Patrick Bridge was not going to get to Devonport due to an imminent addition to the family. His wife Kelly told him he needed to go, so Pat was in attendance.
Patrick and Kelly announced the arrival of Harvey David Bridge this morning. A huge congratulations to the Bridge family from LOBO Oz and thanks, Kelly.
Program for Devonport Tasmania
Friday 2nd March 2018.
Today is arrival day for most. Arrive any time you like; you will find fellow LOBO Oz members at the Devonport Aero Club or there abouts. We have LOBO Oz members who are arriving from all over Australia.
It is approx. 20 minute drive from the Airport to the accommodation that you have booked in town. If you are relying on local transport, I am sure we will be able to organise to get you into town so that you can check in.
The Devonport Aeroclub has very kindly offered to organise our Friday evening welcome BBQ, so it will be great to be out with the squadron for dinner. Details are given on the registration payment form that was emailed to the group last week. Meet again at the Aeroclub at 1800.
Please complete and email back to us if you have not already. We need numbers soon.
Saturday 3rd March. (Please note this program is very flexible and may still change, guidance only)
0830: Gather at the Devonport Surf Club for an early start. You will find the Surf Club around on Bluff Road.
0845: LOBO Oz President’s welcome and opening address. Fred Moreno
0915: A full run down of typical Maintenance and Inspection issues found during Pre-Purchase or annual inspections, covering all models in the Lancair fleet.
This presentation is being done by Chris Zavatson from LOBO USA. Chris is an absolute guru on all things Lancair, in particular the 300 series machines.
1030: Coffee break morning tea. (Included for conference attendees)
1050: An update on the refurb of Lancair IV VH-LKG including LIV/IVP type specific maintenance items: includes an open discussion. Kevin Haydon.
1140: Hydraulics is one of Chris Zavatson’s favourite subjects. Listen to a brief session on our various Lancair hydraulic systems, including nose gear specifics.
1240: Lunch time. (Included for conference attendees)
1330: An update on all of the latest and Garmin products for our Lancairs.
If you are considering a panel upgrade you will enjoy what is on offer here. Stuart Hills. Garmin Australia.
1420: Dr Andrew Spall talks to us about spatial disorientation, how it can affect the safe outcome of a flight and sleep apnoea.
1500: A look at 2D and 3D approaches and discuss how best to set up for flying these and other approaches. Even if you are not an IFR pilot, you will enjoy this open forum on how we get the job done. Gary Weeks.
1540: Coffee break
1600:Drag Reduction. We all want to know how to tweak some extra speed from our Lancairs. Look at some mods. and details that can make your Lancair, better, safer or faster? Chris Zavaston.
1715: Wrap up for the evening dinner.
1900: Conference Dinner – Served in The Surf Club. Renowned local chef, Vanessa Belbin (Brown Bear Café) will provide us with dishes which highlight signature Tasmanian produce. You will find these details on the registration form that you filled in and returned to us.
Our guest speaker tonight is Matt Hall who needs no introduction.
3 Course Dinner @ $70.00 per person
Beverages on Consumption
Sunday 4th March
0930: Gather at the Devonport Aeroclub for a briefing on our scenic flight around the Island today. We have two possible options, weather permitting posted on the website.
Don’t forget to order your lunch hamper. Again details on the registration payment form.
We would appreciate payment up front for all activities…check out the form for bank details and also so that we have the required detail for catering.
It’s only weeks till our convention in Devonport – have you registered yet? We desperately need numbers for final planning (catering and room bookings), so check out the last couple of posts here, and register your commitment here (click on the heading or the image):
(Many thanks to those who have done this already)
Once that is done, please complete this form to register which other activities (BBQ, dinner, etc.) you and your partner wish to attend, and follow instructions to pay your registration fee upfront.
WE NEED YOUR COMMITMENT NOW!