Holbrook Easter Fly-in 2022

With the exception of 2020, which was cancelled due to the Coronavirus, Holbrook Ultralight Club has staged this popular Fly-in annually since 2006. Initially held on the first weekend of November, it is now held on the Easter holiday weekend and the Holbrook Easter Fly-in continues with the tradition of hospitality and friendliness.

We welcome recreational and sport pilots and their aircraft from all over Australia.

2022 Fly-in details

When: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April 2022.

Where: Holbrook Airfield YHBK S35.41.0 E147.19.0

What's on:

Refreshments will be available on arrival and throughout both days, commencing at about 9am on Saturday and continuing until 3pm on Sunday. Lunch will also be available on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Saturday afternoon Forums will again be a feature of the 2022 Fly-in. This year's forums include:

-  RA-Aus members forum - RA-Aus Chairman Michael Monck and Head of Flight Operations Jill Bailey;

-  Building and modifying a Jabiru J230 - Dave King.

Alternatively, Saturday afternoon will be a great opportunity to catch up with fellow aviators and talk all things flying.

A licensed bar will be in operation from 5pm on Saturday.

The Fly-in Dinner "amongst the aircraft" will be served in the Club hangar on Saturday evening commencing with pre-dinner drinks at 6pm followed by dinner. The after dinner speaker for this year's Fly-in dinner will be Pieter Mol, who is leading the team involved in the "Uiver" Memorial DC-2 Restoration Project.

The KLM Douglas DC-2 "Uiver" was competing in the 1934 MacRobertson Trophy Race from London to Melbourne when it made an emergency landing on Albury Racecourse after flying into a very bad storm. The "Uiver" story is an interesting one and Pieter is the best person to tell it.

The popular HULC barbeque breakfast will also be available on both Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7am until 9am. The Saturday morning breakfast will cater for visitors arriving on Friday or very early on Saturday.

Trial instructional flights (TIFs) and BFRs will be available over the course of the weekend.

Trophies: the popular Fly-in trophies will be awarded at the Saturday night dinner again this year. The categories will be:

- Best RA-Aus Registered Aircraft Award;

- People's Choice Award;

- Longest Distance Award (the longest distance travelled by an aircraft to attend the Fly-in)

Flying in to Holbrook:

Pilots flying to YHBK Holbrook are requested to use the main runways only (ie 04/22 and 14/34). The grass adjacent to these runways is currently unservicable.

Pilots flying into YHBK Holbrook should also be aware of the extent and proximity of Albury Controlled Airspace (CTA). For further information refer to the Canberra/Albury Visual Terminal Chart (VTC). Albury CTA is active at all times when the Albury Control Tower is operational, typically seven days per week. For further information refer to the current ERSA. Also note that Albury Control Tower's operational hours may alter at short notice.

Aircraft parking:

Ample aircraft parking will be available, most with tiedown facilities. There is also a limited amount of hangarage if required. There is also the provision for those pilots who would prefer to trailer their ultralight aircraft to Holbrook and assemble it on arrival.

Holbrook Airfield

WAC Code: 3456, 3457 Holbrook Airfield
YHBK S35.41.0 E147.19.0
Elevation: 875' AMSL
Runway 04/22: 930 metres
Runway 14/34: 700 metres
CTAF: 126.7
AVFAX: 3049
AFOR Code: 22

Pilots are requested to keep an extra lookout for other aircraft in the vicinity of the airfield as some ultralight aircraft may not be fitted with radio communication.

Additional information regarding Holbrook airfield and the surrounding area can be found on the Holbrook Airfield page.

Accommodation

Underwing camping will be available throughout the weekend and a bus will be available to ferry those who prefer caravan, holiday cabin or motel accommodation in Holbrook (4km). Advance bookings are recommended for all but the underwing camping and the following is a list of accommodation in Holbrook.

Hotels

Riverina Hotel 131 Albury Street Holbrook (02) 6036 2523

Motels

Byer Fountain Motel 164 Albury Street Holbrook (02) 6036 2077
Jolly Swagman Motor Inn 46 Albury Street Holbrook (02) 6036 3944
Skye Motel 142 Albury Street Holbrook (02) 6036 2333
Town Centre Motor Inn 86 Albury Street Holbrook (02) 6036 3095

Cabins and caravan sites

Holbrook Motor Village Bardwell Street Holbrook (02) 6036 3100

Supporters

Holbrook Ultralight Club appreciates and acknowledges the support of the following organisation:

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