Thank you to all who came to Mudgee for our LOBO Oz Fly-in.
For the record, we had a total of 16 Lancairs and 4 other aircraft types fly into Mudgee for the weekend:
3 Walter powered Lancair IVPT’s
2 twin turbocharged Lancair IVP’s
3 twin turbocharged Lancair IV’s
3 normally aspirated Lancair IV’s
1 Lancair Super ES 1 Lancair Super Legacy RG
2 Lancair Legacy RG’s 1 Lancair 360.
That is a great effort.
75% of the IVPT’s; a total of 11 of the various models of the popular Lancair 1V, 100% of the Super Legacy fleet and 50% of the Legacy RG fleet in Australia.
[If I could fly two aircraft at once, we could have improved the Legacy RG numbers up to 75%.]
More details to follow.
I have been rubbing the crystal ball, and will now make a bold statement… “We have some beautiful weather forecast for Mudgee next weekend.”
We have people flying in from all over Australia. We wish you all a safe and comfortable flight, (oh, and tailwinds, lol).
After some pretty average weather, it is nice to see a somewhat more stable pattern ahead for the rest of the week. See you at Mudgee.
Friday 19th February.
Today is arrival day for many, arrive any time you like. We have LOBO Oz members arriving from WA, TAS, QLD, SA and of course, NSW. Not to forget N6ZQ all the way from Virginia USA.
There are no formal arrangements today and it’s more about settling in, and having a look around Mudgee. I am sure we will find somewhere to grab a quiet one in town, somewhere different to where dinner is being held on Saturday evening.
Saturday 20th February. (Please note this program is very flexible and may change)
0830: Gather at the Hangar House Mudgee airport for a 0900 start.
0900: President’s welcome and opening address.
0920: Brief look at engine management and setup (SID 97-3) including target EGT for the normally aspirated guys and LOP ops for all piston drivers.
0950: Wing cuffs.
1020: Coffee break morning tea.
1050: Bill Harrelson’s presentation.
1140: Why does the wind blow in Kansas only during the day?
1200: Lancair specific maintenance items: an open discussion.
1230: Lunch time.
1320: Accident prevention ATSB/NTSB statistics. A brief look at TEM and HF associated with recent accidents.
1340: Lancair Legacy Canopy presentation.
1400: Dr Andrew Spall.
1440: Lancair mods. What have you changed from standard to make your Lancair, better, safer or faster? (General Discussion)
1510: Wrap up… what do you all want next year?
Go flying, talk some more or just chill.
1830 meet at the Oriental Hotel (6 Lewis Street Mudgee) for dinner around 1900. We have the upstairs lounge with its own private bar booked for our LOBO Oz group.
Sunday 21st Again nothing planned – just a day for departures for most of us who need to work again on the Monday.
Our Mudgee Fly-In is shaping up to be a wonderful weekend, with many of our loyal LOBO Oz group booked in and keen to attend. Among the many presentations, come and listen to Bill Harrelson talk about his amazing ventures – something I am really looking forward to.
We will have an amazing collection of wonderful Lancair models in attendance – almost the full selection of Lancair aircraft :
◾2 Lancair IVPT’s
◾2 Lancair IVP
◾4 Lancair IV twin turbo charged.
◾3 Lancair IV normally aspirated
◾1 Lancair Super ES
◾1 Lancair 360
◾1 Lancair 320
◾ 2 Lancair Legacy RG’s 1 Super Legacy RG.
There is still the opportunity to attend – whether its for the whole weekend, or just the day of the presentations at the Hangar House(Saturday). Please email here to let us know you are coming, if you haven’t already (for catering and seating purposes.) Details of the program will be sent via to confirmed attendees very soon!
And if you haven’t yet booked accommodation, do it NOW! Locals tell us Mudgee weekends are very popular!