Well...... The Gathering of Eagles - Australia has been and gone for another year. But what a memory:
Everywhere you looked it was just more aeroplanes and people!!
With well over 120 aircraft joining on down-wind and wonderful support from aviation enthusiasts all over South East Queensland, this would have to be one of the the most successful fly-ins ever held at Watts Bridge.
COMING SOON: A full editorial and photo gallery documenting the GoE 2014.
Early July sees pilots and navigators from all over S.E. Queensland battle it out to be the champion of the Brisbane Valley Sport Aviation Club's Fun Fly Poker Run. In this game of pure chance the players find their way to three airfields in the district and select a card in an envelope. Last stop is Watts Bridge where the poker hand is completed by the two cards drawn at random by the house.
The great flying conditions saw a record breaking number of 34 participants enjoying a great morning's flying culminating with a BBQ at the BVSAC Clubrooms.
And so the clear winners of the coveted Fun Fly trophy were Scott and Chris Hendry with a winning hand of three 6's. But here's where it gets even better. They had been busy shooting a fantastic video documentary of their winning round!! All shot in high definition video with a superb sound track. For maximum enjoyment click the video replay into full screen - pump up the volume and go flying with the Hendry's!!
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.