A quick note of thanks to the dozen or so people that turned up for the working bee last Saturday morning. We've manged to clear the silt from the entrance to the bridge, install a couple of drainage ditches, remove some tree roots, clear some dead wood, cut back some bush to make a better fire break around the western shed, spread some soil heaps and generally make the place a bit more presentable.
If you are driving down the lane to/from the field and notice some overgrowing bush, feel free to clear it back a bit (the trail needs to be clear enough to allow a fire engine to pass through). Also, if you notice any potholes in the trail, it's worth stopping and throwing in a few small rocks from the side of the trail. Over time they get pressed down and help keep the road smooth, which reduces the frequency that we need to have a commercial operator work on it - saving club funds!
We've got permission to use these photographs now. Fantastic to see the field as a quarry in the 1970s, briefly as a film set (whilst it was already an airfield) in the 80s, and as it is now (the last image is the one submitted to CASA for our site approval).
Check out Stan Begg's P40 maiden flight below
A reminder to all that the 1st club night of 2016 is on TUESDAY 2nd Feb, 7:30pm, Belreose Bowls Club.
Ever wondered what our members do when they aren't flying? Kell Steinman designed boats, including a rather nice ship for the South Australian Government - see http://oneandallship.com.au/
Also, have a look at how our flying field looked back in 1972 (as a quarry) and in the early 80's when it was a film set. Be quick, before the article disappears: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/buildings-in-the-bush-were-just-for-show/news-story/3f39778ca19c3403400b016a4d963561