On Sunday 13 November 2011 the Aldinga Aero Club held its annual Fun Flight event for children with life threatening illnesses. Fun Flight is where pilots give up their time, plane and fuel costs to take children and their immediate family on joy flights for the day. A break away from what can be stressful times. I attended again this year with the team from 5DME.NET and recorded the event for the aero club and Fun Flight.
We had a team of six on the ground taking photos and recording video. The aim was to capture an image of everone that participated with the day. All up there were about 80 children and family members and over a period of four hours the pilots flew 44 sorties. The 5DME team did a great job, it was non-stop.
Here is the video:
Since the middle of October 2011, I have been very busy with Air Shows in South Australia. Firstly, there was the Port Festival on 8th and 9th October and then Jamestown Flyin on 15th & 16th October. This was followed the next week by the Port Augusta Flyin and the Open Cockpit Day/Engine run at the South Australian Aviation Museum. Just when it was time to rest, the Barossa Airshow was the next weekend on the 5th of November.
As I am writing this my gear is ready for tomorrow. Early in the morning I head off to Goolwa to record the day with the Aldinga Aero Club team and Fun Flight. There will be about 80 kids with life-threatening ilnesses going on scenic flights. My team and I have to video/photo every one of them for the club’s web site.
Next week I am taking a break in order to recouperate for the following week at the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia Toy Run at Truro Flats Airpark. Everyone brings a toy for those less fortunate. I will be there for 5DME.NET as we have been promoting the Toy Run for weeks.
I’ll add a report on Fun Flight a bit later this week.