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  • Birthday 01/01/1948

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    Drifter
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    Deeral NTH QLD
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    Australia

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  1. farri

    What`s Happening???

    You`re on! All you have to do is get up here! I love it!!! Brilliant!!!
  2. farri

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    I met Robert a few weeks ago at the Mulgrave Landcare AGM! we got chatting, one thing led to another and I told him a bit about recreational aviation and Drifter flying! I offered to take him for a fly and yesterday morning he took up the offer!!! I took this photo for the Mulgrave Land-care group on their last day of tree planting for 2019! Later that afternoon I attended their AGM and met Robert there...Expand the photos for a better image. Franco.
  3. farri

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    I went for a solo flight this morning and as I was putting the Drifter away a car turned up! a lady just up the road ( have taken her flying ) had a friend from another state staying with her for the day and leaving tomorrow morning, saw me flying and came over to see if I`d take her friend for a fly! the wind was picking up and I didn`t think it suitable for a first time Ultralight flight so I told them to give me a call around 4.30. ..About half an hour later the wind really picked up gusting 25/30 kts for most of the afternoon! 4.30 was still no good so I told them to come over at 5! by 5.30 we were ready to fly and what a great fly it was!!! Franco.
  4. farri

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    Yes it is Bob! thank you........72 years and glad to have made it as I havn`t exactly lived my life on the safe side! I often say to people, flying has been one of the safest things I`ve done! Gees Bob, I worked with fire for many years, in the sugar cane industry before we went to green cane harvesting, had to fight many when they got away from us but these bush-fires are a completely different animal, makes Frances and Me appreciate more the area we live in... Sincerely hope it all ends well for you all. Franco.
  5. farri

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    A start to 2020 new years day, my way.............. Well!, I made it through 2019, accident free in the Drifter so here`s hoping I can do the same for 2020... HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!! Franco, Ps, Now Frances and Me are of to the Atherton Tablelands, to share some quality time with some of our family!
  6. Yes! it is terrible and tragic! no winners there!!! The 17 year old had to be placed on suicide watch and what`s worse is that it continues to happen to someone, somewhere, throughout the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHhiUv9hX-o Franco.
  7. farri

    What`s Happening???

    I`m on my second Victa and it has a fair amount of life left! I`ll certainly look at the Super 600 for the next one. Love your sense of humor, Nev! seriously though, I buy 20 lts (more if needed) at a time, from our local servo and I don`t let the Drifter stay on the ground long enough for any fuel to get stale. G`Day Don, Hope you and Rhonda had a great Christmas and Santa brought you all you wanted. The Bradford Scheme! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-24/fact-check-bradfield-scheme-barnaby-joyce-drought/11029284 I believe it should have gone ahead many years ago! Franco.
  8. farri

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    Absolutely! got a good storm on Thursday and yesterday, it was perfect flying conditions for me. W`ve had enough rain in the last week , that our gardens havn`t needed watering and the lawn is back to growing so fast that I`ll need to mow every four days until, or, if we get back to the dry we`d been getting. I`ve got a lot of lawn to mow and a fair amount needs to be mowed with the VICTA push mower! yesterday afternoon I mowed two of my neighbors yards as well as my own! one because he couldn`t start his mower, and the other because they`ve been away and will be back tonight, so I wanted the place to look tidy form them! ah well! it keeps me fit and in good with he neighbors. Getting fairly heavy rain as I type! we don`t really need it, while a large part of the county is either in severe drought or burning up from bush fires.... BLOODY CRUEL!!! Just took this photo... Franco.
  9. farri

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    This morning I took these guys out to High Island for a bit of snorkeling...The guy sitting in the seat is a local friend of mine and very experienced on and in the water! the guy on the right is his nephew and the other guy is the nephew`s son! both from Germany and never done this sort of thing before... Something to remember when they get back home. MAH00040.MP4 MAH00040.MP4 MAH00040.MP4 MAH00040.MP4 After mowing lawn all afternoon, I went for a fly and yes! it was before last light. Looking East........ Looking West......... Franco.
  10. I went for a great solo fly again this afternoon and once again got back on the ground, put the Drifter away and walked away without a scratch! I`ve never been scratched flying Ultralights in all the years I`ve been flying. A couple of weeks ago a beautiful 16 year old young lady from our local area and her boyfriend were driving home at around 7.30 PM when a 17 year old guy in his vehicle crashed into them head on and killed both of them instantly! the 17 year old survived. I took both the mother and father of this young lady, flying in the Drifter, before she was born! Franco.
  11. farri

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    Really, Truly?........ .............
  12. farri

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    Over the years I`ve flown quite a few different types of Ultralights, apart from the one I scratch built that got me flying, 4 that quickly come to mind are , early model Light-Wing, the Shadow, the Zenith 701, which was based here on our property for 10 years and the X-Air that is based here now... Would I swap the Drifter for any of those I`ve flown or any of the modern LSA?....... NEVER!!! Of course, it depends on what the individual wants from the aircraft and the amount of $$$ there are to play with! the Drifter does all I want and need it to do, so I`ll keep flying it for as long as I can. Franco,
  13. farri

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    Couldn`t agree more, even when it looks like this... I took the photo a couple of days ago...This cloud formation was sitting over Bell Peak, which is just north east of home here and I couldn`t resist it! the valley behind me was clear of cloud and I didn`t fly over cloud but I enjoyed every second of it. Thank you Nev! Same to you and everyone else on this Forum. Franco,
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