Bridport Hangar Open Day
11AM – Saturday 12th March
1952 Bridport Road, Bridport
Fly In - All Aeroplanes Welcome
All aeroplanes are welcome. Fly into Bridport and join in our celebration.
Free BBQ - Flinders Island Produce
The local lions club will be supporting our event, running our free BBQ. We have arranged local produce from Flinders Island Fresh. Come and experience a taste of what Flinders Island has to offer.
Local Beer and Wine
Enjoy a quiet drink with us and enjoy local wines produced within a short distance of Bridport.
Entertainment for the Kids!
We will have a jumping castle available to keep the kids entertained, and the local lions club will be providing a swing ride as well!
Bridport Aerodrome Fly-In Details
We have added a page with all the details you need to fly into Bridport for our open day. There will be no parking fees on the day, so come check us out! We will have someone available to direct you to a suitable parking area on the day, as parking locations will depend on the number of aircraft we have come to visit. If nobody is around, taxi down towards the hangar, but beware of children and other visitors.
Bridport Airport Opened. An Historic Occasion
North Eastern Advertiser, Tuesday February 24, 1953.
With work commencing in 1948, the North East Aerodrome Co. Pty Ltd was formed in 1950 with payment of £2000 in the form of shares in the company to land owner Mr M. E. McLennan. The airport was then licenced on January 14th 1953, before the official opening by The RT. Hon. R. G. Casey D.S.O M.C on February 21st 1953.
Since 1953, Bridport Aerodrome has been used by many operators, and for many functions. Flinders Island Aviation Services is proud to continue the legacy, and currently operate services to Flinders Island from the historic airport.
The second ever commercial flight into Bridport, conducted in an A.N.A. Britol Freighter on February 21 1953, carried in a Ferguson tractor, which will be on display at our open day. For more history on the aerodrome, and its role in the local community, past, present and future, join us in celebrating the re-branding of Flinders Island Aviation Services at our open day.
For More Information, Please Call Peter Barron on 0400 734 605