Burnt Grass Is Not All That's Black at Watts

Mike and Priscilla Smith with their new Jabiru J230

At The Hangar Door

14th August 2011

Congratulations to Mike and Priscilla Smith upon the successful first flight of their amateur built Jabiru J230. Jabiru Aircraft are a real Australian aviation success story - engineered and manufactured in Bundaberg. The J230 is an all composite construction aircraft powered by a six cylinder 3.3 Litre air-cooled aviation engine. Watts Bridge is a great airfield for first flights due to the long wide grass runways, ample facilities such as AVGAS on field and plenty of hangarage. Expect to see a lot more of Mike and Priscilla's Jab as they fly off the hours required for full registration.

Freeman's Hangar
Freeman's Hangar
Cooper's Chalet
Dennis's Chalet

Building Bonanza

2011 has been a great year for on-field development with three major construction projects underway or nearing completion. The Freeman's Hangar provides quality secure hangarage for an additional 6-10 aircraft. The construction of two more air chalets by Phillip Cooper and Bob Dennis sees an ever expanding utilization of the airfield. And it is rumored that at least another chalet should be completed by Christmas 2011.
As they say.... "Watch this space !!"

The QUA Fun Fly Poker Run Winner - Brendan Scilini
Christmas in July party goers Christmas in July party goers

QUA Fun Fly Poker Run 2011

Saturday the 23rd July was the day for the annual QUA Fun Fly Poker Run. A cold crisp winter morning saw more than 20 pilots from airfields in S.E. Queensland including Caboolture, the Gold Coast, Gatton and Watts Bridge taking to the air in search of the elusive "winning hand".

Upon arrival at Watts Bridge the offer of a welcoming hamburger or warming cup of soup was gladly accepted. The winner on the day was Brendan Scilini, who with an amazing run of good fortune won with a mere pair of Kings!!

AAC-QC Christmas In July

And in the evening it was all off to the Aerobatic's Clubhouse to get down and celebrate Christmas In July - good food, good wine and good company !

The date has already been set for next year's combined QUA / AAC event. Mark down the 14th July 2012 as a date not to be missed.

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The Poker Run & Christmas In July Photo Gallery
Line up of aircraft at the Poker Run BBQ.

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