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Welcome to the Australian Aviation Club website.   The aim of the Club is to provide a meeting place and a social club for people interested in both civil and military aviation and to promote understanding between persons engaged or previously engaged in the business of aviation.

New members are always very welcome.   Nominations for membership can be made in writing and submitted by post to the Secretary via the addresses shown on the AAC Membership application form.

Australian Aviation Club members and their invited guests meet on the last Thursday of most months from February to October for a luncheon meeting at the National Press Club of Australia, located in Barton, Australian Capital Territory.   On the three months when meetings are not held, Australian Aviation Club members are invited to attend the meetings hosted by the RAAF Staff College Association, also conducted at the National Press Club.   The luncheon charge is $60 per person for both organisations.   

Admin details for guest speakers

The Australian Aviation Club’s lunches will be held as follows: 

2023 program

Thursday 30 March   Mr Stephen Byron, Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Airport – Canberra Airport – an update.   Please see AAC flyer – March 2023 for further details.

Thursday 20 April.  (Hosted by RAAF Staff College Association)   Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb AM, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University – Geopolitical implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.   Please see DS Mar 23 for further details and RSVP to Frank Kelly at: raafsca@ardath.com.au in accordance with the details on the April flyer

Thursday 25 May   Group Captain Terry Wilson AM, AFC (Ret’d), Club member and retired Air Force pilot – Restoring the HARS Vampire

Thursday 29 June  Speaker TBA

Thursday 27 July (RAAF Staff College Association host)    Speaker and topic TBA  

Thursday 31 August   Justin Giddings, Chief Executive Officer, AMDA Foundation – Australian International Airshow Update

Thursday 28 September   Jason Harfield, Chief Executive Officer, Airservices Australia – topic TBA (related to emerging trends in ATC/air navigation)

Thursday 26 October   AGM Air Commodore David Strong, Commander, Air Force Training Group – 5th Generation aircrew training

November (RAAF Staff College Association host) – Speaker and topic TBA