One of the few specifically light aviation airshows in Australia this year – Ausfly 2015 – will be held at Narromine, NSW, from 4-6 September. The main days for exhibits and flying displays will be Friday and Saturday (4 & 5 September) with most people, as usual, departing for home on the Sunday morning.
I’m pleased to announce that Foxbat Australia will be publicly showing the new A32 aircraft for the first time, alongside the familiar A22LS Foxbat.
As well as all the static exhibits, a full flying display is planned, with plenty of aerobatics and other aerial delights.
The show is primarily sponsored by the Sport Aircraft Association of Australia (SAAA) who are the body mainly responsible for amateur built aircraft. Although there will be many workshops around building your own aircraft, there will also be safety and other seminars covering a variety of other aspects of light aviation.
For me, one of the highlights of these fly-in airshows is wandering along the lines of parked aircraft and marvelling at the sheer diversity of all the flying machines. Ausfly caters for a wide variety of aircraft from warbirds and general aviation through to amateur built, light sport and recreational/ultralight aircraft. Occasionally you might see one for sale – you never know what you might find!
There’s a dinner on the Saturday evening, where awards will be presented to special aircraft in a range of categories. If you haven’t already booked accommodation (or you’re planning on camping), it might be a bit late for motels in Narromine itself, but there’s still plenty of room available in nearby Dubbo.
Come along and say hello and have a good sticky-beak at the A32. You won’t be disappointed!