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Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:02 pm
Hey Guys,The word on Mangalore(As spoken by 'El Presedente'),some airsrtrip/airport around the Mexican Capitol is closing down,due to the land being sooo valuable Real estate.The air traffic is being diverted more and more to Mangalore.This makes Mangy a bit too busy to have a shut down to accommadate us.Hence therefore,no more DLRA at Mangalore.Here endith the lesson!
Spook,Greg, and others,please don't sit about cryin' about this. Get organised and find some where else.Don't mean to sound harsh,but it ain't gunna happen unless someone does it! It's taken a long time and alot of effort to get where we are here in Qld,but is is starting to pay off.
Peter Noy has started organising the troops in S.A. the guys in N.S.W. are trying to get things together.Not sure if the W.A guys have got anything going yet,and by memory Dr Goggles was talking about a Lakester thingy in Vic.
Please remember EVERYONE,you are a DLRA member.This means there is no THEY or THEM,it's ALL of us. The more members contribute,the better the sport will be.

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:04 pm
by Greg Watters
Already have a another airfield in mind... Corowa, not that special compared to the length of Mangalore , but in light of current circumstances it will be worth further investigation, only used by the glider club . i can't do much till the end of Sept but if anyone else is passing thru its worth a look ..

Also heard of another strip used for "testing" but i have to find out if its available to more than this person on a mates deal ???

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:57 pm
Good onya Greg,Keep on it,and keep us posted . Cheers, Bob.

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Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:03 am
Maybe if one could locate the airport closing down we coulduse it until they commence building? Just a thought.

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:55 pm
A report on using an airstrip , in the Southern Downs regional council , will be presented to the Engineering services committee meeting on 20th August . The report may be viewed here on pages 15-21 . ... &Itemid=30
I believe after that it will be presented to General council meeting for voting on . I dont have the date for that meeting as it hasn,t been posted on the website yet , but will find out and maybe even attend .
So far it,s all looking positve for us , and the momentum is still the good .

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:04 pm
by Lynchy
They even used a picture of Matts car!

Not sure about the dry lake at Mangalore though???


Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:06 pm
Lynchy wrote:They even used a picture of Matts car!

Not sure about the dry lake at Mangalore though???


yep and your name became Chris Hanlon as to who went to the meeting in Warwick

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:11 pm
by Lynchy
I was too embarassed to mention it.....

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:59 pm
by momec
Considering I was in Winton Victoria at the time I'd best add that talent on my resume' :?

Keeping ahead of the game I currantly have Twelve and a half positive starters for our first event. I need more so have a deep think and commit. It will be your only chance to be at our first event and lifes to short to miss it.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:09 am
by Ausdragbike
Count me in for either Warrick or Stanthorp.

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:47 pm
Chris , Did ya count me (or am I the half?). the #66 is nearly ready to go.
New Plugleads fitted,Re tagged fire bottles installed,New SFI Rollbar padding in stock(not fitted yet),Engine has been run,"Lets GO".The BUS is also not far off being ready,just gave it 2 new batteries,(on top of all the work it got earlier in the year), Machinery next month,some Diesel in the tank,Up Cunninghams Gap,AIRSTRIP BOUND!
We can only hope the council goes in our favour this week!
Cheers, Bob.

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:18 pm
by Stayt`ie
There will be three (motorcycles) coming down from Mackay 8) and maybe one from Childers :D

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:16 pm
Good onya Ron,are you in contact with Lucky?Told him a few weeks ago about what we're planning & told him you watch the forum.
Cheers, Bob.

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:02 pm
by Stayt`ie
yeah Bob, i was talking to him last Saturday night, out at the Palmyra drags,, told him whats happening, he said that one k would be too short for the liner, i suggested that he change the gearing and give it some "quiet test" runs, "which it and him need" :wink:, Mark his mate was in on the conversation and agreed with me, so i guess we will have to wait and see,, knowing Luckie, i recon he will turn up :lol:

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:59 pm
by DON NOBLE ... 27&Itemid=
The Southern Downs Council , had their Engineering services Committee meeting on 20th August 08 . Our request to use an airstrip for speed trials was discussed .
Please read PAGE 5 of the report .
We getting closer .