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I`ve started this thread in an attempt to keep some focus on the Drifter, so what have you done to keep the Drifter alive?

 

The lady is Patrica, originally from Fiji and the guy is her husband, Frank, originally from south Africa. I took them both up, over the weekend. First time for both of them, in an Ultralight aircraft.

 

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As usual Frank you are doing your bit for the ultralight scene, and more particularly the Drifter.

 

You are very generous with your time and aircraft, and more power to you because of that.

 

It's easy to see your most recent passengers enjoyed themselves greatly.

 

Keep well mate.

 

Pud

 

 

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I`ve started this thread in an attempt to keep some focus on the Drifter, so what have you done to keep the Drifter alive?The lady is Patrica, originally from Fiji and the guy is her husband, Frank, originally from south Africa. I took them both up, over the weekend. First time for both of them, in an Ultralight aircraft.

 

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Well done.

Glad to see you out promoting aviation to non aviators!

 

 

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Haven't heard from you for ages Frank. Hows it all going ? Obviously you carry some weight in your area. Nev

G`Day Nev, I havn`t posted here for a while for various reasons, been flying all the while though and taking up those who like to come with me. Cheers

 

WeWell done.

 

Glad to see you out promoting aviation to non aviators!

G`Day Adam, Not much point in preaching to the converted.

 

 

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Yeah Frank good to see you back here . Brings back fond memories of our time spent with you and Fran . Also good to hear from Pud again . We plan to get back again this year, the usual route via outback Qld then across to Townsville . Not sure about Deeral though . At this stage of life, 70+ you don't plan too far ahead 053_no.gif.1b075e917db98e3e6efb5417cfec8882.gif I know I've said it before but you do live in beautiful part of the country . Bob

 

 

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Met this guy yesterday afternoon, at Mission Beach, ( QLD ), he`s a helicopter pilot, had a chat to him, told him about the Drifter and offered to take him flying, he accepted the offer and if he takes it up, I`ll post it here

 

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062_book.gif.f66253742d25e17391c5980536af74da.gif[ATTACH=full]33897[/ATTACH]Yeah Frank good to see you back here . Bob

G`Day Bob, Thanks and you know that you and Sal are welcome.

 

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No!!!, No!!!, No!!! You need to plan far ahead, it will give you more to look forward to! 020_yes.gif.58d361886eb042a872e78a875908e414.gif.

 

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As usual Frank you are doing your bit for the ultraligh. Keep well mate. Pud

G`Day,Pud, Good to see you here again, also! Hope all is well with you and you`re getting some flying in.

 

Frank.

 

 

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It is a shame to fly a drifter with an empty seat! Happy to see that others have the same approach. Last weekend I flew from Miami to Sebring and back in one day for about 300 miles round trip for a light sport aviation expo we have in Florida every year. It was a bit cold but beautiful weather. My passenger was an airline pilot that changed his Airbus for the Drifter that day. The problem, after 30 minutes image.jpg.831ff08201fb38dfb0d6777c0d13cb04.jpg flying he started calling on the intercom for the stewardess to bring coffee and to turn off the air conditioning. Our flight back was great and we were racing trains and cars with little success but we had fun day of Drifting.

 

 

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It was a bit cold but beautiful weather.

G`Day Samuel, You`ve reminded me of the time, way back, when I was instructing and I would take students on cross country exercises, in winter, up over the Atherton Tablelands. Damn cold!!!!

 

My passenger was an airline pilot that changed his Airbus for the Drifter that day.

Only for the day?, oh well, I suppose he needs to learn to fly first. 022_wink.gif.2137519eeebfc3acb3315da062b6b1c1.gif. Just kidding.020_yes.gif.58d361886eb042a872e78a875908e414.gif

 

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My friend Jorge was my last victim. First time on a GA airplane. His own words" this is one of the most exciting and fun experience ever". He got some stick time and now wants more. I can not blame him for that, right?

 

 

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Goodonya Samuel! I`d love to go flying with you! If you are ever in the Cairns area of north Queensland, Australia, please get in touch with me and we`ll go flying.

 

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Frank, thank you very much for your offer! The world is not really such a big place after all. Australia have being always a dream and one day it will be a reality for me. That day will not be complete if Drifter flying and the friends who fly them are not involved. I said it before and I mean it again now, every drifter flyer and any pilot from Australia has a Drifter available at no cost if they venture to come to Miami Florida. It will be an honor to share what we all love to do. Yesterday, I got my friend Joe in the captain chair and now he wants more. He owns a Cessna 172 but loved to play with the Drifter. The airplane played with him also at some point during the flight

 

 

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Frank, I have seen the videos, pictures and comments from your friends about your hospitality. I really appreciate and at the same time would like to invite you to fly the drifter anytime if you ever come to Miami, Florida. I know it is a long way but who knows!

 

 

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Frank, Yesterday, I got my friend Joe in the captain chair and now he wants more. He owns a Cessna 172 but loved to play with the Drifter.

Hey Samuel, you need to slow down with the passengers, You`ll ruin my reputation. 022_wink.gif.2137519eeebfc3acb3315da062b6b1c1.gif....Goodonya!

 

Frank.

 

 

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Magic weather this morning so I went flying around Walshs Pyramid.

 

Walshs Pyramid.

 

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Looking over the top with the Cairns area in the background.

 

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Frank.

 

 

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Magic weather this morning so I went flying around Walshs Pyramid.Walshs Pyramid.

 

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Looking over the top with the Cairns area in the background.

 

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Frank.

Please mate can you stop with the photos!! Making one a lil home sick, haven't flown in the area since 2011 :(

 

 

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Frank Is the ultralight symbol on the Cairns VTC your location?

The left wing of the Ultralight symbol is over part of our property.

 

Frank.

 

 

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