Wings Celebration Dinner 2017

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25th
COMMENCING AT 6.30 pm

Venue: RAC Hangar; 1 Wirraway Drive; Kippa-Ring

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Includes: Pre-Dinner Drinks, Nibbles, Dinner & Drinks.

Entertainment: Live DJ

Cost: $50pp; Prepaid Tickets are essential, Cash or Card accepted

R.S.V.P. to Office by Monday 20th November
Call 32031777 to purchase tickets

RV Try and fly day

Airchat#13 May 2017

ANZAC DAY 2017

ANZAC Dawn Service, Flight and Breakfast!

AirChat December 2016

Open Day, Sunday September 25th.

RAC’s Annual Open Day will take place on Sept 25th!

**Update** Celebrity guest, Lachie Smart will be attending for a public meet-and-greet! Lachie recently made headlines as being the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single engine aircraft

AirChat August 2016

Stanthorpe ‘Weekend Wineries’ Fly-away (10-11 Sept)

Sat 10 Sept – Sun 11 Sept.

 

After “wheels up” at 9.00 am on Saturday morning, we’ll arrive at Stanthorpe Airport by around 10.30 am. A tour bus has been arranged for a day of visiting wineries with a lunch at 1pm.  Around 4.30 pm the tour will conclude at our hotel for a relaxing evening.

 

Dinner is included in our accommodation, as is breakfast on Sunday.

 

Sunday morning will be a further local bus tour of less alcohol related attractions followed by lunch in town and a departure from the airport at around 1pm for the flight home.

 

The price for the tours on Saturday and Sunday, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday  and a night’s accommodation is $235 per person, twin share. If you want your own room, it will be $280 per person.

 

We need a 50% deposit to secure the hotel rooms.

 

Last year this Fly-away was very popular, so if you’re interested get in quick by contacting social co-ordinator Bryan Galvin.

 

Email: brgalvin@hotmail.com

Phone: 0409721626

 

Become a UAV Operator with Aerial Hotshots

Looking for a new set of qualifications? Or want to participate in a different kind of flying? We’re invited former RAC instructor Andrew Learmonth from Aerial Hotshots to offer aero club members discounted UAV (drone) training.

Pilots licence holders are able to easily obtain their UAV qualifications, and Aerial Hotshots is providing an industry preparation course for anyone looking to get started in this growing sector of the aviation industry. As long as you hold a PPL or higher, this course will provide you with the necessary manufacturer, theory and flying training needed to obtain your UAV Controller’s Certificate (multi rotor <7kg). No previous UAV experience is required and you won’t need to purchase a drone – all the equipment is provided to allow you to obtain the 5 hours flying experienced needed.

The course will be run part-time to fit in with your busy schedule – the theory covered over four nights in the RAC clubhouse, and the flying conducted on two Saturday mornings. The industry preparation course goes well beyond the minimum required to obtain your controllers certificate, with the course covering:

– DJI manufacturer’s training
– Air Law (including industry changes effective at the end of the year)
– UAV systems (multi rotor and fixed wing)
– Lithium battery handling and transport
– Flight planning, risk management and how to apply to CASA/Airservices for flying approvals
– 5 hours of flying training using DJI equipment, simulators and micro drones

The total cost of the course is $1250. This is a discounted rate, with part of the profits going back into the Aero Club. The course fee does not include CASA’s application fee, which is is payable to them when you submit your licence application following the course.

The course will start on Monday 25th July:

Monday 25th July (6pm) – theory, clubhouse
Wednesday 27th July (6pm) – theory, clubhouse
Saturday 30th July (8am-midday) – flying, Dakabin
Monday 1st August (6pm) – theory, clubhouse
Wednesday 3rd August (6pm) – theory, clubhouse
Saturday 6th August (8am-midday) – flying, Dakabin

Your place can be booked directly on the Aerial Hotshots website:

http://www.aerialhotshots.com.au/uav-training/course-dates/

Places on the course are strictly limited. If you have any questions please post them here, visit the Aerial Hotshots website, or contact Andrew Learmonth (0421080104, alearmonth@hotmail.com