Xmas and Wings Night 14-November 2015 7pm sit down bar open from 6

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Xmas and Wings

Night 2015


14-November 2015 7pm sit down bar open from 6

BOOK NOW  Cut off date is Mon 9th Nov 2015

for Partners and friends see below

A partner is a non member unless the membership is a family membership


Members price is $60.00

Non Member is $75.00

Please Make a direct deposit in to

BSB 814282
Account number 30752719
Please note there is no GST in the price

With your surname as a reference then send an email to

committee@ycem.com.au to confirm


Sophie’s Stars– October 11.


Only 9 days to go until our Step Up walk, we are back from a break up north and raring to go.  It’s not too late to jump on board and join us for a leisurely walk (3kms) around Princess Park to support Sophie and her Stars!  If you can’t join us, you may like to make a donation by following the attached link.  If you work in the CBD, pop on down to our Bake Off Sale in the foyer of Chris’ work THIS THURSDAY October 8 from 9.00am  at 747 Bourke St Docklands, I can guarantee there will be some yummy treats to tempt you!   We are just putting together a hamper for our raffle, if you would like to donate an item or buy tickets ($1 each), you are more than welcome too.  Thanks for your support, it is most appreciated.

Since the inception of Buddy Walk in 2009 in Victoria, now known as Step Up for Down Syndrome, Sophie and her Star’s has pounded the pavement around Princess Park. We will again be participating in this very worthwhile fundraising event on October 11.

Each year we have been supported by many people, family, friends, school and work colleagues and complete strangers raising over $20,000 for Down Syndrome Victoria. We want to make a difference and our participation in such a worthwhile event is a small way we can do this. Down Syndrome Victoria have been a wonderful support to Sophie and our family over the past 11 years.

The work that they do, and the support that they provide is invaluable and they do this with very little government funding. So please if you are able to support us by joining Sophie’s Stars and walking with us on the day or by sending a donation, it would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to be a part of our team, simply register by following the link on this page. Let Gayle or Chris know too, so that we can organise a special Sophie’s Stars t shirt for you to wear on the day.


Please feel free to spread the word about StepUp! by sharing this email or our Sophie’s Stars Facebook page to your family, friends or anyone who may be interested.

We totally understand if you are not able walk or donate this year, and appreciate the support you have given us over the years.

We are very grateful for any support and thank you so much!!


Sophie and her Stars


This section contains some of the articles prepared by Dick Gower for the Royal Victorian Aero Club magazine Plane Talk over many years. The articles have either a safety message or were designed to inform members of changes in regulations or procedures. Some articles may be out of date but are included for general entertainment. In others the safety message remains the same. Please therefore check the currency of the subject matter before operational use.

We hope you enjoy them and the sentiments therein and, of course, suggestions for future topics are always welcome.

Dick Gower

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How to use gmail to check other email accounts for you (upto 5 Accounts)

gmail-1Gmail isn’t just a typical webmail system — it’s a full-fledged email client that can consolidate all your email addresses in one place.

Get all your emails in a single Gmail inbox and send emails from any address.

If you’re importing from another email provider, your other email provider has to offer POP3 access. Go ahead and try the steps below, but if you get an error you may want to visit your other email provider’s help center to see if they support POP3. You can also try other ways to move emails to Gmail.

  1. Open your Gmail account.
  2. At the top right, click the gear Settings.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select the Accounts and Import tab.
  5. In the “Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)” section, click Add a POP3 mail account you own.
  6. Enter the full email address of the other account, then click Next Step.
  7. Enter your password.
  8. Now you have a few options to choose from. Here’s our recommended settings:
    • Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server – Check the box. Otherwise the emails in your other account will be deleted and you’ll only be able to access them in Gmail. Learn more.
    • Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail – Keep checked. For some accounts, you may need to uncheck this option. Learn more.
    • Label incoming messages – Check the box if you’d like to easily see which emails in your inbox came from this account.
    • Archive incoming messages – Don’t check. Only check if you don’t want to see new messages from the other account in your inbox.
  9. Click Add Account. If you get an error message while getting set up, click the Show error details link to find out more about what’s not working.
    • If you get a message saying that POP is disabled, go to the settings page of your other email account and look for a way to enable POP.
    • If you get a message saying that POP is unavailable, your email provider may not support POP. You can also tryother ways to move emails to Gmail.
    • For other errors, visit our Problems with Mail Fetcher troubleshooter.
  10. Once your account has been added successfully, you’ll be asked if you want to be able to send mail as this address. This lets you compose messages in Gmail, but have them appear to be sent from your other email account.

