SonexAus – Regional Flyin Goolwa SA Nov 2011 Sonex Regional Flyin Goolwa, SA: 12-13 November 2011
The flyin was a great success, with over 50 people flying and driving in for the event, over 30 from interstate. We had more than 25 aircraft fly in over the weekend.
Stuart Trist, Lynn Jarvis and Ian Mitchell flew in in their Sonex’s to join Steve Nelson and Chris Dearden’s Xenos.
A number of builders and prospective builders had their first rides in a Sonex Aircraft.
The free lunch and breakfast BBQ sponsored by the Alexandrina Council and local MP Adrian Pederick was very popular.
Tony Richardson and Greg Jones did a great job as chefs and cooked over 50 steak sandwiches and 30 sausages for the lunch and 35 egg and bacon sandwiches for the breakfast.
We had 30 people for the dinner at Ginger and Spice and all greatly enjoyed the food.The dinner was complimented by Coopers Pale Ale donated by the Edinburgh Hotel and Steve Nelson.
A number of prizes were given out at the dinner. We gratefully recognise the support of our sponsors, including Ozrunways, who donated a Professional Subscription of Ozrunways (for iPad/iPhone) including a knee dock, shirts from Matt Hall Racing and Sonex Aircraft who provided a collection of shirts, hats, badges and pins as well as a copy of John’s book ‘From Soneri to Sonex’.
Photos © Simon Carkeek and Chris Dearden
Flight line early Saturday
Another view of the flight line early Saturday
Sonex central Xenos off for a demonstration ride. Stuart Trists Sonex on right
Chefs Tony Richardson (Sonex 813) and Greg Jones (Sonex 382) working hardThats a lot of onionsPeter Bakker (Sonex 1430) and family enjoying lunchSteve Nelson discusses building a Xenos
Stuart Trist discussing the Sonex with Barry McFarlane (just ordered his Sonex) prior to his demonstration flightSteve Nelson and Chris Dearden preparing for demonstration flightsGetting ready
Pre dinner drinks at Ginger and Spice
Chris Dearden and Stuart Trist working the crowd
Barry McFarlane was a very happy man after his first Sonex flight
Sippy, owner and chef at Ginger and Spice, gets a round of applause for providing a great dinner
Some of the happy Shepparton group enjoying a refreshing Coopers Pale Ale before dinnerIan Mitchell and Lynn Jarvis’s sonex
Stuart and Steve formating over the Murray Mouth and CoorongMore…
More….And yet even more….
Stuart Trist returning from a demonstration flightChris Dearden off on a demonstration flight