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owen

SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER EVENTS

THURSDAY AUGUST 17

18:00     CASA Safety Briefing at Adelaide Biplanes.  The main themes will be ‘Starved and exhausted – Understanding fuel management’ and ‘Handling partial power loss in single engine aircraft’, case studies, an update on the Regulatory Reform process, a reminder of the correct procedures to use at Non Controlled Aerodromes, and a discussion on the pros and cons of using personal electronic devices in the aviation environment.

TUESDAY AUGUST 30

10:00     CASA Safety Seminar at Aldinga Aero Club.  The topics will be the same as at the August 17 event.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11

07:15     Dawn Patrol

We’d like all available club aircraft to join this important event to commemorate the Battle of Britain.  There will be a flying competition to challenge pilots and their navigators, followed by a sumptuous breakfast, compliments of the Club. 

Pilot briefing will be at 07:15 to allow visiting pilots time to arrive after the 07:00 curfew.

09:30     Complimentary breakfast

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2

08:00     The BIG navigation competition (replaces the event cancelled previously due to poor weather)

12:00     BYO BBQ lunch

FRIDAY – MONDAY OCTOBER 15 – 17

Weekend fly away to Echuca

Itinerary includes a cruise on a genuine steam-powered paddle steamer, visits to the Echuca Historical Society Museum, Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, Echuca Heritage Sweet Company etc.   There will be a separate email about this event.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5

19:00     Aldinga Airfield 40TH Anniversary dinner – details from Adelaide Biplanes

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6

10:00     Flying competition – sky writing

12:00     BYO BBQ lunch

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19

10:00     HCAP spot landing competition and barbecue lunch

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4

12:00     Christmas lunch, compliments of Aldinga Aero Club

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14

19:30     Committee meeting

For your 2017 diary:

The first fly away for 2017 will be to Clare Valley from Saturday, 25 February to Monday, 27 February.

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST EVENTS

In the coming events, note that:

  • The Top Hook competition in July will be held at Strathalbyn airfield.
  • The Club AGM will be held on 14 August. The Club will provide a complimentary barbecue lunch for members and guests. Please come along and support your club.

SATURDAY JUNE 4
19:00 Movie night at Ingle Theatre, Pasadena. Evan John has sent the details by email to members.

SUNDAY JUNE 5
10:00 Flying competition – sky writing.
12:00 BYO barbecue lunch
13:00 Committee meeting

SUNDAY JULY 3
10:00 Flying competition – spot landing.
12:00 BYO barbecue lunch

SUNDAY AUGUST 7
10:00 Flying competition – Top Hook at STRATHALBYN.
12:00 BYO barbecue lunch
13:00 Committee meeting

SUNDAY AUGUST 14
12:00 BBQ lunch, compliments of Aldinga Aero Club.
13:00 Annual General Meeting

Owen

MAY, JUNE, JULY EVENTS

There have been some more changes to the calendar.  The Big Nav competition has been re-scheduled AGAIN.  I will be away on May 1 so the Nav competition has been replaced with a forced landing competition.  The Nav event will now be held in October.

 

SUNDAY MAY 1

10:00     Forced landing competition

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

SATURDAY MAY 7

09:00     Annual Club working bee

SATURDAY JUNE 3

19:00     Movie night at Ingle Theatre, Pasadena.  Evan John will email details closer to the date.

SUNDAY JUNE 4

10:00     Flying competition – sky writing.

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

13:00      Committee meeting

SUNDAY JULY 4

10:00     Flying competition – spot landing.

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

 

Owen

APRIL, MAY, JUNE EVENTS

SUNDAY MARCH 6

No competition owing to the Renmark fly away on the previous weekend but the club will be open for a social day.

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

SATURDAY MARCH 19

19:00     BYO barbecue and hangar film night

SUNDAY APRIL 3

10:00     Club Charity Day (Time for Kids)

Evan John will email details closer to the date but we will need volunteer for passenger check-in and marshalling, safety supervision and, of course, pilots.

12:00     Free barbecue lunch for members and visitors

WEDNESDAY APRIL 6

19:30     Committee meeting

SUNDAY MAY 1

08:30     Pilot briefing for the BIG navigation competition (AGAIN).

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

SATURDAY MAY 7

09:00     Annual Club working bee

SATURDAY JUNE 3

19:00     Movie night at Ingle Theatre, Pasadena.

Evan John will email details closer to the date.

