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Sunday, 10 July 2016 09:01

Bellarine Peninsula & Surf Coast Are Accessible

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The Bellarine Peninsular offers a wealth of great attractions and things to do for all visitors. From the quaint village of Queenscliff
Saturday, 09 January 2016 11:34

Flying over the Grampians

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There was 1300 foot cloud cover above Barwon Heads recently. We headed over to blue skies around the Grampians.
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 11:26

December 30 at Ocean Grove

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Crowds at Ocean Grove Main Beach
Monday, 23 March 2015 00:00

Aerial Photography from the GA8 Airvan

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One of the things that our Airvan does very well, is provide a stable and economical platform for aerial photography. With the huge door open in flight, with nearby seats, we are able to do aerial photography work very easily. The Airvan provides fast transit times, long range and then can slow down for the door to be opened. With…
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 00:00

Barwon Heads Airport's Sealed Runway

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Barwon Heads Airport's new tarmac runway has been finished! In October 2014, the Minister for Aviation, Gordon Rich-Phillips, announced that Barwon Heads Airport is to receive funds from the State Government as part of the Regional Aviation Fund to assist the re-build of the 50 year old runway. The existing runway often caused the airport to be closed, mainly due…
Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00

PHOTO: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Day One

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Elite riders in the women's race going past Barwon Heads Airport on January 31st.
Thursday, 22 January 2015 00:00

Lake Corangamite Wirraway

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In late 1950 23 year old pilot Vance Drummond was flying a low level navigation exercise as part of his 4FTS Course from Pt Cook when he was forced to ditch his Wirraway near the western edge of Lake Corangamite, a little north of Stoneyford. Vance exited the aircraft unharmed and was helped ashore.For the last 65 years the Wirraway…
Thursday, 15 January 2015 00:00

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

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On the 31st January & 1st Februrary the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race will be held. This event will start and finish in Geelong,
Thursday, 15 January 2015 00:00

Warbird Air Adventures Formation Flight

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Recently our GA8 Airvan flew in formation with Warbird Air Adventures' Nanchang CJ-6A, providing spectators with a unique perspective of the Warbird Flight. Image credit: Warbird Air Adventures Warbird Air Adventures offers aerobatic flights out of Barwon Heads in a WW2 type fighter aircraft. Click here to visit their website. 
Sunday, 28 December 2014 00:00

Camperdown Clock Tower

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A hidden gem in the “Lakes and Craters” country of Western Victoria is the quaint town of Camperdown. Easily to reach by good roads or by air into Cobden Airport, it is just in land – north – of the Great Ocean Road. There are 101 good reasons to enjoy a visit to this town – here is one:Camperdown features…
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:00

Polley's Field - A Trip Down Memory Lane

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Barwon heads Airfield was originally built by Mr Bill Polley in 1964. It was known as “Polley’s Field” The Geelong area has a long association with aviation – all the way back to the 1920’s when flying was carried out at Belmont Common. The Pratt Brothers – Charles and Percy operated a significant aviation business at Belmont with a hangar…
Monday, 29 September 2014 00:00

12 Apostles Fun On Our Annual Charity Day!

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Our last flight down to the 12 Apostles was awesome! Took off from Barwon Heads and climbed out tracking south over the ocean before a right turn to run down the coast. Bells Beach looked great with a bunch of surfers out waiting for their special wave. Tracked on past Anglesea on onto Aireys Inlet. The ocean was
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Flying Around the Bellarine

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Flying around the Bellarine is special. Every day the water is different, the ocean is changing and the sun angle changes. Living away from a city you notice the daily change in the angle and position that the sun rises and sets. This affects the illumination of the countryside, particularly in the mornings and evenings. Golf courses look magical in…

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