Calling All Volunteers

With planning well under way for the Gathering of Eagles, we are now seeking members to volunteer for a few hours across the weekend to assist with ......
* Marshalling arrivals and departures,
* Airside security,
* Helping out on the front gate.

Please drop an email to if you can help make the Gathering of Eagles a great fly-in.

Watts 4 Breakfast?

Fly-in or drive-in to the Winter 2017 pop-up cafe - Watts for Breakfast?
Serving up bacon, sausages and eggs plus toast, mushrooms, beans, plus endless tea and coffee.

9th July 8:00 till 10:00

For more information contact:
Mark Purdie 0413-646-922

BVSAC Poker Run

Just think - In a few short weeeks this snappy little shiny trophy could be gracing your mantle piece!

All you have to do is get lucky enough to win the BVSAC Fun Fly Poker Run. Everyone is invited to get out and have a try - you just never know......

Download the Poker Run Poster



Fun Fly Poker Run 2017

On the 1st July all aviators are invited to participate in the BVSAC Fun Fly Poker Run. This is a game of pure chance where you fly to airfields in the district, select cards at random and then fly on to Watts Bridge where you register your hand and enjoy a BBQ lunch. The best poker hand wins the trophy!

Download the Poker Run 2017 Poster & Pilot Notes


Gathering of Eagles 2017

Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield invites all aviation enthusiasts to be a part of our biennial fly-in the "Gathering of Eagles" which is being staged across two days, the 19th - 20h August 2017.
On Saturday evening join the Homebase Groups for a BBQ meal.

Download the Gathering of Eagles 2017 Poster

Download the Christmas in July 2017 Poster

Christmas in July 2017

Enjoy a sumptuous 3 course meal celebrating Christmas in July with the Queensland Chapter of the Australia Aerobatic Club.
Numbers are strictly limited so grab the poster and book your places now to drive the cold cold winter away. Good times with good friends.


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QWVAA members receive regular newsletters, the Australian Vintage Aeroplane News.
AVAN editor Ross Stenhouse diligently researches a wide range of historical records to produce a truly interesting newsletter now made available to all WBMA members.

Red Thunder BBQ & Briefing Day

On Saturday the 6th May Red Kommand invited Komrades, Natashas and all aviators interested in the Red Thunder activities to a attend a mini fly-in, BBQ lunch and briefing to be held in the newly refreshed QWVAA Clubrooms.

A perfect autumn flying day attracted something like 20 aircraft to the field with good representation of warbirds from the eastern block and allied forces as well as one from "the other side", rounded out by a variety of more modern day general aviation aircraft.

With many attendees electing to drive, the pre-briefing BBQ was particularly well attended with an estimated 50 meals being served.

And so to the briefing, presented by QWVAA President and Red Thunder Kommander - Gill Vardi. Gill provided a detailed overview of Red Thunder exercises and how they are conducted with an over riding accent on safety at all times. He went on to explain how the activities are intended to be inclusive for all pilots, allowing for the varying experience and skill levels of the individual pilots. It was a great information day.
Red Thunder 2017?    Bring it on !!

QWVAA Working Bee

Flushed with a new found enthusiasm, members of the Queensland Warbird and Vintage Aircraft Association rolled up their sleeves, got down and got dirty - cleaning up around the clubhouse exterior and applying a quick and yet effective makeover on the inside. Multitasking was the order of the day: While one team of workers made an endless procession to the tip with trailer loads of utter rubbish, other elves were busy washing down the building's exterior, preparing it for a brand new coat of paint on Sunday. The showers and sheds out the back didn't escape attention either, providing yet more fill for those trailer guys! You know, it's quite amazing what can be achieved when everyone just pulls together eh?

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.

Download the Fly Neighbourly Chart.

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.

Download the Drive Neighbourly Information Sheet.

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PO Box 98, Toogoolawah, Queensland, 4313, Australia

Phone: 0427 699 239 

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