Welcome! The Coffs Harbour and District Aero Club is the only Training Aero Club on the East Coast that has an RAA AUS exemption for flight training in Controlled Airspace with an operating Control Tower. This a huge bonus for flight training, meaning you will train in a real air traffic environment. We now have a system to allow for private hire of suitably qualified and endorsed recreational pilots to fly in Class D airspace. Student ground training is conducted in our air-conditioned briefing room.
We operate two Jabiru J170 aircraft; 24-5334 is a J170-C which has conventional instruments and is used for ab initio training as well as more advanced training and private hire. The club purchased a new aircraft due to high demand in early 2020. 23-1647 is a J170-D and features a glass cockpit which is a great way to introduce modern avionics and systems to our student pilots. Having two aircraft online has expanded the availability of aircraft and we have many students and pilots regularly flying and enjoying both of these great aircraft.
The Aero Clubhouse is airconditioned with fully licenced bar facilities and a commercial kitchen, with an outside undercover courtyard and a large BBQ. We also cater for Functions, Birthdays, Meetings, and Special Occasions at competitive rates. We open the bar and generally have food available on Friday nights from 5pm- we’d love to see you there some time!