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Old 17th May 2022, 18:14
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Friendliest Airports For GA in Australia?

For balance perhaps?

My limited experience: Swan Hill, Wentworth have friendly aero clubs, toilets and are relaxed about parking within reason. Wentworth has frozen food, a microwave and honesty box for hungry pilots. Broken Hill is not bad either. Wangaratta ditto.
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Old 17th May 2022, 22:22
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Off the top of my head…Arkaroola, Goolwa, Leigh Creek, Swan Hill, Deniliquin, Naracoorte, Cootamundra (though Council working on getting unfriendly), Temora, Cowra, Echuca (though Council working on getting unfriendly), Kerang, Millicent, Robe, Wentworth (though Council has introduced landing fees - we’ll see how long they last), Moruya (worth the fee), Mudgee, Narromine, Parkes, Forbes, William Creek (despite the fee charged by the ‘Progress Association’ - read: Trev), Forrest, Louth, White Cliffs..
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Originally Posted by Clinton McKenzie View Post
Off the top of my head…Arkaroola, Goolwa, Leigh Creek, Swan Hill, Deniliquin, Naracoorte, Cootamundra (though Council working on getting unfriendly), Temora, Cowra, Echuca (though Council working on getting unfriendly), Kerang, Millicent, Robe, Wentworth (though Council has introduced landing fees - we’ll see how long they last), Moruya (worth the fee), Mudgee, Narromine, Parkes, Forbes, William Creek (despite the fee charged by the ‘Progress Association’ - read: Trev), Forrest, Louth, White Cliffs..
Reminds me of the song "I’ve been everywhere, man ....."
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Old 18th May 2022, 01:51
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Slowly working my way through ERSA!
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Flew into Port Pirie for fuel late last year coming home from SA. Was warmly greeted by one of the locals prepping for his flight before I'd even got out of the RV. Nice looking aero club building there too. Low fences, no ASIC, all in all just seemed to have a nice feel to it. Don't recall being stung for a landing fee either...
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Old 18th May 2022, 22:25
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Aldinga Airfield, south of Adelaide. Great coffee and cakes! Can get busy on weekends.
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Southwest Air Base at Charleville. Pete, Cracker and Warwick always ready with a 'G'day", fuel and food. Great place to stop in western Queensland.
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Yes - should have mentioned Port Pirie.

Nullabor Motel is great. Avgas, food, bed and strip all within stone’s throw of each other. Perfect staging point for a day trip into Maralinga.

Haven’t flown into Aldinga - hope to, soon.

Portland, Alice Springs, Tumut…
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The helipad beside the Mawson accomodation wing at Arkaroola is pretty good.
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Anything Arkaroola is great. Stayed in Mawson a few weeks ago. Wether its your first time there or your twentieth there is always something to see, do or learn. Doug and his staff are the perfect hosts. I'm hopefully heading that way again next month.

If you are going there, apart from ringing to check the strip, I usually ask if there are any bits and pieces Doug needs that I can pick up and always take a selection of the latest newspapers and womens weekly for the staff. (Note to self: I owe Doug some high strength epoxy)
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Yes to Arkaroola, and adding Clare Valley. Locals are rightly proud of the community-built facility. You can get access to the club rooms with the code. Honesty system for refreshments, even the ones that the region is famous for!

Adding Murray Bridge, Horsham for courtesy cars.
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Tocumwal

Tocumwal is on top of my list.
The Aero Club building is always open. They have regular social events. Murray Border Flying Club Tocumwal : Home

New museum with a great cafe. https://www.tocumwalaviationmuseum.com.au/

The local council even seems proud of it https://www.berriganshire.nsw.gov.au...ions/airfields

Lots of aviation residents on the airport now, as an airpark.
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Old 19th May 2022, 09:50
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Tocumwal is on top of my list.
It's where Pip's Edge lives now right?

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It's where Pip's Edge lives now right?
yes indeed
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I've been hearing good things about what's happening in Toc
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Can anyone tell me what Temora is like?
I’d like to fly in one day, ideally for the air show weekend.
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Temora is very ‘GA friendly’. Just do the normal pre-flight homework and you’ll be fine.

(Haven’t been to Tocumwal for quite a while. Will have to visit again, soon. Have added Clare Valley to the ‘must visit’ list.)
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