PHUKET AIRPARK NEWS
|6-7 JUL 2013 -- PHUKET FLY-IN & AIRSHOW -- The American Independance Day was celebrated in Phuket this year. Sponsored by the Navy League Phuket and supported by Lions Club and Rotary Clubs with proceeds going to local charities and community service projects. Every private aircraft in the region is invited to this very special fly-in event -- YOUTUBE REPORT|
|15 Sep 2012 (3pm) -- PHUKET FLYING CLUB MEETING -- There will be a PHUKET FLYING CLUB meeting at PHUKET AIRPARK to organize the flying club. Here is a message from Khun Pat -- Gentlemen, The Phuket Flying Club is far from dead!!! Requesting your input and support: The future of the Phuket Airpark is in question, but our passion for aviation is alive and well and very separate from the Club. The Phuket Flying Club (association) has an approaching members meeting mid Sept. Please help spread the word that members, non-members, pilots, and aviation enthusiast are all most welcome. Without a plane this year the Flying Club actives have slipped to zero, together with membership payments and new members. You, as current and future members of the Flying Club (living on or visiting Phuket), let’s find a way to turn our passion for aviation into an active social, flying, and aviation educational association. A Club that offers (in the future) not only flying but the many different facets of aviation that has captured our imagination: Safety seminars, guest visitors and speakers, air shows and fly-ins, ground school courses, tower and Airport visits, and buddy seat flights with other aero clubs in the region….the list is endless. Phuket and aviation minded persons need and want the shared knowledge possible from, and freely offered by the future Phuket Flying Club. Please attend the Club meeting Sept 14th at the Airpark. Please invite everyone you know that shares your interest in general aviation. Thanks in advance for the support -- email Pat -- email@example.com|
24 FEB 2012 -- PATONG AIRSHOW -- Khnn Suchard says that there will be an airshow over Patong Beach on 24 Feb. An Extra 300 will perform aerobatics and Birdman will jump from 2km. offshore and fly his wingsuit to do a parachute landing on Patong Beach. The Birdman jump was cancelled, and the Extra Pilot bought two plots at Phuket Airpark -- so never underestimate the power of a fly-in bikini show. If you want more information -- firstname.lastname@example.org
12-13 APR 2011 -- SONGKRAN PATONG AIRSHOW -- PFC Secretary, Khun Suchard, and PFC President, Captain Watana, invite all aviators from Thailand and Malaysia to fly into Phuket Airpark for the Patong Aerobatic show to open the Songkran Festivals in Phuket on behalf of the Governor of Phuket. Aircraft can fly in to Phuket Airpark. The Patong Flyover will be advised after arrival.
15 JAN 2011 -- PHUKET BIKINI AIRSHOW
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|15 JAN 2011
-- PHUKET FLYIN BIKINI COMPETITION 2011
Don't Miss this historic aviation event. Khun Suchard has announced that Phuket Airpark will celebrate the overrun extension of the Airpark runway to 800 meters, by having a Fly-In Bikini Competition. John Magee of the PHUKET GAZETTE is honored to be a sponsor of the Fly-In. We invite all pilots and friends to fly in and visit. BBQ dinner is 500 Baht per person. We have Bungalows and rooms for rent (800 and 300 Baht) or bring your tent and pitch it next to the hangar or under your plane for free. The bikini competition will be in the evening and the winner will get 5,000 Baht and a free bikini from www.bikinibanana.com. Every contestant will receive a 1,000 Baht entry fee. We have a specially selected panel of judges for this event and we have a real runway painted on the floor of the clubhouse for the competition. We have 9 aircraft flying in from Malaysia just for this event. Everyone is welcome. Any questions -- EMAIL PHUKET AIRPARK
12:00pm - R/C Demonstration (Eric Dohlon and Phuket RC Flying Association)
1:00pm - Visit Booths next to hangar (Land Rover, Movenpick, Coke, Singha, Epic Charters Hot Dogs, Best Ocean, Pattaya Airpark, Bikini Banana, Phuket Gazette, Jindarin Beach Club Resort, Phuket1800)
2:00pm - Airplane rides (Suchard & Watana)
2:30pm - Canoe races (Alex)
3:00pm - Acrobatic show (Les)
3:45pm - Pilot Briefing (at Movenpick)
4:00pm - Flying Competition (3 prizes)
- Precision Takeoff
- Spot Landing
(Directed by Pat James)
5:30pm - Land Rover vs Zenair Race
5:45pm - Sunset Aerobatic Show (Les)
6:00pm - Live Music
- Captain Kenneth Dahlqvist (Finland)
- Cocktails (cash bar)
6:30pm - Thai Dancing show (Khun Bear & Pahklok Troop)
7:00pm - Bikini Competiton! (by Bikini Banana)
- Miss Phuket Airpark
- Miss Enthusiastic
- Miss Personality
8:00pm - Present Flying Prizes (by Bikini Models)
- 3 Flying Prizes
- Canoe Race Prize
- Furthest Visitor
- First Mooney Landing
- First Aerobatic Show
9:00pm - Visit Patong Nightlife
1. Massage & Spa @ Coconut Island (Jindarin Beach Club)
2. Power Snorkel @ Coral Island for two (Steve Anderson)
3. 3 days & 2 Nights for two @ Bernam River Resort (Suren)
4. 12 months premium listing on 1800 Phuket (Steve Anderson)
5. Free listing For Sale by Owner (Steve Anderson)
6. Free stay at Phuket Airpark dinner with Suchard & Bear
7. Free 30 min flight in Zenair (Phuket Flying Club)
TRANSPORT & HOTELS
AIRPORT PICKUP FROM PHUKET INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
AOPO TAXI - 0862747096 - Print a map of Phuket Airpark to show the taxi
NUT TAXI - 0810776600.
