City’s support gives aero club members a big lift
Busselton Aero Club members are elated after a local government grant helped the club secure a new Rotax engine.
The club received a $10,000 grant from the City of Busselton to go towards the $30,000 engine after the old one reached the end of its operational life.
The grant was part of the City’s Community Bids Program.
The program financially assists organisations delivering social, environmental or economic benefit to the community. Busselton Aero Club president John Brisco said the City’s support had enabled further flight training for student pilots and recreational use for club members.
Mr Brisco said the club had more than 60 members but hoped to attract even more learner pilots.
“We are not an elitist club,” he said.
“If anyone would like to become a member, they are welcome to join our junior pilot flight training program.”
“You can’t explain the joy and adrenalin that comes from your first solo flight.”
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