Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO): 29 October 2016

VH-OIM Thorp T-18CW Tiger (MSN 1100) owned by Stuart D Anderson; 19-6900/'69' Fisher Celebrity (MSN 1); 55-3658 Australian LightWing GR-912 (MSN 130, ex VH-JAS) and 24-8245 Aeroprakt A-22LS Foxbat (MSN A22LS-150) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-OIM Thorp T-18CW Tiger (MSN 1100) owned by Stuart D Anderson; 19-6900/’69’ Fisher Celebrity (MSN 1); 55-3658 Australian LightWing GR-912 (MSN 130, ex VH-JAS) and 24-8245 Aeroprakt A-22LS Foxbat (MSN A22LS-150) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
29 October 2016: Article © David Eyre; Photos © Jonathan Williams
The Super Light Aircraft Club of WA (Inc) held a fly-in at Bindoon Airfield on Saturday 29 October 2016, to celebrate purchasing the airfield.
Despite the rain showers and winds, a number of aircraft attended, including VH-registered aircraft, ultralights (RAAus registered), and gyrocopters (ASRA-registered). Powered parachutes could not fly due to the winds being too strong.
For a full list of aircraft participating and the schedule of events, please see below the photos.

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19-3715 Zenair CH701 STOL (MSN 7-4126) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
19-3715 Zenair CH701 STOL (MSN 7-4126) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
19-4097 Spectrum Fisher Mk.1 (MSN 023) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
19-4097 Spectrum Fisher Mk.1 (MSN 023) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
19-5097 Zenair CH601HDS Zodiac (MSN 6-3619) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
19-5097 Zenair CH601HDS Zodiac (MSN 6-3619) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
19-6900/'69' Fisher Celebrity (MSN 1) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Built in 1997, ex N69GM, imported from the USA in 2014. Photo © Jonathan Williams
19-6900/’69’ Fisher Celebrity (MSN 1) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Built in 1997, ex N69GM, imported from the USA in 2014.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
19-6900/'69' Fisher Celebrity (MSN 1) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Built in 1997, ex N69GM, imported from the USA in 2014. Photo © Jonathan Williams
19-6900/’69’ Fisher Celebrity (MSN 1) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Built in 1997, ex N69GM, imported from the USA in 2014.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
19-6900/'69' Fisher Celebrity (MSN 1) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Built in 1997, ex N69GM, imported from the USA in 2014. Photo © Jonathan Williams
19-6900/’69’ Fisher Celebrity (MSN 1) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Built in 1997, ex N69GM, imported from the USA in 2014.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-4965 Jabiru J-160C (MSN 142) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-4965 Jabiru J-160C (MSN 142) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
29-4967 Jabiru J-160C (MSN 145) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
29-4967 Jabiru J-160C (MSN 145) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-5282 Evektor EV-97 SportStar (MSN 20060508 ex VH-CDR) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-5282 Evektor EV-97 SportStar (MSN 20060508 ex VH-CDR) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-6268/43-26268 Taylorcraft L-21M Grasshopper (DCO-65) (MSN L6268) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Built in 1943 for the US Army Air Force as a Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper, converted and sold for civil use in 1957 as a civilian Taylorcraft DCO-65, registered N75891, NC75891. Imported to Australia in 2014. Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-6268/43-26268 Taylorcraft L-21M Grasshopper (DCO-65) (MSN L6268) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Built in 1943 for the US Army Air Force as a Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper, converted and sold for civil use in 1957 as a civilian Taylorcraft DCO-65, registered N75891, NC75891. Imported to Australia in 2014.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-7404 Jabiru J-160D (MSN 288) of Topfun Aviation, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-7404 Jabiru J-160D (MSN 288) of Topfun Aviation, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-8245 Aeroprakt A-22LS Foxbat (MSN A22LS-150) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-8245 Aeroprakt A-22LS Foxbat (MSN A22LS-150) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-8625 Jabiru J-170D (MSN 361) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
24-8625 Jabiru J-170D (MSN 361) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
55-3658 Australian LightWing GR-912 (MSN 130, ex VH-JAS) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
55-3658 Australian LightWing GR-912 (MSN 130, ex VH-JAS) at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
G-133 Amax Eagle TT gyrocopter at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. The Amax Eagle TT (Tall Tail) is an Australian autogyro that was designed and produced by Amax Engineering of Donvale, Victoria, introduced in the 1990s, and supplied as a kit for amateur construction. Photo © Jonathan Williams
