Flying Post-COVID

Getting back into flying? Great! With the government restrictions soon to be lifted in Melbourne, we at CFC want to make sure you are safe to get back into the air after your brief break from flying. There are a few things we want to check before jumping straight in:

  • Licences and other paperwork current
  • Competent to fly
  • Aircraft maintenance up-to-date
  • Aircraft clean and safe
  • Weather for my first flight back
  • In the right mindset

Let’s have a look at each of them and make sure we are ready for takeoff… Continue reading “Flying Post-COVID”

ATTENTION: Clubroom Passcode Change

The clubroom is our home away from home and we should all treat it like we would treat our own home.

Unfortunately, this has not been happening, with reports of the door being left open, the fridge door left open and the airconditioning being turned on to full and then left on.This can’t continue.

We have valuables on the premises and leaving the fridge door open and A/C on runs up expensive electricity bills for the club.

As a result, the door code to the clubroom has been changed.

The clubroom is an essential benefit that we provide for members and their guests and as a result, the door code will only be provided to current financial members of the club.

If you are a current financial member of the club, you should have received an email with the new door code. Please let us know if you have not received the email.

If you are not a current financial member, you can easily rejoin by completing a membership form, which can be downloaded from our website ( and sending it to,and providing payment by bank transfer, credit card or cash payment to a committee member.

Your CFC Committee

Upcoming Events!

OzRunways Presentation – 24 November 2019

The presentation will be held on 24 November 2019, at the CFC clubroom. The
presentation will run from 11am to 12pm

Jake and Chantelle from OzRunways will conduct a Presentation on OzRunways for Club Members who use the program as their EFB and would like to understand more, receive some face to face training and ask questions specific to you etc.

Please RSVP and bring your iPad on the day for the presentation and your questions.

Any urgent matters should be directed directly to the OzRunways team for assistance via their website and online chat.

Tea/Coffee and light refreshments

Facebook event

Wheelies with Wings – 24 November 2019

CFC Christmas Party – 14 December 2019

More details to come, but you can put a hold in your diary for our Spit Roast Dinner 5.00pm December 14th.

2019/2020 Membership Renewals

It is now time to renew your membership for 2019/2020 (or to rejoin if you didn’t renew in 2018/2019)!

Please be aware that following the 2019/2020 membership renewals, the access code for the clubroom will be changed and will only be distributed to current CFC members.

We work hard to provide benefits to our CFC members and access to the CFC clubroom and its amenities is a key member benefit.

If you would like to renew for 2019/2020 we would encourage you to make your payment ASAP to:
BSB: 814 282
Account number: 030752719
(please submit your name in reference field)

May 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to 2019. The members of Coldstream Flyers have been busy little bees. There was the very successful working bee, many flying opportunities in the extended summer weather and some great travel snaps from our keen aviators

Working Bee

The Committee extends a great big THANK YOU to all who attended the working bee. A great number of tasks were completed and our little home away from home is set for another year.

  • Mens loo painted
  • Womens loo cleaned and finished to an appropriate standard
  • New stickers on which loo belongs to who, just in case the interior does not give it away!
  • New speakers for the radio were donated and installed. A Big Big thank you for the donation of these items.
  • Our new BBQ was serviced and is now in service with great feedback.
  • Kitchen, fridge and cupboards and windows were cleaned.
  • Fly screen door installed.
  • Rubbish put out for hard rubbish.
  • Colin Lucktaylor’s memorial chair oiled.
  • TV aerial installed.
  • And many many more jobs completed with them all being just as important as those listed.

A big thank you for all the donations for the working bee, the extra work that members went to to source items and expense that is most gratefully acknowledged.

Flying Competitions

The Flying Competitions are underway on the 3rd Sunday each month. We did have a break for Easter.

The May 2019 Flying Competition is the Inter Club Competition, Flour Bombing at Tyabb on Saturday 18 May. We have won this coveted title before, and if you are able to compete please do so again.  We have some stiff competition from Lilydale, Point Cook and of course Tyabb

A note from the Committee

The Club works because of its members and those members contribute to the YCEM Airfield. From toilet provisions to Tea/Coffee and Warm/Cool club room, to hosting Kestrel over summer.

It is great and thank you to all. If you see something that needs to be done, please feel free to do it.


There was a lunch fly to Brown Brothers just before Easter that happened to also be one of the last flights of PZN before it was swapped out. So an action shot is perfect for this!

Sometimes flying activities are pre-organised and other times it is just spontaneous.

There was also a Bonfire night at Wahring Field airport that was also a great night and attended by a lot of aircraft from Tyabb to Echuca. 3 planes from YCEM went and a great night was had by all. A celebration of retirement from a flying career also coincided with this event.  Fires burned, YouTube played on a big screen, roast beef rolls were served with a great Bacon and Egg roll brekky the next day. This was followed by a trip to Wangaratta for a Car and Machine show, some flew others drove that was also fantastic

Every Friday night we have social drinks and Pizza or Fish n Chips. Orders taken no later than 7.00pm. The Club also has PFE (Pleasant Friday Evenings) The Blues Brothers in Croydon was a fantastic PFE. Thanks Ray Jay!

So keep an eye on Facebook and pop out to the Club Rooms, you never know Aviation may be committed!

Working Bee Results

On behalf of the committee, myself and all the club members, I would like to thank all of those who helped improve our clubrooms in the lead-up to, on, and after the working bee. Our clubrooms are now much improved and better than ever. Some of the improvements include:

  • Painting and tidying of the toilets
  • Installation of airband radio speakers
  • Staining of the deck
  • Installation of a flyscreen door and window flyscreens
  • Installation of a television antenna
  • Installation of a wireless router for use with the printer
  • Cleaning and tidying everything – the fridge, the rooms, the toilets and surrounds

Thank you all for your help and support.

Coldstream to Wentworth October 2018

Coldstream to Wentworth October 2018 

By Len Borrow

Mike Welsh’s cousin Peter runs an asparagus farm 18 kilometres north of Wentworth Western NSW.

Mike suggested the idea to club members for a flyaway in the second week of July this year and quite a few members were interested in the trip and the accommodation, but because of bad weather the trip was cancelled and new arrangements were made to go away on the second weekend in October.

Originally up to three or four planes were going to fly to Wentworth but one by one members dropped out. In the end the ‘gallant three’ ended up having a fantastic time at Tarcoolar Mike’s cousins asparagus farm. Continue reading “Coldstream to Wentworth October 2018”

New Clubroom Access

When taxiing past the club dont stray too close, there’s a new post! NEW Traffic conditions ahead.

Wheelchair friendly club!

Thank you to member Rob Rickards for the ramp