The Next Generation
our talented young
The skills of young flyer Wade have
not gone unnoticed by veterans at the
Holdfast Model Aero Club in Adelaide.
Wade fell in love with flight after seeing
Top Gun as a (really) little boy and at
the grand old age of eight, it’s still his
With the help of his dad, Wade
answered a few questions for
When and how did you become
involved in flying?
I was about three years old when I first
saw Top Gun and since then I have
wanted to fly and Top Gun is still my
Do you have any flying goals, what
would you like to achieve?
Yes, I would like to become an
instructor so that I can teachmy
younger brother to fly.
Who do you look up to on the
Ross Lloyd, who was kind tome when I
first went to the flying club and who got
What is your favourite aircraft to fly?
So far I have only flownmy ST
Are you involved in other categories of
No, I amstill training to go solo.
Have you entered any competitions?
Not yet, but I would like to do combat
and pylon flying.
What’s your biggest achievement
Being able to take off and land.
What’s themost fun thing about flying?
Getting to knowmore people.
IN THE LAST EDITION OF WINGSPAN WE SPOKE TO THE ARAPAKIS FAMILY, INCLUDING
DANIEL, 14, WHO RECENTLY PLACED THIRD IN THE 2015 FAI F3D WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
FOR PYLON RACING MODEL AIRCRAFT IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC.
THIS MONTH, A TALENTED YOUNG FLYER FROM HOLDFAST MODEL AERO CLUB HAS COME
TO OUR ATTENTION!