Ausfly 2019 will have at its heart a comprehensive program of seminars as it hopes to attract a solid crowd of aviators to Narromine in two weeks time.
Ausfly is run by a consortium of organisations including the Australian General Aviation Alliance (AGAA) the Sport Aircraft Association of Australia (SAAA) and Narromine Shire Council, and is scheduled for 17-20 October at Narromine Airport.
Promoted as a fly-in for "all aviators under one sky", Ausfly will consist of two days of seminars and an air display on the Saturday ... all for a gold coin donation as entry fee.
In all, 35 seminars are planned across two tents, with the final program to be decided in the coming week. The seminars cover everything from engine maintenance, politics and avionics to safety, build techniques and commercial presentations. Some of the program highlights are:
SAAA’s Flight Safety Advisor Program
Find out about the re-launched Flight Safety Program and what this offers. In particular hear about the all new Type Transition Training Program – many brush transition training aside, but find out why you should not and how to go about keeping the odds in balance with the help of experienced SAAA pilots
Don’t Push It, Land It!
The presentation discusses several fatal fixed and rotary wing VFR into IMC (and night) accidents, where the crew had options that would have greatly increased their survivability. Last year at AUSFLY I presented on the ABC helicopter accident at Lake Eyre, which also forms a small part of this presentation
CASR Part 43 – Maintenance in Private and Aerial Work categories
The status of Part 43 development – find out the latest around who, how and when general and sport aviators are likely to be affected.
CASR Part 149 – Approved Self-administering Aviation Organisations (ASAO)
Part 149 has arrived and came in to effect on 14th July 2019 – hear about the current activities and what this means for sport aviators.
Australian General Aviation Alliance
Catch up with news and join an open discussion around what AGAA is all about, it’s strategy and objectives
A discussion with the CEO – hear how the organisation continues to develop and advocacy remain at the forefront of AOPA’s activities. Find out about and talk about what’s gone on over the last year – and what’s coming next. Come ready to ask whatever you want!
SAAA Technical Counsellors Forum
A forum to review the roles, responsibilities and contribution of the SAAA TCs to building and maintaining aircraft.
Avionics – New Innovations and upgrades by Garmin
Catch up with the rapidly evolving avionics options that offer transformation to any type of cockpit with enhanced situational awareness , navigation capabilities, systems management and safety.
Join the SAAA President for an open discussion around what’s been happening around SAAA in the last year.
The Mental Journey to Long Distance Flight
The hardest part of along distance VFR journey maybe the mental challenges. In this workshop style session, we will be discussing strategies for preparing your head for both planning and flying the longer distance journeys.
STOL – How exciting can STOL ops get?
A fascinating and sometimes somewhat unbelievable account of what is possible with STOL aircraft and what it takes to get off and back on the ground in just a few metres
The Timber Aircraft
This is an overview of different timber aircraft blueprints that are available on the market. This overview covers aircraft from Jodel D models, Falconar F Series, SAL Mustang, Jurca MJ-5 Sirocco and the Druine Turbi.
Drone Pilots – A Growing Industry
Mark Viswanathan will give you an overview of everything drone pilot from what the future looks like, the rules and regs, what CASA’s view is and what training courses are available and much more.
Build your own EFIS
This open-source avionics project was showcased for the first time at AusFly 2018 and is gaining popularity in Australia, Europe and the USA.
The seminar program will stretch across both the Friday and the Saturday of the event.
Ausfly organisers are also claiming a full house of exhibitors, with 24 companies taking up the offer of expo space where intially only 20 spaces were made available.
More information including fly-in registration and accommodation is on the Ausfly website.