G-133 Amax Eagle TT gyrocopter at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
The Amax Eagle TT (Tall Tail) is an Australian autogyro that was designed and produced by Amax Engineering of Donvale, Victoria, introduced in the 1990s, and supplied as a kit for amateur construction.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
G-0267 ELA Aviacion ELA-08 gyrocopter at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Designed and built in Spain. Photo © Jonathan Williams
G-0267 ELA Aviacion ELA-08 gyrocopter at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Designed and built in Spain.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-AJK Vans RV-6 (MSN 21429) owned by Adriaan J L Wessels, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-AJK Vans RV-6 (MSN 21429) owned by Adriaan J L Wessels, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-BVH Cessna 170B (MSN 25948) owned by Benjamin R B Sharpe, of Mundijong, WA, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Built in 1953, ex VH-BVE, VH-SVD, N1804C. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-BVH Cessna 170B (MSN 25948) owned by Benjamin R B Sharpe, of Mundijong, WA, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Built in 1953, ex VH-BVE, VH-SVD, N1804C.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-CUX Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too (MSN 389) owned by Jack J Donsen, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Built in 1984, ex N321DC, N19SR. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-CUX Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too (MSN 389) owned by Jack J Donsen, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Built in 1984, ex N321DC, N19SR.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-CUX Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too (MSN 389) owned by Jack J Donsen, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Built in 1984, ex N321DC, N19SR. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-CUX Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too (MSN 389) owned by Jack J Donsen, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Built in 1984, ex N321DC, N19SR.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-CUX Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too (MSN 389) owned by Jack J Donsen, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Built in 1984, ex N321DC, N19SR. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-CUX Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too (MSN 389) owned by Jack J Donsen, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Built in 1984, ex N321DC, N19SR.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-CUX Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too (MSN 389) owned by Jack J Donsen, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Built in 1984, ex N321DC, N19SR. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-CUX Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too (MSN 389) owned by Jack J Donsen, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Built in 1984, ex N321DC, N19SR.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-DXN Whisper Motorglider (MSN WA03001) owned by Murray J Dixon, Cairns, QLD, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. A South African two-seat kit aircraft produced by Whisper Aircraft of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Major assemblies are completed at the factory with assembly intended to be completed by the owner. It is powered by a four-cylinder Limbach L2000 aero engine. This was the first demonstrator, built in 2003, ex ZS-GXW. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-DXN Whisper Motorglider (MSN WA03001) owned by Murray J Dixon, Cairns, QLD, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
A South African two-seat kit aircraft produced by Whisper Aircraft of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Major assemblies are completed at the factory with assembly intended to be completed by the owner. It is powered by a four-cylinder Limbach L2000 aero engine. This was the first demonstrator, built in 2003, ex ZS-GXW.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-OCH Vans RV-7 (MSN 73779) owned by Carl Hanson, of Geraldton, WA, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-OCH Vans RV-7 (MSN 73779), named ‘Oscar’, owned by Carl Hanson, of Geraldton, WA, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-OIM Thorp T-18CW Tiger (MSN 1100) owned by Stuart D Anderson, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) - Sat 29 October 2016. Built in 1989, ex N34ST. Photo © Jonathan Williams
VH-OIM Thorp T-18CW Tiger (MSN 1100) owned by Stuart D Anderson, at Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Fly-In, Bindoon Airfield (YBOO) – Sat 29 October 2016.
Built in 1989, ex N34ST.
Photo © Jonathan Williams

Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Inc

Superlight Aircraft Club of WA Inc has been operating from the Bindoon abandoned airfield for over 20 years with a variety of aircraft types.

In June 2016, the club purchased the Bindoon Airfield. As the airfield is located within a military restricted airspace zone, RAAF Pearce controls the airspace during the week, so operations are limited to weekends. However, this generally suits most of the pilots, who work during the week to help fund their flying.

