Throwback! – March 2017 Newsletter


February and March 2017 has been a very exciting couple of months for flying and all other activities aviation.

The Avalon Airshow was attended by members who enjoyed the challenge of flying in, a ramp check or two with CASA, setting up stands and enjoying all the sights and sounds that only an airshow can hurl at you! Special attendees at the air show was Ron & Alysa Dickinson. Ron has been flying now for 71 years and still holds an endorsed IFR rating! He’s doing the BPPP (Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program) in 10 days time. A special thank you to the Beechcraft Society and Flyers Club Members for taking Ron and his wife to the show and organising transport around the show. Inspirational.

The AAAA had their flyin at Echuca and as always everyone was treated to the most special display of old, new and all in between aircraft and an opportunity to catch up with friends to swap tales.

When it comes to the club rooms Kestral have completed their summer tour of duty and we enjoyed sharing the club rooms with them and would be happy to do so again next summer. There was also the purchase of 2 soft drink vending machines. These have been stocked and are dispensing soft drinks at $1. They only accept $1 coins. We have also been having the competitions monthly, on the second Sunday in a month. So far the weather has challenged all pilots for both competitions! The next competition is to be held on 16th of April (Easter) so will keep you all posted 🙂

The club also had a lovely Pleasant Saturday Evening at Kubla Thai in Croydon and it was great to get to some know club members. We also celebrated Jen Barry’s milestone B’Day and also Jenny Matiske shared beautiful cake for Simons birthday at our social Friday night at the club rooms and also made one for Jen Barry.

We also have the Inter Club competition that is hosted at Tyabb on the 30th of April. We hold the crown for this event so get your flying goggles out and head down to participate and retain the crown. Don’t forget that HEZ is down at Tyabb along with it’s cessna sisters and brothers online so if you do your best flour bombing in HEZ you can book it in.

Remember to also get your submission in for the CASA Medical LINK.  Also check out the facebook posts and emails to assist with Tyabb Airfield and their submissions to Local Council and share these with other Aero Clubs and Pilots for their support.


  • 30th March – have your CASA medical submissions in – Chat to Ian Ryan if you would like any assistance with your submission. LINK.
  • 31st March – 1 April – Australian Light Aircraft Championships @ Latrobe Valley
  • 1st April – Flyin to Kyneton Airfield for a Hot Dog lunch.
  • 15th April – Temora Airshow
  • 16th April – YCEM competition & BBQ
  • 26th April – Kyneton Airshow
  • 30th April – Inter Club Competition at Tyabb