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Hi All,

 

Drifter 55-1810 is now happily gracing the skies around Childers. Bill from Caboolture and Geoff (regular forum member) were good enough to ferry the aircraft up from Caboolture a couple of weeks ago. Since then I have enjoyed 4 hrs of buzzing around the beaches of the Fraser coast and scenic farmland surrounding Childers. How good is a late afternoon flight down the coast watching the sun set. Here's a couple of photos!image.jpg.6cc380780571157e9db2faf02307d1ca.jpg

 

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Yep, she would have trained a heap of pilots over the last 5 years. I first came across the aircraft in Gympie a few years ago when I did my endorsement on her.

 

She went from Gympie to Caboolture about a year ago, and is now in Childers and will hopefully continue to serve well!

 

 

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Photos of 1810 at Boonah in 2007. Got the digital photos somewhere, these are photos of printed photos hence the poor image quality. I had a lot of fun flying her.

 

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Photos of 1810 at Boonah in 2007. Got the digital photos somewhere, these are photos of printed photos hence the poor image quality. I had a lot of fun flying her.

Thanks for posting the photo's, it good to hear and see a bit about the aircraft's history. By the way what type/brand of helmet are you wearing in your member picture? It looks like a good visor that would stop all the microphone wind noise when flying.

 

 

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Don't recall what make the helmet is, they are our club use ones. Possibily microavionics. We do have a couple of microavionics helmets with shielded headset and shielding on the lower edge of the face shield but to the neck.

 

 

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Hi All,

 

The Yellow Hornet went for a run yesterday. From Childers over to Pacific Haven for a short visit. Then onwards to Burrum Heads and up the Beach to Woodgate. Nice morning. This is a great way to spot some new fishing spots!image.jpg.4cbc383cbce0bfcafd422037f7bfe021.jpg

 

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The Yellow Hornet ventured to Biggenden on Sat. A group of three aircraft made the trip from Childers. A short walk into town for Coffee & Cake at the local cafe. A good morning was had. Certainly beats mowing the lawn.image.jpg.bfb8810d3c5e13bb2ca4864f2231f970.jpg

 

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The Yellow Hornet is back in the air after a mini-makeover. 8 new eye bolts on the Jury struts, new rubber mount for the exhaust, new radiator support brackets and engine serviced. Still a few things to do but had a good flight on Saturday. Here's a couple of shots of the Isis/Burrum River junction and Childers Airfield.image.jpg.b67bd6e8f9e57b34b2f1504b53ec982a.jpg

 

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Hi All,

 

Saturday saw the Yellow Hornet in company with a Tecnam and a Lightwing Rocket make the short flight from Childers to Elliott Airfield. Any excuse for a flight and a cup of Tea!

 

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Hi All,

 

A sneaky Tuesday morning flight for the Yellow Hornet. Quick lap from Childers-Woodgate-Burrum Heads-Pacific Haven-Childers. Here's a couple of pics including Burrum Heads and Pacifc Haven Airfield. By the way there is a fly-in Breakfeast on Sun 26th Sep at Pacific Haven, all welcome.image.jpg.d2629a122d32b660d4d28a9133081154.jpg

 

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So are you going to the Murgon Breakfast on Saturday?

Hi Geoff,

Unfortunately I'll miss it. Heading out West for a few days. If your free Sun 26th Sep come on up to Pacific Haven for Breaky, I'd love to see your new flying machine!

 

 

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Hi is that Sun 27 or Sat 26 .I will be up there but not with my plane. Mark

Hi Mark,

Sun morning is the fly in Breakfeast. There are several people flying in Sat arvo to camp overnight. Bruce has arranged a courtesy bus to take everyone into the local for dinner. Details also on RAA calander.image.jpg.74179567fe10f3807f860bb05df86f06.jpg

 

 

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Hi All,

 

The Yellow Hornet in company with a Tecnam ventured to Biggenden yesterday for a quick visit to the best cafe in town.

 

I have started playing with a Go Pro. Below is my first effort to provide a link to my u-tube video. Hope it works. Failing that look for "fly with the yellow hornet" in u-tube.

 

Regards

 

 

 

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Hi All,

 

The Yellow Hornet ventured over to Pacific Haven for the Fly-in today. Around 50 people in attendance, 7 aircraft, quite a few drive ins.

 

Bruce organised a cooked breakfeast, coffee & tea. I had the chance to catch up with a few members of this site.

 

Finally got to see Geoff's X-Air Hanuman with the Rotax 912, a very nice machine.

 

Some pics below.

 

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