Date(s) - 03/10/2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Posted by: Bad Angel
Well Hello Flying Gang, nice to be again posting flying days….
Today “Thursday” is looking spot of for our first fly at our very own airfield now known as “The Field” with a balmy 24deg, sunny with little or no wind so flyers come along and lets christen our new field with no tree magnets.. well Moose will find one?, and no stupid fences and heaps of flat space.
Our new field is gated as was the farm so we really require flyers to be at the gate or close by around 11am, however as we can see the gate no real drama there. Our arrangement with the owners/farmer is that we have to contact the farmer each time when we are flying due to local neighbour watch and other reasons which we won’t go into, the gates have to be closed/locked behind us due to sheep in the area and we intend to do the right thing as this is a great flying area and we have no intention to upset the owners/farmer.
As this field is in view of the roadway it could be expected that on occasions the public may stop for a look and we don’t want them wandering in so that’s one of the main reasons for the gates being locked . Mike and I are the only key holders as per our arrangement and one of us will contact the farmer on our arrival. We also don’t want any of our gang entering the property (jumping the fence) and possibly damaging fences without one of the keyholders present for the reasons stated above. This is a great area for us and especially for our “L” platers so lets do the right thing I know we will. We also have the use of a shed which will be great when tarted up a bit so we might have a working bee to get things in order there but it looks a great room for us to use. (Check Mikes video he posted)
Another thing to mention, all flying notifications will only be posted here from now so it’s up to our gang to check here regularly for updates and or cancellations etc, I’ll send out the latest flyers email after this is posted which will be my last gang email unless any gang members require info not to be made public on this forum.
Also Mike and I along with all the gang members hope that anyone attending will post a reply so we have an idea of numbers, also we do invite any RCT gang members whether sailors or flyers or any of our sailing brothers who would like a go at flying , Mike our poor old hard worked, stressed, bad tempered, unofficial unelected, pressganged CFO (Chief Flying Instructor) can bring a buddy box system for a T.I.F flight (Trial Introductory Flight) but he does require notification on this forum so the appropriate gear can be brought along on the day . I’m available to assist the “P” Platers if required….mmmm ? This is also a great area for flying FPV if anyone would like a demo of flying a model from the cockpit or just watch on through the goggles here’s your chance, it’s kind of weird just like flying a real aircraft but seated firmly on the ground.
We would encourage any members of our flying gang to join RCT so they can use this forum to comment and share, also we highly recommend our 3rd party insurance policy especially for the flyers which is at the low cost of $10 pa….
The best news is: “Flight Line Café” will be up and open for business.
So gang there you have it should be good fun in a fantastic flying field… See you there
The old “Rifle Range”, Rifle Range Road, Sandford
Have your sausage in hand …?
Almost forgot That pesky video camera will return….. Big brother will be watching.