WBMA Question & Answers Session

28th September 2017

All members and potential members of WBMA are invited to a Q&A session to discuss all things Watts Bridge. It is intended that the meetings will be represented by BVSAC, QWVAA, AAC-QC, & WBMA.

The Q&A sessions are to be informative yet casual with no minutes taken and no agenda set prior to the meeting.

The first Q&A is to be held on the 28th September starting at 6:30PM at The Alliance Hotel which is located at 320 Boundary Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane Queensland 4000. Parking is on the street, no parking fees after 6PM.

Gathering of Eagles - 2017

19th - 20th August 2017

The Gathering of Eagles for 2017 has been and gone and is now but a memory, a story and a jam packed photo gallery. Saturday was a complete blow-out with cold howling winds and 35-45 knot gusts, so it was up to Sunday to redeem the weekend. And fortunately it did. A fine and clear winter's day attracted a more than reasonable number of airplanes and eager spectators to appreciate them.

Click here for the Photo Gallery and Feature Story

BVSAC's Impromptu Aviator's BBQ

9th September 2017

The Brisbane Valley Sport Aviation Club threw their club room doors open for an impromptu BBQ, inviting aviators from Watts Bridge and the local airfields to come and enjoy the beautiful spring flying season. Approximately 50 people took up the offer with 30+ aircraft arriving at the field. It was particularly pleasing to see members from all of the Watts homebase groups plus several members from the Caboolture SAAA coming together to share the common bond of flight.

Based on the success of the day, it is more than likely that there will be similar future BBQ's, perhaps hosted at other airfields in the district or maybe at Watts Bridge. Keep an eye on the Calendar of Events and also Facebook for notification.

Commencing The Construction Of A New Air Chalet

Good to see the commencement of construction of a new building in the chalet precinct. Judging by the size of the footings, Richard Wiltshire's new chalet is going to be an impressive build. Watch this space for updates.

Contra Circuit Procedures

The parallel runways (12L/30R and 12R/30L) are now fully operational. With the publication of the August ERSA update, effective the 17th August 2017, contra circuit procedures are now in operation at Watts Bridge.

Pilots are strongly encouraged to download the Contra Circuits Procedures information sheet and the YWSG ERSA extract (shown above) to be fully aware of how to safely join and fly the circuit pattern.

Many many thanks to Gary Clark - creator of The Swamp for the special cartoons illustrating the changes in circuit procedures and possible outcomes of everyone not being fully prepared.

Please support Gary by visiting The Swamp Website at www.swamp.com.au

Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield is strongly committed to a "Fly Neighbourly" policy ensuring good working relationships with other land owners in the district.

Pilots are requested to download the Fly Neighbourly Chart to be aware of and avoid where operationally possible, noise and over-fly sensitive locations adjacent to the airfield.

Download the Fly Neighbourly Chart.

Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield requests that all members and visitors using the airfield's internal roads adhere to the signposted maximum Speed Limit of 20kph.

The Speed Limit maximises safety for all motorists and pedestrians, significantly reduces damage to the airfield's roadways and minimises the generation of dust which has an adverse affect on aircraft, buildings and human health.

Download the Drive Neighbourly Information Sheet.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
at 19:10:00

26.8°C 6kts NNE 1012.09hPa 38% 0.0mm

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PO Box 98, Toogoolawah, Queensland, 4313, Australia

Phone: 0427 699 239 
Email: info@wattsbridge.com.au

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