From the Tugmaster, Steve Coulton
TNC was delivered to Nelson Aeroplane Company yesterday (Sunday 26/2) via Warrnambool with less than 2 hours remaining on the current maintenance release which would have expired this coming Friday.
Many thanks to Ben Loxton for flying it over… Ben found himself sharing the runway at Warrnambool with the local drag car meet…!
Nelson will get TNC's overhaul works underway later this week, however we can expect the tug to be unserviceable for up to 4 to 5 months.
Once the engine has been removed it will be transported to Gippsland via Bacchus for assessment/overhaul.
Sean McGrath had his towing permit re-validated on Sunday and has returned to aerotowing after a bit of a break. Welcome back, Sean.
Mark Farthing from Bendigo GC at Raywood will be joining our towing team in the coming weeks. Welcome, Mark.
Helen Chapman took on the ski slopes of Japan and consequently will not be flying for up to 6 to 8 weeks while her knee mends. Helen - we wish you a speedy recovery.
Many Thanks to Tom VB for kicking off the towing this Sunday after completing the DI on both tugs on what turn out to be a busy day at Bacchus.