About Us

With almost 50 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.


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


April – Club moves its operations to The Aeroplane Company


December – Club disposes of a number of aircraft


August – Club moves its operations to Minovation

November – Cessna 172S CYF acquired


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



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

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


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.

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.

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


March – POD and ARQ are sold