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  • Archive for September, 2015

    GY-80 Gradan visits YFT

    Saturday, September 26th, 2015

    4101Gardan visits YFT…

    During a flight today a beautiful aircraft flew by. It was a Sud Aviation GY-80 Gradan, one of only a handful flying in Australia. The beautiful aircraft belongs to Les from Riddles Creek. Les flew up to YFT to have a look at the place, and lets face it, it was a great day for flying. Les and his co-pilot were driven into town for lunch by one of the pilots and picked up again by one of the students pilot from YFT. I had the time to have a good look over the Garden and yes the Gardan is a retractable undercarriage aircraft. To re tracked the gear you need to turn a handle 18 time to bring the gear up or down. How civilized. Thanks Les for coming up to YFT and letting us look at a truly great aircraft.

    Chat ‘N’ Chew at YFT

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

    Chat ‘N’ Chew on Saturday 31st of October…

    Yes the Chat “N” Chews lunches are back. As part of Airport Safety Week, YFT is holding a Chat ‘N’ Chew BBQ lunch at Hangar 19. Everyone is welcome and the BBQ is $5.00 each. If you could bring a plate that would helpful. For more details ring Peter on 035744-1466.

    White Cliffs Trip

    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

    The White Cliffs Flight.

    04627This flight was going to be a flight into the outback of Australia. We intended to have no support team unlike the Megafauna fly-aways. The trip would consist of four aircraft and no more than eight aircrew. The route would take us from YFT, to Hay and then to White Cliffs, via Ivanhoe and Wilcanna. We would then head back to Menindee, to Lake Mungo, and then to Balranald, Denilquin, and YFT. This would be a total distance of 739 nm. 04632 (more…)

    YFT Flight Training

    Saturday, September 19th, 2015

    4098David goes Solo…

    Today, David went solo in the Skypper. David did really well with the cross-wind conditions. David started his circuits on runway 01 and then changed to runway 05. It was then time to go SOLO. I asked David “would you like to go Solo”? The answer was YES! This time there was no hesitation. Well done David.

    Faulty Approaches: Nose-wheel Hazards

    Friday, September 11th, 2015

    Bad Landing

    Friday, September 11th, 2015

    RAA & HGFA Flight Training School

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

    Yarrawonga Flight Training is now a HGFA as well as RAA flight training school…

    Yes it is true. YFT is now a fully qualified RAA and HGFA facility. So what does this mean for you? It is simple, If you need any training, BFR or Licence upgrades we can do it. CFI Peter is fully quantified with both organizations to the highest standard. For more information no how we can help just ring or email YFT.

    Bull River Valley and the Dr Forrest Bird Museum

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

    Join us as we depart Bonners Ferry ID and head SE along hwy 2 to the Kooteni River Falls. From there, we head south along hwy 56 through Bull River Valley nestled against the foothills of the Cabinet Mountains. Once we reach the Clark Fork River, we head NW to Lake Pend Oreille and visit the Dr. Forrest Bird museum of aviation and inventors. A remarkable man who touched the lives of many people and was an icon in the aviation community. Ask anyone you can think of, from Neil Armstrong to Chuck Yager – they all knew Dr. Bird as he too was amongst the elite in the circles of our great aviators.

    Dr. Bird passed away at his home there the day after our visit. We were honored -as you will see – to give him a last salute.


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