2017 Visit to RAAF Base Pearce

UFC Club Members visited RAAF Pearce for the June 2017 Flying School Graduations. It was a great day out and an educational view behind the scenes of our local Air Base. The event included a graduation parade, aerobatic and formation displays from the PC-9s and Hawks. A big thanks to the RAAF for allowing us to visit.

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Valley View Air Display and Fly in 2017

When: Saturday 8th of April 2017
Where: Valley View airfield -28.698514, 114.911466 (map link)
Why: Because it’s an awesome day out, a great place to fly into and a they put on a great show. Support one of WAs two remaining air displays before they are all are gone and we have to fly to the eastern states to attend an aviation event.
Website: http://www.valleyviewvintage.com.au/Pilots.html
Contact: Geoffrey McDougall 0400 760 778 (Air Show Coordinator) on kelmac@macsland.net

Cancelled – Langley Park Fly in Saturday October 15 2016

event has been cancelled due to poor ground condition from a previous event.

For more info see http://www.aviationwa.org.au/2016/10/08/langley-park-fly-in-15-october-2016/

Photos from the UFC Jandakot Tower Visit

Airservices Australia were kind enough to give us a tour of the Jandakot Tower recently. The tour included a detailed Q&A session prior to the tower tour and a number of members were on hand to ask questions and learn about Jandakot Operations.

UFC would like to thank AirServices for providing this informative visit for our members.

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Flying Event October 29th Bindoon Airfield

Flying Event:

29 October 2016

The Superlight Aircraft Club of WA (Inc) invites pilots of all aircraft types to fly-in to Bindoon Airfield on Saturday 29 October 2016 to help our club celebrate our success at purchasing our airfield. On display will be club member aircraft including VH, RAAus, GFA and ASRA registered aircraft.
We will also have a large display of vintage, veteran and classic automobiles from various Perth car clubs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the day. Pilots are welcome to fly in on Saturday and stay overnight. Just bring your swag and some stories to tell.
To assist with catering please RSVP no later than 14 October 2016 to club secretary Robin Greeney by email or phone. robin@greeney.net (08) 9279 2984

New Discount Block Hours available

For a short time we are offering discounted block aircraft hire rates. The block hours effectively give you 10 hours for the price of 9. The offer is aimed at assisting new students and regular members to access the best aircraft hire rates available.

The block hours are available in blocks of 10 hours for $1665 (effectively $166.50/hr)

Terms and conditions apply for full details please see our rates page.

2016 UFC AGM

Annual General Meeting of the University Flying Club

Notice is hereby given that the above AGM will be held at Permeance Technologies – Level 15, Carillon City Office Tower, 207 Murray Street Mall, Perth CBD, 6000

7.00pm on Monday 20th June 2016

Call 0410 556 387 on Arrival or wait downstairs at 7PM to be collected. The lifts lock at around 6PM. The lifts are located just inside and to the right of the Carillon City Mall entrance (head into the mall from the Myer / Murray St end and turn right after the jewellers to find the lifts).


  1. Apologies for non-attendance
  2. Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
  3. President’s report
  4. Special Resolution – Update of UFC Constitution (details below)
  5. Secretary’s report
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Maintenance Officers Report
  8. Election of Office-bearers
  9. Election of Committee Members
  10. Correspondence and business arising from it
  11. General Business
  12. Closure
Membership Renewals

Wyalkatchem 2016 a great success – Event Photos

After the last event slot was cancelled due to poor weather on the 19th of March; the weather on the 23rd of April, couldn’t have been better for the planned 2016 Wylie Fly in – blue skies all round. I was flying a Cherokee 140 on the day. Another UFC member was up and at it early in the morning and was already at Wyalkatchem by the time we got airborne from Serpentine.

I’d built an adsb-pi (Raspberry Pi ADSB receiver – costs about $50 and hooks up to Avplan or Ozrunways using wifi. The same setup works with both apps) the night before so we decided to try it out with Avplan. It worked really well with incredible range and promptly picked up all of the heavies heading in and out of Perth along with quite a surprising number of aircraft on the way out to YWKM. We noticed the skydiving aircraft at Brooklands drop zone were ADSB equipped so we could keep tabs on where they were. I definitely recommend these little gadgets as an aid to situational awareness..

