Monthly Archives: January 2013

February, March April events

We have a very busy time coming up at the Club.  The events scheduled for the next three months are outlined below.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3      MONTHLY CLUB MEETING

Our monthly club meeting will be a BYO barbecue at Dean Johnson’s American River Airstrip on Kangaroo Island.  The airstrip is shown on the Adelaide VNC at YJOH (Johnson’s Airstrip).  The location is S35 48.6 E137 44.0 and is within the Kingscote CTAF which operates on 126.0 but local pilots use 126.7 at YJOH.

There are four runways:

RWY 03/21          750 m (This strip is Parallel to the road and power lines)

RWY 07/25          800 m

RWY 14/32          750 m

RWY 16/34          1000 m

We will plan to depart Aldinga at 10:30.

To date, there are 7 club aircraft planning to attend..

MARCH 9 – 11     CLUB FLY AWAY

Our first fly away for the year is to The Grampians.  The programme for the weekend is:

SATURDAY 9 MARCH

12:00    Arrive at YHSM

12:30     Lunch with Horsham Flying Club

Optional trial glider flights (Cost TBA)

15:30     Bus departs airport

Visit Giant Koala

Check in to Olde Horsham Motel                              Tel. 03 5381 0033 to bok

19:00     Dinner at Olde Horsham Restaurant

SUNDAY 10 MARCH

09:00     Bus departs motel for Grampians sightseeing.  Visit Mackenzie Falls, Reeds Lookout, lunch at Brambuk Natinal Park and Cultural Centre, The Balconies, Boroka Lookout, return to Horsham

19:00     Poolside barbecue at motel

 MONDAY 11 MARCH

09:00     Bus departs motel for Horsham Public Arts and Heritage Walk

11:00     Depart Horsham for Aldinga OR optional stop for lunch at Kingston

COSTS

In addition to the motel costs, we will have to pay for lunches and dinner on Saturday, and for hire of the bus.   The estimated cost for the bus is $450.

NOTES FOR PILOTS

Security                     YHSM is not a security controlled airport so an ASIC is not required

Fuel                             AVGAS – 24 HR BP Card swipe bowser or contact 0417 501 624

Landing charges     There is no landing charge

Facilities                     Men’s and ladies’ toilets open 24 hours at main terminal building along with Coke machine, tea & coffee, water and taxi phone.

 

SATURDAY MARCH 16

Our annual hangar film night will be held in Ted Goodfellow’s hangar.  There will be a BYO barbecue at the club commencing at 7:000 pm, after which we will move to the hangar for the film.  Drtails of the mocie to be screened will be published on the web site when available.

 

SUNDAY APRIL 7

This will be our annual Club charity day.  As usual, we will be offering free local flights to a group of disadvantaged children and their parents/carers as well as a free barbecue lunch.  We will need as many club members as possible to help out with aircraft for the flights as well as organising the passengers and preparing the barbecue.

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 10

Committee meeting at the club house.

 

SATURDAY APRIL 13

Fly in to Loxton for Loxton Aero Club fly in and hangar dinner.   Proceeds from the day will be donated to Angel Flight and we will be making a short presentation about Angel Flight at the dinner.  For details, go to http://loxtonaero.com/information.pdf.

This is not an official club event but it would be great to have a good roll up of members and aircraft to support Angel Flight and the Loxton Aero Club.

 

SUNDAY APRIL 14

The Barossa Air Show follows the Loxton fly in.  Again, this is not an official club event but members are encouraged to attend and support other local flying clubs and activities.  For details, go to http://www.barossaairshow.com.au/.

 

Please contact me by email or phone (0414 538 542) if you would like more information on any of these events.

 

Owen

 

January, February, March events

SUNDAY JANUARY 20   SPECIAL EVENT

There is an unofficial fly-in to Dean Johnson’s American River Airstrip on Kangaroo Island for a demonstration of Peter Hupfield’s new 80% replica P – 51 Mustang.  The event coincides with the American River Gala Day and bus transport will be provided for anyone wishing to go from the airfield to the gala during the day.  As Dean and Judy Johnson will be hosting our Club for a barbecue lunch on Sunday February 3, it would be great is a few club aircraft are able to drop in on January 20.

I will be going and already have a full load of passengers.  If anyone else is interested, please let me know so I can advise the Johnsons.

 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3   MONTHLY CLUB MEETING

Our monthly club meeting will be a BYO barbecue at Dean Johnson’s American River Airstrip on Kangaroo Island.  The airstrip is shown on the Adelaide VNC at YJOH (Johnson’s Airstrip).  The location is S35 48.6 E137 44.0 and is within the Kingscote CTAF which operates on 126.0.  There are four runways, all reasonably long, so there should be no problems finding a suitable runway.

Please plan to arrive by 11:00, and please let me know by MONDAY JANUARY 28 if you plan to attend.

 

MARCH 9 – 11  CLUB FLY AWAY

Our first fly away for the year is to The Grampians.  The detailed itinerary will be circulated closer to the date but the general plan is:

Saturday March 9          Depart Aldinga to arrive at Horsham by 12:00

Bus to accommodation and lunch

Tour of local attractions

Dinner at local restaurant

Sunday March 10          Bus tour of The Grampians area

Poolside barbecue dinner at motel

Monday March 11        Depart Horsham for Kingston SE

Lunch at Kingston

Return to Aldinga

Accommodation will be at the Olde Horsham Motor Inn.  They are holding 10 rooms for us until 31 January; you must book by that date to get our special rate otherwise you will have to take your chances on getting a room there or at another motel.

Costs for the weekend will be $210 per room (twin or double) for the two nights at the motel (includes cooked breakfast on Sunday and Monday) plus

  • a small additional charge for the poolside barbecue;
  • approximately $450 for bus hire (as at Broken Hill, I will pay for the bus on my credit card and collect contributions from everyone at Horsham).

What you need to do as soon as possible and not later than 31 January is:

  • Let me know if you plan to attend;
  • Contact the motel and book your room (Tel. 03 5381 0033 or info@oldehorsham.com.au) .  Be sure to tell them you are part of the Aldinga Aero Club group booking;
  • Let me know if you have any spare seats in your aircraft or if you would like a seat.

Owen