1 September 2018

AusFly is coming up fast – 7 weeks away. 18th – 21st October kicking off with the arrival BBQ on the Thursday evening hosted by SAAA.We hope to see as many of you at AusFly as possible.

This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow Members from around the country. Many of you will have lengthy flights, especially those coming from WA and NT.  There are groups already getting organised to fly in company – it all adds to the experience. If you haven’t thought of flying in a group – give it some thought and get together with some fellow Members and make it happen! It’s fun!

The events don’t happen all by themselves, so we are looking for Members to put their hands up to help out in some way – a few hours here and there goes a long way, and will be greatly appreciated!And please let us know if you would like to participate in the flying and static displays.

See more below, and if you can contribute in any way – please contact Tony White at

Airside Support and Flying / Static Displays


Airside Support

There will be a lot of aircraft and event attendees to look after. So any assistance – just a few hours, or perhaps more, will be most welcome.We will need help with:

  • Aircraft marshalling
  • Managing the seminars
  • Looking after the SAAA booth
  • And no doubt many other tasks

Please let us know how you can contribute – thanks in anticipation!


Static Aircraft Display

Let’s show case the phenomenal variety and quality of our wonderful aircraft – if you have an aircraft that you would like to display and be on hand from time to time to talk to people about your aircraft, please let us know. We have standard fact sheet templates ready to go.

And wouldn’t it be great to replicate what was displayed at the recent Oshkosh event in the USA – a line up of the RV lineage – check out this Youtube video kindly supplied by Norm Edmunds. Let’s see if we can manage at least one of each type all the way up to the RV14 – we have some wonderful examples in our fleet. Gary Weeks is also working with Lobo Oz members to put together a line up of the Lancair types – would anyone like to put their hand up to do same for the RVs.  Please let us know, and let’s make it happen!

Flying Display

Year on year, our Members give us the message – “We want to see more of our aircraft flying”. So we don’t need a full-on aerobatic display – just a fly past or some gentle manoeuvres would be great, or slow speed handling displays such as flown a few times in prior years by Brian Ham.

And if we have enough interest in presenting the RV, Lancair and perhaps other lineages – imagine if we can set up a line astern fly past of each of the types.

Let us know if you would like to participate in the flying activities soonest – as there is limited time remaining to submit the requisite display permit applications. And remember, we will need some brief details of your flight experience, aircraft type and what you might have in mind for a display.

The event is all about sport aviation, so please take this opportunity to contribute to show casing what our wonderful aircraft can do!


We have almost 30 seminars & workshops coming together (refer the AusFly website) – but we will have to finalise in the next week or so. If you would like talk about something you feel would be of interest – please let us know soonest!