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NEXT BBQ flying Day

Sunday 10th September 2023

Theme of the day - War Bird Sunday

BBQ breakfast will be provided so come earlish. 


Whats Available

20 Caps

10 Broad brimmed hats

11 Grey Polo shirts

8 Blue Polo shirts

All items have been reduced in price see below for details and sizes available


TO ORDER send an email with the sizes you require to or contact ROBBO. You can use the link on the Contact US page along with the contact form. Just click on the Secretary email link.

What size shirt to order

Find a comfortable shirt.

Lay it flat and measure across the chest to the side seam on each side.

This is the half chest measurement. 

Use the table below to determine the size you need.

Shirts will be $25.00, (Price reduced from $45.00)

Grey - 7 x large, 2 x XL and 2 x 2XL

Blue - 7 x Large  and 1 x 2XL

Hat sizes

3 x MEDIUM(57CM)

4 x LARGE(59CM)

3 x XL(61CM)

Full brim hats $20.00 (Price reduced from $45.00)

and one size fits all caps

Caps $10 (Price reduced from $25.00). 

There are 20 caps available.




 Great to be back Flying

Improvements at the Field

Drainage works

There has been a lot of work undertaken to ensure the field can drain as well as it can. The large pond to the east has had the drains cleared to ensure it can drain out to the east of the trotting track. 

Additional drains have been added around the field and club house to ensure the ground stays as dry as it can.

Thanks to all those involved.

Securing the Field

Council will be finishing off the front fence line by placing more treated logs along the south western boundary line.

Covers Rejuvenation

All covers have been rejuvenated. Some minor finishing touches such as guttering to be completed.

Looking very nice 

New Artificial Grass

New Artificial Grass for the floor of each cover. The club recently purchased enough artificial grass to cover the floor of each cover. This work will be carried out in the coming weeks. It should make a huge improvement to the look and safety for club members.

New toilet

The new toilet and old toilet are now both in service. Side by side on the new slab.

New Signage

A new sign has been erected on the side of the clubhouse directing members and visitors to the website for all club information.
Some of the older signs are being replaced or touched up by the sign writer. New signs are to be placed on the track at the runway thresholds warning walkers of the danger of low flying aircraft.
You should start to notice the new signs going up around the field and at the entrance to the club.
The sign writer has been doing a great job.

Future Improvements 

Some items being considered are listed below.

Please feel free to speak with one of the committee members on the above or any other improvements you would like to see.

Field Maintenance

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General field maintenance

It is the responsibility of all club members to ensure the field and its fascilities are kept clean and tidy.

If you see rubbish laying around please pick it up and put it in a bin. Plenty available.

If the bins are full please empty them into one of the wiz bins on the western side of the club house. If these are full please let a committee member know so they can be emptied.

If the club house is untidy maybe bring a broom next time your coming flying and give it a sweep out.

If you have junk at home you no longer want. Think whether anyone else will really want it before bringing it to the club and depositing it in the club house.


Field Under Maintenance

Flying when field maintenance is underway. There should be no flight movements if the field is under maintenance. That is, being mowed. For the safety of everyone, if the strip is not clear of people and equipment, do not fly.


Activity Who to Contact Contact number
Field Mowing Peter Snape 0407 102 203
Toilet Pump out Mark Brackley 0439 030 764
Rubbish Removal - dumped Maitland City Council 02 4934 9700
Rubbish Removal - our bins Committee member  
General Tidy up Everyone  
 Toilet pumpout booked Week commencing 12/9/2022

Committee meetings
5th December 2022
6th February 2023
3rd April 2023
5th June 2023 (fees to 2023/2024 to be set)
14th August 2023 (AGM - all welcome)
9th October 2023
4th December 2023

AGM 14th August 2023 - All financial members welcome and encouraged to attend

Committee (2023-2024)

Peter Snape - President
Paul Robertson - Vice President
Mark Brackley - Secretary/Treasurer
Paul Crowfoot 
Graeme Doel
Dave Horan
Norton Mackley
Mark Trainor

Is it a bird, is it a plane...

A reminder of the Manilla Slope Fest 2023 will be held during the 8th September through to the 17th September.

Further information can be found here:



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Member Age Profile    
Age Group Number Percentage
7 to 21 4 5
22 to 40 3 4
41 to 50 14 18
51 to 65 22 29
66 to 79 25 32
80 plus 9 12
 Totals 77 100%



In case of an Emergency at the field 

Dial 000 

Club Address 201 Raymond Terrace Road East Maitland NSW 

Nearest cross road is Metford Road

The club entrance is approx 750m east of the Raymond Terrace Rd Metford Rd roundabout.