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?’
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.”
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’.
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,
Hi to all LMMAC members. Yesterday`s working bee was a great success. We now have double the shaded area. I would again like to thank those members that helped in the construction of the shelter. As well as the extra shade we now have a second water tank next to number 2 container. Now all we need is some rain to fill it.
After 3 or so years of construction, Phil finally flew his 1/6 scale Sopwith F1 Camel, built from a VK (Proctor) kit. That made for two maiden flights within two days for Phil. Surely a world record.
The model is finished in the livery of Harry Cobby of 4 Sqdn, Australian Flying Corps. Cobby was the AFC’s top scoring fighter ace of the war.
The aircraft flew well after the elevator was given some down trim. A big thanks to Johno for sorting out the poorly tuned engine beforehand.