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Gatton Airpark Breakfast Fly-in, 2014

Another year, and another successful Gatton Airpark Fly-in Breakfast. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect; close to zero wind, sunny but not too hot. Those who attended were treated to near-perfect flying conditions. Unfortunately, it was held on Mothers’ Day. Organisers miscalculated the date, and this is what they came up with. However, had […]

Popular Flier Dies at Gatton Airpark

For the most part, I just do this blog for the heck of it. Just a hobby, don’t take it too seriously. But when I find myself reporting on the flying-related deaths of not just people who are known to me, but friends, it gives me an unpleasant feeling. Such is the case with the […]

Blackhawk Down

From Martin Hone: One-time riding buddy, Eric Bana, was nowhere to be seen when we had our own “Blackhawk Down” at Gatton Airpark today. A fuel-related issue will be keeping it at the airpark overnight, with a couple of hardy souls sleeping onboard for security, and it is going to be a cold night too……. […]

Gatton Airpark’s Breakfast

Well, numbers were a bit down from last year, but those who came seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. Seems we still have a few people coming who haven’t read their ERSA’s and are still trying to fly left-hand circuits on rwy 19. . And on one occasion, a pilot who hadn’t bothered to switch his […]

Gatton Airpark Breakfast

Gatton’s annual breakfast fly-in is on this weekend (Sun 27th). This year, organisers ask that you park your aircraft on the eastern side of the field; just follow the directions of the marshalls. There’s a nice new taxiway been constructed, an exiting new breakfast menu, and the forecast is for a good day. Note also […]