Gmail will check your other account for new emails periodically. You can see when the other account was last checked from the “Accounts and Import” tab.

here is another view of the same thing



AGM Presidents Report

DavepCFC President’s report

It has been a stand out year with our members being very kind, donating materials and time for the extended clubroom. The cost to the club was minimized and because of that I would like to thank you all for your contribution. Special mention to Pete Janssen for the kitchen, supplying inside roof, floor sheeting and A/c unit. Brent Fellows for the A/c fit outs. Scott Hornsby for hot water unit and earthmoving equipment, clean-up and floor tiles, Paul Tripovich had our plumbing requirements in hand. Gavin Thomas for electrical and building works. Tony Sayers for building material donations. And to Colin Lucktaylor for his driving force organizing the working bee days. I have not mentioned all but you have my gratitude for your contribution to getting the job done. May we all now concentrate some good flying days and fly-aways real soon. Thanks to our committee for another year of service, I have appreciated working with you all. It has been and always is pleasure to be part of the CFC community and Committee.
David Porter
CFC President

Northern Exposure 2013

Northern Exposure Report

Friday morning the 13th September, (yes Friday the 13th), 4 planes and 9 crew associated with Coldstream Flyers Club assembled at Coldstream Airfield in the Yarra Valley to begin their flyaway North entitled ‘Northern Exposure’. After several months of planning Baron WMZ, Archer HPS, Warrior KBW and Skywolf XVW were ready for departure to the first destination Narromine, for AUSFLY. The Sports Aircraft Association’s AUSFLY had many aircraft on display for us to view. The exhibition halls were represented by many companies displaying their wares. The Roulettes and Matt Hall put on some fantastic flying displays. Our tents were erected next to the aircraft and dinner and drinks in either the Aero or Gliding Clubs.

Next morning after breakfast at the Aero Club we decamped and headed for White Cliffs and the beginning of warmer weather. After checking in at The Underground Hotel it was off to the White Cliffs Hotel for drinks and a chat with fellow fliers from Coldstream and Tyabb, who decided to join us for 2 days. Dinner was at The Underground and after a good night’s sleep, former schoolmate of mine, Richard Allen gave us a guided tour of his underground house.

Time to pack up and hit the skies again, bound for Nockatunga and the Noccundra Hotel. Other than the licensees the only other inhabitants were frogs. Refreshing beers, dinner in the dining room and lightning displays filled our evening, along with Len and his Essex girls jokes. See Len if you wish to hear more. Accommodation was by means of Dongas. The following morning we had the aircraft lined up out the front of the pub for a group aircraft photo, one of the few places left where this can be done.

Birdsville was the next stop, a week after the famous races. First time some had seen inside the pub without it being stripped bare for the races. After lunch and check-in to the Motel section of the pub, it was time for a walk around town before dinner at the pub. Breakfast at The Birdsville Bakery in the morning and it was time to head to Longreach, the furthest point North of our trip.

Longreach had so much to offer we ended up staying for 3 nights at The Jumbuck Motel, not far from the airport. The QANTAS Founders Museum was a full day visit as was The Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Following the history of QANTAS and viewing some of their old aircraft was indeed an enjoyable experience, as was the wing walk on the 747. The Stockman’s Hall of Fame provides a memorial to the explorers, over-landers, pioneers and settlers of remote Australia. Kinnon & Co, Longreach tour operators, offer Cobb and Co coach rides and evening cruises on The Thomson River, followed by bush tucker, outback stories and poems, followed by a sound and light show on the banks of the river. After a busy 4 days in Longreach it was time to venture towards the coast to Hervey Bay, then a quick flight over to  Fraser Island.

Orchid beach was our destination on Fraser as it had an airstrip. Mat was able to organise a house and two 4×4’s for our two night stay there. By chance, Orchid Beach Progress Association have a bar and restaurant that opens one night a month, as it turned out the day we arrived. Driving on Fraser was an experience, particularly in the yellow beast, a V8 powered Landcruiser. On the way to Happy Valley along the beach we stopped to view the wreck of the SS Maheno, watch tourist planes landing on the beach, and a first for the 2 drivers, being breath tested just before our lunch destination at Happy Valley. A big BBQ dinner at our house and next morning we were off to Port Macquarie.

Flying to Port Macquarie offered some very scenic coastal flying, as well as flying controlled airspace over Sunshine & Gold Coast Airports. Whether you flew at 1000ft or 4000ft the sight of the Gold Coast from the air was a sight to be seen. Hastings District Aero Club at Port Macquarie opened their doors, well, bar actually, for us to enjoy a few beers whilst we organised transport and accommodation. With over 40,000 people Port Macquarie is a large town and beautiful to boot, and a great choice of dining options and things to do.

Our next destination was Woolongong, via Sydney Victor One. Flying as low as 500ft near Williamtown (Newcastle), gave us practise for Victor One. Once again, very scenic coastal flying. Approaching North Head we descended to 500ft. Every pilot should do a Victor One at least once in their lifetime. The sight was amazing as we travelled south to Woolongong enjoying the views of Sydney and its harbour, along with the surf beaches including Bondi. Finally arriving at Woolongong we hit our first glitch for the trip, HARS was closed for renovations. No names mentioned as to who didn’t check this out earlier, but think President and you’re on the money. The decision was made to fill up and head for home to Coldstream. Arriving late in the day it was time to unload, relax, and head home to families, apart from Mat who arrived home in his Skywolf the following day. All agreed it was a great trip and plans are afoot for the next journey. If you haven’t done any outback flying, do yourself a favour and do it. In the words of Richard Kinnon of Kinnon & Co, he’s not sure that the city people need the country people; the country people certainly need the city people to come and visit. DO IT, and yes we need the country people too.

Mal Andrews