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2018 AAAA National Fly-in @ Echuca

  • 16 Mar 2018
  • 14:00
  • 18 Mar 2018
  • 14:00
  • Echuca, VIC

Registration

  • To assist with planning for catering and administration for the 2018 National Fly-in, as well as ensuring we cover all event costs, we are requesting members register their attendance and assist with covering events costs via a small event registration fee of $25 per adult and pre-payment of this and dinner tickets to ensure all costs for the event are covered by those attending.

Registration is closed


NATIONAL FLY-IN, ECHUCA 16-18 MARCH 2018


Celebrating 80 years of the North American T-6 "Harvard"



CALLING ALL T-6 OWNERS!

As we commemorate 80 years of "The Pilot Maker", we are keen to see as many T-6's on the field as possible and we know there's quite a few owners and operators within our membership. If you own/operate a T-6, please let us know you're attending to ensure we have reserved sufficient parking area.


EVENT REGISTRATION & EVENT FEE

To ensure all costs associated with the event are covered, we are introducing a $25 per adult Event Registration Fee, this will go towards covering costs associated with the event commemorative plaque, bus hire, toilets, marquees and other facilities required for the event and which the Committee felt the fairest method was to recover event costs by those attending rather than using all member's funds. The registration fee will be payable online when you select the REGISTER button above or via the 2018 National Fly-in event page on our website.



WELCOME DESK

Another change being introduced this year is the "Welcome Desk" and a change from the traditional registration desk. Volunteers on the Welcome Desk will greet you and provide you with a bus timetable and your souvenir event plaque as well as an opportunity to register your attendance in the event registration book. 


In order to reduce the workload on our small team of volunteers as well as provide a more consistent and efficient process for all members at the event, we will no longer be processing membership renewals or processing payments for dinner tickets at the event. We are encouraging all members to utilise our online systems for these as this will ensure a smoother and more efficient operation on the day by reducing the workload on the Welcome Desk volunteers. 
Further information on dinner ticket sales and process is detailed below. You will receive an initial notice of membership renewal via email on the 15th of February with regular reminders after that with details of how to renew your memberships online.



EVENT LOCATION: ECHUCA AERODROME

Located just 1.5nm south of Echuca township, Echuca Aerodrome boasts a 1100m N/S bitumen strip and a 500m NE/SW grass strip with ample parking for up to 200 aircraft. Check ERSA and NOTAMs for up to date aerodrome details.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS WITH BUS SERVICE:

Hotel/Motel

Phone

Address

Philadelphia Motor Inn

03 5482 5700

340 Ogilvie Ave, Echuca

Old Coach Motor Inn

03 5482 3155

288-292 Ogilvie Ave, Echuca

Echuca Motel

03 5482 2899

268 Ogilvie Ave, Echuca

Big River Motel

03 5482 2522

317 High St, Echuca

Best Western Pevensey Motor Lodge

03 5482 5166

365 High St, Echuca

The Georgian Motor Lodge

03 5480 9313

373-375 High St, Echuca

Paddlewheel Motel

03 5482 3822

385 High St, Echuca

Caledonian Hotel Motel

03 5482 2100

110 Hare St, Echuca

Comfort Inn Settlement Motel

03 5482 4777

405-409 High St, Echuca

High Street Motel

03 5482 1013

439 High St, Echuca

Quality Inn Port of Echuca

03 5482 5666

465-477 High St, Echuca

Riverboat Lodge Motor Inn

03 5482 5777

476 High St, Echuca

Echuca Hotel (Campaspe Lodge)

03 5482 1087

571 High St, Echuca

Shamrock Hotel

03 5482 1036

579 High St, Echuca

Adelphi Madison Apartments

03 54823011

25 Campaspe St, Echuca

Nirebo Motel

03 5482 2033

251 Hare St, Echuca

Quest Echuca Serviced Apartments

03 5481 3900

25-29 Heygarth St, Echuca

Murray River Holiday Park

03 5480 9899

2 Blair St, Moama

Moama Motel and Tavern

03 5482 1079

13 Meninya St, Moama

Moama Central Motel

03 5482 5377

45-47 Meninya St, Moama

Bridges on Meninya

03 5482 1885

38 Meninya St, Moama

Golden River Motor Inn

03 5480 9799

34 Meninya St, Moama

Moama Riverside Caravan Park

03 5482 3241

Cnr Shaw St, Moama

MEALS:

Friday Dinner: 

This year we are encouraging members to remain at the airfield and enjoy the ability to fly until last light. The Echuca Aero Club will be catering a relaxed social dinner on the Friday night as well as having drinks available at the bar. 


Saturday Breakfast:

Available on the field between 08:30 and 10:30 catered by the Echuca Aero Club on a pay as you go basis.


Saturday Lunch:

Available on the field between 12:00 and 13:30 catered by the Echuca Aero Club on a pay as you go basis.


Saturday Awards Presentation Dinner:

The Awards Dinner will again be held at the Moama Bowls Club from 18:30. See the following section for full details on the award presentation dinner and how to purchase your tickets.


Sunday Breakfast:

Available on the field between 08:30 and 10:30 catered by the Echuca Aero Club on a pay as you go basis.


Sunday Lunch:

Echuca Aero Club's monthly roast lunch is famous, as our event coincides with their roast lunch, don't rush off in the morning, stick around and enjoy a great roast lunch with dessert before you head off home.

AWARD PRESENTATION DINNER TICKET SALES:

The Presentation Dinner will be held at the Moama Bowling Club on Saturday night from 6.30pm and tickets will be on sale until midday on the 9th of March. Tickets are available online only. There will be no cancellations or sales accepted after 11 March as this is the date we are required to confirm a final number with the venue. A maximum of 2 adult and up to 3 children's tickets can be purchased per member, with children’s tickets available as ‘under 12 years’ for $25 (2 course children’s meal). If you have children that are between 12 and 18 and would like an adult sized meal or have any other special needs, please contact Karen Henderson via email to events@antique-aeroplane.com.au


Once you have booked and paid for your dinner tickets, remember to bring your payment receipt with you to the dinner on Saturday night as this will serve as your entry ticket at the dinner venue.


We have received much feedback from our members on the seating at the dinner venue, and as such we have decided this year that you will allocated a seat at a table as you arrive at the door. There will be no reserved tables and no holding seats for others, therefore, if you want to sit with a group of people you must arrive at the door at the same time. There is plenty of time to catch up with old friends so please enjoy the opportunity to maybe meet new people with whom you share your aviation interest.


The bus will leave at 10pm to return people to their accommodation and will then return for a second round at approximately 10:30pm

GROUND TRANSPORT:

A bus service will operate to and from the accommodation list above and will run according to the following schedule:

Friday: 16:00 to 21:00, leaving the airport on the hour.

Saturday: 08:00 to 11:00, 15:00 to 18:00 and 22:00 and 22:30 after the awards dinner

Sunday: 08:00 

AVGAS:

AVGAS will be available on the field via roaming tanker from midday Friday through to midday Sunday. It is highly recommended to refuel on arrival and not wait until the last minute on Sunday.






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