The planning permit was approved on 16th of August 2013 and settlement took place
on 4th of September 2013.
The VMAA executive approved some funding on 10th of October and Road work
started on 16th of October 2013.
Certificate of Occupancy was issued 12 February 2015.
Official Opening 8 March 2015



 I haven't been around for a while, so it's catch up time.

Looks like we have a beaut big watering device.
 The open shelter is looking very good.
Good for those hot summer days to come.
Removeable posts  separating pits from parking.



Saturday 22 more than 20 Patterners cutting up the sky.

The field is well and truly being used.

As was the shed for overnight storage.


Work 8th

First order of business, roll out No.1 mat for the pits.

 It's looking good, what's on that tripod?
 Hmmmm, there's some bloke out there waving a big stick.
 Sign ready.
 Charging stations nearly ready.

 Disabled toilet nearly ready.
 Another mat for the pits arrives along with "Old Stewie" the roller.
 Drop the second mat in place.
 The bloke with the stick.
It's Bruce B!
Just look at a rough print of the result of stick waving.

 Contours at 20mm would you believe.
 A historic moment!

Some of the tadpoles in the dam.
No.2 mat in the pits.
The mat was a tad wider than the prepared area.
Making of a doorstep for the clubhouse.
The shed is being used for the purpose it was designed

Someone said this was a mirage, I didn't believe it.



What do you get if you combine....

Ben Biggs.

A Multiplex Fun Cub.

A roll of duct tape.

A Camera.

Some beaut aerial photographs of VMAA State Field Eastern.

Thank you Ben!

Flying-Day One.

Packed car parking for Day One.

23 Members attended Flying-Day One.


Moving In.

Today was moving in day.

I have been away and caught up with progress.

Loads of gravel have arrived ready to be distributed .

 The end of the walkway has been closed to reduce wind tunnel effect.
 Toilets are plumbed and working.

Swallows-in-residence are very comfortable.

Water pressure pump system and hot water a goer.

The back half of a tractor the same as ours was donated and appropriate bits swapped, to make our hydraulics work as intended.

 Charging station gets the extra bank of cells, we will have 90 Amp capability when installed.

New signage is leaning in the shed waiting for some posts.
 The nice people at Coates Hire sold us a container for some extra storage.
Lorraine and Sandra came along and sorted the kitchenware, thank you very much ladies.

 Filling in a low spot on the runway.
Brett is not only a professional sparky, he is a dab hand at plumbing things.

A rather nice piece of work above ..........
 and below the clubhouse.
External help required while under floor work  happening.


Late September

Pump is now housed
Back from my holiday, I am most impressed with the progress made during my absence.

Covered walkway.
 Battery charging station is under construction
 Interior wall is clad and the storeroom is storing stuff.
 The electrical control centre has a lot more wire connected.
 The 'Coates Hire' shed has a beaut new window facing the action.

 'Pilots boxes' are in place
 Runway mat looks well bedded in.
 Runway is growing grass.
 Bore water header tank is installed and plumbed.

Pressure water pumps readied for operation.

(It seems I don't need to be there cracking a whip to get stuff done ;-)