Canberra Aero Club aims to bring together people with a common interest in aviation in order to enjoy and experience the challenge and freedom of flight as safely as possible. The Club believes that sharing aviation with people from all walks of life not only makes us better pilots but better people too. So come down to the Club and have a look at our aircraft, talk to our members or share a flight with one of our pilots.

Operating since 1938, the Canberra Aero Club is one of the oldest Aero Clubs in Australia. We are situated at Canberra Airport and enjoy being able to fly in both controlled and uncontrolled airspace. We are less than an hour’s flight to the southern NSW coast and close by to the Snowy Mountain ski fields. Flying throughout the wide and scenic spaces of the Murray-Darling Basin is also enjoyed by our member pilots.

The club operates a growing fleet of aircraft available for hire. We try and maintain a fleet that caters across different pilot budgets. With over 100 members, a great location and an increasing fleet of aircraft, we create an ideal environment for members and visitors alike.

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  • Checkout the Events page for new events

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    Top Centre of the Aeroclub website - EVENTS. 

    http://canberra-aeroclub.com.au/cac/index.php/listevents

    Always new events being planned and added.

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  • Piper Tomahawk Syndicate

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    From Scott Abela at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Hi, I've been contemplating a small syndicate for a Piper Tomahawk to base in Canberra and potentially put on line, is there a way the club could pop up a notice to gauge interest, only need one or two people for a Tommy as they are cheap but reliable and cost effective, quite an under rated toy really. I guess I'd be looking for one or two, interested at around $10 - $15k depending. just gauging interest at this stage, thanks, any advice would be appreciated, thanks Scotty

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  • MORUYA AERO CLUB'S BIGGEST MORNING TEA - 11AM SUNDAY June 7, 2015!

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    MORUYA AERO CLUB'S BIGGEST MORNING TEA - 11AM SUNDAY June 7, 2015!
     

    The Moruya Aero Club is hosting a Biggest Morning Tea to help raise vital funds for cancer research and support services. You can help the club, the cause, and get involved, by attending or making a donation at the link below! We are all affected by cancer in some way, whether that is a friend, family, or even yourself fighting the disease - We are all in it together, supporting each other, so let's raise our cups and together we'll beat cancer.
     

    Fly or Drive in, Sunday, June 7, 2015 - the Morning Tea will begin at 11am. You are all invited so please share and invite your friends along too - we look forward to seeing you all at the club!


    If you would like to make a donation, no matter how small, you can do so directly via our Cancer Council event page at the link below - any donation is greatly appreciated to support such a great cause:

     

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  • OZRUNWAYS stopped working

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    Hi everyone, I'm wondering if anyone else is having this problem they could contact me @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    As I understand it, if you have upgraded your iPad iOS to the new v8.3 then all Bluetooth external GPS receivers will no longer work. I personally have the BadElf Pro 2200 and wasnt aware this was the case until I was taxiing and OzRunways couldn't get a location fix. 

    http://bad-elf.com/pages/ios83

    My reading between the lines, if you have a lightening connector iPad then your 2200 GPS is now useless and you have to upgrade to the 2300. 

    Be aware and let me know if your also affected. 

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  • Government announces key aviation safety appointments

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    Two key aviation safety appointments were announced today by the Australian Government. Sir Angus Houston will continue as Chair on the Board of Airservices Australia and Mr Jeff Boyd will be the new Chair of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Board.

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said Sir Angus had been reappointed for two years.

    “Sir Angus's performance as Airservices Chair over the last three years and his role in leading the Joint Agency Coordination Centre in the search for MH 370 demonstrate the attributes that will stand the organisation in good stead for the next two years,” Mr Truss said.

    “This is particularly important as the Board works towards the harmonisation of the civil and military air traffic management systems in Australia, in conjunction with the Department of Defence.

    “Mr Jeff Boyd has been appointed chair of the CASA board for a three-year term.

