Regional Flyin Goolwa SA Nov 2011

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

goolwa_sonex_flyin_2011_panorama.jpgFlight line early Saturday

sonex_flyin_panorama_2.jpgAnother view of the flight line early Saturday

DSC_2979.jpgSonex central DSC_3037.jpgXenos off for a demonstration ride. Stuart Trists Sonex on right

DSC_3013.jpgChefs Tony Richardson (Sonex 813) and Greg Jones (Sonex 382) working hardDSC_2989.jpgThats a lot of onionsDSC_3002.jpgPeter Bakker (Sonex 1430) and family enjoying lunchDSC_3040.jpgDSC_2980.jpgSteve Nelson discusses building a Xenos

IMG_5377.jpgStuart Trist discussing the Sonex with Barry McFarlane (just ordered his Sonex) prior to his demonstration flightDSC_3018.jpgSteve Nelson and Chris Dearden preparing for demonstration flightsDSC_3029.jpgGetting ready

IMG_5449.jpgPre dinner drinks at Ginger and Spice

IMG_5489.jpgChris Dearden and Stuart Trist working the crowd

IMG_5451.jpgBarry McFarlane was a very happy man after his first Sonex flight

IMG_5467.jpgSippy, owner and chef at Ginger and Spice, gets a round of applause for providing a great dinner

IMG_5450.jpgSome of the happy Shepparton group enjoying a refreshing Coopers Pale Ale before dinnerDSC_3030.jpgIan Mitchell and Lynn Jarvis’s sonex

DSC_3233.jpgStuart and Steve formating over the Murray Mouth and CoorongDSC_3160.jpgMore…


DSC_3108.jpgMore….DSC_3164.jpgAnd yet even more….

IMG_5416.jpgStuart Trist returning from a demonstration flightDSC_3036.jpgChris Dearden off on a demonstration flight