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Alice Springs Aero Club Ph. (08) 8955 5200 Fax (08) 8953 0055 Open 7 days 8.30am
Alice Springs Aero Club
Ph. (08) 8955 5200 Fax (08) 8953 0055
Open 7 days 8.30am – 5.30pm
www.asac.com.au

From the Bosses office

Welcome to the first of our newsletters. Of note as we progress into another warm summer and the time of the year when we tend to be flying at either end of the day we need to be extra vigilant with regards to evening twilight times and flight planning. Also of note is the need to make sure yourself and your passengers are well hydrated during the flight and have adequate reserves should things go wrong out there. You should also be familiar with what is in the survival kit and how to correctly operate the emergency beacons.

The 172’s both have new engines in them now and are waiting for

work so if you have not flown for a little while come and have a

brush up of your skills and go explore this stunning part of the territory while you have the chance. We have a steady stream of PPL students progressing through and so far all have passed their PPL exams and are in various stages of advanced flight training. For those of you still studying, feel free to contact your instructors if you need a bit of one on one help.

All the best for the coming months,

Cliff McCann

CFI

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Whats new?

Our new training base at Batchelor is now operational! Batchelor is 100kms south of Darwin on the edge of the Litchfield National Park. At this stage we will have a Cessna 172 up there and a Grade 1 instructor on the weekends.

We will be conducting Aeroplane Flight Reviews and GA flight training at Batchelor so this will mean a cost effective way for those who live up north wanting to get their AFR done or for those wanting to begin their training.

Spread the word about this facility as we need to use it, to keep it.

Achievements

Congratulations to the following people for their achievements over the last few months.

Lincoln Lowick RA AUS Pilot Certificate 20/05/12 Donald Costello Private Pilot Licence 25/5/12 Cruz Vida Private Pilot Licence 20/7/12 Jack Builder First Solo 8/8/12

To those who have sat and passed exams recently

Congratulations!

What’s coming up?

The Aero Club’s AGM is coming up! It is on 18 th November at 1000hrs. It will be held at Bond Springs. Brunch will be provided at 0900hrs. Make sure you have your say!

RA AUS

Hi Everyone,

Recently I obtained my senior instructors rating in RA Aus which gives all our students more opportunities to fly since Cliff is normally so busy. The CTSW is a great little aircraft to fly and has great range. It only burns 20L per hour so it can definitely cover the distances out here.

In August this year we had a visit from Anselm Urbanick, a well- travelled recreational pilot from Austria. With his wife he flew the CTSW from Alice Springs out west to Giles and Warburton then down to Wave Hill. They then proceeded up the west coast to Carnavon, visited the Karijini National Park, then flew up to Kakadu National Park and back down through Tennant Creek to Alice Springs. They took just over two weeks to complete the trip and thoroughly enjoyed their experience. They would love to come back and cover more of Australia. Australia is such a great and vast country and one of the best ways

to see it is from the air. I always feel lucky when I’m out flying,

seeing the land from an angle not many others have.

Even though it is getting warmer out there, there are still plenty of good flying opportunities to be had. The early mornings are a great time to fly and if we are able to, we can fit in some early morning lessons to beat the heat.

Many happy and smooth landings Josef Keller

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Remember this is your club, so don’t be shy.

Make your way

out to the airport have a chat and a coffee with the

Instructors.

Go for a fly and get current again!

To keep our club and aircraft presentable if you can spare any time on your days off work to help us keep everything tidy it would be appreciated! Ask us how you can help!

New Members Geoff Gatwood Joseph Lee Paul Baishont Sarah Galloway Martin Jacobson Dave Billington Recognise this?
New Members
Geoff Gatwood
Joseph Lee
Paul Baishont
Sarah Galloway
Martin Jacobson
Dave Billington
Recognise this?
This is one of the visitors to Alice Springs in the last month,
passing through on their way from Darwin to a practice
exercise down south. It is a Eurocopter Tiger ARH. It is one of
the Australian Army’s Air fleet. To lift this 6 tonne machine it
has 2 Rolls Royce 1200 horsepower engines, it can carry 1
tonne of fuel which will last about 3 hours. Two crew are
required, one to fly and one to operate the weaponry. This
lump of mainly carbon fibre is a bargain at only 68 million
Australian dollars.
From the right hand seat
I am the latest Instructor to join the Alice Springs Aero Club team.
After completing my flight training and doing some instructing in NZ I
have jumped the ditch, and some desert, to add to my flying
experience. I haven’t met a lot of club members as yet but I am sure
that will happen in the coming months. Now is a good time to get up
in the air with an instructor and perfect your crosswind technique or
just get back into flying again after a bit of a break. Check your
Aeroplane Flight Review expiry and book in to get it done again if you
need to. Hope to see you at the Club rooms soon!
Ben Rosser

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