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  • Indoor Flying at Netball Stadium, Adelaide (ETSA Park) in March 2012

    Indoor Flying at Netball Stadium, Adelaide (ETSA Park) in March 2012
    If flying numbers meant anything so early in the year, then we are in for a bumper crop which is, ofcourse, good news for The Southern Flying League, for we may help them purchase some items that they, perhaps, otherwise may not. Might I even venture to add that our name may even appear on a panel of their new extention to their clubrooms at Milang?  Well done SSL. ...

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  • Indoor Flying at ETSA in February 2012

    Indoor Flying at ETSA in February 2012
    Those magnificent flying men who did not wish to stay home on a balmy night on the 16th of February, were found throwing their favourite indoor model towards the brilliant lighting of ETSA Park’s netball stadium, resulting in another great monthly outing. I shall get in early and remind you all that due to a previous booking of the stadium, we will be flying on the LAST Thursday night next month (March) 29th for just this one month. Following that we will again join for enjoyable fellowship on the third Thursday of each month right through and including December.        In tonight’s story on our activities, I  begin with a picture of young Michael who is one of the keenest particip...

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  • Indoor Flying returns to ETSA Park for 2012

    Indoor Flying returns to ETSA Park for 2012
    The break since our last gathering at Mile End seemed to have done little to lessen the enthusiasm of our indoor pilots as we made our way back to commence yet another year at the Netball Stadium. The hire rate has increased a little to $95 which means that the Southern Soaring League, who has, in the past achieved quite outstanding amounts from the “overflow” from the exhibitionists usual ten dollars per night, their income will decrease ever so lightly. For the indoor pilots, their fee of $10 for the two hours from 8.30p.m. to 10.30p.m. will remain the same, as will their flying times. As all spectators will again be admitted free, mothers-in-law will again be welcomed with open arms.Our flying times will remain as previously with one exception. In March we will again create indoor havock, BUT IT WILL BE ON THE LAST THURSDAY IN THAT MONTH - the 29th with the flying times the same for the entire year, in other words from 8.30p.m. to 10.30p.m. Please let me remind y...

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  • Indoor Flying at ETSA Park

    Indoor Flying at ETSA Park
    We had a great night of indoor flying at ETSA Park in Adelaide last Thursday - Mike brought along some new models and we had a great turnout of  indoor flyers ready for action! Our good friend Chuck has provided some great footage at the event - check it out here: The E-flite UMX Hyper Taxi (VOTL) and the Blade mQX Quadcopter are both available from www.modelflight.com.au so visit our store for more info!...

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  • The Phoenix apprentice reports on Indoors at ETSA Park November 2011

    The Phoenix apprentice reports on Indoors at ETSA Park November 2011
    In the absence of our great scribe, the Phoenix, who is suffering from a nasty lung infection, the apprentice has stepped up. Fortunately the Masters Games are over and all the table tennis players have gone back to ..... wherever table tennis players go. The only netball activity in the stadium was complete by 8.45 and we had the place to ourselves. A good crowd was on hand with a variety of models on show. The 2 scratch built quad copters were impressive and attracted a lot of interest. Matt Waye flew the new Blade msr X flybarless...

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  • October Indoor a “Balls-Up” (Table Tennis Balls, that is)

    October Indoor a “Balls-Up” (Table Tennis Balls, that is)
    A disappointing night was ahead for all those dedicated indoor fliers who turned up for our October Indoor meeting for the air was filled with, rather than model aeroplanes – balls! Yes, ETSA Park was hosting a round of the Masters Games Table Tennis Championships and, as far as the eye could see, every square inch of the floor space was occupied by a table tennis table. Many of our regulars arrived expecting to fly, only to be turned away at the door. It was disappointing for Mike and The Phoenix because these activities have been proceeding for a couple of weeks, or more and, even though we had pre-booked the stadium for the third Thursday of each month, throughout the year, no one at ETSA had seen fit to advise us of the cancellation. Peter, from Naracoorte had been in Model Flight’s retail shop at 130 Goodwood Road and, hearing of the indoor meet that night, had delayed his return home to join us. He was one of many who were turned away. We have always maintained that the Indoor M...

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  • Indoor Flying at ETSA Park – September 29th.

    Indoor Flying at ETSA Park – September 29th.
    This was a special night, for we of the Indoor Flying Movement became an integral part of the famous Bay to Birdwood Motor Rally. With over 1800 Entries it has become the largest event of its type in the world and, for the first time in its history, we were one of their subsidiary events, known as “Cruising Classics.” We wanted this to be a night to remember and with the main highlight of our programme being Hamish Scott and his Blade 450 helicopter with a fascinating programme of full-on aerobatics, it was just that for nearly 90 people who had not witnessed this type of flying, either indoor or outside, before. Hamish wowed them in the aisles.  To watch Hamish in action you can view the video here: httpv://youtu.be/eq5IkNmUTes ...

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  • February 2011 Indoor Meeting at ETSA

    It is only two years ago that the rather youthful Hamish Scott was trying to fly a Blade 400 Helicopter inverted. Today he is right at the top of the ladder in this country as a model helicopter aerobatic pilot and he demonstrated his enormous skills in this art at ETSA Park tonight. My first picture shows Matthew Waye,...

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  • Indoor Flying at ETSA Park Gets Cracking In 2011

    Indoor Flying at ETSA Park Gets Cracking In 2011
    Commencing our indoor activities for January 2011 may have seen a group of fliers, perhaps slightly lower in numbers, but sky high in enthusiasm unite at the ETSA Park Netball Stadium, which this year has introduced a new Manager in Nadine Hewson. Goodness, in my earlier days a lady manager was known as the Manageress, but then, my mum would not have been seen shopping in trousers, nor my dad seen at work in shorts. We must all be grateful for history changing itself. We welcomed David Wearing-Smith back after a forced break due to his flying full size and Andy Hollitt quickly put him in control of...

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  • Indoor with the Phoenix in December 2010

    Indoor with the Phoenix in December 2010
    A quite sufficient number of flyers attended ETSA Park for the usual fly-in to enable the Southern Soaring League to expand its waist-line a little. I could not help but to open my photo gallery this month with a shot of a smiling “Candyman” aka Peter Smythe. With his major task at this time of the year being to fill the tummies of the little children with lollies, if he did not keep up the supply, then their Christmas celebrations would be non events. But, even with all that pressure on him, Pete would not have been there without the enormous power-over for him to attend by his best mate, Viney who is aka Vincent Pike. ...

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