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Hi to those who bother reading newby postings!

 

I'm a past glider and hang glider pilot, but have up-graded to RPC so I can share the fun with family and friends. I've just been awarded my RPC and found this site when searching for little-known airfields as I commence study for my nav qual soon.

 

Thanks for having me on board! Any tips as to how to fund this (expensive) hobby are welcome!

 

Cheers,

Maxy in Parkdale

P.s. I don't fly at Moorabbin, even though it's closest. Too exy and too much activity going on! My regular airstrip is at YLIL, and I'm flying Jabirus - at least for now!

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19 hours ago, Maxy said:

Hi to those who bother reading newby postings!

 

I'm a past glider and hang glider pilot, but have up-graded to RPC so I can share the fun with family and friends. I've just been awarded my RPC and found this site when searching for little-known airfields as I commence study for my nav qual soon.

 

Thanks for having me on board! Any tips as to how to fund this (expensive) hobby are welcome!

 

Cheers,

Maxy in Parkdale

P.s. I don't fly at Moorabbin, even though it's closest. Too exy and too much activity going on! My regular airstrip is at YLIL, and I'm flying Jabirus - at least for now!

Just enjoy it, don’t ever try to justify it. We only have one life that anyone has ever been able to prove, enjoy it to the fullest!

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Hi Maxy

 

Welcome aboard. There's lots to learn from this forum and associated website,  and some awesome experience to tap into. Congrats on your certificate

 

Alan

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 To fund flying is quite easy … Just don't spend your money on anything else. and that's easy as you don't HAVE any money for anything else. Nev

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On 10/07/2019 at 9:53 AM, facthunter said:

 To fund flying is quite easy … Just don't spend your money on anything else. and that's easy as you don't HAVE any money for anything else. Nev

Ain’t that the truth!!!! (Rhetorical)

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On 07/07/2019 at 1:33 PM, Maxy said:

Hi to those who bother reading newby postings!

 

I'm a past glider and hang glider pilot, but have up-graded to RPC so I can share the fun with family and friends. I've just been awarded my RPC and found this site when searching for little-known airfields as I commence study for my nav qual soon.

 

Thanks for having me on board! Any tips as to how to fund this (expensive) hobby are welcome!

 

Cheers,

Maxy in Parkdale

P.s. I don't fly at Moorabbin, even though it's closest. Too exy and too much activity going on! My regular airstrip is at YLIL, and I'm flying Jabirus - at least for now!

 

Welcome to RF Maxy. . .  I can see that you already have some good oil from the denizens hereabouts !   

 

I used to fly into YLIL ( I'm assuming that is Lilydale . .  flying from Casey Airfield at Berwick,  ( Now long closed ) and then living in Mitcham. I am assuming that the site is the same one as in the mid 1970s,  please correct me if not.  It had one grass runway.  I had to make a precautionary there,  after the engine of the Cherokee Six 300 started barking and coughing.

 

There was a LAME there at the time, working on something else, and he kindly attended to the problem, it took 2 hours and was apparently a fuel flow problem.  He replaced some parts, filters I think, and ran the engine for what he considered was sufficient time to check that it was OK to fly.  Nice place, nice people. . .I had to disgorge my 4 Pax though, as the runway was JUST sufficient for a lightly loaded aircraft.  He flew with me back to Berwick, and the Manager shuttled my 4 pax there to !  Unbelievable hospitality from both men, and the only charge was for the work and parts. .  They even refused payment for the car fuel !

 

I hope that I've got the right airfield, Coz it was  long time ago.  

 

Good fortune with your flying mate.

 

Phil.

 

 

 

 

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I'm training to get my RPC at Lillydale,

enjoying the experience, its a great atmosphere and friendly staff.

 

I fly Thursdays

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