ANTIQUE AEROPLANE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2014 NSW Toy Run which was scheduled for the 6th of December at The Missions has been cancelled.
We look forward to the return of this event in 2015.
A reminder for all VIC and SA members that their Toy Run events are coming up this weekend and next weekend respectively.
See the Events page on our website or the Facebook group for more details about those events.
A quick reminder about the Spring Fly-in and AGM this weekend. The weather forecast looks like it will be a perfect weekend with temperatures in the mid to high 20's and light winds.
In addition to joining your friends for some social flying, there are lots of other attractions in Swan Hill to enjoy:
• The Pioneer Settlement historical village located on the banks of the Marraboor River: http://www.pioneersettlement.com.au/
• The Swan Hill Agricultural Show is on Friday & Saturday with fireworks display on Friday night: http://www.swanhillshow.com.au/
• Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum: http://www.flyingboat.org.au/
Buses will run from 2PM on Friday afternoon through to 11AM Sunday and will include a scheduled service on Saturday to the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum at 11:30AM, 1PM and 2:30PM.
Breakfast will be available from 8am at the airfield on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch will also be available at the airfield on Saturday.
Saturday night dinner and AGM will be held at the Swan Hill resort from 6:30PM for a 7PM start, tickets will be on sale at the airfield, no booking required.
More details can be found on Page 5 of the September Rag & Tube or by contacting the committee via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Following industry consultation during June and July in response to the proposed AD in May, today CASA have released the final Airworthiness Directive DH82-018 "Inspection of Wooden Structure".
The Antiquers were heavily involved in the revision of the proposed AD with CASA spending valuable time with a number of our most experienced and respected Tiger Moth restorers, maintainers and operators and concluded with a workshop in Brisbane in mid July where the details of the final revision were negotiated.
We believe the final revision of this AD, including compliance requirements, achieves the safety outcomes that CASA were seeking whilst minimizing impact to owners/operators where possible, particularly those not engaged in commercial operations.
A link to the final AD is available here:
Attention all Cessna owners/operators/maintainers - CASA have recently released the following Airworthiness Bulletin relating to the Cessna SIDs program including timetables for compliance.
Link to the AWB here:http://casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/main/airworth/awb/02/048.pdf