Remember back six months or so, when the airstrip was completely bare and rock hard?
Well the story of the Australian landscape is to simply add water and Watts Bridge is a part of that picture.
Over 100mm of rain has fallen in November, December and January. Add the typical hot summer days and the airfield is now covered with a lush crop of vigorously growing grass. The volunteer "Tractor Brigade" has been in action keeping the various hangar precincts, taxiways and runways under control.
The larger areas to the east of the parallel runway and the areas flanking the entrance drive have been cut and baled to provide much needed stock feed for local farmers when times are harder.
Photographs by Peter Freeman and Mark Foy
Stewart System Seminar
28th February 2015
Flying in PNG Seminar
28th March 2015
All-In Fly-In 2015
The Pilot's Picnic
30th May 2015
Lots of good things in store for Watts Bridge members and visitors in the coming year.
QVAG Seminars, the ANZAC Day Remembrance, the All-in Fly-In, the BVSAC Fun Fly Poker Run, Christmas in July, the Queensland Aerobatic Championships, and the Gathering of Eagles are just some of the events planned for 2015. Add to that the regular Homebase Group Meetings and other events yet to be announced.
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.