History of Hastings District Flying Club (HDFC)

Club Aircrafts

HDFC Aircrafts

 

1958 : Tiger Moth DH-82A VH-BHP

1960 : Cessna 150 VH-ESP

1962 : Victa Airtourer VH-PMA

1962 : Piper Cherokee 150 VH-PMB

1965 : Victa Airtourer VH-PMC

1966 : Mooney Super 21 VH-PMQ

1966 : Cessna 172 VH-PMD

1969 : Piper Cherokee 140 VH-PXN

1973 : Piper PA28 180 Challenger VH-PMJ

1974 : Piper Warrior VH-PMW

1976 : Piper Archer II VH-SXC

1978 : Piper PH38 Tomahawk VH-TLA

1985 : Jodel D11 VH-DRJ

1989 : Maxair Drifter XP503 55-0189

1990 : Drifter A582 25-0448

1994 : Drifter SB582 25-0980

2002-2013 : Cessna 172VH-FPT

2006 : Foxbat A22 (co-owned) 24-4422

2008 : Eurofox 24-5054

2009 : Foxbat A22LS 24-7395

2014 : CTLS24-666

2015: Foxbat A22LS 24-8685

2019: Sling2 23-1624

Photos of aircraft used by HDFC

1958 Tiger Moth DH-82A VH-BAP
1958 Tiger Moth DH-82A VH-BAP

The first plane owned by HDFC in 1958

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1960 - VH-EST Cessna 150
1960 - VH-EST Cessna 150

Despite its registration, this early 150 was first registered in June 1960 to the Hastings District Flying Club at Port Macquarie, NSW. It moved to WA in 1966 and went on to various WA owners Geoff Goodall's shot above was taken at Bunbury in January 1978. It is still registered.

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1962 - VH-PMA Victa Airtourer 100
1962 - VH-PMA Victa Airtourer 100

This Airtourer was operated by the Hastings District Flying Club, Port Macquarie, when entered in the 1964 R.M.Ansett Air Race. It was flown by C.R. McGregor. Greg Banfield took the photo during the Bankstown overnight stop on 29 March 1964. Sometime after that it was re-registered VH-PJR and remains that way today, owned by Terry Green and still based at Port Macquarie, NSW.

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1965 Victa Airtourer VH-PMC
1965 Victa Airtourer VH-PMC

This Airtourer was built as VH-MUI. Later in life it was converted into a model T3 which has the 130 h.p .engine. The spats were probably added at the same time. Geoff Goodall took the above image at Jandakot, WA in July 1975. Just over a year later (Sept 1976) it was written off in a crash 40 km south of Perth.

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1966 Mooney Super 21 VH-PMQ
1966 Mooney Super 21 VH-PMQ

First registered in 1965 (ex N6043Q), as VH-ERA then it was reregistered -PMQ when sold to the Hastings District Flying Club Hastings District Flying Club at Port MacQuarie NSW (-PMQ being the airfield coding for that base).

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1974 Piper Warrior VH-PMW
1974 Piper Warrior VH-PMW
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1978 Piper PH38 Tomahawk VH-TLA
1978 Piper PH38 Tomahawk VH-TLA

The picture shows a refurbished plane now owned by AIR CADETS SCHOOL OF AVIATION INCThis Australian Air Force. The cadets approach Bundaberg on 2Aug07 as a fly-in guest of the Wide Bay Australia airshow. Photo by Bruce Linwood

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1983 - Cessna 152 VH-PFJ
1983 - Cessna 152 VH-PFJ

This plane belongs to Needham Aviation. Many HDFC pilots train on this aeroplane with Bob Needham.

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1987 - Cessna 172 VH-AKU
1987 - Cessna 172 VH-AKU

Owned by Graham Booker and flown by many HDFC pilots

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Nov 2001 - Cessna 172 Skyhawk VH-FPT
Nov 2001 - Cessna 172 Skyhawk VH-FPT

The Cessna 172 HDFC had from Nov 2001 - 2013

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2005 - Foxbat A22 (co-owned) 24-4422
2005 - Foxbat A22 (co-owned) 24-4422

This pilot trying to do a cross wind landing. Photo taken by Ben Sheriff on 20 Dec 2006. This Foxbat marks the beginning of HDFC's full time training again.

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2006 - Eurofox 24-5054
2006 - Eurofox 24-5054
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2010 - Foxbat A22LS 24-7395
2010 - Foxbat A22LS 24-7395
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2014 - CTLS 24-6669
2014 - CTLS 24-6669

Read the news on its arrival by clicking the link below.

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Sling2 23-1624
Sling2 23-1624

HDFC's Sling 2 arrived on 14 June 2019

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Discovery Flight