Air Chat – September 2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE


Upcoming club events
Recent achievers
Introduction to our new SIM
Tail wheel endorsements
Instructor intro – Mal McAdam
Around the Bahamas in a 172
Avalon & Paris – A tale of two airshows
Stanthorpe flyaway
Where are they now?
Opera at Jimbour
Evans Head flyaway
Double Bonanza
Featured Aero Club

 

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Open Day, Sunday September 25th.

RAC’s Annual Open Day will take place on Sept 25th!

**Update** Celebrity guest, Lachie Smart will be attending for a public meet-and-greet! Lachie recently made headlines as being the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single engine aircraft

Become a UAV Operator with Aerial Hotshots

Looking for a new set of qualifications? Or want to participate in a different kind of flying? We’re invited former RAC instructor Andrew Learmonth from Aerial Hotshots to offer aero club members discounted UAV (drone) training.

Pilots licence holders are able to easily obtain their UAV qualifications, and Aerial Hotshots is providing an industry preparation course for anyone looking to get started in this growing sector of the aviation industry. As long as you hold a PPL or higher, this course will provide you with the necessary manufacturer, theory and flying training needed to obtain your UAV Controller’s Certificate (multi rotor <7kg). No previous UAV experience is required and you won’t need to purchase a drone – all the equipment is provided to allow you to obtain the 5 hours flying experienced needed.

The course will be run part-time to fit in with your busy schedule – the theory covered over four nights in the RAC clubhouse, and the flying conducted on two Saturday mornings. The industry preparation course goes well beyond the minimum required to obtain your controllers certificate, with the course covering:

– DJI manufacturer’s training
– Air Law (including industry changes effective at the end of the year)
– UAV systems (multi rotor and fixed wing)
– Lithium battery handling and transport
– Flight planning, risk management and how to apply to CASA/Airservices for flying approvals
– 5 hours of flying training using DJI equipment, simulators and micro drones

The total cost of the course is $1250. This is a discounted rate, with part of the profits going back into the Aero Club. The course fee does not include CASA’s application fee, which is is payable to them when you submit your licence application following the course.

The course will start on Monday 25th July:

Monday 25th July (6pm) – theory, clubhouse
Wednesday 27th July (6pm) – theory, clubhouse
Saturday 30th July (8am-midday) – flying, Dakabin
Monday 1st August (6pm) – theory, clubhouse
Wednesday 3rd August (6pm) – theory, clubhouse
Saturday 6th August (8am-midday) – flying, Dakabin

Your place can be booked directly on the Aerial Hotshots website:

http://www.aerialhotshots.com.au/uav-training/course-dates/

Places on the course are strictly limited. If you have any questions please post them here, visit the Aerial Hotshots website, or contact Andrew Learmonth (0421080104, alearmonth@hotmail.com

Cessna C182T Inspection & Night Flying Social

RAC are hosting the new CESSNA 182T Saturday 18th JUNE 2016

Come along to inspect the new Cessna 182T on demo from Aeromil Pacific. Join in with a sausage sizzle from 4pm.

The aircraft shall be available for inspection between 4pm and 8.30pm

This Club activity coincides with the first night flying social.

RSVP to Mary by phoning the office on 3203 1777 or email Mary on flyaways@redcliffeaeroclub.com.au

 

Redcliffe AvSafety Seminar

When: 6pm, Wednesday 15 June 2016

Venue: Redcliffe Aero Club

1 Wirraway Drive, Kippa Ring QLD

Register online at www.casa.gov.au/avsafety

Tea and coffee will be served