Each year, on the 25th April, we pause to honour and remember all Australian service men and women. The Remembrance Service, which is held at the memorial cairn, includes Bible readings, speeches and the laying of floral wreathes. For 2016 Guest Speaker Sgt Corey Faehrmann gave a particularly moving address with speeches by President Phillip Cooper and previous President Mike Nelson.At the conclusion of the service an F/A-18F Super Hornet based at the RAAF Base Amberley performed an impressive low level steep turn across the airfield.
More than 70 people attended the ANZAC Day service. A traditional Australian BBQ lunch was served in the AAC-QC clubrooms to bring the morning to a conclusion.
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After performing his official ANZAC Day duties Sgt Corey Faehrmann was treated to a flight in a Harvard, ably piloted by Cameron Rolf-Smith.
The Harvard (also known as the T-6 Texan) is a single engined advanced trainer aircraft manufactured by North American Aviation.
CLICK HERE for more information about the North American Aviation Harvard / T-6.
16th April 2016
In April every year a small team of volunteers descend upon the sewerage treatment area to harvest the vetiver grass. The grass is cut on Friday using whipper snippers, and for the first time this year; a hedger. Saturday sees the grass loaded by hand on to an assortment of utes and transported to local farmers to be used as stock feed. A final run over the area with a ride-on mower completes the job for another year.
Fly-in or drive-in for the all new in 2016 - Watts for Breakfast?
Serving up bacon, sausages and eggs plus toast, mushrooms, beans, plus endless tea and coffee.
29th May 8:30 till 10:30
For more information contact:
Mark Purdie 0413-646-922
Watts Bridge publishes a quarterly newsletter to keep members up to date with what's happening on the field.
Feature stories, photo spreads, general information and a little light aviation humour makes for an enjoyable afternoon read.
31st January 2016
Watts for Breakfast kicked off the Watts Bridge social calendar in splendid style. Though the weather was not the kindest for a flying event, (wind and cloud at Caboolture, Boonah airstrip closed due to muddy conditions, Warwick all fogged in) well in excess of 40 aircraft complete with ravenous pilots and hungry navigators winged it to Watts.
Upon arrival, maitre d' Mark, ably assisted by a bevy of tireless volunteers, served up 100+ breakfasts consisting of bacon, eggs, sausages etc etc, all washed down with bottomless coffee. The intention is that Watts for Breakfast will be a semi-regular occurrence at the airfield, fitting in with and supporting other events held at the airfield.
The next Watts for Breakfast is to be held on the 28th February - so jot it down in the diary and see you there!
Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield is strongly committed to a "Fly Neighbourly" policy ensuring good working relationships with other land owners in the district.
Pilots are requested to download the Fly Neighbourly Chart to be aware of and avoid where operationally possible, noise and over-fly sensitive locations adjacent to the airfield.
Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield requests that all members and visitors using the airfield's internal roads adhere to the signposted maximum Speed Limit of 20kph.
The Speed Limit maximises safety for all motorists and pedestrians, significantly reduces damage to the airfield's roadways and minimises the generation of dust which has an adverse affect on aircraft, buildings and human health.