En route to YWKM we maintained 3500 initially to remain clear of the class C overhang between YSEN and MUE. The immaculately maintained little Cherokee 140 hummed along and it was a nice smooth flight out to the field. With the recent rain, all the fields were full of colour and we had a great view. We arrived at Wyalkatchem and joined midfield crosswind for 03 a number of aircraft were already in the circuit and we could hear more approaching. We landed around 10am and we were quickly met by the “follow me” quad bike and waved into parking on the gravel taxiway between 03 and the terminal. We were surprised how many aircraft were already on the ground.

We packed up the aircraft and went to meet some of the people and thank the organisers who were doing a great job making sure the arriving aircraft found the parking areas. A short time later we were greeted by the arrival of a Grob 109b with a 19m wingspan – a very impressive aircraft that most people don’t get to see very often. The aircraft on show included about 25 Vans of various makes RV-6/7/8/9/10, A “Fly Baby” open cockpit aircraft, a number of really nice Bonanzas, a Glassair GIII that had flown from SA that morning, a number of FlightDesign CTSWs and CTLSs, various Cessnas and Pipers, a few different Foxbats, a CT4A, a very interesting Mercedes Powered FK-Lightplanes FK9 ELA and UFCs CSA PiperSport looking nice and shiny. The total count was almost 60 aircraft.

The local Wyalkatchem council and community put on a generous breakfast, refreshments throughout the morning and a BBQ lunch. They also shuttled visitors into and back from the town all day to visit the CBH Museum. They did a fantastic job and put on a great feed for everyone. I’d like to give a huge thanks to the Shire of Wyalkatchem and the Wyalkatchem community for organising the event. It’s great to see local councils supporting GA. I’ve had nothing but good feedback from people. The shire are hoping to make it a regular event.

You can view some of the event photos here https://flic.kr/s/aHskvvXPz1

Scott Palmer – Club President

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Event Rescheduled 23rd April: Wyalkatchem 2016

Notice: The 2016 event has been rescheduled to the 23rd of April 2016. Please see the info page for full details http://uniflying.org.au/wyalkatchem-fly-in-2016/

Wyalkatchem Fly In 2016

Wyalkatchem Fly-in 2016


  • The event is now on 23rd April 2016
  • New parking maps have been added
  • Weather is looking good for the event


Pilots, aviation enthusiasts, and friends are invited to take part in the Wyalkatchem Fly-In 2016 on Saturday, April 23rd. 

Wyalkatchem previously hosted a fly-in and sausage sizzle in 2013 to celebrate the new runway openings, it was a great day out and gave the local community the opportunity to find out about aviation from local and visiting pilots.

There is no formal flying program on the day; However, there will be a number of free activities on offer once you arrive:

  • Free Breakfast for early arrivals (before 10am)
  • Free Sausage Sizzle for Lunch (11:30am to 1pm)
  • Free Entry to Wylies Swimming Pool
  • Free Bus Transfers into Wyalkatchem town
  • Free guided tour of the Wylie CBH Museum
  • No landing fees

The sealed, lighted, cross strips are the result of the commitment and a massive input of voluntary work from the local community, the airport plays a crucial role in the Region with Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft using the airfield and transfer station for day & night mercy flights, (often, several times in a week) and several flying schools also use the field  for Nav exercises.

RSVP: If you plan to be attending please register your interest to assist with catering and preparation to president@uniflying.org.au and provide the following information:

  • Pilots Name:
  • Aircraft Rego:
  • Persons on board (number):
  • Breakfast: (yes/no)
  • Lunch: (yes/no)
  • Bus Transfer: (yes/no)
  • Museum Tour: (yes/no)
  • Overnighting: (yes/no)

Note: Pilots who had already registered for the previous date only need to advise if they will be attending and any changes to their previous POB or other items.


Closest Avgas is Northam or Cunderdin

Information Flyer and Invite:

Contacts for further information:

  • Trevor Webb
    • Manager of Works
    • Wyalkatchem Shire Council
    •  Ph: 08.96811166
    • Mobile: 0427 431 075
    • Email: works@wyalkatchem.wa.gov.au


  • Scott Palmer
    • Club President
    • University Flying Club
    • M: 0410556387
    • E: president@uniflying.org.au

Wyalkatchem Fly-in 2013

VH-EZT and VH-UXL parked on one of the taxiways at the 2013 Fly-in.