On Sunday, 16 September, a wave of PCFC members took to the skies and navigated their way from Point Cook (YMPC) to Echuca (YECH) to participate in the Echuca Aero Club’s monthly roast lunch. In total, there were five aircraft (ranging in size from a Cessna 206 to the mighty Cessna 150) and 17 members who participated. Aircraft out of YMPC straddled Mt Macedon, with some taking the western route past Bacchus Marsh, and some opting for the eastern route past Romsey. With scattered clouds at approximately 5500ft AMSL, the 206 took out the altitude award cruising up at 9500ft, VFR on top! Timing, although not specifically co-ordinated, was impressive with the five PCFC aircraft arriving at Echuca within 10 minutes of each other.

Filling up on a chicken and pork roast, topped off by either a Pavlova or Sticky Date Pudding with ice-cream, it was time to return home. For the RTB, some aircraft opted to return via Macedon, whilst others went via Kilmore, finishing the day off with a coastal run into YMPC. Timing was once again impeccable, with 3 of us in the circuit at once. It was a fantastic day out and kudos to Terry Mann who put in the effort to organise what will be the first of many more fly-aways this FY.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the day. Don’t forget that if you are free this Friday evening, we are gathering at The Brook, Point Cook, for a couple of drinks and dinner, 1800h kick-off.

Peter Tippner
Point Cook Flying Club


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