Monthly Archives: December 2015

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.

JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH EVENTS

SUNDAY JANUARY 3

10:00     Social flying – bring your friends

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

SUNDAY JANUARY 17

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

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

SUNDAY FEBUARY 7

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

A separate email will be sent about this event

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

13:00     Committee meeting

FRIDAY – MONDAY 26 – 29 FEBRUARY

Fly away to Renmark – more details in January

SUNDAY MARCH 6

10:00     Forced landing competition

12:00     BYO barbecue lunch

SATURDAY MARCH 19

19:00     BYO barbecue and hangar film night