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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  • Airservices NOTAM - Canberra CTR

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    Important NOTAM from Airsevices re traffic over the next week which could effect the Canberra control zone..

    http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/santa/2014/12/19/notice-issued-to-pilots/

     

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  • XMAS Present - OHR - Reduced Rate for Members

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    After some discussion and negotiation with the owner of VH-OHR, the aircraft will now be available to members for $200 per hour on tacho time, wet

    All other hire conditions remain the same, so this is great news and many thanks to Andre who has made this possible and he would love to see his wonderful aircraft flown more by members.

    So over the xmas break - take her for a spin !

     

    PS: the website will be amended soon, but rates above are effective as at 18 Dec 2014.

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  • Home on the plane - ABC SA Country Hour - Cherie McDonald

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    Rural Reporter Cherie McDonald turns aviatrix in outback New South Wales, as she explores the importance of aircraft to rural and remote Australia.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-07/home-on-the-plane/5782534

    Watch out on the above link for updatses

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  • New Aviation Industry Consultative Council takes flight

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    Media Release

    WT257/2014

    10 December 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has established the Aviation Industry Consultative Council—providing the aviation sector with a direct voice to the Minister and the Australian Government.

    Chairing the first meeting in Canberra today, Mr Truss said the Council is dedicated to aviation matters and will be a valuable forum for discussion between the industry and Government.

    “Aviation is central to the Australian economy—from domestic and international tourism, to business and work-related travel, family reunions and medical emergencies; so the Australian Government is committed to ensuring aviation's many voices are heard,” Mr Truss said.

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  • Government responds to Aviation Safety Review

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    Media Release

    WT249/2014

    03 December 2014

    Honouring a key aviation election commitment, the Australian Government today released its response to the 37 recommendations and related issues raised in the Aviation Safety Regulation Review Report.

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Report backs-up Australia's advanced aviation regulatory system as one of the safest public transport systems in the world.

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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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  • 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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