SCHOFIELDS FLYING CLUB LIMITED
60 Birch Street, Bankstown Airport
POSTAL ADDRESS: PO Box 200, Georges Hall, NSW 2198 AUSTRALIA
FAX: +61 2 9707 1045 PHONE: +61 2 9709 8488 EMAIL: email@example.com
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Schofields Flying Club Home Page
Latest information, advice and tips from our Safety Officer, Chris Pearl. We hope to make this a regular feature on the website. Feedback, questions and contributions welcome. More...
Piper Seminole Promotion
The best multi-engine training aircraft at Bankstown. Perfect for initial multi-engine endorsements, instrument rating training and private hire. Special member rate, valid to 14 September 2013. More...
Piper Seneca III Promotion
Presenting VH-KWP, a Piper Seneca PA34-220T. Special members introductory offer, valid to 31st May 2013. Get your PA34 Endorsement at $617 per air switch hour plus landing charges. Standard rate $650 per air switch hour. This aircraft is not available for initial multi engine endorsement. See VH-KWP Feature Guide for aircraft equipment. More...
Light Aircraft Championships
The Australian Light Aircraft Championships (ALAC) are run by the Royal Federation of Aero Clubs Australia, and were held this year at Latrobe Valley Airport east of Melbourne between 21 and 23 March and hosted by Latrobe Valley Aero Club. Schoies had four competitors in the championships. More...
Flight authorisation procedures
New flight authorisation procedures will be implemented from Monday, 11th March 2013. The purpose is to improve the information that the club has before, during and after all flights and to ensure that performance and loading criteria are met. The information will also allow for a more complete analysis of club operations. More...
Safety Management System
Safety has always been a priority at SFC. This attitude was formalised with the creation of a Safety Management System (SMS) which has now been in operation for a number of years. The SMS aims to promote Aviation Safety through communication and reporting systems including Confidential Hazard Reports and Alerts. More...
January competition results
The first Club Competition of 2013 started at 7am at Bankstown on Sunday 20 January. With a fairly low could base, Bankstown was the perfect place for it. Fourteen competitors entered. The results were: First Andrew Jordan, 2nd Dave Winter and 3rd Richard Ure. In the previous champs division David Jaffray won the day. More...
Coming events for 2013
The program of events for 2013 has now been finalised and can be downloaded as a pdf. Changes and additions will occur from time to time, so you should check back regularly to get the latest details. Where applicable, links will be provided to supplementary information about the events listed. More...
Learn to Fly Scholarship
Schofields Flying Club is participating in the Air Services Australia sponsored RFACA Learn-to-Fly Scholarship 2013. Entry is by undertaking a Trial Instructional Flight (TIF) in a Piper Warrior and costs $180 for a 1 hour flight. Download the scholarship brochure. More...
October Duty Pilot draw
The Volunteer Duty Pilot Monthly Draw for September ($50 free flying) goes to Hank Langejans and John Young. The Club appreciates the efforts our tireless band of volunteers generously give in helping their Club and this is one small way of saying thank you!
Schofields Flying Club now has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements, events and photos. It is also a great place to be able to share your photos and comments with others. If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to 'Like' us on Facebook. Not yet on Facebook? You are still able to view the page by clicking on the link at the top of this page. More...
Prospective new members of the Club can download a Membership Application Form (44kB pdf) here. Note that it is still necessary for new members to attend the Club in person with photo identification before applications can be processed.
On-line booking system
We've put the finishing touches on our new on-line booking system! The old steam-driven, manual booking sheet is now a thing of the past and our new system is fully operational. Members are invited to contact the Club for login and operating instructions. More...
Aeroplane data on-line
Now available on the Aircraft Fleet and Downloads pages are Weight & Balance, Aeroplane Loading, and Take-Off & Landing data for most of our aircraft. Checklists are available for some of the fleet as well. Loading & Performance details for our Cessna fleet and Checklists for the entire fleet will be available shortly. Pilots should confirm the data before flight by referring to the Pilot's Operating Handbook and the Approved Flight Manual for the particular aircraft.
The Club is once again in need of volunteer help. A couple of our duty pilot teams are in need of a few extra helping hands to cover their scheduled weekends. If the teams are full this means half a day about once every two months for each person involved. Are you willing to pitch in and offer your help? Please call Vivianne or Suzanne at the Club on 9709 8488 and have a chat to see what the volunteer duty pilot work is all about. Read Why be a Duty Pilot? by Peter Blackbourn.
Schofields Flying Club
Schofields Flying Club is the premier Flying Club at Sydney's Bankstown Airport. In association with our training facility, the Sydney Flight College, we offer all levels of training and private aircraft hire in a friendly Club atmosphere. Advanced training includes commercial pilot licence, multi-engine endorsement, command and private instrument rating, instructor rating, and aerobatic and formation approval. Ground training courses provided by TAFE theory teachers in our well-equipped facilities.
Conditions of flying Club aircraft
Members are reminded that it is a requirement of the Club that you present your logbook, pilot's licence and medical certificate to the Duty Pilot or staff member for confirmation of currency prior to undertaking a flight. More details on our Aircraft Rates page and you can download the Terms and Conditions for Aircraft Hire with effect from 17 June 2010 (39kB pdf).
Our instructors are facing a recurring problem with late cancellations or late arrivals by students for lessons. Please remember that our instructors work on a casual basis and, if they don't fly, they don't get paid. So, if you cancel, your instructor will lose income for that lesson. If you keep on doing it, the instructor will impose a late cancellation fee of $50 and the office will send you an invoice. You will have to pay the fee before you fly again so, unless you have a very good reason, think twice before cancelling a lesson at short notice.
Members wishing to hire aircraft for periods greater than one week will be required to pay 75% of the expected cost in advance of hire.
Late departures & arrivals
Flights departing or returning after 5pm should be booked only after prior arrangement with a staff member, instructor or committee member regarding out of hours operating procedures.
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