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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/

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
 

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

Updates:

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

Overview:

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.

Fuel

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

and

  • 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.

EZT landing at YSEN Serpentine Airfield 2015 Fly In

2015 Serpentine Fly in and Bunbury Fly-away Photos

A collection of photos from the 2015 Sport Aircraft Builders Club Serpentine Airfield (YSEN) Fly-in on the 27th of September and preceding fly-away to Bunbury Airport (YBUN) with lunch courtesy of Bunbury Flying School. Photos provided by Scott Palmer of UFC with Airborne photos of EZT courtesy of David Eyre and Keith Anderson of AviationWA. Check out AviationWA’s excellent coverage of the event http://www.aviationwa.org.au/sabc-annual-fly-in-serpentine-airfield-27-sept-2015/. Thanks for the photos guys!

Kalbarri Fly-in 2015

Bunbury Aero Club are organising a fly-in to Kalbarri in late October.

Most aircraft will be departing Friday 30st October and returning 1st November for a weekend of fun, relaxation or whatever you may choose. BAC have club aircraft available for hire and bookings for rooms at Pelican Shores Villas. Call or email to register your interest and to book accommodation. There is usually a dinner on the Friday night (and sometimes pilots also meet on Saturday too but it’s not scheduled as some people like to do their own thing on the second night).

For more info contact 08 9725 4377 or admin@bunburyaeroclub.com.au

 

Outback Air Race 2015 kicks off

UFC wishes all the participants of this year’s Air Race a safe trip around Australia. The race raises funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. As of the time of writing (20/8) collectively the teams have raised 331,388 an incredible amount of money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

“collectively the teams have raised 331,388”

This year UFC Member Ed Jones has entered a team in the race and we will be eagerly tracking their progress across the country over the coming weeks. Ed’s team has raised over $12,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service to date, a terrific achievement. If you’d like to help support them reach their goal of $15k you can do so here https://oar2015.everydayhero.com/au/robin-safari

You can follow the Ed’s team progress on Facebook and on their website:

You can also follow their flight status and that of all the teams on AvPlan EFB’s live traffic page here (it’s also embedded below):

For more info about other teams and race news see the OAR Website here:

Live Traffic Feed

Serpentine Annual Fly-in 2015

The SABC Annual Fly-in will be held on Sunday September 27th at Serpentine Airfield (YSEN in the ERSA)
As always it promises to be a great day out, well worth attending.

When: September 27th

Where: Serpentine Airfield (YSEN). 10 minutes south of Jandakot, WA.

Cost: Free

Further detailsSABC YSEN Serpentine Fly-In Poster 2015