About Us

With almost 30 years of history in the air, Curtin Flying Club has certainly had a colourful past! Here are just some of the highlights of the club. If you have any more history to add – or especially old photos to share – we’d love to include them. Please contact the Club Secretary and we will continue to update this page.
1975

Curtin Flying Club is formed at Jandakot Airport by a group of university flying enthusiasts who lease a two-seat Cessna 150.

2006

April – Club moves its operations to The Aeroplane Company

 

December – Club disposes of a number of aircraft

2008

August – Club moves its operations to Minovation

November – Cessna 172S CYF acquired

2009

March – Club’s trusty 1980 model C182Q – aptly registered CFC – is sold

August – Old faithful C172 MVD sold

November – 2003 model C172S registered CYQ – is acquired

 

2011

August – CYF sold and 2008 model G1000 equipped 172S KXW acquired. The flagship aircraft is named after Curtin Flying Club founding member Bill Clarke

2012
October – Club moves its operations to present aircraft manager RACWA
2019
January – The club introduces a new logo

2020

March – The club introduces the use of a web based “app” which removes the need for paperwork associated with booking and paying for flights. The app allows members to keep track of the status of the aircraft. The app also allows the committee to collect data on aircraft usage and member status.

2021
August – CYQ was lost in a crash at Whitegum Valley Farm. No injuries but the aircraft was written off and Insurance paid out. The club purchased a TECNAM P-2010 MKII as a replacement aircraft on June 30th 2021 as decided by the Curtin Flying Club Inc Members. Due to Covid-19 and Border closures, the Aircraft finally arrived on 12th August 2021.
2022

May – PA-28 Cherokee POD purchased as a low cost alternative for rottnest trips.

2023

March – POD and ARQ are sold