Discussion in 'Trips/Events/Seats' started by Admin, Dec 9, 2013.
Graham, can you tell us more about this mid prop flying flea?
Today was another beautiful CAVOK day in Victoria. I decided to take the Eurofox for a flight over Lake Eildon to take in the views. It doesn't get any better than this! (Bonus points for those with a keen eye that can read my rego).
Made the journey from Bundy to Monduran today, just a quick 22nm flight. The Monduran Aero Club hosted a lunch for members & visitors. A good turn out, about 10 visiting aircraft & plenty of locals. Not long after lunch there was a shower of rain come through, nothing like what they need though, the attached pic shows how dry it is around here.
Completed another Circuits Lesson on Friday, this time in 7600. Peter my regular Instructor is a way for a few weeks so also had a new Instructor, Mahl who is looking after me until Pete is back. I have to admit I was a bit nervous as Mahl is the Chief Flying Instructor and Owner and I have not flown with him before, but in no time he had me at ease and the lesson got underway with gusto
My flying can be classed as a little bit clunky, tense, and a little aggressive on the controls sometimes so Mahl set about instructing me with simple changes that would help and benefit me as whole, I have recorded 2 circuits, one with Mahl flying and one of me having a go using the tips he has demonstrated, I now have Cockpit Audio Recording setup on my Garmin VIRB, so this is a warts and all video of my flight, "the good and the bad"
More finessing needed still, which will come with practice, so more circuit work ahead, which I dont mind, the more the merrier, its all about making me a better pilot after all, thanks Mahl, back for some more training this friday with Mahl again, cant wait, "Still walking away with the biggest smile on my dial"
Closing the ice season for 2017.
Took my nephew "Goose from Top Gun" for his first flight in a light aircraft from West Sale via the Gippsland Lakes to Lakes Entrance with a touch n go at Bairnsdale on the way up.
We then followed the highway back to Stratford at 700 ft bypassing the towns in the way on the return journey
From Stratford we tracked the rail trail all the way back to Toongabbie then climbed to 2500 ft and cut the corner of the hills to his home town of Yallourn North, with a doey around his home we then headed off to Newborough before making our way back to Latrobe Valley airport to drop him off to his parents
Overall it was a great flight with 2.7 hrs for the day and he loved it
Footnote: we didn't need to eject
Check out the resemblance
Here's the big fellow himself, relaying some of his experiences to members of East Gippsland Aero Club a few weeks ago......
.....and here he is preparing to depart for West Sale .... Thanks Alf.
I didn't see ya !:-):-)
Tried to upload a similar pix of the Lake but file too big:-(
Email photo to yourself which normally makes it smaller, save attachment to your pics, then attach that smaller file to your post. Should work, hope this helps.
This depends on your email server. I use Yahoo. I emailed myself a 4.53 mb photo, and the received photo was 4.53 mb. Sure, the preview image was smaller, but that would require using the snipping tool to copy and save it. There are a couple of simple methods using Windows tools.
1. Image resizer.
Using File Manager, display the directory containing the image. Right click on the image to display a dropdown menu. Click on Resize photos. A selection box opens, which allows you to choose what size you want the image resized to. If you want to keep the original image as well as the resized image, uncheck the Replace the originals box. Click Resize.
2. MS Paint
Open the image in MS Paint. Click on Resize and select Pixels. Enter required sizes. Click on OK. Save the file.
Returning from YORB last weekend
The small coastal settlement of Lake Tyers, located some 5 miles East of Lakes Entrance. The mouth of the freshwater lake is known to break through in flood conditions and usually provides safe boating/fishing . Easy access is available for surf-fishing on the Ninety Mile Beach also.
A view of Lakes Entrance looking to the West, showing the footbridge over Cunningham Arm linking the township with the Ninety Mile Beach. The Princes Highway in the foreground provides scenic viewing to travellers and crosses the North Arm (top centre left).
A close up of the Princes Highway crossing the North Arm, heading West toward Melbourne . A road to the left services Bullock Island ( Fish processing/ sales etc.)
The tourist/retirement settlement of Paynesville, with Raymond Island in the foreground and the silt jetties of the Mitchell River at the top. Raymond Island is serviced by a 12 (or more) car ferry, seen crossing McMillan Straits (centre) and operated by hydraulicly driven chain gypsies. About $15 return/vehicle, but free to residents. No charge for pedestrians.
Bairnsdale airport (YBNS) with the BOM radar tower visible to the right, at the 22 end of Rwy 04/22.
I used to fly down that are a lot years ago in a B200, along the 90 Mile beach at 500ft/280kts...whooooHoooo:-)
Luck B*****d that sounds greead
I went on a quick flight to fill the fuel tank, and clear the dust off the fuselage today, from YBCM to YCAB and back. The area is looking a little greener after the weather we have been having lately.
I've just done a BFR in a Piper Warrior. My plane is not set up for dual controls so it is easier to do a BFR in a hired plane.
I havn't flown a Piper for 50 years, so it was all new to me and also I havn't flown trycycle gear for two years and a T tail never.
It wasn't hard flying, just a bit heavy on the controls and everyrhing happens slower than in my RV or Corby Starlet.
The funniest thing was using a yoke instead of a stick. I found taxying at Bundy that i was steering with the yoke. well not steering as the feet were doing the work, but the hands were obviously following through. Stupid, but the instructor didn't comment until I pointed it out to him.
Nice to fly a different plane occasionally and it makes me so much happier to realise how much better my home built planes fly than the spam cans.
What's the RV you have?
Yenn ... Was it a Warrior or a Tomahawk ? ..... Bob
Separate names with a comma.