Throwback! – January 2017 Newsletter


Welcome to 2017!

The members of Coldstream Flyers have been off to all sorts of places on flying adventures over the Christmas New Year period. Jason Pigdon visited from QLD and a great BBQ get together was held at the club rooms. Some flew to SA and back along the coast, others have done lunch at Kyneton, visited Porepunkah and of course attended the Hangar lunch celebrations for Dick & Liz Gower and Jamie Mitchell.

HANGAR LUNCH / Weekend – Ray Jenkins

It was a great weekend with good friends.  Jamie did the spit roast and it was even better than his usual excellent efforts. Many friends pitched in, carved meats and made sure potatoes were cooked. Liz had already rallied her oven and troops and laid on a base feast of magnificent nibbles, with a plethora of cakes , pavlovas and desserts.

We almost had to shackle Liz to a post to stop her running around, making sure everyone was well fed.

Jamie and I were treated to a couple of night circuits with Anthony exercising his new NVFR rating, was magnificent Muzz !

We then all retired to the ‘verandah’ to listen to stories and ‘gild the lilly’ on some retelling occasions.

The Toc aero club loaned chairs and tables for the occasion and brought their monthly breakfast forward a week so the pilots overnighting could enjoy a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon and grilled tomatoes before departing. Their support and help was much appreciated .

A most memorable weekend, thanks again to Liz and Dick Gower and Jamie Mitchell for a most excellent time.


It has also been announced that the Competition Days will be started again at YCEM through the Coldstream Flyers to be held at the Club Rooms. These Competition days happen every second Sunday each month with the first one on the 12th of February 2017. A BBQ breakfast will kick the competition day off at 10.00am and volunteers to run the day will be required at the start, middle and end of the day for setup, BBQ, kitchen, pack away etc. If you are a student you will need to book an instructor and a plane, if you are a PPL you will need to source a plane only. So if there is any part of the day that you are able to assist please email . We will forward more details closer to the date, but please put it in your calendar and keep an eye out on your emails for information.


Just a note from the Committee, we have Kestrel Aviation using our club rooms over summer in the support of aerial fire bombing. So PLEASE make sure you wash your dishes, put them away, put your rubbish in the bins and keep our club rooms tidy for us the members and for our guests from Kestrel. Please say hi to them, they are a great bunch of guys. Anyone is most welcome to vacuum, sweep and tidy up. We do not have a roster for these duties so if everyone pitches in the Club can only be a better and brighter place sharing the workload.


 Yarrawonga Australia Day BBQ. 26 January 2017


 Australia Day Inverloch Fly-in- Wooden Boat Festival

The organizers have enquired whether owners of classic or vintage planes could attend on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th or Saturday 28th January. If able to do so it would be greatly appreciated.

The program would be they fly in to Bunurong Field just west of Inverloch (ALA details and photos of Field below), do a fly over Andersons Inlet late morning, land and have a cuppa/lunch, another fly over early afternoon and then go home.

For landing, pilots are not to use runway 17, powerlines are 15 metres high on the boundary. Preferred landing runway 27 or 09. There is a white cross on the threshold of 17, the power line markers have not been installed yet, hopefully up by the end of January.

Australian International Airshow, noon Fri 3 March-Sun 5 March
We are all aware of this major airshow. Details at

The thrust and grunt of the latest military heavy metal will take centre stage at AIRSHOW 2017. The stars of the show will be state-of-the-art jet fighters, bombers and giant heavy lift leviathans from home and abroad. See them so close you could almost touch them. Shudder to the roar of their mighty jet turbines as they perform high octane routines and simulated combat manoeuvres. Marvel as swarms of attack helicopters join in the fray.

TYABB – Every Saturday Sausage Sizzle

Every Saturday the Peninsula Aero Club have a sausage sizzle, so pop in and say hello at the Tyabb Airfield. Sausage ready to go at lunch time.