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.
We've got lots going on over the next few weeks.
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Clinton McKenzie will provide an overview of the major components of the engine and other systems hiding under the cowls of typical GA aircraft.
WHEN: 25 February 2015, starting at 18:00
WHERE: Gate 3 - General Aviation Terminal, Rayner Road, Canberra Airport, ACT 2609
Further information on upcoming Club events can be found on our Events page.
For anyone thats interested, here are the results from the Survey. Some of the presentations are a little messy because of the way I asked the question, but still great to get a feel from our members.http://goo.gl/6v2m7E
Hi all. Special announcement that the club is temporarily dropping the price again on the Piper Arrow VH-DWW to $250/tacho-hour
- special price of $250/tacho for limited period of time (effective immediately and 22nd Feb Sunday inclusive)
- the board has decided to subsidise members' flying in DWW during the period as it has a fresh 50 hourly done recently and a couple of checks and annual are due in calendar at the end of the month. Then, a long term hire of 3 weeks right after that is on the books.
- good opportunity to CSU/RG endorsed during the period or to take DWW for navs to make use of its 130 knots cruising speed.
Get your bookings in and take advantage of this great price.
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?)...
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.
Blogs concerning aircraft associated with the Canberra Aero Club
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....
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.
Check out this photo - one of the slickest 152's I've ever seen.
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.'...