History

With almost 30 years of history in the air, Curtin Flying Club has certainly had a colourful past! Here are just some of the highlights of the club. If you have any more history to add – or especially old photos to share – we’d love to include them. Please contact the Club Secretary and we will continue to update this page.

1975

VH-DAB

Curtin Flying Club is formed at Jandakot Airport by a group of university flying enthusiasts who lease a two-seat Cessna 150.

 

2006

April – Club moves its operations to The Aeroplane Company

December – Club disposes of a number of aircraft

 

2008

C172CYF

August – Club moves its operations to Minovation

November – Cessna 172S CYF acquired

 

2009

C182QCFC

CurtinMVD

March – Club’s trusty 1980 model C182Q – aptly registered CFC – is sold

August – Old faithful C172 MVD sold

November – Curtin Flying Club’s current workhorse – a 2003 model C172S registered CYQ – is acquired

 

2011

KXW1-1000

August – CYF sold and 2008 model G1000 equipped 172S KXW acquired. The flagship aircraft is named after Curtin Flying Club founding member Bill Clarke

 

2012

October – Club moves its operations to present aircraft manager RACWA

2019

The club introduces a new logo

2020

The club introduces the use of a web based “app” which removes the need for paperwork associated with booking and paying for flights. The app allows members to keep track of the status of the aircraft. The app also allows the committee to collect data on aircraft usage and member status.

2021

CYQ was lost in a crash at Whitegum valley farm. No injuries but the aircraft was written off and insurance paid out. The club purchased a TECNAM 2010 as a replacement aircraft.