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  • Hello

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    Aviation Colleagues

    Having recently become a member of the Committee, I'm keen to contribute in whatever ways I reasonably can.

    My ideas for contributing to the Club include:

    - organising a visit to the Australian Rescue Coordination Centre (ever wonder why it's important to submit a SARTIME, and what happens if you don't cancel it?)

    - showing how to change a spark plug or an inner tube (ever wonder what you should do if the magneto check doesn't work or the tyre's flat in the middle of nowhere?)

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  • Guest Comedian for our Xmas party !

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    Local comedian Paddy Hornby is donating his services and performing for us at our Xmas party on 24 November (see the pdf notice below). Paddy is heavily involved in COMEDYACT and next years Comedy Festival. 

    The inaugural Canberra Comedy Festival (CCF) will run from 19 to 23 March 2013.  The CCF team are currently in the process of finalising the list of international, national and local acts who will provide the Capital with its funniest week ever.  Keep a watch on festival website for more details: http://www.canberracomedyfestival.com.au

    In the meantime, if you want to see great live comedy around town go to the COMEDYACT website at www.comedyact.com.au.  Subscribe to the mailing list while you are there and purchase your tickets for gigs online.

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  • CAC Aircraft Hire Agreement - Minor Changes

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    Changes to the CAC Aircraft Hire Agreement 

    As part of the Boards regular review of the aircraft hire terms and condition there are a few minor changes to the current agreement we would like to draw your attention to.  Please note that when first signing the agreement, all flying members agree to keep current with any changes to this hire agreement.  Having said that, the club will not make changes to the agreement without notifying all members via email and posting a notice on the web site forum.

    List of Changes;

    (a) Modified hire rate for VH-OHR to $200/hour tacho

    (b) Added a note for each applicable aircraft (VH-OHR, VH-MUW, VH-RRJ) that they are now available to CASA RPL licence holders.

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  • For sale: 1/6 share in VH-FIM A36 Bonanza

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    If interested please contact fellow club member Scott Lockhardt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or my mobile 0478 488 448 for futher details..

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  • Syndicate Opportunity - C152

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    As many of you may be aware the CAC supports the Canberra Air League Squadron, which promotes and teaches young boys aged 8-18 all about aviation and even supports them in achieving their pilots licence.   The Air League has asked CAC to publicise the following opportunity.

    A group of parents in the Australian Air League here in Canberra, who have Sons learning to fly, are forming an aircraft syndicate to purchase a Cessna 152 and are looking for more syndicate members. An immaculate/pristine 152 has been identified and five (5) interested syndicate owners have already indicated their participation. To make the syndicate cost effective, the ideal number of owners would be between 6 to 8 members so we are interested in another member or two. The plane is going to be hangared in Temora with 3 runways to choose from, no landing fees and only 2 hours from Canberra. Initial syndicate membership is expected to cost between $8K to $6K depending on final member numbers. This is an ideal opportunity for someone to learn to fly in their own aircraft, safely and cheaply. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining the syndicate please contact Glen McNamara for further information on 0412571503 or email him at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..”    

    Check out this photo - one of the slickest 152's I've ever seen.

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  • A NEW BIRD ON THE PERCH

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    Last year a few members of the Club decided to form a syndicate to purchase a late model aircraft in the US.

    Tom Flynn, who put the syndicate together, said: 'After lots of discussion we settled on a Cessna 182T because it has good range and excellent payload.  We found a good aircraft in Illinois which was within our budget and met our criteria.  We got a US LAME to inspect it. There were no problems with the aircraft so we bought it in early April.'

     

    The syndicate decided to have the aircraft partially disassembled and shipped to Australia.  Tom said:  ‘We found it was a bit less expensive to ship compared to ferrying.  We contracted the company in Kansas which holds the Cessna contract for the export of all shipped Cessnas.  They did an excellent job disassembling, packing and shipping.  We were very pleased with their work.'

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