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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  • NVFR Information Night - Special Guest

    Posted by Daniel Holt
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    Dear Club Colleagues
     
    The Information Nights for April and May are: 

    Wednesday 29 April 6pm – Majura Theatre Lancaster Place Canberra Airport

     

    Night VFR Ratings and Design Feature Endorsements - How To Get Them

     

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  • Monthly Drinks & New Survey

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    See you all this Thursday 2nd April from 6pm at Civic Pub on Lonsdale Street in Braddon for monthly Thursday night drinks. T-Bone steak dinners are on special for $15. 

    In preparation for our Annual Fly-Away (destination still to be determined) we'd like to get as many members along as possible. To this end, can those that are planning to join us please indicate their availability in the below survey. 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10CXmu88G6LPFFFU_pJk2qU8xEr5nRTx75ffZQQjVqc4/viewform

     

    Thanks and enjoy your Easter break. 

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  • Wednesday night Dinner

    Posted by Daniel Holt
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    Every year the Canberra Aero Club organises four dinner. Reasonably formal, no set agenda, always at a different place. Its a fantastic time for us all to get together and have a meal in a quit place just for club members. We usually get a really good turn out and I cant see why this Wednesday would be any exception. Guests, Partners, potential new members are more than welcome. I'm sure the President John will say a few words about what's been going on and what are plans are for the year. We are planning on having guest speakers from time to time as well. 

    A reminder that the Canberra Aero Club will be holding its first club dinner for the year next Wednesday, 25 March 2015, at the Austrian Club, 5 Mountevans Street, Mawson, ACT. http://goo.gl/uVqyVb

    Arrive at 6pm for dinner at 6.30pm. All members, their partners and guests are warmly invited to attend.

    RSVP by 23 March please by phone/e-mail/text to Stuart Woodley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0435831672.

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  • ALL RRJ Pilots

    Posted by Daniel Holt
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    Hi All, Friendly request:

     

    The cover has just had the Velcro strip repaired around the door section. Its a poor design with fluffy white backing fabric which gets clogged up in the hook side of the Velcro. From now on can we all make an effort please when handling and folding the cover to try and keep the Velcro clear from touching the white backing.

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  • Ian Gillespie RIP

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    It is with much sadness that I announce the passing of Ian Gillespie, past President, Club Captain and long serving Treasure of the Canberra Aero Club.  Ian a friend of many passed away this afternoon. The Club’s sincere condolences go out to Marj and Ian’s family.  Ian, I hope you always travel through blue skies.

     

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  • Hello

    Posted by Clinton McKenzie
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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

    Posted by Les Sullivan
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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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