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Busselton Aero Club again hosted an Aerofest on  March 6th 2016.

The biggest and most exciting light aircraft flying event in WA!

Five thousand visitors - 3700 from outside Busselton,150 interstate!

One hundred and twenty-five aircraft!

New Landside Attraction - Dardanup Heritage Park!

We’re grateful to our Raffle Donors who include: Scenic Helicopters, Tigermoth Adventure Flights,

Ka-Bling, Laurance Wines, The Equinox Cafe, Bayview Geographe Resort

From our Coordinator, Ken Manton:

The Aerofest dust has settled at last with final reports to the City of Busselton and donations being made in person to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and RAAFA Aviation Heritage Museum (Bullcreek) in April and to 710 Squadron Air Training Corps in June.


I was invited to address the cadets during their weekly parade and was impressed by their smart and efficient turn out. Each of these recipients was very grateful for our support and asked that their sincere thanks be extended to all members who made Aerofest a huge success.

In return the Aviation Heritage Museum made available a family pass to be presented to a family chosen by the committee. In reviewing Aerofest the decision was to award the pass to a person or family who made a significant contribution to the success of the event. Worthy winners were the Pollard family who will enjoy a thrilling day at Bullcreek in the midst of much aviation history. For anyone who has not been to this world class museum please do so sooner rather than later.

Of real interest to any enthusiasts is the “Lancaster Bomber Tour” which sounds like a real treat. One guide takes two visitors on a 90 minute walk through time from conception to final resting place and touches on every part of the bombers life. The best part is you get to go on board, something other museum visitors do not get, and all proceeds go towards protecting and preserving this remarkable icon here in WA. The cost is just a couple of coffees or a landing fee or two - $120 at last advice.

The Aerofest benefit has also extended to the RAAus Student Scholarship scheme where we made a significant contribution and now only one presentation remains to complete our mission. That will be done shortly to the Busselton Hospice making a grand total of ten thousand dollars to service organisations from the Aerofest exercise.

Well done again to all of our members, followers and supporters.