Rules of thumb

There is nothing more useless than:

The empty space in your fuel tanks, or the runway behind you as you line up for take off.


Thank you to Neville Jollands for these rules of Thumb.


The Flying Rule of Three


If three things go wrong on the ground before departure... don't depart.


If three things go wrong in the air... Get on the ground as soon as possible.


Break the cycle.


Engine Failure Descent.

You have  a minute in the air for every 1000' of altitude.


You can expect to glide one mile for every 1000' of altitude.


A 360 trun will lose 1000' of altitude.

Land into the wind.


Fuel Consumption

At 5000' you only get 75% horsepower. POH numbers are minimums.


Carburetted engines

Mulitiply the horsepower available x .08


Fuel Injected Engines.

Mulitiply the horsepoer available x .077



It is said that we may survive...


3 minutes without oxygen


3 hours without protection from extreme elements


3 days without water


3 weeks without food.


Don't try this at home!

Consider this a 1/3rd share in  Cessna 172n VH MYA for $20,000. The aircraft will be undergoing a $60,000 major refurbishment including a complete strip, corrosion treatment and repaint. The engine will be back in service with a 12 year calendar life plus over 1,000 hours left to run on the engine. The Cessna SIDS inspection completed and you will also own a share in the hangar.

Now that is a lot for a $20,000 investment.

Who says flying has to be expensive?

Ring Rex Koerbin at Merimbula Aircraft Maintenance 02 6495 1296  

Photo of aircarft VH-MYA at bottom.

PA-22 PIPER TRI-PACER 160 s.n. 22.6710Engine: LYCOMING 0.320.B2A 160hpTTAF: 2050hrs Engine: 750hrs to run Prop: 1600hrs to runCover: 100% Ceconite 102 – Excellent conditionAlways hangared - 4 place intercom - Garmin GPSMAP 296 - Will come with fresh annual


       Someones Got the Shirts !

Last call for your very own Polo shirt or cap. There is  a list on the Photo Cabinet for you to put your size and how many you want. The caps are guessed at $20 while the polo shorts should be under $40. If you have  a special shirt or cap that you love to fly in then why not get the frogs logo on that.


Don't forget the to Jindabyne on the weekend of the 26th of April. They are celebrating a special milestone and it would be great if we could get as many people as possible to attend and support our nearest neighbourly aero club as much as they support us.


Wings over Illawarra is on the 1st of May at Albion Park.

            Frogs Hollow Flyers' Newsletter. March 2014

Who's flown where?

On top of the many hours of local flying each month by Frogs Hollow Pilots we wish to highlight the trips away that many of us rarely hear about.

Ian Newman has had 2 trips to Melbourne, 1 to Dookie and 1 to Grafton.


Kel is off around Australia on the 1st of May. Any other takers?


Bob Phillips has solo hours  for the first time if many, many years in his new bird.


Drew and Judy, Neil and Suezy and Ian and Deb are escaping to the Grampians for a fun filled weekend on the 14th of March.

If you have a trip to report email or would like to get one organised email

It is no suprise that Ian Newman is one of the most active flying members of Frogs Flyers covering many, many miles and many hours over the last two or three years. Destinations have included, but are not limited to, Western Australia, Alice Springs, South Australia and it is almost a monthly thing for Ian to be in Victoria. 


Musn't like Merimbula that much eh !


Frog's Hollow Flyers

© 2013 Frog's Hollow Flyers

  • Facebook