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Next club event: Flyaway to Byrock & Mulga Creek Pub
Want to expand your horizons beyond the COVID claustrophobia and explore the beautiful country regions of NSW? SFC is organizing a club fly away to the famous Mulga Pub at Byrock that has a dirt strip next to the pub on Saturday 28th November. The station is approximately 2 hrs flight from Bankstown.
The plan is for members to fly out during the day on Saturday, land on the dirt strip, and stay over night. There are a range of accommodation options from cabins, shared quarters and camping facilities. Cabins range from $120 with en-suite, to shearers quarters private rooms with shared bathroom for $50, or camping for $10 with access to facilities.
We will have a big dinner on the Saturday night, some drinks and a bonfire under the magic stars of country Australia. People can then leave at their pleasure to fly back to Sydney on Sunday either direct or via Mudgee for lunch at the Mudgee Brewing Company. Pilots are also welcome just to pop in on Saturday if that is all your timetable allows.
Costs: Flight time will be ~4 hrs return so pilots could share legs or take passengers for cost share. Archer or Warrior cost $299/$264 per hour wet. Approximate cost $1,300 if cost share for passengers between $350/$400 depending on number of passengers (cost share to be negotiated with PICs)
Self paced or TAFE student? Please register and flag if you would like this to be an instructor lesson. This can be used as a NAV lesson for example, or for ALA procedures. (You need one landing on dirt/grass/gravel for your license)
I will be providing a full briefing and instructions for the event closer to the time.
Club Captain Tim
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