The Illawarra Flyers Inc Update
Aug 12, 2015
Rachel Lumb update:
We understand that Rachel is still undergoing procedures in hospital for her fractures after the recent accident, but her family advise she is slowly improving. She can’t really have visitors yet and more information will be provided as it comes to hand. We wish her well for a rapid recovery.
Noon Sept 2 birthday luncheon for Arthur Badgers 90th Please let Gunter know if you can join us:
- Who – Members and partners
- When – Noon, Sept 2nd 2015
- Where – Addys Restaurant, Shellharbour Village
- Cost – $25/head for a 2 course lunch
- Contact – Gunter 0477 115 632
- The attached service alert for operations with altimeter set to QFE
From John Martin:
- Two attached Service Bulletins from Jabiru
- AOPA moves to distance itself politically from CASA
- CASA has issued an exemption to make it easier for Part 141 and Part 142 operators to add new types of aircraft to their training fleets
- CASA has issued an exemption (CASA EX116/15) allowing pilots to log co-pilot flight time in situations where the regulations do not require a flight to be conducted as a multi-crew operation.
- The attached Ausfly invitation
- Next open days Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th
I thought I would give you a short update on some of the recent events and plans at HARS.
HARS put on a fine show at RAAF Richmond last weekend. Caribou led the Dakota over the 35 Squadron Re-formation Colours Parade, watched by the Governor of NSW, Chief of Air Force and over 500 guests. The timing was perfect despite the variable nature of the time they wanted us over the Parade. After landing we held at the far end of the runway and then taxied into position adjacent to the C-27J Spartan. All the aircraft were then opened for inspection. There were many comments on how good the HARS aircraft looked and performed.
That evening there was a function at the Sergeants Mess where a few speeches were made. The CO 35 Sqn spent some time outlining Bob St. Johns remarkable Vietnam and Caribou career. Also feted were the other Vietnam Veterans, including our own Mike Delahunty and Trevor Wallace.
On the Sunday, both aircraft recovered to Albion Park in formation and entered the circuit over the HARS complex with a formation break overhead. A fitting end to an auspicious weekend.
It doesnt go without saying how well the aircraft performed, thanks to our hard working volunteer engineers.
We were very proud to have shown the HARS flag and the weekend should further establish HARS credibility for the RAAF and Government.
Our new Boeing 747-400 is proving a popular attraction and visitor numbers are increasing rapidly. We have also acquired the forward fuselage section of the RAAF’s first B707, which was originally a Qantas aircraft. It had become a moss covered hulk, but our fellows are already working their magic. We have on hand a full set of cockpit instruments so it will be in a totally restored condition before long.
Plans are also afoot to acquire a Convair 440 twin piston engined airliner from South Africa. It was operated as a feeder aircraft for Rovos Rail, a First Class private rail tour operation. Now surplus to their requirements, we are now raising funds for this aircraft to be restored to flight status and ferried to Australia. It will complement our Lockheed Super Constellation and will be available for members and sponsors. The interior is magnificent and it will be quite a classy sight when she gets here.
- NTSB cites loose carburettor jet as cause of Harrison Ford forced landing
- Fly like a fighter pilot free vs free and correct control pre flight check
- Digitised copies of Sportsman Pilot are available for download free with permission
- Terrafugia vertical take off flying car
- Cirrus SR22 fatal landing incident safety pilot
- Mastering the visual approach
From Australian Flying:
- Garmins wireless cockpit trial flight
- NTSB: GA Fatalities slightly up in 2014
- Water in fuel blamed for Just Aircraft SuperSTOL crash
- Researchers develop self healing wing materials
- ATSB recommends owners of CH-7B series helicopters ensure the integrity of the stabiliser before flying.
- Prelim report Grumman collision with terrain ACT Aug 6
- Prelim report Cessna 208B engine malfunction – Kununurra WA Aug 8
- From Baz almost flying, the worlds fastest production motor bike
- Gernot Bruckmann – the current world champion indoor flying freestyle to music.
- From Ian Woodhead SAAA Sydney – Strangely Beautiful Reproduction Of Never-Flown Bugatti Airplane Almost Ready To Fly
- From Charles Pauka SAAA Sydney Quadcopter drone big enough to fly in
Rob pre-flighting a P38 at depths
Ourforward programme is currently as follows:-
Aug 22 – See the movie – The Return of the Catalina starts 6.00pm at HARS H1 tickets from HARS front desk
Aug 29, 30 – Gathering of Eagles Australia Watts Bridge Own arrangements as desired
Sept 4-6 – Ausfly Narromine Own arrangements as desired
Oct 18 – Jamestown SA Jamestown Air Spectacular Own arrangements as desired
Nov 6-8 – Tastings on Hastings Own arrangements as desired
Jan 22-26 – Piper Society Bass Strait Islands tour
See you at the BBQ Friday,