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Bundaberg Aero Club

History

The information on this page has been provided by club members.


If you have photos or information which may be of historical value to our club, please contact us.

Club History

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General Aviation

Recrational Aviation

Club House

Bundaberg Aero Club History


The Bundaberg Aero Club has been in operation since 1935.


Here are some photos and stories from members about the club and about aviation in the Bundaberg region.

   



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A Brief History - 75h Anniversary 2010



The Post War Rebirth of the Bundaberg Aero Club


Tiger Moth and Water Tanks


Original Club House Building


Shell Refueller


Air Radio


  

Historical Photos

In the above picture we have Tim Small the Second post War Treasurer, and  Ex-RAAF Pilot Keith Brown.  Tim was a well liked local Chemist, and Keith took up a position with QAL (Queensland Air Lines) flying Dragon Aircraft on the Brisbane run, and was with QAL when Butler Airlines acquired QAL. Keith later accompanied Butler's Chief Pilot, Tom Young to England, to take delivery of that Company's first Vicker's Viscount.

- Stew Whittred.

From left to right in the above picture is Alf McCracken the second post War Aero Club President, Sid Scotney local Cane Farmer who later purchased Tiger Moth VH-BGT, the last of the three is Bob Bruce, Instructor with RQAC, and EX-RAAF.  Bob had Instructed in Canada.

The Aircraft is a Hornet Moth VH-AAU in which Alf McCracken and I flew to Fraser Island in late 1946.   

- Stew Whittred.