Welcome to 2014 from the Team at Paul Bennet Airshows
With many changes happening on our side of the field, we thought the members of the RNAC may like an update on the changes happening now and into the future.
The first change that you must likely notice when arriving on field is the bold new signage promoting Paul Bennet Airshows! This work is still in progress and we hope to have all signage completed by the end of this month. So far we have had many positive comments on the impact this signage has made, giving an exciting new look for the daily commuters to view, instead of an otherwise dreary looking “sheds”.
In conjunction with this new look, Paul is pleased to announce his latest business venture…..Aerohunter.
Aerohunter was purchased from an operator who was based out of Cessnock Airport, and was operated on a casual basis. Aerohunter will specialize in aerobatic warbird adventure flights.
Paul is in the processes of setting up base at his hangar for the Aerohunter operations, which will be managed by a small team of local pilots. Aerohunter operations will also be using a new addition to the Airfield; a Yak 52 (VH-YVK) which you may have noticed has been quite active of the past few months. In the coming months the Wirraway (VH-WWY) will also be added to the fleet of available aircraft for adventure flights.
As a RNAC Member Special, Aerohunter is offering 20% off any adventure flights to club members or their families. For more information on Aerohunter go to www.aerohunter.com.au
Paul and the Team again have a full air show and display calendar set for this year, and will keep you informed of any events that will make great fly away weekends for club members.
Paul and his team regularly train for their displays the first Saturday of each month at Luskintyre. This co-inside’s with Luskintyre’s monthly “Lunch with the Tigers” event. This event is really starting to become quite the weekend with a growing number of pilots flying in each month from as far as Sydney to take advantage of Luskintyre’s warm hospitality. We really recommend marking your diaries for the next and checking it out for yourself.
Many members have noticed that the Grumman Avenger has been absent from the field for quite a while. This was due to an incident involving a Tiger Moth taxiing into the elevator at a nearby airfield. The Avenger has since been repaired and is now temporarily on display at the Evans Head War Memorial Museum, and will return later in the year.
We intend to contribute each month to the RNAC newsletter on the happenings in and around the Paul Bennet Hangar. In the mean time feel free to come over and say G’day to Paul and his team and check out his array of aircraft.
Glenn Graham – Operations Manager – Aerohunter