MARCH, APRIL MAY EVENTS

March and April will be a very busy time coming up at the Club.  The events scheduled for the next three months are outlined below.

 

MARCH 9 – 11     CLUB FLY AWAY

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

We have 8 aircraft and 19 people registered to attend.

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

15:30     Bus departs airport

Visit Giant Koala

Check in to Olde Horsham Motel

19:00     Dinner at Horsham RSL

SUNDAY 10 MARCH

09:00     Bus departs motel for Grampians sightseeing

Visit Mackenzie Falls, Reeds Lookout, lunch at Brambuk National 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

 

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/.

 

SUNDAY MAY 5

Forced landing competition at Aldinga.   Pilot briefing at 10:000 at the club house.  BYO barbecue at 12:00.

 

MONDAY MAY 27 – WEDNESDAY MAY 29

The club will be supporting “On a wing and a chair”, an attempt by quadriplegic pilot Dave Jacka to become the first such pilot to fly around Australia.  The Club will be providing local transport for the team of 6 from the airfield to their accommodation in McLaren Vale late on Monday afternoon and back to the airfield on Wednesday morning.

 

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

Owen