Club activities and member benefits

Throughout the year, the club undertakes a range of aviation related activities from flyaway visits, aviation seminars and social interaction with other clubs. 

The club produces a newsletter containing news of club activities and feature articles on wide ranging subjects connected with aviation. Our calendar of events includes dates of all club meetings, social events and flyaway visits.

Members have use of our clubrooms which include TV, video and DVD player, toilet and shower facilities, kitchen, BBQ and open social/meeting area. Clubroom keys are available from the secretary for a $50- deposit.  Club trailer which is designed to carry a Microlight Trike is also available for hire.

Members are drawn from all sections of General and Sport Aviation and is open to all persons wishing to further the clubs aims – "To create and promote public interest in General and Sport Aviation, while establishing both a social and active interest in flying for members."

In recent years our strongest growth has come from the sport aviation sector and Strathalbyn Airfield now houses the largest group of microlight pilots anywhere in Australia. As such most of our group flights are designed around the flying speeds and endurance of these unique aircraft.

You and your family are invited to join our flying club and are encouraged and welcome to participate in all our activities. To become a member, please fill out the application form and post it back with the appropriate fees. 

Location of our club rooms

SDFC is located at Strathalbyn Airfield (35° 19' S, 138° 59' E).

Directions: From the township of Strathalbyn take the road to Wellington (Langhorne Creek Rd) for about 8km until you see a blue Airstrip sign.
Turn right onto Cheriton Road and travel about 600 metres until you see a second blue Airstrip sign which will point you left onto Angas Plains road. 
The Strathalbyn Airfield is located some 2 km along this road.

click here to view a popup Google map with directions from Strathalbyn

 
 
 
 
 

A brief history of SDFC

A small group of pilots formed the Southern Districts Flying Club in 1974 operating from a field near Strathalbyn township and then later moving to the Milang Airfield and establishing a clubroom there as a base for operations.

The Milang Airfield was subject to occasional flooding and when the present Strathalbyn Airfield was established in 1975, the club moved its entire operation, including the clubrooms, there and has continued to operate successfully from this location ever since.

Latest Events

07 Sep 2019 08:00AM
Breakfast Fly-in
07 Sep 2019 11:00AM
Working Bee (Sep 7th to 8th)
29 Sep 2019 10:30AM
SDFC Committee Meeting
26 Oct 2019 08:00AM
WM/Rotax Maintenance Course