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 2022
A Formation Flying weekend is planned at Bairnsdale on 21/22 May 2022.
The biennial Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP) was successfully held in February 2022 at Cowra, after Covid delays. A number of new initiatives and components of the program were launched.
We are planning to run our AGM over a weekend 21-23 October 2022 at Bathurst later in the year.
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 2023. This flyaway was deferred from 2020 due to Covid.
Other flyaways are currently being planned for 2022. These activities can be accessed through the members portal.
Pilots on flyaways must be a member of the ABS.