It was third time lucky on the October long weekend. The annual Fly-In and Fly & Spy had already been postponed twice. This time the weather co-operated with a sunny but windy day.
The long weekend timing worked for and against us. It attracted the largest Fly-In contingent but lowest Fly & Spy entries on record.
About 13 aircraft visited on Saturday from Sydney, Wollongong, Warnervale and Maitland. The clubhouse was packed for the barbecue lunch courtesy of Glenn Cleary and Bob Barnett. Other helpers included Phoebe AnnNeedham and Ian Moss. Many of the regular Fly & Spyers ventured away for the long weekend leaving only six teams to do battle. Despite the bumpy conditions all managed to enjoy themselves. About 35 people attended the dinner where visiting pilots were welcomed and Fly & Spy presentations made. George Northey did a sterling job as chief cook and bottle-washer. Results for the Fly & Spy were:
1st Prize $300 - Glenn & Damo
2nd Prize $200 - Jan & Ross
3rd Prize $100 - Bill & Lyndal
The Cabbage - Thomas & Cecily
Winner of the Chipmunk flight kindly donated by David Cooke was Jan Burgess. Thank you to everyone involved in this year’s event and to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council for their continued $500 sponsorship.
This year, our fly-in pilots, Thomas & Cecily were awarded the cabbage!