Scenic Flight Options for Sunday.

Option 1 – West Coast Scenic
9:30am Meet at Devonport Aero Club
10:30am Depart to the south and track toward Mt Ossa, Tasmania’s highest peak
Countinue south over Lake St Clair (Australia’s deepest lake) and the end of
the Overland Track
If the weather is good, we will head over Mount Field National Park and then
into the Southwest National Park to see highlights such as Federation Peak
and the Western Arthurs Range
We will then start heading back north over the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers
National Park and Lake Pedder before tracking up Macquarie Harbour and
into Strahan Airport for lunch.
12:00pm Lunch at Strahan Airport (Strahan is a 1220m long sealed strip)
1:00pm Depart Strahan and fly over Cradle Mountain on the way back to Devonport
2:00pm Arrive back at Devonport Airport
Total flight distance approximately 300nm.

Option 2 – East Coast Scenic
9:30am Meet at Devonport Devonport Aero Club
10:30am Depart to the east to Low Head and then track south east along the scenic
Tamar River Valley
Countinue over the city of Launceston down the Tasmanian midlands and
then cut across to the East Coast to see the famous Wineglass Bay.
Our track then takes us north up the beautiful east coast with spectacular
beaches and coastline, including the famous Bay of Fires.
Still going north we fly over Cape Barren Island and then past Strzelecki Peaks
and Trousers Point on Flinders Island and into Whitemark Airport for lunch.
12:00pm Lunch at Whitemark Airport (Whitemark has two sealed strips, 1720m and
1070m long)
1:00pm Depart Whitemark and fly back via the Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm Links
Golf Courses at Bridport and then along the coast to Devonport
2:00pm Arrive back at Devonport Airport
Total flight distance approximately 340nm.

Have you registered (and paid) for Devonport?

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.


Devonport TAS. First weekend of March 2018

Planning continues for our Devonport TAS conference being held from 2nd to 4th March 2018.

WE have some exciting announcements as far as guest presenters and speakers. Our program is taking shape along the lines of feedback from members who attended Goolwa.

Devonport is a beautiful part of the world so please come and join us. Save the date now.

If you are planning any sort of Avionics upgrade including ADSB, or an upgrade to IFR, we will cover that. LOBO Oz is pleased to announce that Patrick Coleman, our Australian and New Zealand Sales Manager from Garmin, will be presenting at Devonport. An ideal opportunity to see the Garmin gear first hand and ask questions specific to us here in Oz.

Feedback from Oshkosh and from the joys of fault finding new avionics like the G3X etc. When you ring Garmin Support with your problem, the first question they ask now is: Do you have a fast stack hub installed. If yes they will ask you to call back when the hub is removed.


See you all next weekend.

The McCraken Country Club has now pretty much locked in our catering requirements, we will be well fed and I look forward to a wonderful weekend. If you are planning to attend and have not yet registered please let me know ASAP.

We have organised some good weather, even though Goolwa is starting to get cooler you can see our arrival day is advertised as being “Mostly sunny and pleasant”.