What a wonderful place to share with overseas and interstate visitors.
Staff are excellent.
Cafe is fantastic.
Enjoy our coffee and cake or a meal under the vined deck and watch the places coming and going.
Truly a family affair with a relaxing ambience.
Their fundraising events are so much fun too.
Great to be a part of the Adelaide Biplanes community at Aldinga.
Thank you 🚁🛩🛬🛩🛫🛩✈🛩🚁
Bridget Ferraro! 😘 Will Hayward!
Shannon Archbold, instructing?! 😝
Great footage, the true essence of what ABP is all about ..... it all starts with a bacon sandwich .... ❤️
Great looking place and not a hiviz vest in sight unlike the UK shackled with health and safety also the sun's out.
Yep love your passion and hard work. Only where's Snoopy 🐶🐶
It’s the best!!!!
Great little video!
Great must catch up Cheers Coll
Great clip Gaye!!! 😚😚😚
Had a fantastic day flying round the coast and inland I was on holiday from the UK in December 2018 with a friend we are both in the Flying Buddies of East Yorkshire UK 🇬🇧 You have a wonderful Airfield and club
Best wishes with love. You all are looking fantastic. Miss you very much. Yours truly (Les).
Great video! Lovely place to go and such lovely staff.
My son wants to do the aerobatics with Martyn again 🙂
Great video! Living the dream!
Wonderful place to spend a few hours in Aldinga with such friendly people 😁
Lynne James Lesley Sieboth
Busy busy bees !
And there’s a whole lot more you do too, including fundraising for students who want to learn to fly. Your energy is endless guys and your passion is obvious . . . Keep up the amazing work xox
Love this place!
Matt Butcher .... First Solo in the SportStar
"I work as an Aircraft Technician in the RAAF based at Edinburgh. I joined the Air Force when I was 18 and have flown around the world on RAAF aircraft, but I haven't lost the desire to want to fly myself!
I had an opportunity to start learning to fly while I was still in Newcastle with the RAAF Flying Club before relocating to Adelaide.
I knew that I was getting close to solo, everything had to be right, and when it happened it felt very different, but also natural at the same time!!
Adrenalin?? Definitely !! " ... See MoreSee Less
Matt, Steven should this be some sort of fee paid to the 504?
I was a Aircraft technician in the RAAF as well back in the day. My first solo was in a Drifter in 1987. Good on you.👍
Congrats butch love it
Had some practice at these interviews and photo shoots?? Matt Butcher
Well done mate
Good work Matt Butcher
I always want to get pilots licence but never had the money ! Now I have the money & could even buy a nice light plane !
Awesome. Well done you!!🌟
Well done Matt
Craig Dickson .... First Solo in the Cessna 172
"I have always wanted to learn to fly since I was a little kid, I am now 38 years old!
I was born in the UK and we came to live in Australia when I was 7. My Uncle John MacDonald had a Pilot Licence and he took me up for the first time when I was 11 from Aldinga Airfield! My wish to learn to fly had begun!
I'm a Civil Designer and I design anything from highways to car parks but I had never designed an opportunity to make my dream happen until now! I've now made some sacrifices, reallocating my time and finances.
I found my First Solo exhilarating! I felt proud of my achievement after I successfully did it! The enthusiasm and passion flows out and touches the rest of my life .... " ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Craig we are so proud of you.xx lots of hugs kisses from Auntie June and Mick xxxx
The Story behind The Story .... Father Christmas Flies In
We begin planning in November each year .... The first job is searching for the Flight Plan taking Father Christmas and The Elves over the Airfield at 1500 .... What day, confirm the time?
We sent a text to The Elves and we began a Running List for Sunday 23rd December at 1500.
We had all the Pilots in place with the different biplanes and enough tailwheel aeroplanes for as many Elves as we could round up! Mick at the CFS sent us a text back .... We will be there! Good we thought, now it is coming together .... (But the best laid plans !!!! )
Then there were The Elves ..... 'Little Miss Happy' had flown away to help in Perth, at 1000 on the day, 'Dr Tinsellitis' had a pipe burst in the wall that needed his attention immediately, that is now! At 1300 'Little Miss Sassy' texted to say that her vehicle had a bump to the back, a big bump, at 1400 'Mister Jack in the Box' , the Elf with the longest, jumpiest legs that you have ever seen, had the battery overheat on his motorbike and he was stuck a long way away from Father Christmas, another couple of Elves had to work an extra shift at The Toy Factory. Eeeeeeee!
The CFS arrived and positioned ready to head the line with all the bells and whistles going, water hoses prepared in the last 15 minutes before 1500.
