HOW DO I GET THERE ? see map
From Sydney, drive through Lithgow to Bathurst . The trip takes about 3 hours.
Then to get to Pipers Airfield either turn off the Great Western Highway at Kelso to the Sofala Rd. then left at the horse racecourse- and drive to the village of Eglinton about 5 km north west of Bathurst, or travel straight through town without turning and across the long single lane bridge to Eglington.
From Eglinton then follow the Freemantle Road about 2 km to Pipers Airfield just beyond a narrow stone bridge. As you leave Eglinton you will pass two tall orange and white radio masts next to the road on your right.
The club is a non profit organisation. Flying and amenities are provided on a voluntary basis by club members.
OUR FACILITIES picture
We own our airfield, Pipers Field; have a spacious, well appointed Air-Conditioned clubhouse overlooking the strip with kitchen facilities, lounge with log fire; gas barbecue; a bunkhouse with basic accommodation, and shower and toilet block (There are also motels and guest houses in town).
HOW DO I ARRANGE A FLIGHT?
If you are in the district you can phone the airfield or just drop in (we operate on weekends and public holidays) it may be possible to arrange a flight on the day. To avoid disappointment it is best to book ahead with our booking officer Margaret Jones (ph 02 4757 1824) or contact us
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Air experience flights: (including temporary GFA membership)
- $200 for a local flight of approx. 20 minutes
- $250 for a Mt Panorama Special flight of approx. 30 minutes
If you become a member of BSC, flying is charged on a two part basis: A launching fee of about $40 and glider hire of $30-$36 per hour. Our qualified instructors give their time free of charge.
Care to join us, click here do download the "Like to join" document (pdf)
IS OUR APPROACH PROFESSIONAL?
Airworthiness of aircraft, flying standards, and our training conform strictly to the high standards of the Gliding Federation of Australia and aviation authorities.
Safety Is Our Paramount Concern
Information about the joyflights or the club may be obtained at the airfield on weekends, or by writing
PO Box 1682, Bathurst NSW 2795
or contact us or phone the information number below.
|Information and Bookings
||02 4757 1824
||02 6337 1180