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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  • Clear Prop - November 2016

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    ‘Clear Prop’

    It's always better to be down on the ground wishing you were up in the air than up in the air wishing you were down on the ground. 

    An update of Canberra Aero Club activities and other information

     

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  • Canberra Airport Open Day - 3rd April

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    The Canberra Airport Open Day is on again this year - Sunday 3 April 2016, 0930-1330.

    Your club will again supply a few aircraft for viewing by the general public and we are looking for some volunteers to help out on the day.

    If you can spare sometime during the day and can done your best aviation gear, then we would welcome you help.

    We generally have MUW open for the public to look through and will do the same again for other air club aircraft. So we need helper/pilots who can talk about the aircraft and the club.

    It is our aim to have 2 people to any aircraft thetas "open" - 1 to talk and the other to help with queues, other enquiries, etc.

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  • Taxiway Rejuvenation Works

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    CAG Have Advised that there will be some "rejuvenation" work being conducted at YSCB as follows;

    Stage 1- Taxiways - Bravo (north), Delta west, Hotel, Kilo and Juliet
    Stage 2 - Taxiways
    - Bravo south of TWY November into Pap4 Charlie (excluding TWY adjacent to RPT Apron) and Delta east

    During stages 1and 2 - RWY 12l30 which will be closed due to works in progress

    Stage 1- Tuesday 15th March 2016
    Stage 2 - Wednesday l6th March 201ó
    Stage 1
    - Tuesday l5th March 2016
    Stage 2
    - Wednesday l6th March 2016

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  • Club Drinks/BBQ - 3 March, 1800 - Gate 3

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    The club will be putting on a BBQ and drinks this Thursday to farewell our local instructor extraordinaire, Raveen, as he heads off to other pastures green.

    This will be held at our new "Club House" at Gate 3 - So please come along and meet our new members and farewell Raveen.

    Dan Holt will also be leaving us on a temp basis for a month or so, so a chance to farewell Dan as well.

     

    Thursday 3 March 16, 1800

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  • MUW Gets Xmas Pressie

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    MUW has been given an early xmas pressies and now sports a new cover.  Your Board has had this specifically made for MUW with a few extras to help protect the aircraft.

    The cover has two side openings and an extra set of straps for the sides which tie to the wheel struts.  Extra wide straps and larger velcro has been added to assist pilots and make the cover more appropriate for a club setting.

    Please be aware that the straps still need to be carefully adjusted to avoid the underbelly ariel - so same as the last cover.

    UPDATE - 1 Jan 16 :  Pilots should ensure that the cover is always put down with the fleece (inside) of the cover facing up.  This stops grass and other items from sticking to it and scratching the windows.  I note that after a week there was already grass FOD n the inside of the cover - so please be careful :)

     

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  • CAG Works on Taxiway Lighting

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    Please be advised that between 18-22 Jan 2016 CAG will be undertaking works on the cabling for taxiway lights at intersections of Runway 17/35 with Taxiway Foxtrot, Taxiway Delt4 Taxiway Golf, Taxiway Mike and Taxiway November.
    Contact CAG Operations or ATC for any further details.
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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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