Sunday, 22nd March, 2015
Nothing improves your depth perception and flight skills, than trying to cut a 12m streamer being towed behind a powered 'glider', while simultaneously trying to avoid collisions with your club mates.
Below is footage from a very nervous Bixler 1.1 Park Flyer under 'attack' from various members Park Flyer aircraft tasked with cutting the towed streamer. A small 'key chain' camera has been attached to the tow model and the footage has been edited for the highlights.
Models used include Profile 3D, Powered glider, scale civilian and scale warbird generally in the 1m (approx) wingspan Park Flyer class.
Although potentially hazardous for the models involved, thanks to EPO foam construction, any collisions are only a few hours away from airworthiness. Fun indeed!
6th March, 2015.
Sixty (60) head of cattle have arrived in the paddocks surrounding our Airfield. Some are brown and some are black.
Should your aircraft come down outside our Airfield, the farmer's wire gates at the eastern and western end of our Airfield can be used to gain access.
IMPORTANT: It is very important that the farmer's wire gates be kept closed all all times to prevent the cattle straying back into our Airfield. So, shut the farmer's wire gate when going out and when returning back to our Airfield.
These cattle will need a few weeks to settle into their new surroundings, so we would suggest that two or three members should go together to retrieve the aircraft.
4th March, 2015
The Airfield is OPEN for all flying activities.
The runways are in good shape.
The grass adjacent to the 'Pilot Safety Barrier', shade areas and parking areas has been slashed.
The shade areas, amenities and parking areas are in full use.
And the weather is FINE with only light winds. It's perfect flying weather.
See you there.