- February 2017 Newsletter (available to current members after logging in)
- Convention & AGM 2017
- Airtourer Co-operative AGM
- Financial Statements and Chairman's Report available for download (by Co-op members after logging in).
- Airtourer Association Caps for sale. With the Broken Hill Fly-in approaching it's time to consider buying an Association cap. The Secretary has them in stock at $20 each plus postage.
Who Are We
The Airtourer Association is a group of enthusiasts for the Australian designed Airtourer Aircraft. A related but separate organisation is the Airtourer Co-operative which owns the intellectual property of the Airtourer design and is responsible for ongoing airworthiness. The Airtourer Co-operative has the support of the Airtourer Association and is included in the web site. Please explore our site and share our enthusiasm for a great little aeroplane.
Australian International Airshow 2017
This year the organisers of the Avalon International Airshow significantly increased the amount of space dedicated to General Aviation and invited owner groups to attend.
On relatively short notice we sent out the call to get some of aircraft on display. Initially it was looking promising to have up to five aircraft in attendance but weather, work commitments and other factors conspired against three of them.
We wish to thank Lee Stanley (XVV) and Ross McBride (CNO) for getting their aircraft to Avalon to promote the Association and the Victa/AESL Airtourer.
The Association was given a generous amount of marquee space in the GA precinct surrounded by a variety a fast jets, a P8, Wedgetail and KC30. The organisers looked after us really well with plenty of passes to attend the event, camping facilities if needed airside vehicle escorts to set up and car parking very close to the entrance. We also featured on the event web site.
Our display was manned at various times by Lee, Ross, Andrew Clement, John and Rebecca Day, Gerry Pels and Monique and Jon Pels. Special thanks should go to our Secretary Monique for doing a lot of coordination to get the aircraft there and assist owners in the registration process.
The next AIA will be in 2019 and we hope to be there again.
End of Year Gathering 2016
The 2016 End of Year Gathering is in full swing under blue skies at Wahring airfield in Victoria. By sundown Friday there were seven Airtourers and two Pipers ready to commence first night celebrations. Saturday lunch was prepared by local hero Andrew Clement who not only flew in but also drove the bus and acted as chef. The afternoon included flying activities sharing the local airspace with the local gyrocopters. By mid afternoon the group were on the bus to Fowles Winery to relax the rest of the afternoon. The Sunday morning plan commences with a quick flight to Shepparton to join in their regular Pancake Breakfast.
The local gyrocoopter flyers enjoyed the clear skies with the visiting Airtourers.
Farewell Katie Millicer
The Association was saddened to learn of the passing of Katie Millicer, the second wife of Henry Millicer the designer of the Airtourer aircraft. Katie passed away peacefully at Lorne in Victoria on Monday 25th July. The funeral will be held on Thursday 4th August. Our smypathy and thoughts go out to the Millicer family.
End of Year Gathering 2015
Fine weather in Victoria has assisted the 2015 end of year gathering to get off to a good start with nine aircraft stopping at Wahring airfield south of Shepparton for a BBQ lunch. The superb culinary skills of Andrew Clement ensured the crews' appetites were well and truly satisfied before the next short hop to Mansfield in central Victoria. No time was lost in tieing down the aircraft as there was a 6:15PM showing of the latest James Bond film Spectre followed by a thorough and well informed critique of the movie at a local pub.
After an enjoyable evening in Mansfield the Airtourers were all set to head home. Unfortunately the Piper Arrow VH-DWT required a callout from the RACV to jump start. A first for an Airtourer Fly-in!