Official Event Opening

Highlights of the day

The Clare Valley Aerodrome opening on Saturday 1st November 2014 was a huge success. with a large crowd in attendance.The wind was relentless but the day was fantastic.

The crowd was treated to aerobatic displays by Chris Sperou, Warren Stewart and local Stewart Michael from Snowtown.

Local Helicopter business County Helicopters had their  tourist arm Helivista helicopters offering joy flights around the aerodrome .

Adelaide Warbirds were also busy taking people for aerobatic and joy flights over the ClareValley

There was a line up of interesting and vintage aircraft,as well as vintage cars from the local Northern Automotive Restoration Club.

RFDS Simulator attended and was available to walk through and Simon Hackett made his Pilatus PC 12NG available to the public to look through.

Children were not forgotten a bouncy castle kept them amused as well as face painting both of which were free of charge on the day.

The Aerodrome was officially opened by Richard and Peter Champion de Crespigny who said:

"We are privileged to join with you all to celebrate your remarkable efforts to build only the second private aerodrome in Australia in the last 50 years."

"You have created a strategic asset that is the foundation for growth in health services,commerce,travel and tourism.This is an asset that will reward future generations."

 A  very special mention to Mike and Rose Chigwidden who at the opening dinner announced that their land  which is currently leased by the Clare Valley Flying Group will be donated to the Flying Group a truly generous undertaking by Mike And Rose,we thank them.

A huge thank you also to Ketrah Eaton the Event Planner ably assisted by her father Peter (Moth) Eaton and all the CVFG Inc Committee who all put in a huge effort not only on the day but in the preceding weeks to make the day such an outstanding success well done to all.

Lastly thank you to Adrian Smith the founding president of the Clare Valley Flying Group,thanks to his vision and passion  we now have an Aerodrome in the Clare Valley a community asset for all to use and enjoy now and into the future, thanks Adrian.

How do I become a member of the Clare Valley Flying Group Inc?

The CVFG Inc is passionate about promoting all Aeronautical Activities at the Clare Valley Aerodrome as well as promoting what the Clare Valley has to offer to all visitors. Download the CVFG Inc Membership Form below to apply.