Natfly 2014

22 April 2014

Natfly 2014

This years Natfly was held under sunny skys with perfect weather with everyone expecting a good turnout and a great event.

This year we had three Bistells on display, our current demonstrator fitted with our Australian developed fuel injection system for Rotax 912ULS engines and sleeping pack, a short wing plane with full analogue intruments and standard Rotax 912ULS and the Jabiru 3300 powered plane from Central West Flying in Bathurst which really helped to demontrate the many options that our customers can access to create their own unique aircraft.

Anderson Aviation display ready to go

Test pilot for Jabiru, Jamie flew the 3300 Bristell down from Bundaberg, QLD after they had the  plane in for evaluation as BRM Aero and Jabiru are working to further evolve this configuration. Seemed to enjoy the experience.

Brett and Jabiru pilot Jamie move the Jab powered Bristell to our exhibit

We also had ex RAAF test pilot and Bristell owner John Blackburn fly in on Saturday to demonstrate the aircraft to several interested parties. Saw lots of smiling faces after that! Many thanks John.

Regrettably numbers were well down on previous Natfly's however over the course of the event we had many visitors and noted the knowledgable and keen interest in our great little planes.

Brett Anderson and Gary Flood discuss the Aussie developed fuel injection system

Among the many visitors we had, a member of the Cech Republic Emabassy, Vojtech Helikar and his family who dropped by to proudly inspect the Bristell that is now exported all around the world from BRM Aero sro in the Cezch Republic .

Cynthia Nardella from QBE Insurance dropped in for a chat with Brett

While crowd entainment was pretty thin, Matt Hall and Paul Bennet brought the show to a standstill with their stunning aerobatic displays. The looks of amazement and in some cases horror as this pair went through their individual rountines was priceless, and that was from the pilots watching!!

Vojtech Helena and baby with the Anderson Aviation Crew

The Spitfire from the Museum doing it's thing on Friday made the trip up from Melbourne worth it on its own. Magic.

Thanks to all who stopped by to say hello and check out the planes.

Matt Hall goes nuts