Transport Dubbo – Narromine – Dubbo with AOPA bus

AOPA are offering to run AusFly aviators between Dubbo and Narromine Airport

The AOPA bus will depart 8:15am on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th from Elston Park , Dubbo (corner Cobra and  Gipps) out to Narromine Airport.

Elston Park is in the centre of town and easily identified by the large LED info/billboard.

AOPA will also offer a run back to Dubbo in the evenings   – times TBA at the event subject to activities and demand at the time.

Inland Petrloeum comes on board as major sponsor of AusFly 2018!

Inland Petroleum has come on board to support AusFly 2018 and is generously donating 3,500 litres fuel to sponsor our air display aircraft and operators

Inland Petroleum will be offering AvGas and Mogas at AusFly 2018.

In response to their generosity, please show your appreciation for Inland Petroleum by suppporting them and refuel your aircraft with them at AusFly 2018!

Inland Petroleum – “Thank you” from the organisers and aviators of AusFly 2018!

AusFly 2018 Pilot Guidance Notes now available!

Pilot Arrival, Parking and Departure Guidance Notes are now available.

You can find the AUSFLY 2018 Pilot Arrival, Parking and Departure Guidance details here.

All pilots – please study the recommended procedures, and be ready to advise your parking requirements on “Ground Frequency” AND have available a print of your required parking area on an A4 sheet of paper to assist the ground marshals in guiding you.

Note: Prior approval is required for apron parking. So if you are part of any of the aircraft static or flying display activities – you need to have made prior arrangements to ensure your aircraft can be accommodated in the apron parking plan.

AusFly 2018 Social Events – Update

AusFly Narromine Social Events

There are a number of social events over the AusFly weekend, giving you the chance to connect and catch up with aviators and like-minded people.

If you haven’t yet registered for the social events, for catering purposes we ask that you please register here

 Stay tuned on the AusFly websitefor up to date information on what’s happening at AusFly Narromine 2018!

We hope you can join us!

Dinner Under the Stars hosted by Narromine Shire

A truly unique dining experience with guests seated at long tables at the Narromine Aerodrome, framed by a floodlight static aircraft display and the spectacular night sky.

6pm, Saturday 20 October, 2018

Narromine Airport Tarmac

$35 per person

Ticket includes nibbles, dinner, dessert and live music(excluding beverages which can be purchased on the night)

Join special guest Matt Hall, presented by QBE and the QBE Airmanship Program, for a night under the stars at Narromine Aerodrome. Matt Hall is a third-generation pilot, former Royal Australian Air Force fighter combat instructor, international unlimited aerobatic competitor and the first Australian to be selected to compete in the Red Bull Air Race World Championships.

Accompanied by stories and presentations:

  • Nominate to tell a “funny aviation related story”, a “near miss story” (get someone else to tell if if you want be anonimous), or “just a good aviator’s story”
  • Aircraft judging awards
  • Awards for:
    • Longest distance flown to the event
    • Highest number of hours flown to the event
    • Highest number members from a SAAA Chapter or Aero Club attending the event
    • Youngest and oldest persons flying in to the event

Just to name a few!

Be sure to registeron the AusFly website AND purchase your ticketsto the Dinner. Be sure to purchase your tickets, as there is a maximum of 150 tickets for the event and they are selling quickly!

Welcome BBQ dinner hosted by SAAA

It’s the first night at AusFly Narromine, why not come along and catch up with fellow club members and aviators.

Gold coin donation (excluding beverages)

6pm, Thursday 18 October, 2018

SAAA Hanger

Departure continental breakfast hosted by SAAA

The last morning of AusFly Narromine calls for breakfast with club members, old aviator friends and new. Join us for a last catch up before everyone is off on their way home.

 Gold coin donation

7am, Sunday 21 October, 2018

SAAA Hanger

Australian Flying – AusFly 2018 – Article 5th October 2018

Australian Flying

Ausfly 2018 is hoping to rekindle the community spirit of the original event held at Narromine. (Steve Hitchen)

If co-operation and spirit have any clout in this world, then Ausfly 2018 looks to be a great success already.

The GA industry fly-in is back at Narromine on 19-21 October under the organisation of the Australian General Aviation Alliance (AGAA), spearheaded by AOPA Australia and the Sport Aircraft Association of Australia with the support of several of Australia’s type associations and breed groups.

At the time of writing, AOPA Australia is claiming 150+ aircraft registered to fly-in for the weekend and the 170-seat open-air tarmac dinner on the Saturday night is completely sold out.

But what has impressed AOPA CEO Ben Morgan the most is the spirit and hard work displayed by the various associations that are rolling up their sleeves to make Ausfly a success.

“All the partners to the event are doing everything they can to see to it that the event is a success,” he told Australian Flying. “The level of co-operation and the level of support between the organisations, business and various parties is just extraordinary.”

