‘Up in the Air’ Festival

The club is participating in Lake Macquarie’s ‘Up in the Air’ Festival to be held at Rathmines Park on Sunday 23rd May.

EDIT 26th May:  Photos of the club stand erected for the event

 

“This is a fantastic opportunity not only to see … spectacular aircraft soar over Lake Mac, but to enjoy a host of land-based entertainment in a beautiful part of our City,” someone said.

More to the point, it’s an opportunity for the club to get some public exposure (no, not the Jacko kind of exposure).

A marquee is being organised to display an assortment of models and what-not, to provide information to the public about this great hobby of ours, and maybe get a few people motivated to join us.

If you would like to help out on the day or provide some gear for display, please contact a committee member.

Tickets are $8 each, with free entry for children aged 15 and under.

Cessnock Airshow

Peter Jackson (Jacko) is interested in attending the Airshow at Cessnock Airport alleged to take place the weekend of 13/14 March. 

Jacko has a camper trailer with an annex of 2.4 metres, with an additional 4 metre extension if required. He is looking at free camping on McFarlane Reserve (flat, with some trees, plenty of space) in Broke from Friday night. There are toilets and an excellent store and Pub, a short walk away, with meals available.  You can swim in the nearby brook too. Dog friendly. 

He would love to organise a group to “Do” a day or two at Cessnock Airshow with many lovely warbirds.  His extended annex would be available to any poor soul that needed a roof for a night or two, no charge there, but they would need their own bedding and a tolerance to good rum, or something else! 

Let’s do this and have some more Club Fun.

Contact Jacko for more details.

(Editor’s Note: Jacko promises to wear clothes… most of the time).

New Committee Elected

A new committee was elected at the recent AGM. Please click here for details.

Many thanks to retiring president Andrew for his efforts over the past couple of years. The field has been developed and club membership increased substantially during his presidency.

Thanks also to Brian, who has volunteered an enormous amount of time and effort in fulfilling the dual roles of Secretary/Treasurer for many years, rendering invaluable service to the club.

AGM Saturday 10th October 2020

The club AGM is to be held this Saturday 10th October.

1.00pm start time at the flying field, aiming at a short meeting.  All members are encouraged to attend.

New committee members are to be voted in.  Nominations are open, particularly for the positions of President, Treasurer and Secretary, with Brian and Andrew not wishing to be re-nominated.

If you are willing to take on one of these vital roles please let Brian or Andrew know.

!! Russian Invasion !!

Well, it’s finally happened. Having stood down our defence forces in case they catch a cold, the Russians have inevitably taken advantage of this weakness and pounced on our unsuspecting nation. They’ve sent their latest and most technological weapons, including Steve Schumak’s Mig 17 jet fighter (pictured), against which we simply have no answer. Inevitably they chose Teralba as their ground zero, being as it is the focus of aviation in Australia.

We must all now learn to speak Russian. ‘Vodka good, ya?’