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AUSFLY 2015 September 4-6, YNRM

Old 6th Sep 2015, 13:29
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Jaba,
I was unable to attend due medical issues but I'd been following the posts on this thread.
Good to hear about Truss and Skidmore talking the talk, now let's see if they're going to...

I'm surprised that Hawker Pacific couldn't get their act together to make a showing - particularly in view of their recent "merger" with Aeromil.

I was sorry to hear that Sunny had an uncomfortable night in his tent. I assume he was talking about a 'Tent City' tent.
A side benefit of those tent cities is that there are invariably vacant tents which can be utilised for some 'independent entertaining'.

Any chance someone can post some pics?
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Old 6th Sep 2015, 13:41
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pics, sure.
























home sweet home. with weather in Syd, we wouldnt have made it VFR.
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Old 6th Sep 2015, 23:57
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keep em coming UL

Awesome pictures.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 02:03
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Seems the clock was turned back on the weekend to 10 years ago.

AVGAS was $1.79 per litre at Narromine. YES, you heard it right, $1.79 per litre !

On my stop on the way home I paid $2.30 and arrived home to a price of $2.20.

Whoever arranged this discount, THANKS !
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 03:39
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The event was well supported by RV drivers. It seemed a bit of a waste since it was held on the same weekend as the Narromine show, Birdsville races, Temora flying day etc...

The caravan park owner was getting a bit upset with under wing campers using her facilities when the "website" said we had to pay but the site didn't say how much or where / when.

The $15 charge when we walked in the gate was for what? You could walk in off the street for nothing. Once again the ausfly website didnt really provide guidance on costs.

I remember the last Narromine airshow I attended (maybe 10 years back) you couldn't get near fence there were so many people.

Here are some campers at night:

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Old 7th Sep 2015, 08:30
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Whoever arranged this discount, THANKS !

Did you need to ask?

But more credit should go to the team at Aero Refuellers
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 08:41
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Thumbs up

Special thanks to be organisers, it was an excellent weekend.

Only downside was the que for the steak sangars on Saturday, but that was something nothing as the beer was flowing at the bar 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 08:59
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The $15 charge when we walked in the gate was for what? You could walk in off the street for nothing.
Not accurate.

The walk in off the street was also $15, and what does all that pay for? If you were there you should know.

To put on an event like this costs a lot of money, and thousands of dollars of uncharged time by some pilots, organisers and so on.

To be frank, the old Mangalore days in 1988 (I saw a poster from back then in the office) were $10 adults and $5 for kids. Family of 4 = $30

Ausfly, 2015, $15/adults and kids free. Family of 4 = $30 for both days

That is 27 years later and still the same price. Or half by day.

Everyone who attends next year and pays a lot more than you did will be pleased you alerted me that the entry was far too cheap. Needs a CPI price rise from back in 88 I think

Oshkosh charge members USD$25 per day Thats $36 in AUD a day, and if you are a member. Sure this is not Oshkosh but with the attitude of a few…..it will never grow to be more like it.

Fortunately the feedback I had was 99% big smiles and very happy.

I heard a story of one SAAA member who paid at the gate and went straight to the office, demanded his money back from the girls claiming why should he pay as he only came in to attend the AGM. Then one of the board members wives stepped in and gave him a refund to stop the tanty and when asked for his name he sprouted, "well who are you?" He soon learned who she was, the Treasurer's wife

As he walked away they all chatted away to themselves…..now don't look up and enjoy the flying display that costs a fortune! Funny thing was he was spotted later the Friday night at the Aeroclub enjoying dinner and beers with his mates, and funny enough the very next day all day with the wrist band he did not surrender.

What a low life.

Aviation needs more of the folks who made this event happen, and none of all the whingers whiners and rock throwers. If you wonder why you get a sharp tongue from me ask me what it cost me to attend Ausfly, and ask me how many exhibits I saw, and how many friends I actually got to spend some time with. I dare anyone to ask (in private, and I am easy to contact) and then have a whinge.

To the 99% who had a great weekend, including all the 30-35 SAAA people (and locals) who rolled up there sleeves to make it happen, to the DAS Mr Skidmore who rather than take the easy way, drove to Temora and flew his own plane up, to the RAAF Roulettes, to Paul Bennet and his crew, to the Narromine Shire Council, to the folk fromAero Refuellers, Aviation Trader and CASA and all the exhibitors…………THANK YOU, because you guys deserve the accolades for a raging success.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 09:02
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Special thanks to be organisers, it was an excellent weekend.

Only downside was the que for the steak sangars on Saturday, but that was something nothing as the beer was flowing at the bar 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
That was a problem but hey…..we want more folk like you there, who just roll with it and enjoy themselves. Thanks for coming.


No get your pictures posted up here. I have none Was too damned busy.

UL…..c'mon man…more, we want more!
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 09:26
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Thumbs up

Pictures to come they are on the wife's phone, kids had a blast.

I was gob smacked with the professionalism of all the airshow participants - especially Paul Bennet and his team.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 09:32
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ok, if you insist (just have to convince sally to get her head out of the text books and edit a few)











I love unique paint jobs, its time we move away from the pinstripe, or cessna inspired designs. I hope Bob won something for this nice work on his RV7A





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Old 7th Sep 2015, 22:04
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Not accurate.

The walk in off the street was also $15, and what does all that pay for?

If you were there you should know.
I was there but, you are obviously missing my point. I have no complaint on the charge ($15 is a cheap weekends entertainment) I just think the information was lacking which seemed to create some confusion. This is the reason for my earlier post.

What would have been appreciated is if the advertising actually stated that there is an entrance fee (yes i can see 1 line of text on the homepage), and that there is no additional fee to camp underwing. And if camping underwing you need to go and pay the lady at the camp ground to use the shower block . This may in the future save some angst between the camp ground and the organisers. Maybe the person at the gate could collect the payment for amenities at the same time?


Not accurate.

The walk in off the street was also $15
The reason also for me saying this, is i did enter on foot a number of times from the street, there was no one collecting fees, so I say again you can enter on foot for $0.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 23:56
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Of course it goes without saying that SAAA members walked through the gate for $0...

What a fine J400 Jabiru prominent in that night picture above. Fitted with a Rotax 914 Turbo with CSU prop
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 00:54
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Can someone explain why one of the Nanchangs has a Taiwanese flag on it?
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 01:08
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The reason also for me saying this, is i did enter on foot a number of times from the street, there was no one collecting fees, so I say again you can enter on foot for $0.
Please email me at david.brown 'at' saaa.com with full details of when and where this happened. The VRA from Narromine manned the front gate and I might add receive a very generous cut of the takings for providing parking, collection first aid and emergency service. If you got past them easily we need to know this.

I appreciate your feedback and maybe the website could have been better, but we are not all perfect at all things. From the website front page;
If you are Flying In and you are the Pilot in Command, your registration will be free, providing you are also a current member of either the SAAA, AOPA, RaAus or AWAL. For all passengers flying in and all other guests, there will be a $15 admission to attend the event.
And on the STAY tab this;
Camping Under the Wing of your aircraft will incur a cost per night per person to cover the costs of the amenities.
And I confess this probably should say payable to NTP.

Now back to positives……how was the Unicom service? What I saw/heard was awesome.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 13:15
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What a fine J400 Jabiru prominent in that night picture above. Fitted with a Rotax 914 Turbo with CSU prop
With a Rotax in it, it would have made the airport rather than end up in a paddock somewhere
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 04:40
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