A BBQ lunch followed at noon. Hamburgers, prepared by Roy and Pauline were much appreciated and so was that second lamington.
Our events co-ordinator Rod Winton had volunteers lined up for a go at 'Drop the Aussie Bear' competition.
This event really tests your ability to drop (from 100 feet) the Aussie Bear as close as possible to the marker on the runway. And in a strong wind, what a task this was.
The winner was Norm Cardinal with his drop only 3 metres from the marker.
The spot landing competition is where the pilot has to take off, exit the runway areas and return to make a landing as close as possible to the marker. And again this was done in very high crosswinds.
The winner was Geoff Pinkerton who landed within a metre of the marker. Tell me Geoff, how many times did your aircraft have to go-round before touch down??? Um, I lost count.
Desley, Wendy, Ann and Trish try out the lamingtons.
Shane Bayliss who has been practicing for the past 2 months, skillfully flew his aerobatic aircraft and demonstrated that it is possible to achieve the Bronze Wings (fixed wing) even in high winds. Congratulations Shane.