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  • Archive for July, 2012

    AirVenture Oshkosh Citabria Approach & Landing (FISK Arrival)

    Sunday, July 29th, 2012

    ICON Aircraft – A5 Spin Resistance Safety Milestone Demonstration

    Sunday, July 29th, 2012

    Trike Flies again.

    Sunday, July 29th, 2012

    Branko takes time off from building.

    P1220351Branko took time off from building his kitchen in his hangar at Yarrawonga today to go flying. The wing was only blowing at 25kts, but that’s just a gentle breeze for Branko in his Airborne 582 Classic. Branko was seen taking off on runway 01 and he did three circuits before going for a one hour flight around the area. He returned and made a very good landing. There were three trikes flying today, however there were only two GA aircraft out flying today.

    Yarrawonga Flight Training New Students

    Monday, July 23rd, 2012

    YFT student ratio is not decreasing.

    0960Despite the success stories of YFT students achieving various degrees of training and endorsements during the first half of 2012, and , of course, “The Economic Downturn”, Yarrawonga Flight Training is as busy as ever, with new students beginning their training at Hangar 19 YYWG, almost weekly! The winter weather is cold, but, dressed appropriately, it can be a great time for training, because almost every day has several hours suitable for student training, and when the weather is unsuitable, heads are buried in the necessary ground study, or, when everyone is tired out, just sitting around with a hot drink and discussing the subject of the moment, (FLYING of course!)

    This weekend we welcomed new students from Gippsland and Sydney. It was also great to see Bruce return to flying after the loss of his wife last year.

    Sky Walker Flies Again

    Monday, July 23rd, 2012

    20341Sky Walker came out of Hangar 22 YFT

    Jeanette Walker, with son Alex on board their Airborne X Streak 2B, took to the skies this weekend, to conduct aviation in public.  Moving to YYWG with husband Stan, has been quite an uplift, and this has been the first flight of Skywalker since Alex obtained his passenger endorsement.

    Solo Pilot Ian

    Monday, July 23rd, 2012

    20340Ian Goes Solo at YFT

    This weekend Ian went solo in his Airborne X model, with a Wizard wing. As he had not flown for six months, it was quite an accomplishment to retain the necessary skills. Well done Ian.

    Aerobatic Boot Camp

    Monday, July 23rd, 2012

    20333Aerobatic Boot Camp at YYWG

    Paul Andronicou flew in on Saturday in his Extra 300, to have a look at the Yarrawonga Aerodrome. Paul is organising the first of many aerobatic boot camps. The first one will be held from 31st August to 3rd September 2012 at YYWG, and YFT is proud to help out with hangarage and our facility. Paul did a very impressive display in front of the hangars for a very small, but very enthusiastic local crowd.

    YFT Rob goes Solo

    Monday, July 23rd, 2012

    20332Rob Goes Solo in Arrow.

    Rob went solo in his new Airborne Arrow on Friday, this makes Rob the second person to go Solo in a new Airborne Arrow XT-912 at YFT. Well Done Rob (The SOLO MAN).

    Williams 95 piece Tool set

    Thursday, July 19th, 2012

    20328August Special – Williams 95 Piece Tool Set

    95 piece 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive Master Socket & Tool Set.

    Only $199.00 plus P&H.

    Cross Country Training

    Sunday, July 15th, 2012

    20322Victor gets his PAX and starts his X-Country flying….

    Victor completed his 10 hours of solo flying during the week, and then passed his PAX endorsement on Saturday. Victor started his X-country flying on Saturday afternoon in 25 knot winds. Victor, in his Edge 582 Streak completed the first of his Navigation flights from Yarrawonga to a small country town and then across to Corowa before returning to Yarrawonga with low, broken cloud on part of the flight. On Sunday, Victor completed his second Nav, which was the same route, but in the opposite direction. Victor remarked that it was hard the first time, but really hard on the second flight! Even though he had been there before, it looked completely different from the opposite direction. That’s Navigation for you… Victor will continue his Nav’s in a YFT Arrow aircraft, which has a much greater range and speed and will enable navigation work in both mountainous terrain and the featureless flatlands. This will give Victor much more experience and will also be cost effective for him.

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