History of Hastings District Flying Club (HDFC)
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
The first plane owned by HDFC in 1958
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
This plane belongs to Needham Aviation. Many HDFC pilots train on this aeroplane with Bob Needham.
Owned by Graham Booker and flown by many HDFC pilots
The Cessna 172 HDFC had from Nov 2001 - 2013
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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HDFC's Sling 2 arrived on 14 June 2019