Air Chat – Summer 2019


From the club president
CEO update
Chief pilot report
Recent Achievers
Upcoming events
Curly’s corner
Warning! ASIC renewal delays
Tyred out
Instructor intro
Club open day
Total GPS failure
Grand Canyon and Oshkosh
Wings dinner
Test anxiety
Night circuits under the IFR
Cirrus pilot proficiency program
One long table
Hunter Valley AirVenture
Children of the magenta beware!
Amberley restricted airspace


Air Chat – September 2018


From the club president
CEO update
Chief pilot report
Recent achievers
Upcoming events
Weight and balance
Instructor intro
Outback and gulf safari
Under pressure
Oshkosh 2018
PIFR – theory to practice
Red centre odyssey
Four miles up in a 182
Stanthorpe flyaway
Cirrus factory tour



Air Chat – April 2018


Departed YRED
Upcoming events
Our old sim is back in business!
Curly’s corner
Recent achievers
Tom’s toolbox
Whale watching? Watch out!
Great eastern fly—in
Purchasing and importing a Cirrus
Magneto mayhem
Byron Bay flyaway
Instructor intro
Night VFR training
History spot — the first ever C172
Women aviators — AWPA wants you!
Hervey Bay flyaway
PIFR — What? How? Why?
Another RV adventure
Anzac Day dawn patrol
Who’d like a ½ share in an RV-10?



Air Chat – December 2017


Upcoming club events
Recent achievers
Great Eastern Fly-in
Rainforest, outback and reef safari
Lunch at Wellcamp
Cirrus life conference
Graphical area forecasts
Wynyard aero club
Instructor intro – Callum Taggart
Wings dinner
Let’s fly down the Murray, Darling
Club open day
One of the great ones



Graphical Area Forecast (GAF) Presentation

The Redcliffe Aero Club is hosting an evening presentation by the Bureau of Meteorology

The presentation is on the recent changes to Area Forecasts

RAC Clubhouse
WED 06 DEC 2017 1800

RSVP to 07 3203 1777 by 05 DEC 2017

Air Chat – September 2017


Upcoming club events
Recent achievers
Introduction to our new SIM
Tail wheel endorsements
Instructor intro – Mal McAdam
Around the Bahamas in a 172
Avalon & Paris – A tale of two airshows
Stanthorpe flyaway
Where are they now?
Opera at Jimbour
Evans Head flyaway
Double Bonanza
Featured Aero Club



Airchat#13 May 2017

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

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:

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,

Cessna C182T Inspection & Night Flying Social

RAC are hosting the new CESSNA 182T Saturday 18th JUNE 2016

Come along to inspect the new Cessna 182T on demo from Aeromil Pacific. Join in with a sausage sizzle from 4pm.

The aircraft shall be available for inspection between 4pm and 8.30pm

This Club activity coincides with the first night flying social.

RSVP to Mary by phoning the office on 3203 1777 or email Mary on