Re-fuelling Activities

bridger 06The club has been operating the Jet A1 fuel tanker at Orange since mid January 2015, on behalf of the owner of the facility, Aero Refuellers, of Albury.

Although the requirements for jet fuel at Orange is spasmodic, overall the club is pleased with the result. Together, the five trained refuellers have fuelled  a variety of turbine and turboprop aircraft, the biggest of which was a Qantas Boeing 717 and an Alliance Fokker 100. The Fokker took nearly 6000 litres in one fuelling! The smallest uplift has been 50 litres in a Bell Jetranger helicopter, which just needed enough to get home to Mudgee.

Other fixed wing types include Rex SAAB 340, Beech 200 Super King Air of the NSW Ambulance/Royal Flying Doctor Service, Cessna Citations, a Polair Grand Caravan, Piper Meridian, Pilatus PC12. Helicopters include HMAS Albatross' MRH 90, Careflight's BK117 and Bell 412, a couple of very nice Agusta 109s, Eurocopter Squirrels and a couple of Hueys. One of our most consistent users is the Citation CJ3 operated by Pybar Mining and hangared at Orange.

The club gets paid a weekly retainer and a fee per refuelling, which goes to fund the operation of the MHAC and the Aero Medical Centre.