Super Cub Floatplane flying .... Floatplane Endorsements and Trial Instructional Flights .... MAGIC!
Our Super Cub is a 1974 model aeroplane which has had only one previous owner in her 40 plus years of life. She lived at Latrobe Valley Airport in Victoria and was still being flown by her 86 year old lady owner until we bought her in June 2004. The Cub has been through an overhaul and repaint in 2009, now sporting a vintage cream and red paint scheme.
Dear old FHC our Piper PA18 Super Cub is now wearing her splendid new pair of Wipline 2100 A floats and is getting them wet on a regular basis. The 2100 refers to the bouyancy in lbs and of course the A is for Amphibious, this means hugely increased utility and eases the processes of fuelling and maintaining.
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Love the old super cub love flying that plane great for the gliding club good on rugged airfield.fond memory in my heart. 😁❤
I'd love to go up in that,never been on a float plane 👍
Thanks nz transport im spending my birthday waiting for ya bus from city back to New Lynn
I'm float endorsed and did my tail wheel rating in ZK-BPG Super Cub at Omaka back in the 1970's. What a combination and I would dearly love to fly it.
You must be unique with the floatplane …. Brilliant filming you are a major attraction in the area …. Long may it last ❤️
Well done guys…👍✅🦅
That’s not a biplane
A piece of brilliant history,easy & fab to fly.
Bob Burnard .... First Solo in the SportStar
"On April 3rd 1960, my late father Gordon Burnard, started out on his flying journey in a Tiger Moth VH-WAL. After obtaining his licence, he would often take me flying with him. I recall flying in a variety of Cessnas and Pipers.
This kindled my interest in flying and aviation generally, however circumstances prevented me from learning to fly. After retirement, I found myself in a position and a locality which enabled me to start out.
Never say you are too old to start something new!
Adelaide Biplanes are near where I live, so the location of where to do my training was obvious.
On April 7th, I flew my first solo in the Harmony 1650, some 61 years after Dad started out on his flying journey. I wished that he was able to be there to witness my first solo.... " ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome News Bob. You have many friends and supporters at YADG right there at ABP and AAC. Gordon was a legend.👍
Well done, enjoy the freedom of the skies
Congrats Bob. Gordon will be proud of you, as we are.
Well done Bob! 🤝
Good job mate persistence is key
Good work Bob! Proud of you.
Nice stuff Bob. 👍
Mayson Rodda .... First solo in the SportStar
"It started with Dad. He flies commercially within Australia. He took me flying in a Cessna 182 and I remember siting in the front and I thought this is what I would like to do....
I started flying earlier this year at 16 years old during my school holidays.
Going solo felt really light after the Instructor got out and it felt really quick and I was landing again. I felt excitement and I knew I wanted to do it again and again!!" ... See MoreSee Less
Bec Truscott .... First solo in the SportStar
"Growing up in the country, I was exposed to everything machinery orientated. We had a landing strip on the farm and some of our friends had an aeroplane, so I was really lucky to enjoy flying locally around the South East and also over Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges.
Going Solo? I didn't really think it was real until I was flying on my own and then when I landed .... a real rush of adrenalin!
Next? I am continuing on towards my licence ... I am totally enjoying absolutely everything!!" ... See MoreSee Less
Stephen Turner .... First Solo in the Tailwheel Champ
"This is my boyhood dream finally coming to fruition. About 5 years ago, I flew with a very close friend of mine who let me fly a Tiger Moth .... this inspired me and gave me the desire to fly taildraggers and vintage aircraft. My ambition is to solo in the Tiger Moth!
Going solo? It was exciting and emotional .... I wished my father had lived to see it!" ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Steve. What a buzz! Gerry would have been pleased for sure!
Nice job Stephen.
Best wishes to Martyn and Bonnie also Gayline. Good luck.
Top gun,.... Steve well done.