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2 months ago
ADELAIDE BIPLANES

Alicia Hayes .... First Solo in the 1946 tailwheel Champ

"I am probably learning to fly because of my Grandpa, Patrick Hayes. He flies a Cessna 182RG now, but I remember first going flying with Grandpa and Dad when I was about 6 years old.

I started learning to fly tailwheel in the SportCub with Martyn in April 2019 when I was 12. Martyn remembers me using a booster cushion to reach the pedals!

We live at Greenoch in the Barossa Valley, about an hour and a half's drive north of Adelaide. I work at the local Greenoch Brewery and save the majority of my money towards flying lessons. I do miss my sleep ins, but that's okay!

I am enjoying the flying a lot! It's great fun!!"

Today is Sunday, the 8th August and it is Alicia's 15th birthday. First solo this morning ... WOW!!
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Well done Alicia! I bet that warranted an extra thick chocolate thick shake to celebrate!!!

Congratulations Alicia, well done. I worked at the Broken Hill Aero Club many years ago. Didn't learn to fly but loved going up with the instructors and students. Does your grandpa live in WA?

Absolutely Awesome… great work… now stay away from those training (nose) wheels πŸ˜œπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

Tail wheel straight up. Wow, congratulations.

Happy birthday, enjoy your first solo. Great story πŸ™‚

What a wonderful photo!

I’m sure the RAAF will be knocking on your door anytime soon. Congratulations.

Brilliant!! Congratulations Alicia!!

Well Done….πŸ‘βœ…πŸ¦…

This is awesome πŸ‘ great stuff

Congratulations Alicia !! Well done, what a great story…….!

This is truly fabulous!

Amazing, well done πŸ‘

Fantastic-well done Alicia πŸ€—πŸ€— You deserve everything that comes your way-good luck πŸ€—πŸ€— Great photos x

Wonderful!

This is so awesome! Congratulations sweet!

Congratulations Alicia! Awesome!

Congratulations Alicia on your solo today😊

Fantastic !!! How happy you look 😊😊

Fantastic!

Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done Alicia, keep it up.

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3 months ago
ADELAIDE BIPLANES

Experience the REAL Australia with our sister company Airtours Australia

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3 months ago
ADELAIDE BIPLANES

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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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 ❀️

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 πŸ‘

Thanks nz transport im spending my birthday waiting for ya bus from city back to New Lynn

Paul Hartland

That’s not a biplane

A piece of brilliant history,easy & fab to fly.

Well done guys…πŸ‘βœ…πŸ¦…

❀️

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4 months ago
ADELAIDE BIPLANES

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.... "
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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....

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Awesome News Bob. You have many friends and supporters at YADG right there at ABP and AAC. Gordon was a legend.πŸ‘

Congrats Bob. Gordon will be proud of you, as we are.

Well done Bob! 🀝

Well done, enjoy the freedom of the skies

Nice stuff Bob. πŸ‘

Good job mate persistence is key

Good work Bob! Proud of you.

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4 months ago
ADELAIDE BIPLANES

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!!"
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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!!
4 months ago
ADELAIDE BIPLANES

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!!"
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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 didnt 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!!
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