Back to Holbrook Fly-in 2018

Holbrook Ultralight Club (HULC) will host the annual Back to Holbrook Fly-in on Saturday and Sunday of the Easter weekend (31st March and 1st April) 2018.

Why Back to Holbrook? Holbrook airfield was the venue, and HULC was the host, for the first three AUF (now RA-Aus) national ultralight fly-ins which went on to become, up until recently, the annual NatFly. The first of these national ultralight fly-ins was held at Easter in 1990.

Fly-in details

When: Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April 2018.

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.

There are forums planned for Saturday afternoon.

Alternatively, Saturday afternoon will be a great opportunity to catch up with fellow aviators and talk ultralight aviation.

The Fly-in Dinner 'amongst the aircraft' will be served in the hangar on Saturday evening comencing at 7.00pm followed by light entertainment.

The famous HULC barbeque breakfast will also be available on both Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7am to 9am. The Saturday morning breakfast will catering for visitors that arrive on Friday or very early in Saturday morning.

For the aerial adventurer departing for a local flight from Holbrook airfield there is plenty to see and do. To the east there is the scenic mountain and valley flying, to the south there is the picturesque Lake Hume and the Murray River and to the north and west there is the patchwork of open country to explore.

Trophies: the hotly contested B2H Fly-in trophies will be awarded at the Saturday night Dinner again this year. The categories are:

-  Best Single Seat aircraft Award;

-  Best Two Seat aircraft Award;

-  People's Choice Award;

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

Flying in to Holbrook: Pilots flying into Holbrook should 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 and 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

Holbrook Hotel Albury Street Holbrook (02) 6036 2099
Riverina Hotel 131 Albury Street Holbrook (02) 6036 2523

Motels

Byer Fountain Motel Hume Highway Holbrook (02) 6036 2077
Glenndale Park Motel 61 Albury Street Holbrook (02) 6036 2599
Holbrook Settlers Motel Hume Highway Holbrook (02) 6036 2855
Jolly Swagman Motor Inn Hume Highway Holbrook (02) 6036 3944
Skye Motel Albury Street Holbrook (02) 6036 2333
Town Centre Motor Inn 86 Albury Street Holbrook (02) 6036 2666

Cabins and caravan sites

Holbrook Motor Village 51 Albury Street Holbrook (02) 6036 3100

Supporters

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