Saturday, December 16, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
It seems to be an on going saga but there has been another change in the J160 purchase. The club meeting held on the 9th of December addressed some issues in relation to the purchase of the J160 Jabiru and the replacement of the Pawnee as the clubs glider tug. Much discussion had taken place after the November meeting between committee members and club members of long standing with regard to the proposed replacement of the Pawnee with a Maule or similar type aircraft and the purchase of a new J160. The December meeting focused on the idea of replacing the Pawnee with a Jabiru J230 fitted out for aero towing and not selling the existing Jabiru. Max Hedt has conducted detailed research on this topic and the committee felt that the replacement of the Jabiru and Pawnee should be rolled into one project and the existing Jabiru aircraft retained. The Jabiru company has indicated that our order can be changed and we could expect delivery in around June or July 2007. The club has gone ahead and confirmed an order for a J230 fitted with a tow hook. So does anyone want to buy a used Pawnee with a near new motor? Its for sale for $55,000 plus GST or an appropriate offer. Contact Mark Griffin for full details of the Pawnee sale on 0428 820 007.