Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Flying Video by Ladies Love Taildraggers

This one is just so true. I love dragging the tail. What about you?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Flight Tests

The Christmas tree is up and we are equipped to survive the festive season. This is our way of celebrating white Christmas by some +35°C as they predict for the next days.

Hopefully there will be a lot to celebrate and I'm not talking about all the Christmas chaos in front of us. Having few days off brings us closer to testing MOM's tug abilities. The hook has been installed some time ago, the paperwork is sort of completed and all there is left is towing. We decided to hook up the Pegase first, see how it goes and we'll do it over the Christmas break before heading to Benalla for the Nationals. Hopefully MOM will not disappoint us and we will all have a Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 19, 2011

summer is here

There are two definite signs proving the fact that summer has finally arrived. Violent and at the same time magnificent thunderstorms and ... spiders.
The country people spent their weekend in the Big Smoke and just couldn't get enough of the beautiful Cumulonimbus clouds on their way back home.

nature spectacle

Melbourne was fun, as always, but it's good to be back home.

hotel window view

We checked in the hotel and boarded the elevator to bring us to the 18th floor. There were some people riding with us and suddenly one lady goes: "Are you Ziggy from Horsham?". We just couldn't believe it. Huge hotel, 33 floors, few hundred rooms and this lady knows Ziggy. It turned out that one of her family members is working in the Horsham hospital. Apparently there were some talks ...

I was about to take the garbage out for collection today and met her:

female Redback spider

First I decided to leave her alone and let her stay where she was. Knowing she's somewhere around the garbage bins makes me feel sort of uncomfortable though and I'll have to get rid of her company somehow. It looks like she figured what I'm up to and is hiding somewhere ... I'll wait till it gets dark!