AusFly Weather Update – It’s looking great throughout the event!
The team at Ausfly have been overwhelmed at the amazing support that they have received for this years event. A big THANK YOU to all our sponsors.
Australian Aviation Express – our media partner
Cirrus Sunshine Coast
Custom Sport Aircraft
Global Aviation Products
KG Aviation Australia
MAN Aerospace Pty Ltd
Mendelssohn Pilot Supplies
Royal Flying Doctors Service
TL-Ultralight Australia Pty Ltd
Viper Aircraft Australia
World Fuel Services
X-Air Australia / Pipistrel Australia
We are very pleased to have the Royal Flying Doctors Service join us at AusFly. They are attending to speak to our Young Aviators on Friday morning and we hope that they can stay on for the rest of the event.
Ausfly 2019 starts on the 17th October
If you are a young aviator we have plenty for you!
Are you 15-25 years old? Thinking about flying as a career? Want to find out more?
On Friday 18th October we have a program for schools and young aviators. With tours, talks from the Royal Flying Doctor Service, SAAA and RAF. This commences at 11.00 hrs local time.
We will also have our own dedicated Young Aviator Zone where you can go for a flight with one of members and talk to our team on how to be a part of aviation. Pick up information whilst you are there. We have Ace Aviation on board with their drone display and they can advise you how to become a drone pilot, along with AOPA’s flight simulators.
Come and join in the fun and soak up the atmosphere of all aviators under one sky
We are pleased to advise that we have two amazing pilots that are a part of our air display this year.
Gary Weeks is the owner and builder of his VH-ZYA is a Lancair Legacy RG. It is a two-seat high performance Carbon Fibre, quick build kit from Lancair. The Lancair Legacy was the aeroplane that started the Sport Class at Reno. That is why you see lots of Legacy’s in the Sport and Super Sport class at Reno. It has a new double tapper Greg Cole wing designed to improve low speed handling and still provide high speed cruise.
Gary’s display will include a number of high-speed passes and a combination of gentle aerobatics.
With just four weeks to go, the air display at AusFly is just being finalised. Michael Jones and Adrian van der Sluys have organised a fantastic display for us – thank you! Here is the line up:
- Screaming Diamonds
- Andrew Temby – Yak 52
- Oz – Stol
- Gary Weeks – Lancair
- Don Gordon – Titan Mustang
- Jock Falon – Aerobatics Bonanza
- Ben Lappin – Decathlon
- Gerard Lappin – Aerobatic Cessna 150
- Grant Piper – Giles Unlimited Aerobatic
Aircraft availability is not always certain due to a number of factors which can include operations, weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
- practice Friday 18th October 5 pm
- main display Saturday 19th 2.30 pm
For the latest information on the air display see the Event Program.
AusFly 2019 is just 6 weeks away. Have you registered? Come and join us for this relaxed, traditional Aussie fly-in. We look forward to seeing you there!
Over the past few weeks more wonderful sponsors have come on board. Click here to see who is supporting us at AusFly 2019.
8 weeks to go. See you there!
Founder Clyde Cessna built his first airplane in 1911 and taught himself to fly it! He went on to build a number of innovative airplanes, including several racings and award winning designs. In 1934, Clyde’s nephew, Dwane Wallace, fresh out of college, took over as head of the company. During the depression years Dwane acted as everything from floor sweeper to CEO, even personally flying company planes in air races (several of which he won!) Under Wallace’s leadership, the Cessna Aircraft Company eventually became the most successful general aviation company of all time.
In 1957 the company decided there was a market for a tri-geared version of the Model 140. Following their standard tailwheel/tricycle naming convention, Cessna named the new airplane the Cessna 142. Six days later, for reasons now unknown, the airplane was renamed the Cessna 150. A total of 683 C150’s were built between 1957 and 1959, all were sold as 1959 models.
This year Cessna 150 celebrates 60 years 1959 – 2019.
At AusFly 2019 we would like to celebrate with a line-up of Cessna 150’s. Please contact us at email@example.com if you can join us and be a part of this celebration.
The Countdown to Ausfly Begins – come and join us! Registrations are now open for the event, Welcome BBQ, Ladies Escape and Dinner Under the Stars. Click here to register. See you there!