Well done team a group of CFC pilots ventured down to Tyabb on Sat for the handing over of THE TROPHY from PAC to CFC on there turf. We would have like students to take advantage of this to see what happens outside the training area but alas no takers. A big thank you to PACfor starting the ball rolling with interclub comps, it takes a lot of time and effort behind the scenes to pull this off, I can tell you personally its a big effort from a few people so please support.
SUNDAY Comp YCEM
Thanks to everyone, who helped and participated. We would have loved to have a few more students attempt it, even if they were assisted by the instructor or observer. Remember this is all about having fun. We have a huge range of talent to call on and students will learn something new every time they compete or ride in the back seat.
This was a real learning curve for everyone, including the comp boss for the day, as it is one of the hardest to do well. Our scoring system for this comp does need refining and simplifying.
I have gone back over the comp sheets from today and re-counted and equalised the way I interpreted the sheets so they were scored equally. There were a couple of small changes and as we do not play for sheep stations it should not offend anyone.
I hope everyone had a great fun day and those that did not compete missed a very interesting day. I will update the Championship points tomorrow so look for and update on that.
Sorry to Chris Rasmussen in the rv3 for the rabbit that caused the go round, hope it does not stop you coming to see us ...
All please comment below....... Col
There are TWO!! events on for CFC members this weekend!!
On SATURDAY at TYABB there will be a presentation of the trophy from the inter-club competition – with CFC to be the proud recipients after WINNING the competition!
There will also be the usual BBQ. Arrive around 12pm for the trophy presentation at 1pm!
On SUNDAY at Coldstream will be this month’s competition!
Here is a link to the PRE booking sheet for the 21st May 2017 and current club ranking.
Please be aware if the weather is bad for any flying for more than 50 % of the day, a wet weather comp will be held and counted towards the annual Club championship.
All members and Students are encouraged to come to Tyabb this Sat
Please use this sheet to show interest in taking a plane and Pax on Sat
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- Spirit of the Airshow: - Tim Brownridge's Stinson
- Best In Show - Antique: - Mike Dalton's Cessna 195
- Best Presented Classic: - Matt Henderson's O-1G Birddog
- Best Presented Contemporary: - Chris Ashdowne and MikeWelsh's Piper Colt
Avalon International Airshow 2017
It was only the 2 nd Avalon International Airshow that I’ve ever attended, but 2017 was a most memorable experience for me. I flew in solo, on Wednesday morning, a trade day at the show. Elvis, the firefighter, had just completed his display. (I’m guessing this as I had heard the Avalon Tower talking to him whilst I was monitoring the channel.) I was taking advantage of CASA’s waiver for RPC (Recreational Pilot Certificate) holders to fly into YMAV, without Controlled Airspace Endorsement, if they met certain criteria… I qualified! This was my very first solo into Controlled Airspace and I’d been preparing for it for a whole week, rehearsing radio calls and studying the AIP Supplement for YMAV. Everything proceeded exactly to plan and I touched down on YMAV (the main Avalon RWY) and quickly backtracked to TWY Bravo, where I was greeted by marshals waving “ping-pong bats”, the code of which I’d also studied intensely! I had my very own “FOLLOW ME” golf buggy to lead me through a maze of marquees and displays, to my designated place in the RA-AUS paddock, for the duration of the show. I even had wing-walkers, walking beside my wingtips, ensuring that I wouldn’t damage my plane by taxiing too close to marquees or poles.
I felt so special! When I alighted from “Bunjil”, my Tecnam after shutting the engine down, I was so pumped with adrenaline that my body was quivering. It felt like my knees had liquefied! It is very rare for me to wear a skirt, but I’d dressed in full pilot’s uniform, including epaulettes on my YVFT (Yarra Valley Flight Training – my flying school) white shirt, my YVFT tie and even my Captain’s hat, to compliment my black skirt, to empathise that women (and older women, at that) can be pilots too! As I write this, it is International Women’s Day and on the radio this morning, they were asking women, who were high achievers, to ring in. I didn’t ring the radio station, but I certainly believe that I’d qualify! I spent 4 days at the Avalon Airshow, promoting Women in Aviation, Bunjil (my aeroplane), the excitement of learning to fly, YVFT, RA-AUS as a less expensive way to learn how to fly and that you are never too old to start achieving your dreams. (I turn 60 this year.) An hour after the last aerial display, by the Red Arrows, I taxied over to Holding Point Charlie and lined up for take-off and departure from Avalon, for Coldstream. I’m proud of the way I handled my radio work in Controlled Airspace. The experience has given me so much more confidence to talk to the Tower operators. What a buzz! Now I can rightfully claim that I am a REAL pilot. I’m super stoked!
The experience has given me so much more confidence to talk to the Tower operators. What a buzz! Now I can rightfully claim that I am a REAL pilot. I’m super stoked!