I am a new member who just joined today. I am also an SAAA member and friend of Oleg and Dina Deshin.
I got my licence back in 1986-88 at Latrobe Valley Aero Club’s West Sale Chapter flying 172’s but had to postpone my flying when I moved to Melbourne and started a family. I grew up in Sale near the East Sale base. I have experienced flying near a RAAF base when they are active but I must admit it will be pretty cool to take off and land at one of their bases.
I kept flying in the blood by building and flying model aircraft in Lilydale but caught the bug again after being inspired at the Tyabb Airshow last year.
Now that my 3 kids are grown up and in their 20s I reminded myself that I needed to get back into flying and that I always wanted to make a home built.
After recovering from the shock of the enormous increase in flying fees after 30 years (for who remember flying in the 80’s dual rates only had two digits after the dollar sign!) I completed my PPL at Moorabbin flying a Sling 2.
I have just started my own business and now I have found an affordable way to keep airbourne and what looks like a great flying club to boot. Your membership on boarding process is second to none.
I can’t wait to get into a 172!
I am looking forward to meeting you all.