HRFC Poker Run 2020

September 24, 2020
HRFC 2020 Poker Run: POSTPONED: due to Covid-19 Restrictions. This event will be rescheduled in 2021.

18th September 2020

September 18, 2020
eMail to HRFC Members 18th September 2020 Hello Members, You will recall from my last update, that we intended to hold a Committee Meeting to make a decision on the best way to handle the 2020 AGM under the current Covid-19 restrictions and to deal with a few other matters. This note is to advise …

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16th August 2020

August 16, 2020
Here is an interesting article from from ABC News dated 8th August ’20 and titled “Learning to fly in Australia is easier and cheaper than you might think, recreational pilots say”.  I thought that it may be of interest to those that have not seen it. Thanks Ben for forwarding the link.

12th August 2020

August 12, 2020
DAME at Cessnock A/port (Friday 21st) Hi Members, you will recall that a couple of weeks ago, I advised that Dr Jeremy Robertson (a DAME) would be available for Aviation Medicals at Cessnock Airport on a one Friday per month basis. Jeremy advised yesterday that his first Cessnock session will be Friday 21st August. So, if you …

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8th August 2020

August 8, 2020
Hello Members, First, be reminded that there is NO HRFC meeting tomorrow August 9th due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. And, while we are on the subject of Covid, we would also take the opportunity to remind every member of their responsibility to take all care when visiting the Club’s facilities and hangars. As the airport is …

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31st July 2020

July 31, 2020
Hello Members, Well, with the further tightening of the Covid restrictions we will be further postponing the next face to face meeting. At this stage it is intended that we will try to reinstate the regular meetings in September and this includes moving the Annual General Meeting to the second Sunday in September as well. Naturally, we …

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16th July 2020

July 16, 2020
Williamtown Traffic Management Plan project The following self explanatory email and attachments were received today from Airservices Australia. If you are a stakeholder, and would like to submit a relevant comment, submissions will be accepted by Airservices until Monday July 20th. “Good morning Attached are the slides and Q&A summary from the Williamtown Traffic Management …

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10th July 2020

July 10, 2020
Just a quick update to advise HRFC Members and other aviators that from August, aviation medicals will be available at the Cessnock Airport. Below I have copied an email received from Dr Jeremy Robertson advising of the service. “Hello fellow aviators, I am an aviation medical examiner based in Sydney, but from August onwards I …

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10th July 2020

July 10, 2020
Hello Members, In my last “Update” dated 22nd June, I indicated that we had planned to resume our regular monthly Club Meetings in July. However, after consultation with our Executive Committee Members, it has been decided not to reinstate the meeting calendar just yet and instead, the committee will meet some time in the next …

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22nd June 2020

June 22, 2020
Hello Members, My last update before June 30th (the day that the $95 membership renewal ends). Don’t forget that if you have not renewed prior to July 1st, membership increases to $100 pa. and the other offers of staged payments will end. So, don’t leave it too late. The response this year has been great …

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10th June 2020

June 10, 2020
Hello HRFC Members, Here are just a few point that I thought may be of interest to members: Face to face meetings: With the easing of many Covid 19 restrictions, I was hoping that we may have been able to reinstate our regular monthly meetings this month. So to be sure, last week I phoned …

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20th May 2020

May 21, 2020
Hello Members, Just a quick update on our Club Membership fees for the 2020-2021 financial year. You may recall that a motion was put and carried at the last AGM that the club’s annual membership fee would increase from the current $95 where it has remained for several years to $100 for a full member. …

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30th April 2020

April 30, 2020
Paul Bennet’s Live Streamed Air Show Postponed to June 13th: 🚨 UPDATE: Paul Bennet Airshows Livestream Experience Unfortunately, we have had to postpone the Paul Bennet Airshows Livestream Experience until the 13th of June 2020. ▶️ Watch the video for further details…But we will be back bigger and better 10:00am 13th June 2020 Australian Eastern …

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27th April 2020

April 27, 2020
Cessnock City Council receives a $6.6m grant to upgrade Cessnock Airport: The following media release was received earlier today.   CCCVSPRINTSVR_Mayor _ GM Office_2801_001

