Hello everybody.  Unfortunately, due to a medical procedure I have to undergo in a few weeks, I will be unable to conduct Adventure Flights from April until July; this is due to having to be reissued with my Medical Certificate after recovery, which I anticipate will be in August some time.  I apologise for any inconvenience, and I will do my utmost to catch up with everybody in the second half of 2017.

On a happier note, the Winjeel was part of the Benalla Aviation Museum static display at the 2017 Avalon Air Show.  The Museum's display was a great success, and the Winjeel won the Best in Show in the category of Static Display Presentation.  A great honour, and a credit to the Museum volunteers who assisted.

I will keep you all posted and once again, I am sorry for any inconvenience.  'Bye for now,





Hello everyone!

The World Gliding Championships are now in full swing at Benalla Airport.  130 gliders belonging to 30 national teams are ranged across the airfield and are about to start flying.  Therefore, the airport is not available for non-gliding activities for the next few weeks.  However, the Benalla Aviation Musuem plans to open up on most days of the Championships, and of course visitors are most welcome.

Also, I have limited days available in January even after the event finishes due to completion of my training onto the new Airbus A350 in Hong Kong. The A350 is a very impressive aircraft and I am looking forward to operating it between Melbourne and Hong Kong, and on to destinations in Europe and North America.  I anticipate having a more 'normal' roster in February, and being able to accommodate more Adventure Flight bookings then.

I am pleased that I have had leave granted in order to be able to attend the Avalon Air Show.  We plan to take the Nanchang and Winjeel to this global event that will run from 28th of February to the 5th of March.  The aircraft will be on static display next to the Benalla Aviation Museum tent.  I look forward to catching up with friends and enthusiasts then.

I wish you all a safe and prosperous 2017.

Mark Carr