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March 2010

2-4    TEMORA -- NATFLY 2010 at Temora. Come and join us at our new venue: Temora!  NATFLY looks set to be bigger than ever - so come and visit the event that brings us all together. Make sure you mark this weekend in your calendar. More information will appear in the magazine and the RA-Aus web site. However for accommodation, please contact Ann Pike at the Temora Tourist Information Office. Ann has details on motels, hotels, B&Bs, home-stays and much more! Email apike@temora.nsw.gov.au or telephone 02 6977 1511.

20    DIGGERS REST -- Houdini - Centenary of Australian Flight. Commemorating the centenary of the first officially recorded controlled powered flight by Harry Houdini at Diggers Rest, VIC on 18th March 1910. Celebration at Melton Airfield, VIC from 0900-1700. Flying Displays between 1100-1500. All are welcome to fly-in to this historic event - we would like to see a wide selection of RA-Aus planes joining us! Anyone wishing to enquire about flying in, or doing either flying or static displays should contact Glyn Butchard at gmbutchard@centenaryairshow.com or 0409 605 195 (Website to follow soon).

20-21    VICTORIA -- Hamilton Aero Club Inc. Victoria , 50th Anniversary Fly-in. In conjunction with The Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, The Hamilton Aero Club is celebrating its 50th year. To help celebrate this milestone The Museum based in Hamilton where Reg Ansett started his Aviation Enterprise will be open all weekend. Old clipper buses will be travelling between the airport and the museum. Join us Saturday night for dinner at the Club. Contact David Gough 0428 528 295, dfgough@bigpond.net.au or Barbara Waldron-Hunter 0408 394 965 bwaldronhunter@yahoo.com.au 

21-27    YARRAWONGA --  The Nav-Ex Squadron will be flying from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill, Wentworth, Murray Bridge , Nhill, Kerang and back to Yarrawonga. This fly-away is open to all types of aircraft, however if you want to join us you will need to get in early as we only have enough room for 45 aircrew. We also need a bus driver for our 22 seat bus. Contact Peter or Anne McLean on 03 5744 1466 or 0427 011 925

27-28    MAITLAND -- Fly-in. Maitland Aeroclub (SA) will be holding a fly-in on the weekend of 27 and 28 March 2010. Lunch available for early arrivals Saturday and "Special" Tea on Saturday night with great social atmosphere at Hangar. Accommodation available on request. As always, everyone will have a great time. Breakfast & lunch supplied on Sunday. Please contact President Peter Reppin 0428 890 055 or Richard Hasting 0418 859 049

April 2010

2-6    WONGAN HILLS -- ASRA Nationals. The Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Inc is hosting the 2010 Australian Sport Rotorcraft National Fly-in over Easter 2010 at Wongan Hills WA . The basic philosophy is KISS- Keeping It Simple & Safe. Wongan Hills is located 2hrs from Perth in the Wongan-Ballidu Shire. Country location so Aerodrome endorsements not required. Radio is encouraged. Two hours from Perth so people from OS/Eastern states can have easy access. On airfield camping if required, otherwise motels, hotel or farmstays. The airstrip is a 10 minute walk from town and the shire will have a bus operating to help shuttle people to nearby tourist activities for those that get gyro overload in the early days! Five days duration, 2 days Comps (usual stuff) 2 days Nav-ex's to interesting places, i day seminars/rest etc. Good Friday till following Tuesday for the National Fly in. Contacts Adrian Stoffels 0427 094 552 a/hrs after 7.00pm WST 08 9561 2979; Wongan Hills Visitor Centre 08 9671 1973; Caravan Park 08 9671 1009; Guest House 08 9671 1015; Hotel/Motel 08 9671 1022. The management team will be at the strip from 1st April Thursday morning for those that want to arrive early & help with setting things up.

18    TYABB -- Tyabb 2010 Air Show. At Mornington Peninsula Airport - Stuart Road - Tyabb. It promises to be fun, innovative exciting and very Australian. The theme for the Show will be "A CENTURY OF AUSTRALIAN AVIATION" and just so everybody can get into the mood, it will be held one month after the centenary of the first powered flight in Australia ! Planning is underway to present aircraft from the early days of flight, from the war period, and from the modern era. Aerial acts, ground theatre, re-enactments, stalls, amusements, historic cars & motorcycles, homebuilt aircraft and much more is planned. A number of local charities will benefit from this event. The 2010 Tyabb Air Show promises to be an outstanding family fun day. Melway's reference map 148, G 11. For further enquiries, contact our Airshow Director, Mr. Roy Travis, on 0414 802 875.

