Updated: Apr 12
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
FOOD AND DRINK AVAILABLE ALL DAY
17.00 Gather on the Town Green to view the Roulettes Aerial Display
For more information and program for the day: https://www.hdfc.com.au/open-day
CONTACT HDFC TO LEARN TO FLY
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: www.hdfc.com.au/flying-training-in-port-macquarie
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