Morgan attributes the determination to succeed to the instability in GA over the past year, which saw AirVenture abandon Narromine for Cessnock and both AOPA Australia and RAAus at loggerheads over several issues including the right to use the slogan “Freedom to Fly”.

“Everybody that’s part of the event has watched what’s gone on over the past 12 months, and what we really want to see happen is this event become a catalyst for bringing the associations together and creating something we can really hang our hats on,” Morgan said.

According to Morgan, Narromine Shire Council needs to be credited for their efforts in supporting the return of Ausfly to the airport and town.

“This is a council that is genuinely committed to the airport,” he said. “I believe they are the driving force behind the tarmac starlight dinner. They’ve gone above and beyond organising all manner of things like spotlights to light up some of the aircraft from underneath at night and mood floodlighting. It’s going to be quite a visual experience for everybody.

Further support for Ausfly has come from the local avgas supplier, which has offered up 3500 litres of avgas to fuel the air show portion of the event.

But rather than being simply a parade of aerobatics (although there’ll be plenty of that), the air display will focus on promoting the various aircraft types that will be part of the event. Slated to appear are parades of Lancairs and RVs, the Stooges multi-ship RV display team, the AOPA Freedom to Fly team fresh from a successful tour of China and aerobatic ace Paul Andronicou.

The official list also includes Matt Hall Racing.

Perhaps surprisingly in the current adversarial political environment, Morgan also heaps praise on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, which he says has been instrumental in making sure the event is ready to go on time.

“We thank CASA and Mick Poole for all the work they’ve put in over the last three weeks to help get the air show paperwork completed,” he said. “CASA has been an enourmous resource in helping get this done. We’ve been really impressed with them.”

According to the organisers, several of Australia’s major GA and LSA manufacturers and marketers have thrown their weight behind Ausfly, with Hawker Pacific, Jabiru, Global Aviation Products (Sling), Brumby, Foxbat, Zenith KG Aviation and Just Aircraft all tentatively on the list of exhibitors.

Associations who are down as partners for the event include AOPA Australia, SAAA, AMROBA, GFA, C182 Association, ELAAA and the Mooney Pilots Association.

Obvious in their absence from the list is the RAAus, which was one of the major organisers of AirVenture Australia at Cessnock in September.

“I have personally written to the board of directors of RAAus and invited them to attend,” Morgan said, “and during the event we would like to sit down and talk to them about the direction our industry is going with respect to the need for a greater level of co-operation.

“We’ve not heard anything back.”

“We’ve got a large contingent of RAAus aircraft owners coming in, and everybody’s welcome. This event is not a political event; there’ll be no rallies, no political presentations. This is about celebrating what we all have in common.”

When questioned by Australian Flying, RAAus CEO Michael Linke said: “RAAus has, and continues to, attend a range of events, “including the AOPA summit, AirVenture, Warbirds Dowunder and Ausfly.”


Courtesy: Australian Flying 5th October 2018

AusFly 2018 – Registrations are now open!

The event organisers will need to know for planning purposes (catering, aircraft parking, car parking and under-wing camping arrangements etc) whether you plan to fly-in with an aircraft, whether you will need car parking, intend to camp under the wing and which of the social functions you wish to attend.

Please let us know you are coming, tell us of your needs and Register Here

Event Update: Matt Hall will be joining us at AusFly 2018

We are thrilled to be able toannounce that Matt Hall will be attending AusFly 2018 – thanks to QBE for making this happen!

Matt will be speaking at the “Dinner under the Stars” event hosted by Narromine Shire Council on Saturday evening 20th October.

Matt’s talk is presented by QBE and the QBE Airmanship program.

AusFly 2018 – Founding Hosts and Organising Team

Attention all Sport and Private Aviators – AusFly 2018 is on its way!

Narromine Airport 18th – 21st October 2018

Attention all Sport and Private Aviators – AusFly 2018 is on its way!

A mix of pure general aviation content, education, flying and catching up with fellow aviators is what this event will be all about. A relaxed, grass roots, traditional Aussie fly-In. And that includes under wing camping if that’s your thing!

This will be a “gold coin” donation event for aviators, industry supporters and members of the public to participate in the event.

The event is presented presented by founding event hosts who include AOPA, SAAA, Narromine Gliding Club, Narromine Aero Club, AGAA, Narromine Museum and the Narromine Shire.

Whatever you fly, you are welcome – come and join in the fun!  Let’s show everyone the true spirit of Australian general aviation at work.We welcome other organisations and their Members to support and join us at the event, and event better join the hosting team.

Check out the preliminary event details on this site.

So why not pencil this dates into your diary and plan to come along!

The AusFly Team

All Aviators Under One Sky!