On behalf of the CAC Board, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year and trust everyone had a safe and happy xmas.
Following the AGM last year we have a slightly different Board with some new members and some of the old suspects. Last year we saw new aircraft added for members to access and we had an influx of new members, young, old, experienced and newly minted. The club held a number of successful dinners and flying events, although not as many as we would have liked, but life often gets in the road.
We have a number of things planned for this year with quarterly dinners, some fly aways, more formation work and hopefully we can have some representation at the ALACS. Avalon is fast approaching, which usually draws a number of our members down to Melbourne to count some rivets and salivate over some nice kit.
We hope to finish (and this is my fault) an assessment on the future for MUW, with SIDs still outstanding and the costs involved the Club needs to make a call on if we keep her or replace her with a newer, but more expensive C172. We are always working on the maintenance and support of the fleet and try to keep the u/s times to a minimum so there is always something to fly when the weather turns good.
Clinton McKenzie will be running some education sessions again this year and I know that a 50 hourly for OHR is due and also DWW soon after, so there is an opportunity for pilots to get their hands dirty and swap some filters and plugs.