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Flood Report (1) 23-6-12

I have just.returned from the field and the waters are across.Ballarto Road. Fortunately I doesn't appear to be as deep as last time but still it's.deep enough to cause us grief. I can't see it receding for a few days so it will be a while before we can assess the damage.

I would also like to take this opportunity to praise the efforts of our field manager Norm Morrish, tennant farmer Bruce and our Drainage contractor Glenn. They all worked for almost 4 hours in freezing knee deep water to move our machinery to high ground and hopefully safety. A commendable and brave effort in rising flood waters . On behalf of the club I thank you all for a fantastic effort.

I will be back in touch when we can gain access to the field. In the meantime please stay away from the area as I don't think that the local community need tourists as there is a lot of flooding around the area and a lot of roads are closed

David Walsh


Flooding Update

  The field is reopening Saturday morning 9th of June.

 The ground will still be extremely wet under foot.

The toilets will also be barely functional due the water table being high.


Flooding Again

  Due to safety concerns the field has been temporarily CLOSED until further notice.

Yet again the water is rising. This time we got there in time. The machinery has been moved to high ground.

We will keep you posted via the Website and emails


 Thanks to Norm Morrish and Paul Somerville for a sterling effort.

Key Change

  The locks have been changed!

 The new locks have now been installed at P&DARCS & members will need to use their new keys in order to enter any of the club buildings. The old padlock still remains on the gate along with a new one in case members have not yet paid their membership & received their new key. This will be removed after the AGM on the 5th August.

Monty Trohpy 2012 Day

See the 2012 Monty Video by clicking here

See the Pictures by clicking here

Our weather dance and payment to BOM worked out.

A fantastic day with over 50 pilots entering.

Great models and great flying.

It just does not get any better than this!

Member Notice

*********  MEMBER FEE INCREASE  *********** 
Now that we have your attention, Friday 9th March the Club house door was left wide open over night. Members are reminded yet again that the last person to leave MUST check to make sure that all areas are locked and that the power has been turned off. Failure to do so could result in the obvious need to repair / replace stolen or damaged items.
This is your Club, please look after what you pay for


Calculator for Helicopter head speed and more. Follow the link here or here

Information on the right electric motor for you plane can be found here and a calculator here

Upcoming Events

06 Jun (Sat) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CANCELLED: Club Meeting
18 Jun (Thu) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Committee Meeting
04 Jul (Sat) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CANCELLED: Club Meeting
23 Jul (Thu) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Committee Meeting
01 Aug (Sat) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm P&DARCS AGM