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  • 11 Jan 2017 13:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of AAAA founding member and icon of the Association, Edith Aitken. Together with her late husband Geoff they ran one of the most popular flyin's of all time; the "Prarie" fly-in through out the 80's. Well known and well loved, Edith will be Sadly missed.

    The Funeral will be at 

    William Farmer

    12 Victoria st


    11am, Tue 17th Jan.

  • 11 Sep 2016 08:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The unprecedented winter rains across south eastern Australia this winter with further flooding falls in the past 36 hours have seen Leeton and surrounding areas receive another 40mm of rain and the forecast for the week ahead is for another 20-30mm for the region.

    Given the current status of Leeton airfield and the forecast of further rain this week, the Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Grass Roots Fly-in and focus our efforts on preparing for our Spring Fly-in and Annual General Meeting at Temora next month.

    We would like to acknowledge and thank Bob Rankin and the Leeton Aviators Club for their hard work and preparation, hopefully we can return to Leeton in 2017 under much clearer and drier skies and firmer ground.

  • 01 Sep 2016 17:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Unfortunately the weather gods are not shining on us with Leeton receiving an inch of rain already this week and forecast for another inch or two on Friday evening into Saturday morning.

    As Leeton is an all over grass field with no tarmac or hardstand areas, the Committee has made the decision to cancel the event this weekend and reschedule in a fortnight's time, being the weekend of 17-18 September 2016.

    It was by no means an easy decision for the Committee to make but ourpriorities are safety and ensuring an enjoyable time is had by all.

    We would like to acknowledge and thank Bob Ranking and the Leeton Aviators Club for their hard work and preparation leading up to the event and look forward to seeing them in a fortnight with hopefully a couple of weeks of fine weather to dry up the Leeton airfield.

  • 30 Oct 2015 11:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi everyone, the following is a message from one of our newest members, Carolen Fisher, regarding the future of the Old Aviators Flying Museum at Maryborough, VIC.


    Hello friends and supporters, more than three and a half years down the track the committee and I have decided it is time to wind up the Old Aviators Inc. We will hold the last AGM in the morning of November 14 in the museum any past members who would like to attend are welcome.

    This is also an invitation to anyone who would like to visit the museum one more time.

    It will be open for the final time after the last AGM on Saturday, November 14 between 1 – 4pm.

    Items that were donated to the museum will be returned to the owners who generously lent them and other museums will be contacted regarding specific items.

    John’s private collection, as well as the compilation of parts, will be for sale when we finish compiling the list.

    Should you have a particular interest in anything please contact me by email via

    Thank you for your interest and support.


    Carolen Fisher

  • 23 Oct 2015 09:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2015 Grass Roots Fly-in is on this weekend at Kyabram in Victoria. Below is a copy of the airfield layout and parking plan as well as key event information for members.

  • 09 Jun 2015 13:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The June 2015 edition (Volume 162) of Rag&Tube is in the mail today and should be in your mailbox by the end of the week. This edition features Lyn & Di Forster's 2015 National Fly-in Grand Champion Award winning CA25 Winjeel on the cover.

    A big thanks to all members who contributed content to your magazine.

  • 26 Mar 2015 14:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For those that need it, below is a copy of the airfield layout and parking plan for Echuca this weekend.

  • 09 Feb 2015 11:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CASA have recently released two new AD's for DH types 60 and 83.



    These new AD's are very similar to those released for the Tiger Moth in 2014.

  • 09 Feb 2015 11:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you're a Facebook or Google+ user you can now log in to the Antiquers website with your Facebook or Google+ account so long as your email address of your FB or Google+ account matches the email address in our membership system. 

    If you're email addresses are different and you'd like to update your Antiquers one, you can do so by logging into the Antiquers web system and updating it yourself or send an email to with your preferred email and we'll update it for you.

  • 03 Jan 2015 09:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Next year’s Avalon Airshow commemorates the centenary of ANZAC with the flying display focusing primarily on military aviation through the past 100 years. In addition to the very familiar ex-military types we see regularly at airshows, this event will see an extra special treat with over a dozen WWI types being brought in from TVAL in New Zealand as well as aircraft from TVAS in Queensland. Together these aircraft will put on a simulated battle with ground troops and historic military vehicles. For those that have seen these displays in New Zealand, you’ll know what an amazing sight this is and well worth attending Avalon to see this once in a lifetime (in Australia at least) event.

    Once again the Antiquers will have prime position in the General Aviation and Airports static display area and once again we are looking for members who are keen and willing to attend the airshow and have their aircraft on display to showcase what the association is about – restoring, owning, maintaining and flying vintage aircraft.

    The Antiquers static display area will be located alongside the primary taxiway and is the first static display area the public see when crossing from the exhibition area ensuring maximum exposure for our aircraft and the association. The Antiquers marquee will be setup as previous years as a hub for members with seats, prime viewing of the airshow, nibbles and cold drinks as well as a place to get out of the sun and away from the crowds.

    In addition to our primary static display area, the Antiquers will be partnering with Shannons Car Insurance for an exciting new concept for Avalon, an historic “Wings and Wheels” display. The concept of this display is to have 2 aircraft from each decade from the 1930’s through to the 1960’s which will be matched by Shannons with 5-10 historic vehicles from the same vintage. Imagine a Stinson Reliant and Cabin Waco surrounded by 1930’s era Packards, Cadillacs and Mercedes or Cessna 195 and Auster surrounded by 1940’s era Chevrolets, MGs and Austins. This will be a great draw card for both aviation and motoring enthusiasts and another great opportunity to showcase and promote the association.

    As an incentive to get involved, members who display their aircraft will be provided with a contribution towards fuel costs to get to and from Avalon. In addition to a contribution to your fuel costs, display participants will also receive 4 airshow passes, participant patches, entry into the Concourse d’Elegance for their aircraft, access to Club Airsport, admission to the Saturday evening presentation dinner and free use of camping facilities located at Lara which includes free bus shuttle to and from Avalon.

    We are looking for up to 15 aircraft of all eras and types for the primary Antiquers display and 8 aircraft for the Wings and Wheels display. Participants will need to be able to have their aircraft at Avalon no later than Thursday the 26th of February and won’t be able to leave until after the airshow finishes on Sunday the 1st of March.

    If you are keen, willing and able to get involved and have your aircraft on display, please send an email with your details to
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