Acheron Scale Aerotow (Vic) - 1st & 2nd October 2011
With the weather improving in Melbourne and people getting itchy for some real scale soaring, we have quickly organised a two day event at Acheron.
Acheron is just 1 hr 40 min from Melbourne, so you can easily come for just one day, or even better, stay the night and join us in night flying practice on Saturday night.
Entry is $10 per pilot. Standard small gold coin donation to tug pilots.
With the big sky and space that Acheron provides, you will find there are few restrictions to your flying.
For more info, accommodation, images and maps - click here
I'm there and looking forward to it, who else is coming?
Hi Steve, so far I have had responses from about 12 people, but that is only early days given the event notice only went out last week.
I have not asked people to let me know if they are coming so, we may get more on the days depending on the weather.
I have just had confirmation that Stephen is organising a bonfire for the Saturday night.
Anyone who has not seen the video from the electric meet at Stephen's place should have a look at the bonfire from that event:
Stephen sent me a photo over the weekend of the thermal generator he installed especially for us. This is in the field north of the strip and should prove to be useful during the course of the weekend's activities.
great video, great place to fly!
Only 5 sleeps to go!!!!
Looking foreward to a good weekend coming up.Weather forecast has improved with Sunday looking like being a awsome day with light winds and sunshine.Love the thermal generator Steve has installed!
Just had an update from Steve,
He expects that the weather will blow out some time Sat morning and start clearing for the arvo.
Worst case scenario will be a little flying sat arvo, BBQ/bonfire for the evening (and night flying), then proper flying for Sunday – at this stage it’s looking sunny and relatively calm.
NOTE - The strip drains really well, just we will need to park cars at the top end of the strip instead of the usual lower car park.
keep an eye out on the facebook page for regular updates:
The weather gods could have been a little kinder, with Saturday being rained out and Sunday presenting a quite strong cross wind.
There were gaps in the day that did present some great flying conditions and quite a few made the most of those.
Thanks to all that came up and we look forward to the next one.
Some images from the event are available here:
Some video snippets from the weekend: