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Jacques_78

Melbourne flyers?

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I went for a leasurely flight yesterday and noticed another PPC in the distance. It got me thinking that it would be nice to meet a few local guys (or girls) so we can do trips together, share experiences etc etc

 

Any Melbourne based PPC pilots on this forum?

 

 

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There are a few and it would be great to get more...I am thinking about this type of flying

 

 

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I love my aerochute.

 

Started flying with my Dad when I was a kid, he flew gliders, then had a Cessna and later years a Jabiru. I like the flexibility of a PPC, store it in my garage and when I want to go for a fly I do. It's also very cost effective especially now that I'm trying to put three kids through private school. Cost a bloody fortune. Would be great to meet other blokes and get together

 

Here's a video just cruising around MT Cottrell region.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGyaogaKb2U

 

 

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I live in the Melbourne area ( Werribee ) and find it hard to find places to fly.

 

As I don't fly an Aerochute I am sometimes not made to feel welcome in places that these are flown.

 

 

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I live in the Melbourne area ( Werribee ) and find it hard to find places to fly.As I don't fly an Aerochute I am sometimes not made to feel welcome in places that these are flown.

Hi Nashy

 

We all share a passion for flying, who cares what type of PPC you fly? It's like judging someone by the car they drive...

 

I understand that the Aerochute training field is for Aerochute customers only, I don't have a problem with that, it's their field and their rules. (I did my training there and subsequently bought an Aerochute from them so I do use the field at times)

 

There are many spots to fly from, it's about getting to know fellow pilots and sharing the passion for ppc flying. I also fly from Whittlesea, have a field there. I am more than happy for anyone to join me provided they are licensed and obviously don't behave like cowboys. (One cowboy can spoil it for the rest of us as I recently found out when I tried to use a small regional field on a trip away)

 

I am also close to Werribee, about 40 minutes, so if you ever want a buddy to fly with on that side of town, yell out.

 

Hopefully we can get to know a few exisiting guys on the forum, or get new PPC pilots to join the forum so we can get a proper community built with interesting posts and general PPC chatter. (Not brand driven, what you fly is not an issue as long as you like it and you enjoy it)

 

 

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I live in the Melbourne area ( Werribee ) and find it hard to find places to fly.As I don't fly an Aerochute I am sometimes not made to feel welcome in places that these are flown.

Hey Nashie. Mark here - remember I met you at that fly-in over Elmore way - last year? I was with my old dad. Anyway I brougjt my ppc up to north Qld while looking after dad but only managed one flight! Currently in the process of taking it to a field near Townsville and hopefully get some hours in there. Still interested in upgrading to something a bit more comfortable.

 

 

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Hi mark,

 

That was at Rushworth, and it's on again over easter, I'll be there again this year if you want to come.

 

 

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Hi mark,That was at Rushworth, and it's on again over easter, I'll be there again this year if you want to come.

That's right, Rushmore. What date is it again? Doubt I will be there though.

 

 

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Jacques 78

 

I was flying from Whittleasea but took my Hummerchute up to NQ last year to try and get some flying in while there. Will get it back here eventually I suppose but as I move between each destination regularly I need a PPC in both locations!! I would like to build my own next time though.

 

Cheers

 

Mark

 

 

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