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.

UFC and CFC Reciprocal Membership starts July 2014

After some negotiation, University Flying Club (UFC) has entered into an affiliation agreement with the Curtin Flying Club (CFC). This is seen as a reciprocal arrangement giving members of each club access to each other’s aircraft to the benefit of all. For members of both clubs, there will be no change to the fee structure initially. However, club membership fees will be aligned in due course so as not to disadvantage one club over the other. Aircraft usage costs will be as determined for each aircraft by their respective clubs. Each club will maintain their own committees and operate independently of one another.

For aircraft usage, each club will maintain the existing application, induction and checking procedures. How to go about these, contacts and aircraft location are detailed below.

About the Curtin Flying Club (CFC)

Curtin Flying Club commenced operations in 1975 with a leased C150 and the view of offering affordable flying to its members. It currently owns two C172SP aircraft: CYQ and KXW (G1000 equipped). Both aircraft are housed and managed through RACWA. Further information on the club can be obtained from the web site www.curtinflyingclub.com.au or from the President (Malcolm Roberts 0407242283; email yodel_bear@yahoo.co.uk) Vice-President (Peter Mitchell 0418924931) or Secretary (Peter Taylor 0417097813; email seccfc@curtinflyingclub.com.au). Access to the aircraft generally involves an introduction to club procedures at YPJT including the booking system and, depending on experience, a trial flight usually with a committee member. These are not mandatory and are based on merit. For those who wish to fly the G1000 equipped aircraft, a two hour introductory course on its operation is required (free of charge to club members) for those who are not familiar plus a short trial flight. Headsets can be hired from RACWA and the club has its own lifejackets for hire if needed.

 

About the University Flying Club (UFC)

University Flying Club was established in 1964, as a non-profit organisation with the aim of providing more affordable flying to members and the University Community. Over the years UFC has operated 20 aircraft, including various C150s, C172/RGs, Victa Airtourer 100s, PA38 Tommahawks and the Grumman AA5B.

The club currently owns a 2011 PiperSport VH-EZT. The aircraft is a 2-seater with modern 3-panel glass avionics. The aircraft is based at Jandakot Flight Centre (JFC). Hire approval involves a club induction at Jandakot and completion of check-ride with one of clubs nominated instructors. Headsets / lifejackets are provided free of charge and after-hours access is always available

More information can be found on the club website (http://uniflying.org.au/) or by contacting the President (Scott Palmer 0410556387). Note: There is no requirement to be affiliated with a University to join UFC.