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.
We have also participated in unique events such as the 50 aircraft formation that flew over RAAF base Point Cook on its 100th anniversary - see RAAF flight .
Current activities of Members can also be accessed through the Australian Beechcraft Society Facebook page .
Planned Events for 2023/4
The biennial Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP) is scheduled again for 21-24 March 2024 in Cowra. Tom Turner from the ABS in the USA will be presenting and a number of new initiatives and components of the program are being developed for 2024.
Our AGM was held on Saturday 28 October 2023 at the Mercure hotel in Port Macquarie and included some successful social activities as well.
In addition, many members participated in a flyaway including Maralinga and Renmark in South Australia in September 2023. Similar activities are available to members through the members portal.
Pilots on flyaways must be a member of the ABS.