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On Saturdays in January - December 2017

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 30 Dec 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Graham Trojan T28

Keith P Apprentice

Min D Compass Chronos

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 23 Dec 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Antoine 2 Vipers

Alex Z Nan Orion glider

Walter A10 Thunderbolt

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Dec 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ben U - FT Simple Scout

Michael B - Radian glider

Alex Z - Pitts

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 December 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Christmas Party 2017.  More photos here.   Also how the day unfolded YouTube clip here

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Dec 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Rather wet today, inundated with ducks

Lambi, Alex Z & Rick W pilot line

Graham & Rick congratulations

Graham E - Trojan T-28

Alex Z and Lambi - Trojan T-28

Keith P - Apprentice S 15e

 

Michael B - FunCub ...

 

... expecting floods ....

... over 100mm of rain, over 3 days

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 25 Nov 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Victor L Victorsky Tioman ...

... with new wingtips and flies really well

Jake Messerschmitt BF109 has rudder

Jakes Pitt crew

Juris performing a delicate operation

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Nov 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

John S & Lambi parachute folded

Parachute loaded in cargo door

John S - Aveos bush mule

Parachute release

Alex Z and John S

Aveos back to earth

 

Alex Z - 450 Augusta

 

Michael B - TRex600 Hughes

 

Anton S - ??? EDF

 

 

Walter - Avanti EDF

 

Con G - Slicks

 

Rick W -  Apprentice

 

Jose M - ???

Ben W and Grant S

 

Alex Z - Nan Orion

 

Landing .....

.... hit the mark

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 28 Oct 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Graeme Bixler maiden

Michael R - Trojan T28 maiden

Peter Multiplex FunCub XL maiden

Alex Z with John S Bushmule maiden

Trojans rule .....

Grant, Kendrick, Grant, Graeme

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Oct 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Drew and George 2 Calmatos

Ducted fan jets

Adrian and Con 3D Slicks

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Oct 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

2017 Royal Flying Doctors Service Fundraising day.  More photos here

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Oct 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ben U - Fokker DR3 free flight

Con and Adrian Slicks

Jake Messerschmitt Bf 109

Lots of aircraft on a nice day

Michael B - TRex600 Hughes

Shane O Bearcat, scratch built

 

Shane's Bearcat, year in the making ....

 

.... Michael B & Shane O ....

.... successful maiden flight.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 30 Sep 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Grant S - 2.0m Trojan T28, maiden

Graham E & Grant S - Trojan T28's

 

Drew B - 3D printed Edge (6S), maiden

 

 

Victor L - Victorski

 

Keith P - Apprentice S 15e

 

Jake F - Apprentice S 15e

 

Lambi LE - Trojan T-28

Drew B - Calmato

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 23 Sep 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Rick W -  Apprentice

Alex Z - Trex500

Jonathan G - Trojan T-28

T28 - Grant S, Michael B, Graham E

2.0m@5.5Kg, 0.4m@40g, 1.1m@800g

Michael B, Alex Z, John S

Fun Cub time

Bailey M - Perfect conditions for a kite

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Sep 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Rick W -  Apprentice

Victor L - Calmato

Calmato pilot - Linda

Jonathan G - Trojan T-28

Ben U -  Apprentice

Pond left over from Fridays rain

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Sep 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Indy B - Visionaire

Drew B - 3D printed Edge (4S), maiden

Jake F -  FunCub (Alex Z)

Joanathon - Trojan T-28

Ben U -  Apprentice

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Sep 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Rick W -  Apprentice

Drew B - 3D printed Edge, load testing

Lawrence F -  Apprentice

Graham E - Trojan T-28

Jake F - Apprentice

Lambi LE - Trojan T-28

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Aug 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Indy B - Calmato

Graham E - Trojan T-28

Indy B - ???

Alex P - Spitfire

Alex P - Calmato, maiden

Lambi LE - Trojan T-28

 

Drew B - Cessna 152, maiden ...

 

...3D printed.  YouTube clips  (1)   (2)

Adrian K - Avanti 80mm EDF

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Aug 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Victor's Power/Thrust testing machine

New dress code at DAC with Min

Johns strange new beanie

Lots of advise

Alex P - Corsair

 

Grant S - Challenger

 

Not just a flying club. Library!

Drew B - Calmato

Few more models in the pits this week

Drew B - 3D printed Cessna 152 ...

1.5m wings span, 2Kg, 2 weeks to print

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Aug 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Another windy day.  Still "some" flying.

   

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 29 Jul 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Just a light breeze - NOT...

Drew about to takeoff

Hype of activity out of the wind

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Jul 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Indy B - Silver(P) presentation

Graham E - Trojan T-28

Michael B & Alex Z - Komet

Jake, Lambi & Ben - FF bird

Lambi LE - up, up and away

 

Rather windy.  Homing pigeon released.

