Sunday, December 31, 2006

We had a terrific day trip up to Teewah national park recently. As the photos show the flight along the coast at 500 feet was great fun. Just wish I could have set down on the beach and had a swim !! The round trip for the Karatoo was just on four hours. Lots of different scenery for this boy from the bush !! Where to next time guys and girls ??

Friday, December 22, 2006

News Break :
Santa makes a surprise visit to "Raysfield" !! Ho ! Ho ! Ho !
Following an impromptu interview with the jolly white bearded old gent ( although somewhat slimmer than stories have led me to believe) it has been revealed that the more traditional reindeer and sleigh have been passed in for a somewhat higher performance RV - 6 called Harvey !! Seems the long hot distances encountered on the Australian run have been a bit to much for Rudolph and Co. Hence the upgrade !!
Anyhow after delivering a bundle of goodies and receiving a big kiss from Dianne. ( Perks of the job !! ) Santa was off again . So with a laugh and a smile he bid us goodnight !!
I always did believe in Santa .

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The summer rains have been a blessing here at "Raysfield" with the sorghum and sunflower crops flourishing. Things should be looking great for Christmas. After all the planting and establishment work I am one very happy chappy !!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

We had an interesting morning at the Lockyer Valley Aero Club Christmas get together recently. A good variety of aircraft in attendance and a friendly greeting made for a great visit !! Ross and I had to make a dash for home due to impending summer storms. Turned out to be the right decision with a good fall at "Raysfield".

Thursday, November 30, 2006

One of the greatest honours a pilot can have is to introduce a youngster to his first flight. Here we see young Tristan on the occasion of his tenth birthday. Check out that grin . I think it say`s it all !! A special thanks to his Mum & Dad for organising the big event. Happy birthday mate !!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Fantasy of flight !! Seen quite frequently flying through the imagination of a certain builder. ( name with held due to psychiatric assessment ) Could this be the next project?? Watch this space !!

Early morning flying : The magic of flight. Cool smooth air with every flight being a new adventure. The world from above is a scene that simply cannot be appreciated from the ground. Once you have been there you will always long to return !!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Another great fly-in breakfast held at Raysfield !! A beautiful Sunday morning . Clear skies and smooth air. Ross was out early putting in a few circuits with the Drifter. What a way to start the day !! It was just wonderful to see " Hone`s Flying Circus " arrive overhead and land for a terrific social morning. This must surley be the heart of sport flying. Safe trip home guys and girls !!

Friday, November 03, 2006

An interesting visitor to our area recently was the Holden airship. These guys travel around Australia all year doing promotional flights. Tough job but someone has to do it !!

Some shots from Windy Wagga . A great day, but a real barnblower with cold 30 knot winds !!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

We decided to attend the Sport Aircraft convention at Wagga this month and combined the trip with a visit to a good friend living at Henty. Here we see Rod and I with the Karatoo on arrival at Holbrook airpark. Flying time from Raysfield 8.5 hours !!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A terrific morning was had by all those that attended the Gatton Airpark breakfast on Sunday. A very special thanks to the folk from the Airpark for their wonderful hospitality and friendship. The south-east corner of Queensland is a great place to fly with so many destinations and social events to attend. All good fun !!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Here are a couple of shots of the Karatoo tied down in the executive carpark at the recent Wings over Warwick fly-in. Falco on one side with RV-6 on the other. Boy was I glad that I had waxed the spats before we left for the show !! A great day with a chance to catch up with lots of friends.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Heck field flyers call in at "Raysfield" on a perfect Saturday morning !! These fellows were great company and really enjoyed their trip up from the Gold Coast. Looks as though the word is out that Dianne bakes a super carrot cake. Just ask these guys !!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Wow !! And here is the news . Gatton Airpark Flying Circus invade "Raysfield" !! What a great bunch of people arriving in four different aircraft : Airale : Allegro: RV6 and the Fairchild .
Even Sally our Shetland Collie wanted in on the fun. Thanks for dropping in guys and girls. Hope you come back again soon !!

Ross with his latest ultralight !! Hmmmm .... Might just sneak under the RAA weight limit !?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

What`s going on here !? This shot captures an anonymous masked spray painter in the act of using Ross`s Drifter as a paint stand !! Seemed like a good idea at the time. Ross was wondering why his wing skins seemed a little pale !! Oh and please, don`t try this at home . ( Staged shot for Ross`s benefit !!)
John and Ross with the Drifter. Great friends share a morning at Raysfield !!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Bryce with his new own design biplane. Powered by a Rotax 618 this machine really performs !!

Friday, August 18, 2006

By George these Terrier`s must require sensitive rudder input. Check out Rob`s footwear !!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Not to be outdone our mate Russell drops in with Drifter 460 !

Biggles himself !! John and the pretty classic.

Andy with his outstanding Corby Starlet. This guy knows how to have fun !!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Terry and the magnificent Spitfire. I really would like one of these for Christmas !!