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  • 24 Feb 2014 12:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Today the ATSB have released their preliminary report into the in-flight break-up of DH82A Tiger Moth, VH-TSG near Stradbroke Island in December 2013.

    As a result of this investigation, all registered Tiger Moth owners should have or will be receiving the following letter from CASA: CASA Letter Tiger Moth Owners.pdf requesting information about the fuselage lateral tie rods fitted to their aircraft. 

  • 19 Feb 2014 09:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    As advertised earlier in the year, a number of social fly-ins are being organised by members. Steve Harder and the Benalla Aviation Museum have invited us to join them for a low-key fly-in and BBQ and will be opening up their museum to us. The weather forecast for Sunday is for a fine sunny day with temperatures around 30 degrees, so there's no weather excuses for not coming along.

    As per the airfield diagram below and the current ERSA details, Benalla is a hub for glider flying and given the weather forecast, this Sunday will be no different. The key things to remember for Benalla are the contra circuits and circuit directions for powered aircraft (as shown below). 

    The gliding club are aware of our fly-in and will be as accommodating as possible to our needs. We have been advised their peak time of activity for launching will be between 11:00 and 14:00 and recommend you arrive before 11:00 and depart after 14:00 to miss their busiest time.

    Refer to the latest ERSA entry for YBLA and note the local procedures contained within.


    Fly safe and hope to see you there on Sunday.
  • 17 Jan 2014 14:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Don't forget the Picnic @ Penfield is on this Sunday and the weather looks like it'll be a great flying day - partly cloudy, southerly breeze and mid 20's. 

    Don't forget to bring your picnic lunch with your, alternatively there will be a BBQ for those that are keen on a snag in bread.

    If you're flying in, there's 1300m of grass on the north-south strip and 760m of grass on the NW/SE strip. All circuits at Penfield are to the west and the 2500' Class C step is just above you. Full details can be found on the Penfield Airport website:http://www.penfield.com.au/airport/ 

    NOTE: The CTAF frequency for Penfield and surrounding fields changed recently to 121.6.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

  • 18 Nov 2013 13:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Have you visited the Photo Gallery page? All members are able to upload photos to the gallery, so be sure to put some pictures of yourself, your aircraft or our events in there for everyone to see.
  • 18 Nov 2013 13:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The QLD Toy Run was held on Sunday the 10th of November at Caboolture in conjunction with a Wings & Wheels day. The weather for this event was perfect and there was a great turnout a the airfield and many gifts donated to charity.

    The NSW Toy Run this past weekend was unfortunately impacted by bad weather although many still turned out to support the event.

    The remaining VIC and SA Toy Runs are being held this coming weekend and we're hoping for big turnouts at both events. Fingers crossed for good weather, even if you can fly in, hopefully it's not to far to drive and still participate.

    Details for the VIC and SA events are on the "Events" page.

  • 15 Oct 2013 08:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Association has recently changed our website to provide a fresh new look, easier administration and most of all, a range of new services for members. These include a member "self service" section you can update and maintain your own details, renew your membership, get in contact with other members through the Member Directory and chat with other members via the new discussion forums. Karen will be in contact with each member in the coming weeks to provide you details about how to log in to the new site, we hope you will enjoy the change and make the most of the new services available. We also welcome your feedback and input into how we can continually improve it.

    There have also been some changes to the Committee following the recent AGM held in Cowra in September. We farewell former President Matt Grigg, long term Committee member Lorrelle Orrman-Watson and former Treasurer Chris Ashdowne who served the Association in that role for 18 years and is due for a well earned rest!

    The Executive Committee positions were decided during last night's Committee Meeting and I'm humbled to have been elected to the position of President of what must be the most welcoming and harmonious aviation association in Australia.

    We also welcome Mike Dalton into the position of Vice President and Helen Craven into the position of Treasurer. Kelly Strange continues in the role of Secretary which she has been performing diligently and very effectively for the past 2 years. We also welcome Darren Craven and Rod Luke to the General Committee and look forward to their contribution, skills and experience during the next 12 months.

    There's plenty happening during the next 12 months with the many Antiquers events scheduled this year and next, the highlight being our National Fly-in at Temora in March celebrating 40 years of the Association. The Antiquers will also be well represented at the many airshows coming up including Temora, Point Cook and Tyabb.

    Feel free to contact myself or any member of the committee with feedback, stories for Rag & Tube or just for a general chat.

    Fly safe.


    Matt Henderson
    Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia
  • 16 May 2013 15:30 | Anonymous
    Welcome to the new AAAA website.  This change is a reflection of the continuing evolution of websites and online management systems. 

    Some of the major changes introduced with this new site include:
    • Online Membership Administration - each member will be provided with an individual account where you can login to the AAAA site and manage your own details and membership renewals. We've also added new membership options including the ability to have longer membership periods, from the current option of 12 months, up to 5 years.
    • Member Only Content - when you login to the site you will have access to content which is only available to members. This includes a Discussion Forum which will continue to be developed and serve as a place for members to collaborate in a secure environment. There is also a Member Directory where limited information is available on members of the association to help us find each other.
    • Events - all AAAA events will now be promoted on this site and where possible, we'd like members to register their attendance. We'll also be adding items such as Dinner Tickets & Bus Tickets to each event so you'll be able to purchase these online as part of your registration for the event. This will greatly help the association in accurately and efficiently organising these aspects for events and not over or under cater.
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