The Society offers an extensive Social Program with events and fly away’s to many locations across Australia including overseas to Noumea, New Zealand and New Guinea. Previous flyaways have included Tasmania, the Kimberly, North Queensland, Central Australia, North Queensland, South Australia, the Sapphire Coast, the Gold Coast, Northern Territory and the West Coast to name a few. These flyaways provide opportunities to see and stay in parts of Australia that few people see.

They also enable a host of information in respect airstrips, accommodation and activities to be gathered from the many members who have flown extensively across Australia.

Current activities of Members can also be accessed through the Australian Beechcraft Society Facebook page .

Planned Events for 2021

The effects of Covid led to the cancellation of most events for 2020 and some 2021 events are deferred until later in the year. The Society did however manage a 3 night flyaway to Goonoo Goonoo Station (near Tamworth) in late March 2021 and a 1 night flyaway to Wagga Wagga in April 2021.

A Formation Flying weekend was also held at Bairnsdale at the end of May.

The biennial Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP) is planned to be held 24-27 February 2022 at Cowra.  We are also planning to run an all-States Christmas get together on November 19-21 at Bathurst this year, depending on Covid restrictions in force. 

It was also proposed to conduct a Formation Flying Endorsement course leading up to the BPPP, although the timing is under review.  Other Formation Flying weekends are also being planned.

There is also some interest for a flyaway to fly to New Zealand, departing Port Macquarie tracking Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island in March of next year to coincide with the Wings over Wanaka Air Show. This flyaway was deferred from 2020 due to Covid.

Other flyaways are currently being planned for 2021. These activities can be accessed through the members portal.

Pilots on flyaways must be a Member of the ABS.

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