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  • Archive for November, 2013

    Airborne X 582 Tundra

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

    C00135Rob Continues Training

    Rob arrived on Friday to set up his new Airborne X 582 Tundra aircraft, with a Streak 2B wing. Unfortunately Peter was busy driving the porcelain truck, and couldn’t give Rob the help he required on Friday. Just as well it was also unflyable weather conditions! On Saturday we rigged Rob’s trike and got it ready, completed the paperwork, and were ready to go.  However the aircraft had a flat battery, and by this time, all the shops were closed! So we hunted around, and found a battery that would suit, within the spares held at YFT. Rob completed nearly four hours of flying in his new machine before he had to leave on Monday. After using a new Flycom helmet whilst flying with Willie to Paul’s breakfast on Saturday, Rob decided to buy a new sporty red one to match his aircraft.

    Air Creation Stealth Trike

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

    C02714Stealth Trike Flies in from Mansfield.

    After a student’s lesson, we had just landed when we heard a radio call from the stealth trike, so named because of its quiet kit on the 100 hp engine and specially designed propeller. It was 10nm inbound to Yarrawonga, and the pilot was ready for a coffee. Martin had wisely refrained from flying to Paul’s breakfast the day before, but had decided to fly up from Mansfield for his first long navigation after purchasing his Air Creation Tanarg Bionix 13, a few short weeks earlier. The smile says it all,… a great flight in a great flying machine. An achievement to be savoured!

    Microlight to Breakfast

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

    C02680Meeting at Paul’s for Breakfast…

    Saturday was the perfect day for an early morning flight to Paul’s place, near Wangaratta, for a bacon, egg, and pancake breakfast. Unfortunately only two aircraft from YFT flew in. However others from YFT drove in. The flight was lovely and smooth, compared to the days before, which had been very bumpy with thermals. Paul didn’t disappoint, the breakfast was excellent and it was a good opportunity to meet up with friends again. The mid morning flight back was a more “adventurous” affair. Anne said she was glad we weren’t flying to Sydney!

    P & M QuikR

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

    The Pirate ship flies again…

    01806Ian was up over the weekend and consolidated more training in the yellow “Pirate ship”? I know you are wondering why we call the QuikR the Pirate ship. Well it is a QUIK”RRRRRRR”. Isn’t that what the pirates say?…

    Ian has now flown the his airacrft in a range of conditions from no wind to 25kts. Ian has done really well and we should see him solo soon. Well done Ian.

    Porepunkah Flight

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

    C02623A flight to Poepunkah and back.

    Yesterday Noel, Ken, and CFI Peter decided to fly to Porepunkah airfield and back. It was a great day to be in the air and the mountains looked inviting. Noel was completing a Nav that he was set weeks ago, but, due to fog in the valley he couldn’t make it and had to turn back. But not today, three Tanarg’s landed at YPOK and it was good to see a few Trikes flying there. So many times we fly over to YPOK and all you can hear is crickets. The flight back was another picture perfect flight.

    Formation Tuesday

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

    C02661Formation Tuesday…

    It was just one of those days where the weather was perfect. That’s right it must have been good because Cup Day became Formation Tuesday. Three aircraft and a show routine over the Lake and Aerodrome.

    Air Creation Tanarg

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

    C02650Ian flies the Tanarg…

    Ian and Kan seen here proving that the skull cap is back in fashion. In the seventeen hundreds skull cap were all the rage, and you would not be seen without one when walking down the street. We at YFT are trying to bring this fashion back… It’s not working! However, wear one under your helmet, and your helmet will last you a lot longer. Ian had flown up from the Latrobe Valley to go for a fly in Ken’s Tanarg. I think it was worth it.

    Air Creation

    Friday, November 1st, 2013

    ULM en haute montagne (reportage) from Homemade Productions on Vimeo.

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