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                            Whitsunday Flight # 7                                     Autumn Edition 2010


                                    Newsletter of the Airlie Beach Aero Club Inc.
                                                 Edited by “Biggles”
www.airlieaero.org
                         From The President’s Flight Bag

                                   This is the Autumn edition of        member, address their concerns and
                         Whitsunday Flight which also means that        have them discussed and voted on in a
                         annual subscriptions are due. Subs have        democratic manner. There are Rules of
                         remained at $55.00 for the next twelve         the Association to abide by; people can
 Special points of
                         months. If the merger of the Aero Clubs is     not go around making up their own
 interest:               successful during this period any unused       rules.
                         membership will automatically transfer to                 We are now due for our next
 • From the Presidents   the new entity. If paying by EFT, please       Annual General Meeting. From our
   Flight Bag            assist our Treasurer by including your         “Rules of the Association” under Subse-
                         name in the details. The banking details       quent Annual General Meetings — 22
 • Events Committee
                         are BSB : 656400, A/c # 600817547 or           Each subsequent annual general meet-
   News
                         post a cheque to PO Box 1022, Airlie           ing must be held—(b) “within 3
 • Editorial             Beach.                                         months after the end of the Asso-
                                   While on the subject of member-      ciation’s previous financial year”. I
 • Training News         ships, there are several aviators who are      intend to seek approval at the next
                         not club members but should be. They are       General Meeting to put off holding the
                         enjoying the privileges of the club without    AGM for a couple of months and await
                         any financial contribution. One wonders        the outcome of the merger. I can not
                         what protection would be extended to           see anything to be gained by having
                         financial ABAC Inc.                                                  two AGM elec-
                         members engaged                                                      tions so close
                         in aviation activi-                                                  together.
                         ties    with    non                                                           T h e
 Inside this             members, club or                                                     merger of the
 issue:                  non club event,                                                      two Aero Clubs
                         under the Incorpo-                                                   has reached the
 •                       ration Act, in the                                                   disclosure part of
                         event of an acci-                                                    the due diligence
                         dent. Under the                                                      process.      The
 •                       ABAC Inc. “Rules                                                     ABAC Inc. has
                         of the Association”                                                  forwarded rele-
                         - Termination of
 •                                             By the side of the Newell Highway between vant documents
                         Membership 8.(1)                                                     to the WAC Inc.
                                                     Forbes and West Wyalong NSW
                         (c) mentions “has                                                    and is awaiting
                         membership
                                                       Photo by Merewyn Wright                their reply before
 •
                         fees in arrears                                                      proceeding fur-
                         for a period of 2 months or more”. If          ther.
 •                       people do not like what the club has to        Till next time,
                         offer, they should become a financial          Stan

 •
                         Events Committee News by “_Paul_”
 •   Coming Events   4
                         With the onset of the “wet season” Paul and Gisi have decided to take a motor
                         home trip for a month around Tasmania, therefore no report.

                            Contributions for inclusion in the Newsletter should be submitted direct to
                                “Biggles” by e-mail as an attachment at rwr48052@bigpond.net.au
                          The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the
                                           Publisher or the Airlie Beach Aero Club Inc.
                         Whitsunday Flight                                                             Page 2




                         Editorial by “Biggles”

                                 I heard the other   Mackay. Hope to see you
                                                                                   13/14th March conduct-
                         day that local aviator      flying again soon.
                                                                                   ing a human factors
                         John Ryan was flying his
                                                               Club    member,     course at Proserpine Air-
flying       his         helicopter around his
                                                     Marc Turner has pur-          port on the Sunday. I be-
                         swimming      pool   and
helicopter                                           chased a Cessna 172M          lieve that some flying will
                         crashed into it. Only
                                                     registered VH-JIP. The        also take place. President
around       his         problem was the pool
                                                     aircraft is currently based   Stan has     extended an
                         was empty and the heli-
                                                     in Mackay where Marc is       invitation to them to at-
swimming     pool        copter was a whipper
                                                     completing his pilots li-     tend the monthly meeting
                         snipper. I believe that
and       crashed                                    cence.                        on the 13th and to ad-
                         during the fall John was
                                                                                   dress the meeting on the
into it                  concerned what the whip-            Rumour has it
                                                                                   benefits of RAA flying as
                         per might snipper. Sev-     that Myles and Lee from
                                                                                   against VH. At this stage
                         eral broken ribs and a      Recreational    Aviation
                                                                                   there has not been a re-
                         collar bone later, John     Australia will be in the
                                                                                   sponse.
                         required a medivac to       area over the weekend




                    With a lack of contributions here are some local Whitsunday photos
Whitsunday Flight           Page 3




                    Above—Airlie
                    Beach, Port of
                    Airlie  Develop-
                    ment with Jubilee
                    Pocket in back-
                    ground.




