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  • Archive for May, 2015

    Lake Mulwala goes down

    Sunday, May 31st, 2015

    3297Lake Mulwala starts to go down…

    Over the last few weeks the water has been going down in the lake. Now it is getting very low. At the Eastern end the water is back to just the river and the rest is just mud flates. Now at the Yarrawonga end (Western end) the bottom is clear to see. If you were a water skier, 3325you might think twice about skiing. The trees that are just under the surface are now very visable.

    Flying at YFT

    Sunday, May 31st, 2015

    N3328A flight to Wangaratta…

    Today we flew to Wangaratta… Why because there was a NOTAM that said :

    INCREASED AVIATION ACTIVITY DUE AD OPEN WEEKEND

    AIRCRAFT WILL BE MONITORING CTAF FREQ 119.1.

    CTC OPR 0408 574 569 FOR MORE INFO

    FROM 05 292300 TO 05 310500

    So I guess we needed to be careful because there must be aircraft operating from the Aerodrome.N3331 We flew in in formation and joined the circuit and completed a “pitch and recover” landing on runway 36. It was great to see the cafe working again in the terminal building. We had a good chat to other aviators and then it was time to head off back to YYWG. The rain was starting to move in from the South, however it was good weather to the North. We departed to the North in formation and climbed to 4700 feet and smooth air.N3335 The flight back was one of the best. We call Flight Ops at Yarrawonga and they informed us that the wind was 270 degrees at 26 knots. This was going to be an interesting landing. Just as we were about to put on our brown corduroy pants, we received and updated TAF and the wind was now 270 degrees at 6 knots. This was a peace of cake landing for us. We were also asked by Flight Ops if we would like tea or coffee, with cake. The answer there was a Big YES. After a really good flight and a great formation landing we ended the morning with coffee and cake at YFT.

    Flying at YFT

    Sunday, May 31st, 2015

    N3273Another great day for flying…

    Yes the weather has been great at Yarrawonga…. We have been flying almost every day. One day Ian, IS Ken, and CFI Peter flew over to Corowa, and who did we find there…. SnowBird. This aircraft is a CASA 212 and is used for Military Parachute Ops. They were operating out of YCOR for a week. We had a great flight to Corowa and back to Yarrawonga.

    Megafauna Fly-away 2015

    Sunday, May 31st, 2015

    Megafauna Fly-away 2015 to Nhill…

    2997Yes the Megafauna Fly-away for 2015 is over…. Well the weather gods were not with us again, but the trip still ended up a good one. We had four aircraft that were unable to get out from the East Coast. So this was a bit of a problem for those aircraft. They tried for three day but in the end they gave up. We had Rain, dust storms, and yes good flying weather as well. There was only one aircraft that didn’t make it back to Yarrawonga. 2951Yes it was Bob… This is the second time over all the Megafauna Fly-aways that Bob has not made it back by the end of the trip. This is a record and I think we need a trophy for Bob. The Toucan brothers are making a movie on the trip so we are all looking forward to the Premier. I think Trike MAN may be a feature in the movie.

    YarramWander

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

    Solo Pilot

    Sunday, May 17th, 2015

    3007Another Solo Pilot…

    Nicholas from Melbourne went Solo yesterday in the YFT Skypper. Well Done Nicholas.

    Flying Priest Lake Idaho

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

    A 90 mile flight to Sandpoint was the first order of business. I planned to stop in St Maries and had to find a hole in the clouds to descend through. The departure – as you’ll see – was majestic. At Sandpoint, I hooked up with two other fliers to go see Priest Lake. I especially wanted to see the mountains east of the lake. We landed at Cavanaugh Bay for a lunch stop and then proceeded south over Priest River enroute back to Sandpoint. I then flew direct back to Elk River for a perfect day of flyin’!


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