Temora Aero Club blog
Coming Events 2013
* Monthy Meetings – 2nd Thursday of each month – 7:30pm club room
Meetings are open to all interested members and friends
* AGM 2013
Saturday 16th March – 6:00pm
*Point Cook Fly-In
6-7th April- Temora
*Angel Flight Fly
20-21 April- Temora
* National Aerobatic Championships
16th November – Temora
Sunday Morning Breakfast Fly-In
The Sunday Morning Breakfast Fly-in, held 19th February, brought together over 20 club members and friends.
Two members flew in from private fields and other members at Temora set to the skies- about ten planes all up!
The Club intends to make this a monthly event and will post coming dates.
Temora Aero Club Activities
Regular Events bring club members and friends together:
* Wednesday Morning Tea – 10:00 at the club house
* Friday Evening Social Gathering – 6:00pm
* Once a Month Sunday Morning Breakfast Fly-in – 7:30-8:00am
( This is a new event starting Sunday 19th Feb with a regular Sunday to be arranged to suit
interested members and friends)
Remember that NATFLY is soon here- April 5-7th!
Hope to see you at these regular club events!
This event organized by the Temora Aviation Museum November 19, 2011 will be an airshow featuring a collection of warbird aircraft and current serving military aircraft. The Temora Aviation Museum, Temora Shire Council and the Temora Aeroclub are implementing arrival, departure and parking procedures for all visiting aircraft.
As a club member, if you wish to help the club in any way for this event, please email Peter Franke, our secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
An Automatic Weather Station at the aerodrome has begun transmitting on 134.45MHz. The broadcast range should be 30 nautical miles.
Temora Aero Club Christmas Party
The Christmas party will be held at the club rooms on Saturday 10th December 6:00pm. A sign up sheet is on the kitchen table or email the club at email@example.com See you there!
THE MENINDEE ADVENTURE
Saturday, 2nd October, Mal and his wife prepare the club’s Tecnam for an excursion to Broken Hill for the long weekend. That afternoon the Westmans were sitting out front of their home in the Aviation Estate when Geoff stops outside and notifies them that Mal has landed at Menindee after experiencing sudden rough engine running about 10 mile North of this airstrip. After much thought, Paul and Joan Westman load up their “minibago” with tools and a bit of food and head out to Menindee, via Hillston and Ivanhoe arriving after midnight. The next morning, Sunday, Mal and Kay meet us from Broken Hill in their rental car, after hitch hiking to Broken Hill the previous evening. After a careful visual inspection of the engine, no obvious problem could be detected except for a compression problem in the left piston. Mal and Kay left to continue their holiday and the Westmans continued to check out the problem that could be with the hydraulic lifter. The decision was made that we just had to return to Temora. About 20 K back out on the road to Ivanhoe, we decided to turn around and take the engine out. Checked with Geoff and he concurred that that was the best option.
On Monday the engine was packed on a pallet and trucked to Bert Flood in Lilydale, Victoria. All looked smooth running so that we could get it back for the next weekend. Not to be!! Wally, who works on Rotax Engines, was delayed by a problem which put him in hospital! Thursday arrived and it looked like he was going to be back on deck on Friday. To shorten this story – Westmans packed up again, took off for Lilydale Thursday evening, picked up the completed engine Friday around 1:00pm and headed back up to Menindee. The problem: a broken valve spring! never seen before by Wally who has worked on Rotax Engines for many years.
Robert Maslin, who was back from his holiday in Perth and “Curly” flew out in Rob’s plane Saturday morning and Curly flew back the club Tecnam after the engine was back in place. A beautiful flight back for Robert and Curly and a long one on the road for the Westmans.
All is well, now!
Coming Event – MARCH 2011 90th Royal Australian Air Force Air Rally
On the 28th March, 2011, the 90th Royal Australian Air Force Rally will arrive at Temora on day one of a rally that will take them to three original early training school sites. Members of the Temora Aero Club Committee have been meeting with representatives from Point Cook, the Temora Council and Rod Luke who is the main organiser of this important event. More that 50 aircraft will arrive during Monday and will lunch at the club house. A Special dinner will take place at the museum that evening and then the group will depart through the day on Tuesday after having breakfast at the club.
The Temora Council has been involved in publicity and invitations to school groups to come to the airfield and be part of this special occasion and the aero club will provide meals.
More information about this rally will appear through the following months.
Sunday, September 26th, 2010 was a perfect day for the Club’s Open Day!
The rain had ceased, the sun was out and the wind nil. At around 9:00am some residents of the Aviation Estate started to bring their planes down to the parking area outside the club house and pegged them down for the day. By 11:00am inbound planes started to arrive from other aero clubs. By the end of the day we had planes that had come from a number of clubs in the area: Tumut, Wagga, Moruya and Sydney.
A BBQ at midday set the scene for visitors and club members to gather around and catch up with fellow aviators and happenings at other clubs.
We had a good line up with a variety of planes on display from Sal and Justin’s Luscombe to Sam Richard’s RV. There was a bit of competition between the two on who could get the best “shine”. Sal’s recent gift to Justin of a super duper polisher helped them “win”! What a shine!!!
A very Successful Day!!
Thursday Afternoon Update
Must be close to 250+ airplanes all ready shown up, The air field is alive with action and exhibitors, also we have great weather forecast for the next 3 days. All welcome – Come join in the great atmosphere
Some Pics Before Natfly
Simon and The Captain took some aerial pic b4 the start of Natfly, this soon will be turned in to a beehive of activity with planes form all over. Weather so far looks good. Hope to have some pics to post thought the weekend.
Museum staff always happy to wave to the locals, Justin is also a local pilot with his own plane, which has just got airborne. can see some photos of Justin and Sal’s plane here posted mar 19th