                    Left—Whitehaven
                    Beach




                    Photos P2 &
                    P3 by Merewyn
                    Wright
   Whitsunday Flight # 7                                                                                                                       Page 4


                                                        Coming Events

                  Date                           Location                                    Event
                                       % Indicates new list or revised information in the listing
              March 2010
        Weekends (weather permit-                Bowen Airport (YBWN)                                 Bowen Model Flyers Club Flying
                  ting)                                                                Contact Terry Hickmott (terry.hickmott@bigpond.com)
           First Sunday of the            Whitsunday Coast Airport (YBPN)                          Flight Training & Aircraft Hire
                  month                             Proserpine                         Contact Marc 0407 222 243
                                                                                       dmo@tourismwhitsunday.com.au
             13 March 2010             Whitsunday Airport (YSHR) Shute Har-                      General Monthly Meeting @ 1730hrs
                                                       bour                                                    Catering -
             14 March 2010                            TBA                                Club Event - To be decided at previous nights General
                                                                                                                Meeting
 %           14 March 2010              Whitsunday Aero Club room (YBPN)                           Human Factors Education Day
                                                                                                  Cost $50.00 per head – Lunch $5.00
                                                                                       Advise numbers to Julie Hands –
                                                                                       juliehands@bluemaxx.com.au
               April 2010
        Weekends (weather permit-                Bowen Airport (YBWN)                                 Bowen Model Flyers Club Flying
                  ting)                                                                Contact Terry Hickmott (terry.hickmott@bigpond.com)
           First Sunday of the            Whitsunday Coast Airport (YBPN)                         Flight Training & Aircraft Hire
                  month                             Proserpine                         Contact Marc 0407 222 243
                                                                                       dmo@tourismwhitsunday.com.au
              10 April 2010            Whitsunday Airport (YSHR) Shute Har-                     General Monthly Meeting @ 1730hrs
                                                       bour                                                  Catering -
              11 April 2010                           TBA                               Club Event - To be decided at previous nights General
                                                                                                              Meeting
                May 2010
        Weekends (weather permit-                Bowen Airport (YBWN)                                 Bowen Model Flyers Club Flying
                  ting)                                                                Contact Terry Hickmott (terry.hickmott@bigpond.com)
           First Sunday of the            Whitsunday Coast Airport (YBPN)                         Flight Training & Aircraft Hire
                  month                             Proserpine                         Contact Marc 0407 222 243
                                                                                       dmo@tourismwhitsunday.com.au
               8 May 2010              Whitsunday Airport (YSHR) Shute Har-                     General Monthly Meeting @ 1730hrs
                                                       bour                                                  Catering -
               9 May 2010                             TBA                               Club Event - To be decided at previous nights General
                                                                                                              Meeting
               June 2010
 %              June 2010               Camping holiday @ Einasleigh Gorge             For info contact Ian Wells – ianwells@bluemaxx.com.au
                                        18*30S x 144*05E on the Gregory De-
                                                  velopment Road
        Weekends (weather permit-                Bowen Airport (YBWN)                                 Bowen Model Flyers Club Flying
                  ting)                                                                Contact Terry Hickmott (terry.hickmott@bigpond.com)
           First Sunday of the            Whitsunday Coast Airport (YBPN)                         Flight Training & Aircraft Hire
                  month                             Proserpine                         Contact Marc 0407 222 243
                                                                                       dmo@tourismwhitsunday.com.au
              12 June 2010             Whitsunday Airport (YSHR) Shute Har-                     General Monthly Meeting @ 1730hrs
                                                       bour                                                  Catering -
              13 June 2010                            TBA                               Club Event - To be decided at previous nights General
                                                                                                              Meeting

Some events listed above may not be an official Airlie Beach Aero Club Inc. event but you are encouraged to attend and support fellow aviators with their
event. Some events may not be suitable for your form of flight in which case a personal attendance is encouraged.
Note – All ideas for future fly-ins or gatherings will be considered.

				
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