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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  • AOPA Safety Seminar - 7th Feb

    Posted by John Blumenthal
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    Just a reminder that AOPA has invited all members and aviators to a seminar this Sat (7th Feb).  Quite a variety of speakers from AvPlan to CASA, so should be worth attending.

    See flyer for details on registering.

    safetyseminar_2014_web.pdf

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  • Les and Marg's Excellent Adventure

    Posted by Rob Terzi
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    Our intrepid friends Les and Marg completed a fly-away, over the xmas period, to "the desert and the sea". Like most fly-aways, it was a compromise. Marg wanted to visit coastal townships and Les was keen on outback sights. Their Cherokee 180 eventually took them to places like Rawnlsley Park (near Wilpena Pound), Lake Acraman, Ceduna and Streaky Bay - Satisfying both their ambitions.

    Attached is an article (for pilots and non-pilots alike) written by Les Sullivan about their trip, to perhaps inspire your next trip - or just to make us all jealous! Click on the following link: .a-flight-to-the-desert-and-the-sea_opt6.pdf

    Lake Acraman

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  • More Formation stuff

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    Although we are not the Roulettes, or even the Poulettes, our formation team is having a bit of fun as a group of 4, and Phil Allen and his daughter, Micah, have captured a fair bit of it from their position at the back of the diamond.

    Photos courtesy of Phill Allen:

    “I've just posted the latest of Micah's photos on our photo server at http://www.allen.net.au/photo.  Just click on the Formation Flying album.  The folders are labelled with the date of our flights, so today's is 20131214.”

    Our last outing was to Polo flat, for a very pleasant BBQ with the folks down there.

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  • Xmas BBQ Invitation from Canberra/Goulburn Aviation

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    Hi fellow flyers,

    It is that time of year again where we get to celebrate the joy of the silly season by having our annual Christmas BBQ.  It is a great opportunity to tell tales of your flying experience (such as number of landings verses number of take-offs, how many times you made your instructor cry, etc),  and meet some of the others who are also beating the air into submission through sheer determination. 

    Christmas BBQ – it is at this event that we make a burnt offering to the god of weather.  Clearly last year’s offering of sausages wasn’t enough given this year’s weather, so I may need to sacrifice a student...

    When:  21st December

    Where: Goulburn Airport

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  • Photos of the Anniversary dinner

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    Check out the members forum for photos of the Anniversary dinner (CLICK ON MEMBERS THEN FORUM IN THE MENU ABOVE) . Great time was had by all. Spot landing competition with paper planes got us all in the mood. Venue and food was absolutely perfect. Congratulations to the organising team! 

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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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  • 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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