Remember to pay your 2020 membership fees before 31st July to secure the MAAA discount.
Another New Model
Steve Shumack’s unusual and very tidy ‘Simitar’ was spotted at the field last weekend. It’s fascinating to watch this flying wing in flight, given that it looks as though it shouldn’t fly at all.
The design is by Bill Evans, and there is a large following out there in web-land to be discovered if you type ‘Simitar R/C’ into your search engine.
Membership Discounts 2020
Don’t forget to renew your membership before the end of July this year so that you qualify for the MAAA discount!
Any issues, see Brian.
Club Open to Flying
The club has re-opened to normal flying.
There are protocols to follow, but I don’t know what they are. Something about not touching other guys’ stuff, and no kissing other club members.
And don’t forget to sign the book when you fly please,
The field is looking awesome too – thanks fellers!
!! 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?’
Another New Model
Jono got his giant 50cc Inversa flying today after several weeks of engine frustrations. It looks and sounds great in the air.
I think he was pretty happy about it. Note the ‘proud dad’ look.
Member’s Latest Model
Here is an Ultimate 120 bipe. This is Ross Gleghorn’s old model, which from memory ended its previous life on the paddock fence.
Now resurrected by Jono as a temporary Katana replacement.
Junior Air Cadet Day – 15th March
EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (due to inclement weather. Or was it the bushfires, or drought, or deadly cold viruses, or global warming, or anything else the newspapers can dream up…)
A message from President Andrew:
” I am happy to inform you all of the long awaited return of the Junior Air Cadets Belmont Squadron on Sunday 15th March. I have been in contact with their CO Barry Noble and he is looking forward to bringing the boys and their parents back for another day of flying and observing our skills in our much loved hobby. I hope you will be able to attend on the day and pass on your enthusiasm and knowledge to the cadets. I am sure there are one or two future members among them.”
A Day at the Field – February 2020
Here’s a photo of a bunch of blokes who like to get out and fly at the club on a Saturday morning
But not all flying outings go according to plan. On this day an estimated 5 models landed with the wheels pointing upwards, and in various pieces (plus a model that inexplicably blew up an electric motor). It shall go down in the annals as ‘The Day of Carnage‘.
In the graveyard below is Johno’s beloved Katana, mixed up with President Andrew’s Something-or-Other. According to el-president, ‘It just spiralled out of control’.
Uh-huh. We’ve all heard that one before…
Christmas BBQ 2019
A message from the club president:
Seasons Greetings Fellow Club Members. Christmas is fast approaching so it’s time to get together for the big one. Now we have double the shade we had last year we can spread out and relax and have a great day of flying as well as enjoying a good feed and a chin wag. All food and soft drink is supplied so you just need to bring a plane or three. Make sure you set aside the 7th December to be there. See you soon,