26th April 2020

April 26, 2020
Hello Members, Well I hope that everyone is enjoying their isolation! May Meeting: Still no general meeting scheduled for May but we will continue to hold regular Committee Meetings via Zoom, so if you haveanything that you would like the committee to consider, just let me (or any of the committee members) know and we …

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12th April 2020

April 12, 2020
Vale Ken Thornton I have just learned of the passing of one of our long time HRFC Members – Ken Thornton. Ken passed away on the 8th of April 2020 following a short illness. Family will farewell Ken in a private service, and a public memorial will be held at a later date. Ken was …

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10th April 2020

April 10, 2020
Live Stream Air show by Paul Bennet Airshows!! Paul Bennet has advised us of his upcoming four hour live streamed Air show planned for Saturday 2nd May commencing at 10am (Australian Eastern Standard Time). According to the advice, the show promises four hours of non-stop live Air show Action! Full details can be found by …

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6th April 2020

April 6, 2020
RA-Aus Scholarship Program Update 2020 – 2021 RAAus Scholarship Program For many years the GYFTS Scholarship program has provided seed funding to hundreds of young aviators and it is something RAAus is very proud of. Ordinarily in April each year we call for applications for the following financial year. Given the current circumstances and government …

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2nd April 2020

April 2, 2020
Update??? With nothing happening there is little to talk about but to remind everyone that there is nothing happening! The April Meeting originally scheduled for Sunday 12th then rescheduled to this Sunday (5th) to avoid the clash with Easter was then cancelled and remains cancelled. So no General Meeting this month. Last week most of …

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25th March 2020

March 25, 2020
Hi Members, Due to the Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus), it has become obvious that our April meeting and most likely the May meeting too will be cancelled. We will keep members abreast of any changes through both email and the website but at this stage the April meeting will not go ahead. We have video conferencing …

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20th March 2020

March 20, 2020
Yet another Cancellation: Just a few days ago we agreed on a date with CASA for the next AvSafety Seminar  but today we were advised by email that all such seminars have been cancelled as a result of Government restrictions placed on group gatherings due to the Corona Virus. CASA has indicated that they will …

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19th March 2020

March 19, 2020
Cancelled Events: Due to the government restrictions on large gatherings, several events have been or will be cancelled or postponed, Here are a few flying events that fall into the category and I expect more to follow. These are just a few that I am aware of. – March 21 – Centenary Celebrations of Australia’s …

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18th March 2020

March 18, 2020
Cessnock Airport Newsletter: Cessnock Airport has released the first addition of a News Letter that is intended to be a bi-monthly publication advising airport users of what is happening at the Airport. This is a positive initiative to keep us abreast of Council’s plans so I have attached a copy of  Vol. 1 for your …

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17th March 2020

March 17, 2020
Weather Cameras: Looks like the Club’s weather cameras are back up and reliable again! Thanks to the members that worked to make this happen following the recent storm damage.  

12th March 2020

March 12, 2020
Weather Cameras: You may have noticed that our weather cameras have not been cooperating in the last couple of days but be assured that they will be back in business and reliable as soon as practical. I have asked for a status report and  have just received the following advice from Brian Cavanagh. I think …

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12th March 2020

March 12, 2020
CASA AvSafety Seminar: HRFC has received a request from CASA to host another AvSafety Seminar on Wednesday evening 22nd April. Session will start at 6pm and as usual expect it to run through to around 8 – 8-30pm. The title of this seminar is “Enhancing Pilot Skills – Expect the Unexpected” and the topics covered …

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9th March 2020

March 9, 2020
April Meeting Date Change: To avoid a clash with Easter this year, a decision has been made to move the April monthly meeting forward to the first Sunday of April rather than the usual second Sunday.Therefore the April meeting this year will be held on Sunday 5th April – NOT the 12th as previously posted. …

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7th March 2020

March 8, 2020
Hello Members, A few points that you may be interested in before the meeting tomorow. New Website: The new club website is now up and running on the original domain name (https// thanks to a lot of work by Geoff Eather. So, please use it and provide any feedback either positive or negative so that …

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6th March 2020

March 5, 2020
Big thanks to Leighton and Brian  as the cameras are back up and running.

5th March 2020

March 5, 2020
We are aware that the weather cameras are “down”. This is because the website has been has been migrated to a new host. Our new web address is now (not as was previously the case). Leighton is working on getting the cameras up and running with the new host.