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.
The Australian Aviation Club’s lunches will be held as follows:
Thursday 13 October (RAAF Staff College Association host) – Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, Senator for New South Wales, retired army general and author – Danger on our doorstep. Australian Aviation Club members are invited to nominate in accordance with the instructions contained in the registration form
Thursday 27 October Air Vice-Marshal Brian Weston, AM, FRAES (Ret’d), Club member and former RAAF fighter pilot – RAAF Pilot Training with the RAF, 1966 to 1971. Members are invited to nominate in accordance with the details contained in the October flyer.
Friday 18 November (RAAF Staff College Association host) – Mr Matt Anderson, PSM, Director, Australian War Memorial (Speaking topic to be confirmed.) Further details to be advised.
Thursday 23 February Air Commodore David Strong, Commander, Air Force Training Group – 5th Generation aircrew training
Thursday 30 March Mr Stephen Byron, Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Airport – Canberra Airport – an update
TBA April 2023 (RAAF Staff College Association host) – Speaker and topic TBA
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 TBA
Thursday 13 July 2023 (RAAF Staff College Association host) – Speaker and topic TBA
Thursday 31 August. TBA
Thursday 28 September Jason Harfield, Chief Executive Officer, Airservices Australia – topic TBA (related to emerging trends in ATC/air navigation)
Thursday 26 October AGM Speaker TBA
November (RAAF Staff College Association host) – Speaker and topic TBA