Apprentices huddling out of the wind

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Jul 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dave S - Trojan T-28

Lambi LE - Trojan T-28

Another great winters day

Nice sunny day with light winds

Anton S - Avanti EDF landing

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Jul 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Drew B - Calmato 3D printed cowl

Ben U -  Apprentice, maiden

Jake F & Michael B - Awaiting clearance

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Jul 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

10am morning frost, control line area

Sebastian W -  Apprentice Mini

Drew B - Calmato, maiden

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 24 Jun 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

John S - Pilatus PC8, maiden

   

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Jun 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Jonathan G - Trojan T-28

Victor L - Pilatus PC-6

Alex P - Yak 52

Richard B - Timber, maiden

Mark R - Trojan T-28

Drew B - Timber

Steve H - FunCub

Anton & Walter - Avanti EDF

Michael B - EasyStar

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Jun 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Arial shot watching the grass grow

Dave S - Calmato

Alex Z - Low wing Calmato

Sam L - Boomerang 40

Lambi LE - Trojan T-28

Anton S - Avanti 80mm EDF, lit up

Mark R - T-33 72mm & F-16 28mm EDF

Mark R - Spitfire

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Jun 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Anton S - Avanti 80mm EDF, landing

.... right on the centre line ....

... followed by Walter's Avanti

Busy day in the pits

Michael B - Big Stik 60

Michael B - WorldStar 40

Juris B - EFX racer

Grant S - Jackaroo 40

John S - Decathlon IC 40

Walter M - Avanti 80mm EDF

Michael B - TRex600 Hughes

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 27 May 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Walter M - Avanti 80mm EDF, maiden

Kake W - Trojan

Graham E - Trojan

Michael B - Big Stik 60

Sebastian W - Apprentice Mini

Jake F - Apprentice 15e

Con G - Edge 540

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 May 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Grant S Jackaroo

Michael, Jake and Britt

Min Rare bear

Jose M - Brio, ready to fly again

Michael B - Classic EP

Con G - Slicks

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 May 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Flying and training on a light wind day

Mark, Mika and Anton

Graham Trojan T28

Victor and John buddy box training

Drew, Mika and Keith queued up to fly

Walter M - ???

Drew B - Timber, maiden

Dave S - Calmato, maiden

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 May 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

John S - Spitfire

Jake F - Apprentice 15e, maiden

Apprentices huddling from the wind

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 29 April 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Our new level runway opening

Walter M - L4 Grasshopper

runway so level, with no bumps

Apprentice lined up ready for take-off

Waiting on the taxiway for clearance

Saj R - FunJet

Lawrence F - Apprentice 15e

Saj R - P51

Walter M - Pitts

Ivan V - Corsair

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 April 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Rick W - Apprentice, maiden

Lawrence F - Apprentice, maiden

Michael B - Apprentice with GPS

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 April 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Walter M - Pitts ...

 .... maiden

Keith P - Apprentice, maiden

Saturday afternoon training

Anton S - Tornado

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 April 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Drew B - Storch

Kake W Trojan

John S & Kake Trojan repair

Who is watch who?

Phantom 3pro from Phantom 4 pro

Strip from the south

Drew B - Apprentice 15e

Michael B - Apprentice 15e

Grant S - Jackaroo

Victor L - Pilatus PC-6

Rick W - Corsair

Graham E - Trojan

John S - FunCub

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 25 March 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The very competent engineering crew Victor Graham and John installing Linda

New Calmato pilot - Linda

Linda crafted by Victor

Busy taxi way

Alex Rae Graham Victor and Kake enjoying the afternoon

Anton - Tornado with rainbow

Refurbished & Temp runway - South

Temp & Refurbished runway - North

Refurbished & Temp runway - Above

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 March 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Graham Trojan

Anton Viper 90

Kake W Trojan

Lambi with Alex Z Calmato

Benny and Michael B Apprentice maiden

Benny Apprentice

Alex Z Augusta 450

John Benny and Michael

Adrian Slick

Alex Z Augusta 450

Alex 450 with light ....

.... night time flying

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 March 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kake W with Alex Z Calmato

Yah.... It Saturday....

Alex M - Trojan T-28

Anton S - Tornado

Anton S - Viper

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 25 February 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Alex Z - Low wing Calmato

Rick W - Corsair

Drew B - Apprentice

Michael B - Apprentice

Mark B - Trojan T-28

Cliff M - Apprentice

Apprentice landing ...

... nice alignment for touch down

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 February 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Michael B - 2.0m Radian

Alex Z - Orion 2.4m glider

Grant S - Jackaroo

John S - AcroMaster (thank Patrick K)

Alex Z - Low wing Calmato

Waiting for the rain to stop

Saj R - Ultimate 40

Mark B - Trojan T-28

Walter M - L4 Grasshopper

 

Anton S - EDF Jet ...

... with after burners

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 February 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Our refurbished runway looking south

View looking north

looking from north east

Looking south

Ethan S - Trojan t-28 maiden

Graham E - Trojan T-28

Walter M - L4 Grasshopper

Alex Z - Augusta 450 (thank Patrick K)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 February 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Alex Z & Graham E - Trojan T-28

Sat working bee ...

... picking up rocks and branches

View of temporary and new runway ...

... and re-level control line circle

Our new runway. Now just need grass.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 January 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

   

Saj R - Alex

Drew B - Apprentice

Grant S - Calmato

John S - Decathlon

Drew B - Storch maiden

Kake W & Alex Z - Trojan

Alex Z - FunCub flying around mounds

Michael B - FunCub end of day "tired"

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 January 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Victor L - Victorski

Michael, Jonathan, Alex, Graham - Training

Kake W - Apprentice

Alex & Kake - Trojan

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 January 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Cameron F - Lancaster, maiden

Grant S - PT-17

 

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