A Talk in Naracoorte, SA Last weekend, I was invited to give a talk at Naracoorte by Leon Brice. For me, this highlighted why On a Wing & a Chair is so important. Leon Brice’s son Charles had a motorbike accident in 2010 leaving him with quadriplegia, of a similar level to mine. Back in […]
The Avalon Airshow (1-3 March) There has been a lot of preparation for the Avalon Airshow – organising uniforms, posters & lots of other things for the On a Wing & a Chair static display there. I had to go to Lethbridge for briefings on how to fly into Avalon over a few weekends as […]
The last few weeks have been really busy and a little stressful at times. There were two talks at the Rotary Clubs of Essendon North and Werribee. Project Coordinator (& my wife) Linda Sands helped me set up, doing the PowerPoint and analysing my talk that night so I can improve each time. Thanks to Essendon North RC […]
Adventureline have helped us out with our adventure! Thanks so much to Matt Browne & Adventureline for kindly donating fleece jackets & polo shirts for the On a Wing & a Chair Flight Team – these will help keep us toastie warm down south & cool up north in our trip round Australia!
I bought a GoPro Hero 3 with wifi duty free on the way back from my wedding in Thailand in December. Today, was the first chance I’ve had to give it a go on my plane. It’s fantastic! I can use my Samsung Galaxy tablet to control the camera and view what the camera sees.
It’s our first weekend back after the trial flight. I’m finally getting rid of my chesty cough that’s been plaguing me since Christmas. With much sleep, I’m finally recovering! Firstly, yesterday I received an unexpected call from a stranger saying that they wanted to meet me as they had made something for me. As anyone […]
After 3 years working with On a Wing and a Chair, Louise Alexander, our coordinator has decided it is time to move on. We greatly appreciate all the time & effort Louise has given to the organisation. Louise was a founding member of OWC & has been a significant contributor in getting OWC to where […]
Things are moving! We spent this last weekend in Griffith, NSW . We headed up for an OWC team meeting & I also gave a presentation to the Piper Association (a group of flyers) at the Griffith Aero Club. Unfortunately, the Melbourne weather prevented us from flying up & so instead we set out on […]
Rain, rain & more rain. Finally, it looked like today would be different. With lots of fog, I was desperately hoping it would lift so I could fly up to Maryborough for the day & catch up with a mate, John, for coffee. Unfortunately, the fog didn’t lift from Tooradin until late in the afternoon. […]
Just 341 days until I take off on my solo flight round Australia! I’m so excited to be able to say that the support team is now confirmed! Six of us managed to meet up in Tooradin last Saturday, where we had a great opportunity to discuss & plan the trip. The flight is planned to […]