March 26, 2016 --- Last night the container at the Werribee field was broken into and everything inside was stolen.
Aerochutes x3, hummerchute, headsets x 8-10 sets, helmets, flying suits, radios, intercom equipment, 5 x parachutes, props, tools, weather station, goggles, gloves, exhausts, spare parts, ride on mower...everything!
I would like the help of the community to watch out for any Aerochutes coming onto the 2nd hand market and notify us or the police of any Aerochutes, engines or parts for sale.
One of the Aircraft is the Jeep Hummerchute Rego 32-8331.
Please pass the word around and thank you for your help.
Four light aircraft have been stolen from a flying club west of Melbourne.
Three aerochutes, a Jeep-branded hummerchute, headsets, helmets, parachutes and other equipment were stolen from the Aerochute Flying Club's sea container on Good Friday.
Aerochute International chief executive Stephen Conte told AAP the light aircraft were not common and people needed to be trained to fly them.
"They're not something that can just be put on to eBay or something," he said.
He said the airfield was isolated - in a paddock in the "middle of nowhere" several kilometres from Werribee - and the thieves would have needed tools and equipment to take the aircraft.
The theft has been reported to Victoria Police.
Senior Constable Brendan Tyrrell told the Seven Network there were safety concerns if anyone attempted to fly the aircraft and were not licensed.
Original article can be found here: http://www.9news.com.au
Four light aircraft have been stolen from a flying club near Werribee.
The aircraft and equipment were taken from a container belonging to the Aerochute Flying Club in a paddock on Good Friday.
The club says thieves would have needed tools and equipment to take the aircraft and other gear.
They are not common and the club says people need to be trained to fly them.
Police are investigating and say there are safety concerns if people who are not licensed try to use the machines.
Original article can be found here: http://www.bay939.com.au