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  • 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 president@antique-aeroplane.com.au
  • 22 Nov 2014 08:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2014 NSW Toy Run which was scheduled for the 6th of December at The Missions has been cancelled.

    We look forward to the return of this event in 2015.

    A reminder for all VIC and SA members that their Toy Run events are coming up this weekend and next weekend respectively.

    See the Events page on our website or the Facebook group for more details about those events.


  • 29 Sep 2014 06:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A quick reminder about the Spring Fly-in and AGM this weekend. The weather forecast looks like it will be a perfect weekend with temperatures in the mid to high 20's and light winds.


    In addition to joining your friends for some social flying, there are lots of other attractions in Swan Hill to enjoy:
    • The Pioneer Settlement historical village located on the banks of the Marraboor River: http://www.pioneersettlement.com.au/
    • The Swan Hill Agricultural Show is on Friday & Saturday with fireworks display on Friday night: http://www.swanhillshow.com.au/
    • Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum: http://www.flyingboat.org.au/

    Buses will run from 2PM on Friday afternoon through to 11AM Sunday and will include a scheduled service on Saturday to the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum at 11:30AM, 1PM and 2:30PM.

    Breakfast will be available from 8am at the airfield on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch will also be available at the airfield on Saturday.

    Saturday night dinner and AGM will be held at the Swan Hill resort from 6:30PM for a 7PM start, tickets will be on sale at the airfield, no booking required.

    More details can be found on Page 5 of the September Rag & Tube or by contacting the committee via email committee@antique-aeroplane.com.au

  • 04 Sep 2014 14:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A couple of event reminders for events being coordinated by some of our members in the coming weeks:

    Heritage Rally & Fly-in on Sunday the 7th of September at Shepparton (VIC): http://www.emeraldbank.net.au/index.php/our-news/2-event-4

    Maryborough (VIC) Wings & Wheels on the weekend of 13-14 September 2014: http://www.wingsandwheels.net.au/

    Don't forget the AAAA Spring Fly-in & AGM at Swan Hill on the weekend of 4-5 October!


  • 11 Aug 2014 14:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Following industry consultation during June and July in response to the proposed AD in May, today CASA have released the final Airworthiness Directive DH82-018 "Inspection of Wooden Structure".

    The Antiquers were heavily involved in the revision of the proposed AD with CASA spending valuable time with a number of our most experienced and respected Tiger Moth restorers, maintainers and operators and concluded with a workshop in Brisbane in mid July where the details of the final revision were negotiated.

    We believe the final revision of this AD, including compliance requirements, achieves the safety outcomes that CASA were seeking whilst minimizing impact to owners/operators where possible, particularly those not engaged in commercial operations.

    A link to the final AD is available here:

    http://casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/main/airworth/airwd/adfiles/under/dh82/dh82-018.pdf


  • 18 Jun 2014 20:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    As you'll have read in the June edition of Rag & Tube, the Committee have proposed a number of changes to the Victorian Model Rules for an Incorporated Association as adopted in November 2013 following changes to the Incorporated Associations Act in Victoria.

    The proposed changes are highlighted in yellow and aim to continue with many of the successful aspects of how the association has been managed for its 40 year history.

    Click on the link below to view the proposed amendments to the model rules.


    Also, as mentioned in the article, in order to affect changes to the rules, a Special General Meeting is required to be held and a quorum of 10% of members (approximately 50) are required to vote - either in person or via proxy. This meeting will be held at 7:30 PM on Monday the 14th of July 2014 at the Limerick Arms Hotel in South Melbourne.

    A copy of the notice / proxy / voting form is also available from the link below. If you are unable to make the meeting, please help us ensure we reach a quorum and complete the form and send via mail to PO Box 500, Kyneton VIC 3444 or email to president@antique-aeroplane.com.au

  • 19 May 2014 08:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    On the morning of Saturday the 17th of May, the Antiquers supported the Kyneton Aero Club and Transaero in hosting the annual Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea at Kyneton Airfield. The weather was kind this year which resulted in over 60 aircraft flying in from all over Victoria and about 500 people in total attending the mid-morning feast. The event raised over $4,000 for the Cancer Council and continues to be strongly supported each year.
  • 06 May 2014 14:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    CASA have released PAD/DH 82/18 Proposed AD for DH82 Tiger Moth series of aircraft relating to the inspection of wooden structures. 

    The proposed AD can be found on the CASA website via the following link.

  • 09 Apr 2014 09:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Attention all Cessna owners/operators/maintainers - CASA have recently released the following Airworthiness Bulletin relating to the Cessna SIDs program including timetables for compliance.

    Link to the AWB here:http://casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/main/airworth/awb/02/048.pdf

  • 21 Mar 2014 08:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    CASA have recently released a Proposed AD for DH60 Moth, DH82 Tiger Moth and DH83 Fox Moth aircraft for "Lateral Fuselage Tie Rods - Removal and Replacement".

    Links to each of the proposed AD's are provided below:
    DH60: http://casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/main/airworth/airwd/adfiles/under/dh60/pad%20dh%2060-009.pdf

    DH82:
    http://casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/main/airworth/airwd/adfiles/under/dh82/pad%20dh%2082-017.pdf

    DH83:
    http://casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/main/airworth/airwd/adfiles/under/dh83/pad%20dh%2083-005.pdf

    Link to CASA Proposed Airworthiness Directives web page:
    http://casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_101344
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