SUNDAY JUNE 4

10:00     Flying competition – sky writing.

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

MARCH, APRIL, MAY EVENTS

The February navigation competition planned for last Sunday was cancelled due to the weather.  Although we had blue skies at Aldinga, low cloud and reduced visibility over and to the east of the Adelaide Hills meant it was not safe to attempt the competition.  It has been re-scheduled to May 1 – hopefully, the weather will be kinder then.

SATURDAY – MONDAY 27 – 29 FEBRUARY

Fly away to Renmark – promises to be a great weekend with 22 people coming in 9 aircraft, one mobile home and one caravan.

Check the web site for details.

SUNDAY MARCH 6

No competition owing to the Renmark fly away on the previous weekend but the club will be open for a social day.

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

SATURDAY MARCH 19

19:00     BYO barbecue and hangar film night

SUNDAY APRIL 3

10:00     Club Charity Day (Time for Kids)

Evan John will email details closer to the date but we will need volunteer for passenger check-in and marshalling, safety supervision and, of course, pilots.

12:00     Free barbecue lunch for members and visitors

WEDNESDAY APRIL 6

19:30     Committee meeting

SUNDAY MAY 1

08:30     Pilot briefing for the BIG navigation competition (AGAIN).

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

SATURDAY MAY 7

09:00     Annual Club working bee

Renmark fly away – please book your accommodation now

Folks

Already, we have 8 aircraft and 16 people coming to Renmark but there’s always room for more.  If you can’t fly in, why not drive to Renmark and join in the fun?

Either way, please book your accommodation as soon as possible as the hotel won’t hold the rooms indefinitely.  See below for the itinerary and the hotel contact details.  In the meantime, please contact me on 0414 538 542 or captain@aldingaaeroclub.org.au if you have any questions.

RENMARK FLY AWAY

FEBRUARY 27 – 29, 2016

SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY

11:00     Arrive at Renmark  (YREN)

12:00     Bus from airport to Paringa Bakery for lunch (own cost)

14:00     Visit to Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery

16:00     Check in to accommodation

18:00     Sunset canoe tour ($40 p.p.)

20:30     Dinner at Renmark Hotel (own cost)

SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY

09:00     Depart for Steam Museum and Humphrey Pump ($10 p.p. including tea, coffee and sandwiches)

12:00     Lunch

13:00     Visit Olivewood House ($4.00 p.p.)

15:00     Visit Renmark Rose Gardens

18:30     Dinner at Remark Club (own cost)            

MONDAY 29 February

08:30     Depart motel for Renmark airport

09:30     Depart for Aldinga

 

ACCOMMODATION

The Renmark Hotel is holding rooms for us.  Please contact the hotel directly on 8586 6755 to make your own booking.  Tell them you are with the Aldinga Aero Club to get the special rate of $100 per night.

 

PLEASE BOOK YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BY CALLING THE HOTEL DIRECTLY ON 8586 6755.

 

NOTES FOR PILOTS

FUEL

Avgas is available from a swipe card bowser at Renmark.  Refer to ERSA for airport details

 

AIRCRAFT, PILOTS AND PASSENGERS

 

Pilot                              Mobile                Passengers                  Aircraft          No

Crees, Owen                0414 538 542      Rhondda Cahalan      VH-FAF                     2

Davis, Neil                   0419 830 499      Ryoko                           VH-DOO                   2

Human, Tony             0412 466 503      Gabriela                        VH-NSL                    2

Cahalan, Terry           0401 806 720      Nick Tebneff                4941                           2

Ellis, David                 0449 904 606      Sammi                          4696                           2

Paech, Ivor                 0417 158 358      Mary Wagner                VH-YAK                     2

Phillips, Graham       0439 878 186      Kate                               8636                            2

Goodfellow, Ted       0418 660 744      Cate                                VH-VMQ                    2

Total                                                                                                                              16

RENMARK FLY AWAY

Here is the tentative program for the weekend.  As usual, it may change depending on the availability of various services.  Accommodation details will be available within the next 2 weeks.

SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY

11:00     Arrive at Renmark  (YREN)

12:00     Bus from airport to  lunch (own cost)

14:00     Devonshire Tea river cruise (Barrangul Cruises $30 p.p.)

