Messages from Club Capt.

MAY, JUNE, JULY EVENTS

SUNDAY May 7

10:00    Flying competition – Top Hook at Strathalbyn (or Aldinga if weather precludes Strathalbyn)

12:00    Barbecue lunch at Aldinga

SATURDAY MAY 13

09:00    Club working bee

12:00    BYO barbecue

SUNDAY June 4

10:00    Flying competition – Sky writing

12:00    BYO barbecue lunch

13:00    Committee meeting

SATURDAY JUNE 17

19:00    Movie night at Ingle Theatre, Pasadena

SUNDAY July 2

10:00    Flying competition – Forced landings

12:00    BYO barbecue lunch

 

The annual movie night at Ingle Theatre, Pasadena, has been confirmed for June 17.  If you have any suggestions for a suitable movie, please contact Evan John on 0408 804 289 or evkayd@bigpond,com.

APRIL, MAY, JUNE EVENTS

SATURDAY MARCH 18

17:30    BYO BBQ at the Club followed by cartoons and a movie at Ted’s hangar.  The movie this year will be Eye in the Sky, starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Barkhad Abdi.  Bring your own comfortable chairs.

SUNDAY APRIL  2

10:00    Club Charity Day for Heart Kids (pilots and ground crew required – contact Evan John (0408 804 289 or evkayd@bigpond,com) if you can help with flying, marshalling of passengers, barbecue etc.).

12:00    Barbecue lunch for visitors and members, sponsored by Bendigo Bank

SATURDAY – SUNDAY APRIL 8 – 9

Loxton Aero Club fly in and hangar dinner – supporting Angel Flight.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 12

19:30    Committee meeting

SUNDAY May 7

10:00    Flying competition – Top Hook at Strathalbyn

12:00    Barbecue lunch at Aldinga

SATURDAY MAY 13

09:00    Club working bee

12:00    BYO barbecue

 SUNDAY June 4

10:00    Flying competition – Sky writing

12:00    BYO barbecue lunch

13:00    Committee meeting

 

The annual movie night at Ingle Theatre, Pasedena, has been confirmed for June 17.  If you have any suggestions for a suitable movie, please contact Evan John on 0408 804 289 or evkayd@bigpond,com.

MARCH, APRIL MAY EVENTS

FRIDAY – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25 – 27

Fly away to Clare Valley.  Details have been sent separately to those participating.

SUNDAY MARCH  5

12:00    Social day – BYO barbecue

SATURDAY MARCH 18

18:00    BYO BBQ at the Club followed by cartoons and a movie at Ted’s hangar.  The movie this year will be Eye in the Sky, starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Barkhad Abdi.  Bring your own comfortable chairs.

SUNDAY APRIL  2

10:00    Club Charity Day for Heart Kids (pilots and ground crew required – contact Evan John (0408 804 289 or evkayd@bigpond,com) if you can help with flying, marshalling of passengers, barbecue etc.).

12:00    Barbecue lunch for visitors and members

SATURDAY – SUNDAY APRIL 8 – 9

Loxton Aero Club fly in and hangar dinner – supporting Angel Flight.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 12

19:30    Committee meeting

SUNDAY May 7

10:00    Flying competition – Top Hook at Strathalbyn

12:00    Barbecue lunch at Aldinga

SATURDAY MAY 13

09:00    Club working bee

12:00    BYO barbecue

 

The annual movie night at Ingle Theatre, Pasedena, has been confirmed for June 17.  If you have any suggestions for a suitable movie, please contact Evan John on 0408 804 289 or evkayd@bigpond,com.

DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY EVENTS

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4
12:00 Christmas lunch, compliments of Aldinga Aero Club

 
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14
19:30 Committee meeting

 
SUNDAY JANUARY 1
10:00 Social flying and BYO barbecue lunch. Bring your friends and take them for a scenic flight along the coast and over Maclaren Vale.

 
SUNDAY JANUARY 15 (TBC)

All day Fly in to American River (YJOH) for KI Homebuilts display and American River Gala.

 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 5
10:00 Flying competition – The BIG Navigation trial (again)
12:00 BYO barbecue
13:00 Committee meeting

 
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26
Fly in to Clare Valley. The program will include visits to Martindale Hall, Mintaro, Seven Hills, Paulett Winery, Bungaree Station, Burra and more.  Full details will be published in the new year.

 

PLEASE BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION AT CLARE VALLEY MOTEL (8842 2799) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY EVENTS

The 2017 Club calendar is now on the web site.  Please note that the first fly away for the year will be to Clare Valley from Saturday, 25 February to Monday, 27 February.  Full details will be emailed to members next month.

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.  Please call Tony Human (0412 466 503) if you would like to join the Aero Club table.

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 – we will need a few members to help with the competition and the barbecue lunch.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4

12:00     Christmas lunch, compliments of Aldinga Aero Club

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14

19:30     Committee meeting

SUNDAY JANUARY 1

10:00      Social flying and BYO barbecue lunch.  Bring your friends and take them for a scenic flight along the coast and over Maclaren Vale

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