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  1. farri


    Big Guy! Glad you decided to join this Forum!........Cheers...Franco
  2. farri

    What`s Happening???

    Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of taking Tony Lanzi up in the Drifter for his first Ultralight flight! Next was to be Matthew, our eldest Grand-Son and a 13-year-old boy who Matt mentors at school, but unfortunately, just as they arrived mother nature unleashed a Thunder Storm that would have been the equivalent of a category 1 cyclone! it knocked out the power to 250 homes in the Babinda area, fortunately, we have a standby generator so we didn`t have to sit in the dark for several hours! The current forecast is for fine with very little wind for all of this week which is great but "MAN! IS IT HOT AND HUMID!" Tony Lanzi is a very experienced pilot who owns and flies a 1981, RG 182 Cessna,Turbo, currently based at Innisfail aerodrome...I met Tony for the first time,yesterday. Franco.
  3. https://updatetrendynews.com/mini-helicopter-crashes-into-the-ocean-near-capel-in-western-australias-south-west/
  4. Only a fool would believe their engine would never fail, regardless of make!
  5. farri

    What`s Happening???

    G`Day Don! Rain, Rain, More Rain, Then! Even More Rain! and it`s not finished yet! Following a very dry year for this part of the country, the dry ended in mid December... We`ve been flooded in twice already this year and it`s only the beginning of February and the Cyclone season doesn`t end till the end of April. I`ve had to bring the Drifter up to higher ground here at the house for the second time! it was tied down here for the best part of last week...This morning there was a break in the rain and the wind so I decided to go for a fly! I had to use the strip up at the house here but nothing stops the grass growing and I havn`t been able to mow it so it was fairly high but not a problem! I landed back on the other one and put the Drifter back in the shed but I don`t know for how long it will be there as that low that`s been flooding so many areas of North Queensland is expected to last at least another week. Franco.
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    What`s Happening???

    Hey Todd (bunyips)! good to know you`re still around!!! Been doing any flying? Floats?????
  8. farri

    What`s Happening???

    Yesterday morning, big Jimmy,(previous flight) turned up with his friend Ron! Jimmy had told Ron about the two flights he`d had with me and Ron was keen to see what it was all about. Ron is the first passenger I`ve had who chose to wear his Motorcycle helmet, that was fine with me but I did explain that in the event of a heavy landing the helmet could cause severe neck injuries. Back on the ground, usual question from Me, " First impression! what did you think of the flight?" Ron, "Great but I forgot to press the record button, for the Video". Ah well! you win some you lose some! Ron reckons he`ll be back so hopefully next time he`ll remember to press the record button. Franco, Ps, Before anyone jumps up and down about the Camera, I`ll make it clear that I allow anyone to take a Camera, provided it is secured in a manner that is safe. Pps, Big Jimmy is determined to lower his MTOW!
  9. farri

    What`s Happening???

    Hey Bob! You want the Chicks, you`ll have to fly a Drifter!!!!...Frank.
  10. What a brilliant way to draw attention to easyjet as well!!!
  11. farri

    What`s Happening???

    Old Drifter pilots have more fun!!!.......Sisters, Natashia and Deliah having their first Ultralight flight in the Drifter, with me, yesterday afternoon! Franco. Ps, After the flight? Two very excited, happy ladies! Pps, Photos posted with their permission!
  12. farri

    Bravery indeed!

    The Scout caught my eye also! I can say I`ve successfully flown a Scout a couple of times.
  13. farri

    What`s Happening???

    After almost a week of of strong wind that would blow a drovers dog off a chain, not to mention the heavy rain, today was sunny, with the wind back around 15 kts so Frances and Me had a hard days work at our eldest Daughter and her Husband`s big property at Mundoo , Me mowing and Fran taking care of the garden! got it all done and back home with enough time to go for a fly, so I did and what a fly it was! First solo flight for 2019. High above the valley! Sun just going down over Mt Bellenden Ker. Franco, Ps, No matter how much flying I do taking others flying with me, I have the need to get up there on my own and just enjoy the magic of it all.