Dave bought the Light Wing in May 2009 and has put in over 520 hours in since then - including two flights to South Grafton, twice to Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island, and a couple of times to Moonie, Emerald and Clermont, and almost every privately owned airstrip around the local area.
Dave describes the Light Wing as a great little plane to fly - "trim it out and fly hands off, very forgiving but like the typical tail dragger, keeps you busy on the rudder pedals on landing".
But as I can attest, the hardest thing with the Light Wing is the getting in and out bit, where it helps if your pretty nimble. However, once you’re in there seems to be enough room to be quite comfortable. I agree!
So, after squeezing into the Light Wing, Dave started the engine and idled for a little while before we taxied out for departure off the grass Runway 14 at Thangool Airport.
We departed over the sealed runway 10/28 at Thangool and tracked towards over the town and towards Biloela.
Nice views over the Callide Valley and the Callide Power Station.
We tracked back towards Thangool and slowly climbed to 2500ft to then overfly Thangool Airport, allowing for some great overhead photos to be had of the field and Fly-in.
Joining a left downwind and base leg before we lined up for finals on Runway 14.
After a bit of a bumpy landing, we taxied back to the aircraft's parking spot and powered down. We then extricated ourselves from the aircraft!
My sincere thanks to Dave See for the opportunity to fly with him in his lovely little Light Wing. It was a truly memorable flight!
The whole weekend at Thangool was a great success, and was a great credit to the dedicated members of the Callide Dawson Flying Group.