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:
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 (www.ycem.com.au/membership/) and sending it to email@example.com,and providing payment by bank transfer, credit card or cash payment to a committee member.
The presentation will be held on 24 November 2019, at the CFC clubroom. The presentation will run from 11am to 12pm
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.
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
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
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
Colin Lucktaylor’s memorial
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.
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!
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
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.