Baz is on the mend

Club stalwart Barry Kilpatrick travelled to Melbourne last week for an operation on his heart (yes it seems he does have one).

Barry came through the op all ok and with 3 new valves and a bit of additional tweaking here and there he is on the mend and will soon be back terrorising anyone who gets in his way.

On behalf of TCMAC and all the members we wish Baz a speedy recovery.

Condolences to Rod McRae & Family

The committee and members of TCMAC would like to express our thoughts and condolences to our Treasurer Rod McRae on the passing of his father Donald. All of our prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

McRAE. — Donald Bernard

Passed away peacefully on January 10, 2020
Aged 102 years

Loved husband of Amy (dec). Loved father of Russell and Rodney. Loved father-in-law of Jackie and Peta. Loved grandpa of Jason (dec), Brenton, Danielle, Alison and Stewart. Great grandfather of Tom, Greta, Rory and Parker.

Mum and Dad reunited.

For funeral arrangements see later newspaper.

Publication: Herald Sun


Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Thanks to all those who registered to help out at the club fundraiser on December 26th at Bunnings Wodonga.

The roster is below but it’s not too late to add you name if you would like to help out.

just email Tim at

Time Slot                                            Attendees

8-15 to 10AM                          Michael Guinness

                                                  Hilton Guinness

                                                  Dennis Johnson

                                                  Alwyn Brunton

10 to 11                                    Tim Knight

                                                  Neil Sharp

                                                  David Balfour

                                                  Rob Hewlett

11 to 12                                    Tim Knight

                                                  Rob Hewlett

                                                  Charlie & Sheree Kuljurgies

12 to 1PM                                Graeme Frauenfelder   

                                                  Adeh Becker

                                                  Ian Byles

                                                  Geoff Williams

1 to 2                                        Graeme Frauenfelder

                                                  Adeh Becker

                                                  Ron Hammond

                                                  Geoff Williams

2 to 3                                        Edwin Ford

                                                  Ron Hammond

                                                  Darrell Smailes

                                                  Robert Ormes

3 to 4-30                                  Andy Gordon

                                                  Phil Collins

                                                  Peter Webb

                                                  Chris Henry


2019 Classic Airplanes Rally

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A report by David Balfour

The second annual Classic Airplane Rally
Twin Cities Model Aero Club conducted their second Classic Airplane display last weekend November 23 / 24.
The event features aircraft from the ‘Classic’ period of aviation from 1910 to 1950, the first 40 years of aviation.
Aircraft are displayed in era groupings, this year 35 scale models were displayed.
The event is a flying and static display and the winning model is selected by Mr Jim Williams, proprietor of the Albury based aircraft business Classic Airplanes, hence the events name.
The winner of this years event was local members Ken Osborne with his Albury Monoplane. This aircraft was the first aircraft to be built and flown in Albury in 1913.
A full size replica of this aircraft hangs from the roof inside the Albury City Library.
The weather over the weekend was a bit on the hot side which detracted from the day, hope for better conditions next time.
These events do not just happen, many members contributed their time in preparing and in the running of the weekend, thanks to all who helped out.
To see pictures of the event head over to the Gallery section of the website.

Cancellation of Seaplane Event

Hello to all Seaplane enthusiasts,

The Twin Cities Model aero Club Albury wish to inform you that we have reluctantly decided to cancel this years Seaplane Fly-In on Lake Hume.

This is the second year in a row that we have had to make this decision as the Lake has not reached a suitable level to run the event.

This year that Lake only reached 40% at its highest level and the level is now dropping.  We need the Lake at about 60 – 70% to safely fly seaplanes.  The attached photos taken last week show the current situation at Table Top Reserve.

We will keep you informed about future events and hope that the drought breaks before next year.

If you are aware of other’s who may have been intending to attend this event, but they are not listed in this email , can you please forward this to them.


David Balfour


Busy Season of Flying Ahead

Well the countdown is on for the start of Daylight Savings (Sunday October 6th) and the weather has started to turn with gorgeous mornings and stunning afternoons here one the border.

TCMAC has a busy few weeks coming up starting with the Pattern Competition and the State Control Line Comp scheduled for the long weekend of October 5,6 and 7.

All members are urged to attend and enjoy some excellent flying from both disciplines and, if you can, please consider offering a hand in the kitchen. We don’t get a lot of opportunities to raise some much need coin for the club, and these events allow us to do so, but please don’t leave it up to the same few guys to do all the work.


Next up after the long weekends events will be our annual show at the Albury Airport in conjunction with the Albury Aero Club.


Last year we had a great turn out, so if you came along in 2018, please come again, and if you didn’t, come along, bring a model or two or three and enjoy the day chatting to the public about our hobby.


Finally, TCMAC is again holding the Classic Airplane Fun Fly. This will be on Saturday November 23rd and Sunday November 24th.  Sunday will be the main day and include a Swap Meet. More details on the Events page.


Also, be on the look out for a new event coming soon, The inaugural EDF Jet event. Something to look forward to.

2019 AGM

The 2019 AGM was held last weekend with a couple of changes to the Committee taking place.

Long serving Vice president Dave Balfour has stepped down from the committee with ex Secretary Mike Guiness taking over the VP role.

New committee member Adeh Becker takes over the Secretary’s role from Mike and we also welcomed Geoff Williams to the committee for 2019.

The full minutes together with the Treasures Balance sheet is available to view on the Club Minutes page.