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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  • Great turnout last night

    Posted by Daniel Holt
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    Hi All
     
    The information night session went very well with 12 people including Clint and myself turning up. We also completed the 50 hourly oil and filter change on RRJ with some members hanging around till 2045 to help.
     
    In my opinion, it was such a stellar job by Clint with very comprehensive explanations on literally everything under the engine cowling as well as responding to questions fielded by a number of inquisitive attendees. 
     
    Clint ' s v35 bonanza was the demo aircraft for the night but the attendees had a chance to get their hands dirty on RRJ too.
     
    I've managed to snap a couple of shots from the back while Clint was busy presenting. Please see the attached.
     
    Thanks Clint for your help on the oil change as well as the session.
     
    Kind Regards,

    Rae Kyaw-Kyaw
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  • LOTS Happening - Feb and March

    Posted by Daniel Holt
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    Hi all,

    We've got lots going on over the next few weeks. 

    In chronological order - 

    • INFORMATION NIGHT - Wednesday 25th Feb, 6pm @ Gate 3
      • Understanding what's under the cowls - engine bay familiarisation. Clinton McKenzie will provide an overview of the major components of the engine and other systems hiding under the cowls of typical GA aircraft. Meet at Gate 3 at 6pm. We'll end up in the GA hangar in the middle of the three immediately adjacent to Nomad Drive.
    • CLEAN the PLANES DAY – Saturday 28th Feb, 8am.
      • You’re invited to come and help wash and/or polish the clubs planes ready for presentation on the BBQ day. Meet at gate 3 from 8am (before it gets too hot). Rae is going to bring Tea and Coffee and Raisin toast for all that show up to help.
    • FREE BBQ - Sunday 1st March, from noon @ Gate 3
      • The Canberra Aero Club would like to invite you, your family and friends to Gate 3 Canberra Airport for a free Sunday lunchtime BBQ. Come anytime from noon. BYO Drinks. We're going to have all the aircraft out and ready for action. Show your friends around, or take them for a quick flight. Maybe go for a flight in one of the planes you haven't flown in before (fees apply). Or just join us for a catch-up and a sausage (that’s free).
      • We're going to have a VH Registered Brumby 610 (I believe) coming down from Cowra for the day. This is an opportunity for members to have a look at and possibly take for a few circuits a Light Sports Aircraft we don’t usually have access to at the Canberra Aero Club. (fees apply)
      • We’re going to have Canberra Aero Club merchandise on display and for sale as well on the day. Bring some money to buy yourself a “remove before flight” stubby holder or somethingJ.
    • MONTHLY DRINKS - Thursday 5th March, 6pm change of venue to CIVIC PUB
      • We had a great turn out at last months drinks, let’s keep it happening. This time we are going to try a new venue, somewhere a bit quieter. I've got a table booked at the Civic Pub on Lonsdale Street Braddon. Meet from 6pm, they have $15 T-Bone steaks on a Thursday night. 
    • INFORMATION NIGHT – Wednesday 18th March, 6pm TBD
      • Possibly a tour of the Network Operation Centre @ AirServices. Information still to come but put it in your calendars.
    • QUARTERLY DINNER - 25th March @ Austrian Club in Mawson
      • The Canberra Aero Club will be holding its first club dinner for the year at the Austrian Club, 5 Mountevans Street, Mawson, ACT, on Wednesday 25 March 2015, 6 for 6.30pm. Aero Club members, their partners and guests (especially potential new members!) 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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  • Event: 25/02/2015 - Understanding What's Under the Cowls - Engine Bay Familiarisation

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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.

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  • Survey Results

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    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

     

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  • Another Hire Rate Change - DWW

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    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.

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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 !

    Posted by Rob Terzi
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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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