PEMAC Warbirds Day – 14 April 2019
Another successful annual warbirds day at Hart Field with a large crowd and plenty of warbirds along. Lots of EDF models this year.
Some of the pilots
WW1 was poorly represented but at least two there
WWII was well supported as usual
Post WWII the numbers are growing with the very nice EDF Jets
Some non EDF aircraft
Christmas Party 2018
Unfortunately we were a bit down on numbers this year however it was great to see some of the guys bring out their families to enjoy some time at the club. It was a great day weather wise and a fun night was had by all. One lucky member walked away with a brand new FMS Yak 70mm Jet! Other activities on the night included a lolly drop for the kids and some night flying.
During the night, we also announced the PEMAC Member of the year. We would like to again congratulate Darryl Lundie as this years recipient. Well done Darryl. We will be preparing an Honour Roll for our Members of the Year and Life Membership recipients . This will be placed in our new “Clubhouse” container in 2019.
Again, a big thanks to those who attended and who also helped clean up the area following dinner. It is much appreciated. We hoped you enjoyed the evening.
If we don’t see you at the field between now and Christmas, the committee wishes you and your loved ones a merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year.
Christmas in July 2017- Swap Meet
Sunday 2nd July 2017
Once again a great day and some garages were slightly cleared while others added to. Some great bargains were to be had and another great BarbeQue.
Warbirds over the River – Sunday 23rd April
For all those that made it out to the Warbirds day this year we certainly got treated to a perfect day for flying planes.
I think most would agree that the Weather, Field, Flying, BBQ and company was fantastic!
Many many batteries were burned up (used) and many a Tale was told !
We had a great turnout of Warbirds from the early days to more modern machines
Some from the Middle ages of flight…….
to some of the newer machines…….
There was certainly a lot of machines to look at and also see in full flight
Also on the day we Raffles off a Mustang, which was one of the Starmax 1600mm versions
Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket to support the club !
Congratulations goes to Paul who won the Mustang, hopefully we will get to see it back flying at the club one day !
As always there were many volunteers to help out the day
A couple of special mentions go to Chris M, Daryll L and Symon R who did a great job helping out
Also thanks to all those who made it out to enjoy the day
HobbyKing Live Fly-In – Saturday 25th March 2017
So where do I start………..
What a great day it was for flying and watching RC, very still conditions with cloud cover to keep the glare and sun burn away (maybe not so good for the photographers though)
Firstly I would like to thank all the people who helped make the event a success, The list is certainly long and distinguished !
We had a great number of helpers leading up to the event, on the day and also after the event finished. (even during some challenging weather conditions)
A couple of special thanks goes to
- some of our newest members who gave up many hours to make the event run smoothly (I won’t name names just in case I miss anyone )
- ALL of the people (members and non members) who gave up their valued time to help out
- Steve Neill (president) who put in many hours of work behind the scenes dealing with CASA and HobbyKing to get the event approved and organised
- HobbyKing Staff who gave up their own spare time to come along and attend the event ( from what I understand these guys don’t get paid to attend the event )
All of the feedback I have heard since the event has been positive and we have even picked up some new members since
There was certainly some interesting things to see and some bargains to grab !
Hopefully every managed pick pick up a new toy, or 2, or 3, or 4……………….
If you didn’t catch it below is a link to the HobbyKing Live video from the day (PEMAC starts at about the 8 min mark)
William Hart Weekend November 2016
Thank you to everyone that managed to make it out to our annual William Hart day freedom of flight celebrations
Throughout the weekend there were periods of perfect weather, although short, and also periods of challenging conditions
Saturday afternoon provided big winds which made tent setup all the more exciting, however come 7:30 (roughly) the wind completely stopped and the windsocks dropped.
This then provided the perfect conditions for some twilight flying. The Night Walrus proved its worth with many flights while the Night Fury and Night Tundra not so great………. (special thanks to Jim and Chris for sharing there Walruses, very much appreciated)
After the twilight flying concluded there was a few tales to be told around the camp fire
Sunday morning and the weather proved to be fantastic for flying. Those that made it out early were rewarded with perfect flying conditions!
As the preparations were being made, for the first of our 4 official events, the wind started to gently blow adding to the challenge of the event
1st event was the streamer combat which was fiercely contested! Stuart Warne scored the one and only streamer cut which was later deamed unfair due to using a very very fast FPV model. After a quick count back Darrel was awarded the prize for Combat
By the 2nd event, Limbo, the wind had really started to pickup. Due to this the Limbo wire was upgraded from flimsy tissue paper to a high tensile rope! Not deterred by this the Limbo proved to be a popular event. The final round came down to “Tundra” v “Vampire” with the “Vampire” flown fantastically by Steve Chin taking out the event!
Throughout the lunch break it was one hand on burger and one hand on hats as the wind continued to blow. Big thanks to all involved in the BBQ, Dan, Mal, Phil, Bill ………. (apologies if I missed anyone here)
3rd event was the Spot Landing, which sounds simple on paper, but then add in a 30k cross wind and the spot you are aiming for seem a whole lot smaller!! Great skill was shown by Darrel, to guide the Extra into stopping 12cm from the dot, to take out the event
By the time we got to the last event, which was the glider comp, the wind was really in full swing. Due to this there was only a couple of entrants with some unusual, considering the event, machines for gliding. Basically the Tundra fell like a brick, probably some pilot error there!, and one of the gliders had some mechanical issues, as this was its maiden flight!, which left the Excalibur to rule the skies! This time there was no arguing that Stuart Warne was the clear winner! Stuart then, very generously without question, donated the glider back to the club which was then auctioned off !
Even with the huge winds it was great to get out to the club and enjoy the company of many members that made it out for the weekend
Also a big thanks to all the people who made the weekend possible, especially to all the volunteers, and there was quite a few, who helped Setup, Packup, BBQ, Admin, Events, …………….