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Hi l am in Drouin what are you flying as l only have a short strip 200 mts there are others around here all private there is one at lardner it is 1000 mts.

 

cheers Geoff

 

 

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Hi l am in Drouin what are you flying as l only have a short strip 200 mts there are others around here all private there is one at lardner it is 1000 mts.cheers Geoff

I am considering moving into a Sky fox. Still not sure yet??? I am been flying out of Ymmb in a warrior. I like getting down to Bairnsdale as often as I can. Cheers, Dave

 

 

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Hi Dave l just sold my skyfox couple months ago mainly because of the strips we have are to short mainly fly a Drifter l am doing a rebuild on a zenith ch 701 should be able to land any where around here.

 

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By the way, How did you find flying the Skyfox?? Regards, Dave

Hi Dave was great to fly but didn't do many hrs in it had to transport it to longer airfields.

The strip at Labertouche dont think is in use anymore years ago there was a death there we haven't been there years l will find out and let you know the best strip is Williams strip at Lardner it is 1000mts they are opening up a club and a school there it has been private strip we used to train out of it its all grass strip the only problem is if you get a strong easterly you get bad rotor near the hanger and the bush so test you out.

 

cheers Geoff..

 

 

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Hi Geoff, Where will I find this strip at Lardner. Do you have contact details etc? Cheers, Dave

Hi Dave l dont have gps coordinates as its only 5mins from my place l will get some for you its owned by a dairy farmer they used to use it years ago for the outback farmers to fly down to Farm world then that stopped then only us ultralighters used it with the permission from the owner its now getting developed into a proper airstrip l will get a ph number for you.

cheers Geoff.

 

 

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Hi Dave l dont have gps coordinates as its only 5mins from my place l will get some for you its owned by a dairy farmer they used to use it years ago for the outback farmers to fly down to Farm world then that stopped then only us ultralighters used it with the permission from the owner its now getting developed into a proper airstrip l will get a ph number for you.cheers Geoff.

Hi Geoff, I also now live in Drouin and thought this area was not very well served with airfields, I am heartened to here of this development, I know of this airstrip from years gone by, however I thought that it had been fenced and generally messed up for use as an airfield which is what very often happens.

I have been an aviation nut all of my life and have been Gliding for longer than I care to remember, and of course interested in any form of aviating, have been a member of this forum for a long time without posting anything of note, this chance finding may be just what I need to get going.

 

It would be great if we could arrange to meet some time, I am sure that we would have a lot to talk about, I find this form of communicating hard going.

 

Regards Graeme

 

 

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Hi Geoff, I also now live in Drouin and thought this area was not very well served with airfields, I am heartened to here of this development, I know of this airstrip from years gone by, however I thought that it had been fenced and generally messed up for use as an airfield which is what very often happens.I have been an aviation nut all of my life and have been Gliding for longer than I care to remember, and of course interested in any form of aviating, have been a member of this forum for a long time without posting anything of note, this chance finding may be just what I need to get going.

It would be great if we could arrange to meet some time, I am sure that we would have a lot to talk about, I find this form of communicating hard going.

 

Regards Graeme

Hi Graeme welcome it is a great forum nice people and lots of knowledge to be had on here, the strip was fenced in half for years 1500ft which was plenty for what we where doing now it is open up to its full length once again 3000ft with club going ahead .

It will be good to meet up with you there is about eight of us in this area that fly ultralights.

 

Also Dave the Labertouche strip has been developed with poultry farm it is no longer there.

 

cheers Geoff.

 

 

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This all sounds exciting, it reminds me of our early days when we formed the Barossa Birdmen.

 

Keep us in touch with your progress and details of the aircraft you all fly this is what this Forum is all about.107_score_010.gif.2fa64cd6c3a0f3d769ce8a3c21d3ff90.gif

 

Alan.

 

 

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This all sounds exciting, it reminds me of our early days when we formed the Barossa Birdmen.Keep us in touch with your progress and details of the aircraft you all fly this is what this Forum is all about.107_score_010.gif.2fa64cd6c3a0f3d769ce8a3c21d3ff90.gif

Alan.

Will do Alan this has been twenty years in the making.

 

 

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