Happy Landings at the Caboolture Aero Club
The Club enjoys a splendid field with 2 runways including crosswind strip.
Caboolture has become the capital of Sport Aviation in Australia and membership has many rewards to offer members of the Aero Club.
Facilities and benefits available at Caboolture Airfield include:
- No landing fees,
- No tie-down fees,
- Low cost hangarage,
- Fuel supplies,
- Maintenance facilities,
- Flights and training available in general aviation aircraft, gliders, ultralights, microlights, helicopters, balloons and skydiving,
- Nearby accommodation,
- Warplane museum,
- A variety of home-based from all fields of aviation,
- Hassle-free flying in a very scenic environment.
A new Clubhouse has recently been built with high-speed internet and excellent modern facilities
A Short History
Caboolture’s first airstrip was constructed some time before 1965 by Norman Douglas Thurecht. The initial site of Redcliffe was denied permission due to proximity to Brisbane airports and a lack of radar coverage. Following the construction of Redcliffe Aerodrome, the Caboolture airstrip was abandoned and its operations moved to the new site.
The present site of Caboolture Airfield is held by lease to Caboolture Aero Club from the State Government. The Moreton Bay Regional Council acts as custodian of the land on behalf of the Queensland Government. Since its inception, the Caboolture Aero Club has owned and operated the airfield. In 1990 the Brisbane Valley Gliding Club began operating from the airfield, later changing its name to Caboolture Gliding Club in May 1991 with the main base moved to Caboolture.
This aerial photo diagram of the airfield offers a reasonable representation, but please note that due to distortions, the scale is not true.
Please note: The use of the aerodrome is to be in accordance with ERSA and the Aero Club’s Operations Manual.