Dear NSW Sport Aircraft Club member:


Proposed UAV flight over coal mine

Drone operators will be conducting a stockpile survey over Westcliff Colliery between 16th and 20th February 2021. Flight times between 8-10am. All the required safety precautions will be observed.


Hangar row E bush toilet block renovations:

Our Caretaker advises that he will be starting work on the bush toilets at the east end of hangar row E from this week. Over the next couple of weeks new cisterns and vanity cupboards will be installed. On some days the toilet block water service will need to be turned off, and the toilets will be unserviceable. Disruption will be kept to a minimum, but it may be necessary to use the Clubhouse toilets instead. Members are advised to consider their personal range and endurance when planning their toilet visits, as an alternate might be required at short notice.


Clubhouse / Bunkhouse use

Use of the Clubhouse is now allowed, provided the precautions in the Public Health Order are followed. Members must ensure they thoroughly clean and sanitise after themselves. Sale of drinks has resumed. Sale of LPG, Oils, and Bunkhouse bookings will be only by prior telephonic arrangement with the Caretaker. (0425 380 964).Please familiarise yourself with, and adhere to, the requirements here: These change often, so please keep checking back


New member applications:


William Handley, of Wedderburn NSW, Social.

As usual, please send any feedback or comments to our New Member Coordinator, Peter Lightbown, on 0415 740 511 or at


Rescheduled Annual General Meeting

Some members have requested that the upcoming AGM date be moved as it clashes with a Fly-in. After discussions with the Committee, we have agreed that the meeting can be moved to the afternoon of Sunday 28 March, to enable interested members to get back from the fly-in and still be able to attend the AGM. There are several constraints that preclude any further date changes at this stage. Our apologies for any inconvenience.


AWB 02-052 Issue 5 - Wasp Nest Infestation – Alert

This Airworthiness Bulletin is issued to advise operators, maintainers and pilots of the dangers associated with undetected wasp infestation in aircraft, and the circumstances under which they can occur. Visit for the full document.


Club Calendar

Committee meeting: 21 February 2021 09:00 to 12:00, in the Clubhouse

Annual General Meeting: Rescheduled for Sunday 28 March, 13:00 to 16:00, in the Clubhouse


Warm regards, 


Pablo Depetris | President

NSW Sport Aircraft Club

Wedderburn – Napper Field

mobile: 0410 482 546