The skies were abuzz above the aeroclub over the weekend with 46 Cirrus Aircraft flying into Orange.
Around 90 people from across Australia and overseas flew their light planes into the Orange Regional Airport for the biennial Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program.
Held in the Max Hazelton Aero Centre for the second year, participants received on ground and in-air training on aviation topics tailored to Cirrus owners and pilots.
Orange Aero Club’s John Pullen said while it’s not a legal requirement to undergo continued training, a good pilot will always update his skills to ensure his up to scratch.
“Technology is always changing so in order to stay up to date with it you need to keep learning,” he said.
Three concurrent workshops ran all day on both Saturday and Sunday, while groups of six undertook in-flight training over Orange, Parkes and Mudgee.
Mr Pullen said the Max Hazelton centre was chosen again because it’s such a great facility,
“It’s terrific for tourism because you’ve effectively got 90 people who need accommodation, food and fuel for the weekend,” he said.
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