Then, the CFS was called out to an incident locally and they roared off just before 1500, I was still in the Kitchen with no Elves left to help, but the fun did begin .... with the Head Elf coming through and requesting extra help .... in the last 10 minutes as we were making the last coffees, I think I was on 50 Gaye's ..... Gaye?? ... Gaye??? .... Gaye???????????
I walked out onto the decking and looked right first, then left, I spotted Damien with his girlfriend Rachel, poor girl, we had only just met, but when it's help we need ... I said Damien, Rachel .... Can you help NOW? Next was Abdul, learning to fly and he just happened to be around and helping at that moment ... he said Gaylene NO!! ... but I said YES !! ... IMPORTANT!! NOW !!
The Head Elf, 'Little Miss JetSet' coerced her 'Mister Dad' to drive The Tug (His only condition was that he didn't hop off that Tug!!) and now our numbers were back up to 10! Phew!!
The CFS flew back in and so did in the nick of time 'Dr Tinsellitis'! We were ready to go at the very last minute ....
That was too close!! ... See MoreSee Less
What a fantastic time you all had - It take a wonderful team to do such and an amazing event ! Ive spoken with Little Miss Happy and she assure me (and you Gaylene) that she will definitely be there this coming Xmas maybe with some extra helpers from Perth. Xox
Love looking at the photos each year (will have to try and make it this year!) and I love that I was one of the very first elves to start this tradition! Was always a highlight of the year! I’m glad it is still going strong after all these years! Well done Gaye and all the ABP helpers xxx
As always all the hard work and planning pays off. It’s an awesome thing to do for the community xx
It’s my ultimate goal to one day be an elf .... I train every year, but location causes a massive problem .... I’m hoping in a few years time ‘retired elf’ can make the grade 🇬🇧 love your post and so do the children who turn up xx
Just reading this wonderful story and looking at the photos whilst sitting at the beach house listening to biplanes flying overhead. 😀👍
It has become our Christmas tradition and it’s the only Santa we see! We love it. Thank you so much for all the effort you put in. Xx
Great day, so happy the Sellicks CFS is involved.
Looking forward to this year.
Awesome Gaye!!! Xx
Fantastic work. Thank you for putting it on every year.
Wonderful afternoon-well done to all of you .
Until next Christmas .......
Was a great day! We’re always willing to help out if you get stuck in future!
Remembrance Day .... 11 November 2018
Takeoff was from Aldinga towards Adelaide and at .... 1101 and 30 seconds, Darry Hill, a Commercial Airline Pilot, flying in his 1961 Cessna 180D with a formation of 4 1940's Tiger Moths made a specially approved drop of red poppies .... staining the sky with red poppies, each carrying the name of a veteran .... made, marked and remembered by local schoolchildren ..... but also remembered by those who picked up the poppies on the ground.
A memory flying on and on ... to our next generations .... ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks ABP. Here’s a little movie I made of our flight. https://youtu.be/zNsvEbEczr0
I was in Adelaide one week after this and found 2 of these poppies in a park.
So much live for this. Where are all these Tigers hiding? I'm going to have to come for a visit one day.
That would have been amazing to see - hi from David Pegler & Vivien Pegler
What an amazing show of appreciation!
Liane Hanlon .... First Solo in the SportStar
"I am a Flight Attendant for a regional airline flying to country towns around Australia. Learning to fly has come about because I have been wanting to be at the controls of the aeroplane. I want to look out the front window, not the side window!
I procrastinated about learning to fly for a couple of years at least ..... I am very happy doing my job ... I love my job. I have my dream job in fact, but what do I aim for next?
Now I am 40, I thought about whether this would be a smart move for me. I started just to see if I could do it. Now, I want to get my first licence, then I want to take it all the way through to flying commercially!
Flying solo for the first time? I had no time to think about anything! When I landed .... I had a big sigh of relief, a smile from ear to ear and ADRENALIN!! "
Awesome Liane! ... See MoreSee Less
Congrats!! Very exciting 😁😁
Congratulations Liane! I also first soloed in #5572... Love it! Enjoy the buzz.
Well done!!! Congratulations
Well done, now the fun begins. Congratulations
Nice one Liane!
Well done. Congratulations. You will remember that feeling forever....trust me. 😀
Congratulations Liane! You’ll always remember your first solo!
Well done. First solo is the greatest feeling on earth... above the earth 😁
You haven't seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky — Amelia Earhart
Congratulations Liane, the Adrenaline will last for at least a month and no one will be able to take off the ‘I just gone solo’ grin from you😁 A moment in life to remember forever. Keep with your dream and goal, anything is possible, see you down there one day 😊🛫