Open Day – Sunday 28 March

BATHURST Aero Club’s open day attracted visitors from all over the region as those with an interest in aviation took the opportunity to learn more about flying. The Club was excited to share the aviation community with the broader community to create awareness of the industry.

The club’s hangar was a hive of activity as visitors had the chance to look at a number of planes, go for a trial instruction flight or try out a flight simulator.

Club Vice-President Ian Johnson was responsible for organising the day, and the club was delighted with the turnout of a few hundred people throughout the day.

During the day, guests also took the opportunity to try the club’s flight simulator, which was popular.

Perfect weather and a great crowd with lots of children! Some teens and adults showing enthusiasm toward learning to fly. Well done BAC and particularly Ian Johnson for Championing this highly successful event. Special thanks to the Bathurst Soaring Club for their glider exhibition and to all the aircraft owners who displayed their aircraft on the day. Big thank you to all the club members who volunteered their time on the day and Greg and Sandy for great lunch! Hopefully, we can have another open day sometime in the future!

David Druitt, President

2021 New Members Night

Saturday night 28th March 2021 at Bathurst Aero Club’s was the latest new members night. A great time was had by all, and attendees enjoyed a thoroughly interesting short speech given by John Downey about his current deployment at RAAF Tindall in the N.T. flying FA-18 Hornets.

Many thanks to Tony Howard for the photography

Youth Day – 17 April 2021

Teenagers aged 14 – 17 are invited to register for the Bathurst Aero Club Youth Day.

Activities on the day will include:
•Hands on discovery flight in a light aircraft
•Hands on (ground based) STEM activities
•The opportunity to meet pilots and learn about aviation

Places are strictly limited & will be allocated as registrations are received.
When: 9am – 3pm Saturday 17 April 2021Where: Bathurst Aero Club, PJ Moodie Drive, Raglan, NSW, 2795

Cost: $250.00 (includes flight, ground activities and lunch)

To register please contact
Michelle O’Hare
0414 490 210

COVID-19 Update (March 2020)

Advice to all Members and Visitors

In view of the current crisis taking hold across Australia, the Board held an extraordinary meeting this morning (in the carpark!) and decided to take the following steps –

1. All Club events are postponed until further notice (including the Flyaway proposed for the end of April).

2. The Clubhouse will not be rented out and no meetings will be held on the premises until further notice.

3. The Clubhouse will be closed to the general public. (It will remain open to members for business such as paying accounts etc.)

4. Anyone entering the Clubhouse will be required to observe the proper social distancing and hygiene standards. Hand sanitizers will be provided at several places in the Clubhouse – please use them.

5. Future Board Meetings will be held on online when suitable software is available.

6. The hire of VH-BAC will cease immediately. This last decision was made due to the practical difficulties in disinfecting an aircraft after it has been pre-flighted and occupied plus the potential for sanitizing fluids to damage switchgear and electronic equipment.

These decisions will be reviewed on the 30th April or as circumstances dictate.

Quality control assurance will continue on the Aero Refuellers installation. Members conducting these checks will be required to provide their own gloves to be properly disposed of or sanitized.

The “Warble” will also continue to keep members informed and try to bring a little light relief.

Probably only those who lived through the 1940’s can remember other times that seem so threatening; but if we keep our heads, we will get through them.

History of the Bathurst Aero Club 1938-2018

The 80th Birthday of the Bathurst Aero Club prompted Jerry Trevor-Jones to break open the club scrapbooks and compile the history of the club into a book which is now available for purchase.

As with his previous books, Jerry has donated the production costs of the book, so all proceeds of sales will go towards another Flying Scholarship.

Full Colour editions are $85 and B&W are $35

Email the club or contact Jerry Trevor-Jones directly to secure your copy.