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Come Fly with HDFC on their Open Day

Updated: Apr 12, 2021

The Hastings District Flying Club reveals newly furbished hangar as part of Port Macquarie's bicentenary 2021 celebrations

The Hastings District Flying Club (HDFC) is opening its clubhouse and hangar doors to the public on Sunday 18th April from 9 am to 3 pm at Oliver Drive, Port Macquarie Airport. The HDFC Open Day is a Port Macquarie-Hastings Council bicentenary satellite event.

HDFC’s newly furbished hangar will be revealed and members will show off their aircraft and people are welcome to talk with the owners and for selected aircraft, with the person who built it. The public can also sign up for flights on HDFC’s Sling2 aircraft. 30-minutes discovery flights will be available on this day. Flight vouchers can be purchased now or on the day itself.

Many thanks to the New South Wales Government who contributed $27,000 as part of a Community Building Partnership grant to rebuild the hangar. That helps with subsidising part of the cost for HDFC's hangar refurbishment.

HDFC boosts a 63-year aviation history and visitors can view historical presentations, radio control models, plastic aircraft models and flying training information in the clubhouse and hangar house.

There will be prizes to be won on Open Day and raffle tickets can be purchased now from the HDFC clubhouse or during Open Day.

  • First prize is a $500 Flight Certificate,

  • 2nd prize a $250 Flight Certificate and

  • 3rd prize is a $150 Discovery Flight.

HDFC Open Day Program

Special talks and entertainment will commence at 10 am. All-day Discovery Flights. You may purchase discovery flight vouchers in advance.

9.00-15.00 Aircraft, Hangar and Club House Displays

10.30 Official Opening of Hangar Reconstruction - Leslie Williams MP

11.00 Musical Entertainment - Z-Chords

11.30 Hangar Talk - Learning to Fly – Ray Lind CFI

12.00 Hangar Talk - Drones- All you need to know - Tim Hitchins

12.00-14.00 Musical Entertainment by singer-songwriter Pam Hata with her new music release WILD.

12.30 Hangar Talk - Build your own plane - Doug Toppazzini

13.00 Roulettes - Pilot signings and merchandise

16.00 Guessing Competition Draw


17.00 Gather on the Town Green to view the Roulettes Aerial Display

For more information and program for the day:


The Hastings District Flying Club (HDFC) is a leader in Recreational Flying Training specialising in professional pilot development. Their enthusiastic team of instructors draws on experience from many facets of aviation and will ensure that your flying training is conducted thoroughly, professionally, and to the highest standards. Flying training is conducted at Port Macquarie Airport (YPMQ) in a friendly atmosphere. Whether you're starting out in flying as a new student pilot or you are an experienced pilot wanting to add an endorsement or need a BFR, HDFC can help. All training is conducted in their SLING 2 aircraft.

Ray Lind, Chief Flying Instructor, HDFC

m: +61 428 820 698

Flying training in Port Macquarie:


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