17:00     Check in to accommodation

19:00     Dinner at Renmark Club (own cost)

SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY

09:00     Depart for Steam Museum and Humphrey Pump ($10 p.p. including tea and sandwiches)

12:00    Lunch

15:00     Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery

18:30     Sunset canoe tour

20:30     Dinner at Renmark Hotel       

MONDAY 29 February

08:30     Depart motel for Renmark airport

09:30     Depart for Aldinga

FEBRUARY NAVIGATION COMPETITION

The flying competition on February 7 will be a navigation event but it will quite different to previous navigation competitions so pilots intending to participate may appreciate some advance information.

Key points to note are

  • Pilot briefing will be at 08:30 with the first aircraft departing at 09:00 and following aircraft at 5 minute intervals.
  • Pilots should complete daily and pre-flight inspections and refuelling prior to the briefing so aircraft are ready for departure immediately after the briefing.
  • The competition will involve flying a route with several waypoints, all of which will be unknown until each aircraft commences taxiing for departure.  Pilots will receive the first waypoint immediately prior to taxi for departure.  Identifying each way point correctly will enable the crew to determine the subsequent waypoints.
  • The total distance flown will be approximately 225 n.m.
  • A crew of pilot and navigator is recommended but the competition can be completed solo.
  • Each pilot will have to nominate their planned TAS and fuel burn rate prior to departure and record fuel on board prior to departure and upon return.
  • Use of GPS is permitted.
  • Points will be awarded for:

o   On time departure.

o   Correctly identifying all way points.

o   Actual flight time (commencing to taxi to engine shut down) compared to expected flight time based on declared TAS.

o   Actual fuel used compared to planned fuel use based on declared fuel burn rate.

o   Correct answers to questions en route.

o   Accuracy and quality of radio calls made on the Aldinga CTAF.

 

We would like to have a good roll up of members participating in this competition and it would help with organisation if pilots intending to participate would advise me (captain@aldingaaeroclub.org.au or 0414 538 542) at least a week before the event i.e. by 31 January.

 

FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL EVENTS

The 2016 calendar of club events is now available on the club web site (aldingaaeroclub.org.au).

SUNDAY JANUARY 17

10:00     Fly in to American River (YJOH) for the annual KI Homebuilts display and American River Gala.

Chris Sperou will be performing and the usual bus service will run between the airstrip and the Gala.

We always try to give good support to this event so I hope to see lots of AAC members and their aircraft there.  Please plan to arrive between 10:00 – 11:00.

Any pilots needing more information on the airfield should contact the Club Captain at captain@aldingaaeroclub.org.au or 0414 538 542

SUNDAY FEBUARY 7

08:30     The BIG navigation competition (pilot briefing at 0830; flight time 2.5 – 3 hours)

A separate email update will be sent about this event

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

13:00     Committee meeting

SATURDAY – MONDAY 27 – 29 FEBRUARY

Fly away to Renmark

This year, we will avoid the long weekend.  Join us in a fun weekend in the Riverland, with activities including a Devonshire Tea cruise on the river, a sunset canoe adventure, a visit to a steam museum and a boutique brewery.

Check the web site for details.

SUNDAY MARCH 6

10:00     Forced landing competition

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

SATURDAY MARCH 19

19:00     BYO barbecue and hangar film night

SUNDAY APRIL 3

10:00     Club Charity Day

12:00     Free barbecue lunch for members and visitors

WEDNESDAY APRIL 6

19:30     Committee meeting

FEBRUARY COMPETITION

The February flying competition will be a navigation event but it will quite different to previous navigation competitions so pilots intending to participate may appreciate some advance information.

Key points to note are:

• Pilot briefing will be at 08:30 with the first aircraft departing at 09:00.

• The competition will involve flying a route with several waypoints, all of which will be unknown until each aircraft commences taxiing for departure.

• The total distance flown will be approximately 225 n.m.

• A crew of pilot and navigator is recommended but the competition can be completed solo.

• Each pilot will have to nominate their planned TAS and fuel burn rate prior to departure and record fuel on board prior to departure and upon return.

• Points will be awarded for:

o Correctly identifying all way points.
o Actual flight time (commencing to taxi to engine shut down) compared to expected flight time based on declared TAS.
o Actual fuel used compared to planned fuel use based on declared fuel burn rate.
o Correct answers to questions en route.
o Accuracy and quality of radio calls made on the Aldinga CTAF.

Closer to the date, I will send a reminder with these details and ask that pilots intending to participate let me know so I can work out a schedule of departure times.