Rounding out the Watts Bridge fly-in schedule for 2014 is the "Gathering Of Eagle's - Australia". Building upon the success of last year's event the gathering promises to bring together aviators of all persuasions to celebrate the Freedom Of Flight.
Expect to see a wide cross section of aircraft including a smattering of vintage aircraft and warbirds as well as a wide cross section of general aviation and light sports aircraft. As always there will be catering on-field, avgas in the bowser and absolutely no landing fees. Download the poster for all the details.
The Gathering of Eagles is featured on the hugely popular www.weekendnotes.com website which promotes community events all over Australia.
Click the logo above to view the Weekend Notes promotion.
It's been quite a few years since the P-51D Mustang has graced the skies over Watts Bridge, but that's all about to change.
Mustang Flights will be offering Air Adventure Flights in this magnificent aircraft at special Gathering of Eagles rates, so if you have ever yearned to fly an iconic WWII fighter aircraft, this is your big chance. Not to be missed!!
All pilot's, co-pilots and navigators are requested to download and read the Pilot's Operating Information notes which explain the operating procedures which will be in place for the Gathering of Eagles - Australia.
Special note should be made of the startup procedures which are designed to greatly improve safety in the aircraft parking area. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Watts Bridge by email or speak directly with the Safety Officer - Ron Dunn on 0427-747-737.CLICK TO DOWNLOAD the Pilot's Operating Information notes.
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.
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!!