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 !!
Lynette and Wayne with the beautifully prepared Chipmunk. Lovely day !!
Thought I would put in a few shots of the visiting aircraft, starting with Frank and his stylish Allegro.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Some recent visitors to "Raysfield". You just don`t say no to these guys!! Great friends, good company, fantastic machines. Hope to see you again soon!!

It was a great surprise to recieve the award for Grand Champion Homebuilt 2006 . What a thrill for the boy from the bush !!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Meanwhile back at the field an unknown vandal is caught in the act of applying graffiti to John`s Jabaroo !!Actually the guy behind the camera was the real culprit but that is another story !!
On arrival at Narromine our first priority was to set up camp. Here we see the lads from the Clifton flying group kicking back after a hard day in the saddle !! It`s a tough life but I guess someone has to do it !

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Overnight a storm front came through dropping 30mm of rain. There goes our chances of making Narromine we thought. Not to be out done our host Tony brought on a custom built trailer for just such an occasion !! This shot shows Bundy the blue heeler supervising the shift from machinery shed to the somewhat dryer airstrip. Two hours later we were on our way. Thanks Tony !!

We overnighted on a friends property at Gunnedah. Many thanks Tony and Gail for your hospitality. It will long be remembered !!
The Karatoo is shown here safe and sound hangared in Tony`s machinery shed along with our companion John`s Jabaroo.
First stop Texas with a bit of a wait as Ross who drove the first leg in the Falcon catches up. A great strip here with the council having just resurfaced it in time for our arrival !! Thanks chaps, jolly decent of you !!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Here we have the three stooges lined up for a departure photo at the commencement of our Narromine 2006 adventure. Tony our ground support driver. Ross, the guy with the legs !! And yours truly. What a team !!

Meanwhile "The Blokes" are caught doing what they do best : swapping flying stories !!

This shot titled "Fashions On The Field" depicts our social set doing what they do best : looking wonderful !!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Funny how some aircraft continually get in the way of the camera!! I just can`t resist a great paint scheme !!

We had a good number of aircraft arrive for the breakfast. Dianne and I were really blown away to think that so many would arrive considering my cooking !!

This shot was taken at our recently held invitational breakfast. A lovely morning with friends !!

A classic little aeroplane : The J6 Karatoo designed by Jesse Anglin.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

This is a pic of me and my dad. Dad is the chief judge for the ultralight awards and his decision is always final. Here he is presenting me with the award for World's Best Ultralight for Non-family Members. What a surprise - and it only cost me a beer !