No, but if the membership grows and availability becomes a concern the group may decide to acquire additional aircraft.
Please read our internal rules of operation document, and our pilot check/currency policy document.
Alpha Aviation is a Limited company with a board elected by the shareholders (members). The board adjusts hire rates on a regular basis to match variable costs such as fuel, consumables and scheduled maintenance. Decisions about the fleet structure or annual levy amounts will be discussed with the membership and require ratification at an AGM or EGM.
When you land at an aerodrome other than Bankstown ( movement Charges apply ) you will incur a landing charge in addition to the cost of your flight. A large number of aerodromes are managed by AvData - the list of fees is available for download. To determine the landing fees at council managed or private aerodromes please contact the council or owner directly. Contact information can be located in the AOPA National Airfield Directory or ERSA.
If you require fuel after-hours when Clamback and Hennessy are closed, you can use the Shell re-fuelers located at Bankstown and MOBIL Bowser using yor own Credit card. Please remember Shell is only to be used after hours (between 6am and 8pm call must be made by 7.30pm and aircraft must be out of the Hangar) using yor own Credit card. Mastercard or Visa
Please note you are only fully covered by the fuel rebate when Clamback & Hennessy are used to purchase fuel at Bankstown. The use of Shell whilst at Bankstown will be treated in the same way as fuel purchases made away from Bankstown. i.e. you will only be rebated at the current rate which may be different to the rate Shell will charge (normally higher).
Should you require fuel whilst you are away from Bankstown, Alpha Aviation recommends you setup an account with Skyfuel Australia. They will issue you with your own Carnet cards for BP, Shell and Mobile and you will never have a problem with purchasing fuel again.
Group rules and insurance require that a shareholder be in the left seat at all times.
All instructors can perform check flights and endorsements on KTN.
Bill Whitworth, ( Whitworth Aviation ) Clamback and Hennessy, Nigel Clark ( Pacific Flight ) Jason Cheung ( Red Baron ) Craig Marshall ( Curtis Aviation ) can perform check flights and endorsements on OAZ.
Yes at Hangar 642 12 Drover rd. off ( Marion St, )
Trips of several weeks are possible you must check with the Flight Captain befor you book
No (within reason).
We have an online web booking system, which displays existing bookings and maintenance bookings.
You will need to provide your own headsets (and lifejackets/liferafts if required) for yourself and your passengers. Schofields Flying Club members can hire these from the club, others can hire from Concept Aviation at Bankstown Airport. You will also need to provide your own tie-downs, oil funnel and fuel sampler.
If you decide to leave Alpha Aviation you may sell your shares to a new member acceptable to the Board, or Forfiet your Shares.
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