Beyond providing flight training, Phoenix Aero Club endeavours to operate an aero club for its members to enjoy. Our goal is to have a tight-knit community of aviators who can come together to enjoy their collective passion! Our clubhouse includes large, modern facilities that supports our great club environment. Alongside running the Phoenix Flying School for flight training, Phoenix Aero Club also works to provide social activities for its members to enjoy. These include:
- Fly-Aways – We have fly-aways to an airport in a one to two hour range from Camden, or occasionally to further destinations. Fly-aways enable pilots to experience flying outside the Camden circuit and training area, and it is possible for a student to fly in the company of an instructor and experience the opportunity of flying cross-country and landing at different locations. For others, just flying as a passenger helps sharpen navigation skills. Lunch may be arranged at our destination, and then it is time to return to our aircraft, swap seats and set course for Camden.
- Flying Competitions – At PAC we also hold flying competitions! The competition itself can vary from many different tasks such as manoeuvring, or even to see who can ‘grease the runway’! These competitions will involve the club instructors judging who performs the best.
- Trivia Events – Are you an aviation history buff? Come and test your skills against other PAC members during trivia afternoons held at the club. We are aiming to hold regular trivia events for you to share your knowledge as well. You might even learn something new!
- Social and Networking BBQ’s – It’s not what you know, but who you know! Come for a delicious BBQ lunch, and get to know other members of the Phoenix Aero Club. It’s a casual get-together, and you’ll be able to chat with like-minded pilots, and share stories of your best flying experiences!
We are aiming to hold a social BBQ on the second Sunday of every month, where we can all get together and chat about our shared passion. Other events will be worked into the day, for example a flying competition in the morning, followed by lunch. We would love to have members come down to the club and fire up the BBQ every Sunday in the future!
Whilst our BBQ’s will be open to all and we encourage you to bring family and friends, other club events (e.g. a fly-away) will be aimed towards club members. Join the Phoenix Aero Club today and enjoy the social benefits of the aero club, as well as receiving $10/h off our published hiring rates on all aircraft!
To become a member of the Phoenix Aero Club, grab a membership application form either in person from our clubhouse, or via contacting us online and fill it out! You can then bring your completed form to one of our monthly club BBQ’s to meet the club committee, and your new fellow PAC members! Our club BBQ is a great social opportunity to introduce yourself to fellow PAC members in a relaxed and casual setting that will hopefully set the tone for your future with the Phoenix Aero Club!
When you first become a member of the Phoenix Aero Club, you will be issued with an Associate Membership. This entitles you to enjoy the club activities that we put on, as well as receiving a discount on flying training and aircraft hire rates. Over time, with a demonstration of passion and devotion to the club, be it through helping around the clubhouse with day to day tasks, e.g. help cleaning the aircraft, running the BBQ for lunch, or volunteering to providing assistance to the club committee in some capacity, you may be offered a Full Membership. This will entrust you with voting rights at the club’s Annual General Meeting, at which the club committee is elected. A full membership also allows you to be eligible for election to the club committee. We encourage new members to embrace the club atmosphere and make the most of what the Phoenix Aero Club can offer you. We want our club to be filled with like-minded members who have the club’s best interest at heart. We hope that you share our passion for aviation and help to ensure that our club can continue to exist well into the future. As a show of commitment to the club, we ask that club members pay a $140 yearly membership contribution. This will give you access to all of our club activities, as well as a $10/h discount on flying rates. If you are an active member, this will pay for itself quickly!
Member’s Area (COMING SOON!)
The following area is for PAC members. Inside, members have access to the online flight booking system, a catalogue of useful instructor’s tips and tricks, as well as important web-links that will help students new and old!