The club is dedicated to promoting safe and affordable flying for sport and recreational pilots and welcomes people interested in recreational and sport flying to contact them and join. The club also supports ultralight and gyrocopter flight training, and can put you in contact with instructors.

Aircraft list

Registration Type MSN Owner
19-1362 Country Air Space Walker I SW1-705DUL ex 10-1362
19-3715 Zenair CH701 STOL 7-4126
19-4097 Spectrum Fisher Mk.1 023
19-5097 Zenair CH601HDS Zodiac 6-3619
19-5192 Australian LightWing GA-55 W165 ex 28-1861, VH-REB
19-6900/’69’ Fisher Celebrity 1 Painted to represent a Boeing Stearman. Built in 1997, ex N69GM, imported from the USA in 2014.
24-4965 Jabiru J-160C 142 Topfun Aviation
24-4967 Jabiru J-160C 145
24-5058 Jabiru J-160C 158
24-5210 Aeronca 7AC Champion 7AC-885 Built in 1946, ex VH-RCM, N82257, NC82257.
24-5282 Evektor EV-97 SportStar 20060508 Built in 2006, ex VH-CDR. Based in Bunbury.
24-6268/43-26268 Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper (DCO-65) L6268 Built in 1943 for the US Army Air Force as a Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper, converted and sold for civil use in 1957 as a civilian Taylorcraft DCO-65, registered N75891, NC75891. Imported to Australia in 2014. Painted in US Army Air Force markings.
24-7404 Jabiru J-160D 288 Topfun Aviation
24-8245 Aeroprakt A-22LS Foxbat A22LS-150
24-8625 Jabiru J-170D 361
25-0060 Thruster Gemini 086-108 Withdrawn from use 8 Jan 2005
55-3658 Australian LightWing GR-912 130 ex VH-JAS
G-133 AMAX Eagle TT gyrocopter An Australian autogyro that was designed and produced by Amax Engineering of Donvale, Victoria, introduced in the 1990s, and supplied as a kit for amateur construction.
G-182 ? gyrocopter
G-0267 ELA Aviacion ELA-08 gyrocopter Spanish designed and built gyrocopter
G-6016 ? gyrocopter
VH-AJK Vans RV-6 21429 Adriaan J L Wessels Flying Circuits
VH-BVH Cessna 170B 25948 Benjamin R B Sharpe Built in 1953, ex VH-BVE, VH-SVD, N1804C.
VH-CUX Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too 389 Jack J Donsen Built in 1984, ex N321DC, N19SR. Aerobatic Display
VH-DXN Whisper Motor Glider WA03001 Murray J Dixon, Cairns, QLD Two-seat kit aircraft produced by Whisper Aircraft of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Major assemblies are completed at the factory with assembly intended to be completed by the owner. It is powered by a four-cylinder Limbach L2000 aero engine. This was the first demonstrator, built in 2003, ex ZS-GXW.
VH-OCH Vans RV-7 73779 Carl Hanson, Geraldton, WA ‘Oscar’
VH-OIM Thorp T-18CW Tiger  1100 Stuart D Anderson Built in 1989, ex N34ST.

Schedule of events

  • 0800 – 0900 Members and visiting aircraft placed on display line.
  • 0800 – 1200 Member and non-member aircraft and visitors arrivals.
  • 0800 – 1230 Trial Flights or air experience flights available to visitors at $120 per hour (Provided by Topfun Aviation).
  • 1200 – 1300 Lunch. Meet and greet other aviators.1300 – 1345  RAAus Hangar Talk – R-LOC ( 2 x free RAAus annual memberships awarded to 2 RAAus participants)
  • 1345 – 1400 Competition Briefing
  • 1400 – 1700 Competitions. Maximum 2 aircraft were permitted in the circuit. Aircraft were classed by type / performance. Less than 55kts cruise downwind and above 55kts downwind.  Gyrocopters in separate class. Each aircraft was tasked to fly 2 same time duration circuits.  Circuits were at 500 or 1000 feet above ground level, depending on class.  Second landing was a spot landing and short field. Aircraft started with 100 points and had points deducted for time differences between circuits; distances away from landing spot; poor landing style or for excessive length of landings.
  • 1400 – dusk  Visiting aircraft depart.