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South Coast Fly-Away

South Coast Fly-Away

South Coast Weekend

Shoalhaven Region – September 28 and 29, 2019

AOPA Australia members, family and friends are invited to the September AOPA Flying Event for 2019 – a weekend in the Jervis Bay area to be held on the weekend of September 28 and 29, 2019.   For those that cannot stay overnight, an option could be to come for just the Saturday and Sunday activities.

The airfield to use, for those flying in, is the Jaspers Brush Airfield, home to the South Coast Recreational Flying Club.  The AOPA Australia bus will collect participants here and transport them to the Silos Restaurant, Silos Estate Winery for wine tasting and lunch.  After lunch it is then on to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

An overnight stay has been arranged at a Huskisson motel, along with a BBQ that evening.  The next morning around 10:00 a whale watching cruise has been organised.  September and October are considered the best months for whale watching in the Jervis Bay area, since during the Southern migration, mothers and their new born calves often come for rest within the Bay

More information on Silos Estate and the Fleet Air Arm Museum can be found at

https://silosestate.com

http://www.navy.gov.au/history/museums/fleet-air-arm-museum

Pilot and passengers will enjoy the flight to Jaspers Brush, which can track down the scenic NSW south coast.  A return flight can comfortably be done in a day in Piper Warrior or Cessna 172 type aircraft from Sydney as Bankstown to Jaspers Brush is 56 nautical miles direct.  There grass airstrip which has a minimum length of 800 meters.

In the event that weather may prevent operations into Jaspers Brush airstrip, the AOPA Australia bus will be available to transport participants from Sydney.

Details on accommodation, meals, bus transportation and the whale watch cruise will be provided early September to interested participants – but budget around $350 per person, excluding drinks to cover these items.

The aim of AOPA Australia Flying Events is to provide members enjoyable GA experiences at wonderful Australian destinations.  The flying events calendar can be found at

https://aopa.com.au/events/member-fly-aways


AOPA Austraia | Fly-Away Booking Form - South Coast

  • Participants Information

  • Aircraft Information

  • ie. Bankstown Airport (YSBK)
  • Please use the pull-down menu to indicate how many passengers will be attending with you for this event.
  • From time to time AOPA Australia receives requests from pilots and non-pilots to participate at events. If you have a spare seat in your aircraft and are happy to permit a passenger to join you for your flight, please use the pull-down menu to indicate how many seats you have available.
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    AOPA Australia invites fly-away participants to make a small donation towards our events and activities fund. Donations help our association develop and grow our member activities and events.
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Would you or your local Aero Club or Flying Group like to participate in our annual calendar of Fly-Aways and Air-Safaris?

Each year the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia organizes an exciting calendar of member fly-aways and air-safari’s to some of Australia most iconic and spectacular locations.  Aero Clubs and Flying Groups are all welcome to take part!  To join your club or group, please contact:

Mr Chris Muller
Flying Events Coordinator – AOPA Australia

Mobile:  0412 129 162
Email: chris.muller@aopa.com.au

Mr George Higgins
Flying Events Coordinator – AOPA Australia

Mobile:  0422 157 991
Email: george.higgins@aopa.com.au

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