May 2010 

8-9    LOXTON -- Loxton Aero Club Hangar Dinner. The Loxton Aero Club is hosting a hangar dinner on Saturday night. Sumptuous 3 course meal by Bush Banquets with complemenatry pre-dinner drinks and canapés. breakfast available Sunday. Camp under the wing or enjoy Loxton's variety of accommodation from Hotel Motel, BB, House Boats on the Murray River . Transport available both days. Too good to be missed. All types of aircraft welcome. For more information or for dinner bookings contact Chris 0418 800 269, Rod 0428 846 904 www.loxtonaero.com

8-9    MORUYA -- Moruya Aero Club Open Weekend. Members and flying enthusiasts are invited to fly in and join us at Moruya Aero Club for our Open Weekend. Our program includes: RAF Balloon; Parachute Displays; Joy Flights; Antique Aircraft; Static Aircraft Display; Vintage Cars, motor bikes and machinery; BBQ Breakfasts, lunches and dinners; Bus service to Moruya town centre.Proudly supporting the Southcare Helicopter. Our Club facilities include a kitchen and it's just a short walk to the beachside primitive camping area. For further details contact: Prue Beckett, Moruya Aero Club on 0417 445 400. Info on Moruya region visit www.eurobodalla.com.au

15-16    BAROSSA -- Barossa Birdmen Fly-in. The Barossa Birdmen fly-in Sat and Sun at Truro Flats Airpark. Can be found in ERSA. Limited accommodation, dinner on the Saturday night, avgas and mogas available on request. Pilots should be aware of restrictions regarding overflying neighbouring properties particularly to the SW of the airfield. For further details contact Jeff Mackereth 0418 809 840 or email Roy royp@phillipsperformance.com.au

22    WATTS -- Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield Inc. All-in Fly-in. All pilots & aviation enthusiasts are invited to the Watts Bridge Airfield Open Day, celebrating the rich diversity of all forms of recreational aviation. Watts Bridge Airfield, situated in the Brisbane Valley is the home base for a wide range of aircraft including Vintage, Aerobatic and Recreational Aircraft as well as Gyroplanes, War Birds and a variety of Homebuilt Aircraft. The All-in Fly-in is an all day event with on-field catering & coffee available. Entry is free with no landing fees. For more information contact Richard Faint 0412 317 754 or better still visit the Watts Bridge Website at www.wattsbridhe.com.au If it flys - It's welcome at Watts Bridge ! 

23-29    YARRAWONGA -- Megafauna Flyaway. The Megafauna Flyers will be flying from Yarrawonga, to Condobolin, Nyngan, Cobar, Griffith, and back to Yarrawonga. This fly-away is open to all types of aircraft, however we only have enough room for 50 aircrew, so get in early. We are also looking for a bus driver as well to drive our 22 seat bus. Contact Peter or Anne McLean on 03 5744 1466 or 0427 011 925

June 2010 

6    GATTON -- Annual Gatton Airpark Breakfast Fly-in. Everyone welcome. Hot brekkie served from 0730, with proceeds going to Lions Club. Please join us, catch up with friends and check out progress at Australia 's most successful Airpark. $200 reward to the aircraft making the longest flight. Airfield details in ERSA. Phone Martin 0419 368 696 for more info.

16-17    DUIGAN -- Duigan Centenary of Flight Committee. Celebrating the centenary of the first aircraft built and flown in Australia on 16/7/1910. The Duigan Centenary of Flight Committee (Mia Mia, VIC) in association with the Kyneton Aero Club VIC, are organising the celebration at Mia Mia, the Duigan monument, Bourke & Wills Track. For further details Colin Smith (Committee member) on 03 5422 3455

July 2010 

17    YARRAWONGA -- Yarrawonga Flight Training John Duigan Centenary. From 9.00am to 4.00pm on July 17, come and celebrate 100 years since John Duigan built and flew Australia 's first home built aircraft. Static displays of aircraft from all eras. Aerobatic displays, RAAF Roulettes and RAAF Balloon. For more details contact Anne & Peter McLean 03 5744 1466 or Dianne & Gary McNamara 03 5744 1990

July and August 2010

July 26-Aug 1    ANZAC-OSHKOSH -- ANZAC Oshkosh Express 2010. For the first time in 12 years experience the rare opportunity of landing at Wittman Field, Oshkosh in our own chartered Boeing 747/400 full of fellow aviators and become a part of history at the biggest airshow in the world! An experience of a lifetime and not one to be missed. The Greatest Aviation event in the world - EAA AirVenture. From $3995pp ex Sydney (prices include taxes but are subject to change, please enquire for pricing from other Capital cities. Prices are twin share). Trip includes: Return airfares (from West Coast USA and subject to class and flight availability); 6 nights accommodation at University of Winsconsin, Oshkosh; Transfers; Coach to Chicago O'Hare Airport; Oshkosh Express Polo Shirt & hat. For more details and bookings please contact Avtours Australia . Karene 02 8004 1070 karene@avtours.com.au or Marya 1300 728 634 boboshkosh@yahoo.com. A deposit of $1500 per person is required to secure your booking. Limited space in business & premium economy class so book early! (Additional cost for Business & Premium Economy class seats)

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