

    It’s on again, The First Flight of the Year.

    Albury AirportWould you like to be part of this annual  flight? We will be flying from Yarrawonga Flight Training facility at Hangar 19, Yarrawonga Aerodrome, in to Albury Airport before the tower opens, and then back. There is no charge, but we will be departing early. Briefing will be at 0630 and we depart at 0700 hours. So if you would like to join us, just phone Peter on 03 5744-1466 and he will give you all the details. It all up to the weather of course…


    Saturday, December 17th, 2011


    New Business to offer Helicopter Services in the Albury Region

    William 3 aar 49A new helicopter charter and training school has just opened up in Albury.  Helifly Pty Ltd was created by helicopter pilots and business partners Marianne Evans and Ian Douglas. They are located at the Albury airport and offer a range of helicopter services from helicopter flight training to charter, aerial work and joy flights.

    Ian Douglas has many years experience as a fixed wing pilot flying for both Qantas and Regional Express, better known as Rex, but decided to cross over to helicopters in 2005.

    Norwegian born, Marianne Evans got her helicopter licence in Florida 10 years ago, and moved to Australia in 2005 to work as Chief Pilot for Bright Helicopters in regional Victoria. She will now fill the same role for Helifly Pty Ltd.

    You will be able to go for a flight with Marianne and Ian at the Silverwoods Family Lifestyle Expo 2011 on the 28th. Flights will cost $45.00 per person.

    Boeing 777 FO Sherwin

    Sunday, December 11th, 2011

    Samiko Wangxin (or Sherwin) Becomes First Officer.

    Sherwin006It has been a number of years now since Sherwin was training at Mangalore, and visiting us at YFT. Sherwin would fly into Yarrawonga, and ask questions, and we in turn would ask how he and his class mates are going. Once Sherwin went back to China we kept in contact with him via email. Now Sherwin is an FO (First Officer) on a new Boeing 777, and he is flying international flights. Well done Sherwin.

    Sherwin informed me today that he will be getting married next year to Amelia.

    Champion Oil Filters

    Thursday, December 1st, 2011

    December Special… Champion Oil Filters

    Oil filters1All Champion Oil Filters are $33 each for December Only!






    All filters are in stock and ready to ship.

    Price does not include postage. Contact Peter on 03 5744-1466

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