P8 Poseidons at Edinburgh RAAF Base

On Monday 18th June 2012, 5DME attended the RAAF Base at Edinburgh, South Australia for a look at a US Navy P8 aircraft. For those that have been following this story, the P8 will be replacing the RAAF Orion fleet. Eight of these amazing aircraft are heading our way. The P8s are to replace the RAAF’s aging Orion fleet by 2018 with 8 being delivered by that time. James Detwiler from Boeing explains the p8 and many of its features.



You can see more at http://5dme.net/news/?p=461


Come Fly Inc Quiz Night

On Friday the 13th of July 2012, Team Adelaide Biplanes will be hosting a Quiz Night Fundraiser for Come Fly Inc. Come Fly Inc. helps student pilots that are learning to fly. So far the organisation has given out over $9000.00 and the fund raiser will help keep this worthy cause going. So, book your seats now by calling Adelaide Biplanes on 8556 5404.

You can find out more about the night here… http://5dme.net/news/?p=464

AWPA Barbeque

Last weekend the 5DME crew were invited to the Australian Women Pilots’ Association BBQ at Goolwa Airfield here in South Australia. We enjoyed a great afternoon and a good feed with members of the association and their families. A couple of fly-in visitors attended but due to weather over Adelaide most chose to drive down for the day.

Also, the AWPA is holding their fund raising dinner in July. If you would like to attend more information can be found out HERE