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

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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

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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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