AIRPORT TAXI - 0817478757 (cost is 500 Baht to Paklok).
RENT A CAR - 0869511117 - www.phuketnewcarrent.com (cost 1200 Baht).
HOTEL - 0809978323 (Andrew) - email@example.com We have at Phuket Airpark: 4 huts (300B), 5 rooms(800B), 2 tents, plenty of space to bring your own tent. Other Hotels - www.agoda.com
AOPO SEAFOOD HOTEL (2 star) - 0810809065 - firstname.lastname@example.org -- www.aopo-seafood.co.cc (800 Baht - On the beach, clean and nice).
SUPALAI HOTEL (4 star) -- Email Khun Ann -- email@example.com
FLYING CLUB SENDING 3 AIRCRAFT FROM KLONG 15
Captain Kraivuth and Khun Damri have confirmed that Klong 15 is sending 3 aircraft from the Damri Airforce to the Phuket Fly-In. Khun Damri has joined Phuket Flying Club as the first LIFE MEMBER of the club. Damri has also offered to serve as a Judge for the Phuket Fly-In Bikini Competiton. More and more aircraft are confirming every day. Captain Kraivuth has confirmed the following pilots --
AIRCRAFT COMING FROM MALAYSIA
William Lee -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- from Johor Flying Club reports that 4 Pipers and 1 Cessna, with a Pitts Special and Robin 2160 and an Eclipse 500 jet will be coming to join the Phuket Andaman Fly-In in January. Also Suren from Bernam River Airpark (WMBR) -- www.bernamriver.com -- will be coming. Please contact Thai DCA to obtain your Flight Clearance and read Phuket Airpark Information for arrival information. All aircraft must first land at an Airport of Entry (like Hat Yai or Phuket International), and they will have to depart from that airport as well. -- any questions email Suchard -- email@example.com
27 NOV 2010
-- VISITORS FROM PHUKET ATC WILL VISIT PHUKET AIRPARK
Captain Watana has invited members of Phuket ATC to visit Phuket Airpark for a Buffet Lunch. We have a very good relation with Phuket ATC and we are honored that the will come to visit us. We will have a safety discussion together and have a simulated air traffic control for young controllers on 122.3 Mhz. If you are interested in joining us, please send and email or call the club.
-- NOW 6 AIRPARK HOME PLOTS SOLD AND 2 PENDING
Our sales are increasing well. We have recently received a deposit from DROPZONE THAILAND who will be coming to Skydive here. Our friend John Magee at the Phuket Gazette has made a deposit on his plot. Andrei from St. Petersburg has committed to a site, as has Gary and Captain Watana. Jean Yves has chosen a plot and will make his deposit this coming week. Thank you all for your support.
-- 5 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN PHUKET FLYING SCHOOL
Our Flying School is to a flying start with 5 students already enrolled -- www.phuketflyingclub.com
28 SEP 2010
-- CLUB PRESIDENT BUYS
Our Phuket Flying Club President Captain Watana has bought the first plot at Phuket Airpark. Captain Watana was born in Phuket. He has 25,000 hours and 33 years as a senior Captain for Thai Airways. He has been been involved with General Aviation for 18 years and was a founding member of Thai Flying Club in Bang Phra (the first flying club in Thailand). We are very honored to have him in our community and he is a strong believer that aviation should give back to Thailand. One of his projects with Phuket Flying Club has been to assist the Thailand Environmental Institute with ecological monitoring in Thailand. Club members record environmental data and this is entered into a data base for environmental resource management -- www.phuketflyingclub.com. Captain Watana has already started designing his house, and recently he was seen at night planting the first trees for his new house. We will keep you posted on our club president's progress.
15 MAR 2008 -- Approval was received from the DCA for Phuket Airpark.
17 JAN 2009 -- The Grand Opening Party for Phuket Airpark was a grand success.
NOV 2010 -- Runway extended from 500 meters to 800 meters with overrun.
15 JAN 2011 -- Fly-In Bikini Show.
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