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TFC News Archive
15 APR 2017 -- FERNANDO'S MAGIC
MYSTERY TOUR --
He is on his way. Captain Fernando and our own TFC member Harry have touched
down in Muscat, Oman. The mission is to get to Europe, and after that, who knows...
Fernando has informed us that the plane is flying very well and that he
wants to enjoy the beautiful weather in Europe for the summer. Stand by, as
we follow the mystery tour...
18 FEB 2017 -- TFC PARTY AND VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE -- Khun Tui organized a TFC Hangar party up at Fernando's Han gar with delicious fare and plenty of wine. Many current club members were in attendance. Khun Tom recounted his Friday afternoon forced landing in a field near Bang Saen. The TFC team and the A Team were incredible in their service and assistance with the accident. Then Khun Fernando recounted his previous engine failure and tree landing in a Quicksilver at CMT airport many years before. Khun Worawoot then explained that Khun Pee will be making a Thai Language Facebook page for the club and he will put the video in the webpage of the drone flying over the club aircraft on the runway at Bang Phra. Khun Pee says that he has 50,000 friends on his webpage, so his new Thai language TFC webpage would have many friends. Turbo san also gave a very hilarious recount of his accident in a Cessna 150 when he told the story of him standing on the brakes to stop the plane, and the instructor pushing in the throttle to go around. These two actions together did not solve the problem. Captain Rolf and Tony and Special visitor Khun Suchard and Am. Khun Charn and Noy were also in attendance. After the party, Khun Pee invited all the members to visit his new "White House of Erry" up on the hill overlooking Sriracha. It was a stunning view, and the house is almost finished, so perhaps, we were some of the first visitors. Pictured right is TFC visitor Anthony from France who came to fly with Kruu Sirapol and was over the moon. He thoroughly enjoyed is flight over the Gulf of Thailand and was so impressed that he could arrange a scenic flight that he could fly himself over Thailand. If you want to come to the FREE TFC TUI PARTY -- email the club, so they know you are coming -- firstname.lastname@example.org
21 JAN 2017 -- CLUB AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY RULE -- If you wish to use our club aircraft to take photographs of a specific site on the ground, we please ask for you to obtain a written permission from the owner of that location before your flight to show to the club. If you want to go on a sight-seeing flight with your camera, then there is no need for a letter of permission. Thank you for understanding and helping us to keep General Aviation a positive and helpful activity in Thailand.
NOV 2016 --KENG KRAJAN FLY IN A SUCCESS -- Admiral Tanakrit organized a fantastic fly-in at the newly certified Kengkrajan Airport West of Hua Hin in Thailand. We have visited this airport before, but it is only now that the airport has received certification. Admiral Tanakrit took a balloon flight from the newly certified airport and several aircraft flew in (Suchard, Mike, George, Others). There is a beautiful golf course about 8km from the airstrip, and the same owner will come and pick you up -- Keng Krajan Airport
09 JAN 2017 -- EAA UPDATE -- The first replica DH-2 ever to be built in Thailand is nearing completion in Bangkok. Longtime EAA member, Khun Damri, has been working on this project for several years, and now it just needs an engine and some brakes. It will most likely make its debut flight in Bang Phra.www.eaathai.com
18 FEB 2017 -- POSTPONED AGAIN __ PRECISION FLYING EVENT -- The 2016 P.F.E. Blogsite is up at http://pfe2016efc.blogspot.com/ and the event has been postponed due to the very sad passing of his Magesty the King. We're still making some final touches to the scoring-arithmetic but most of the information in there is correct. NEW DATES 18 FEB 2017. These new dates have been postponed again. Standby for More info -- Email Mike
JAN 2017 -- FLYING TRIP TO CAMBODIA CANCELLED --
We have just been informed that the 21 Jan Flying trip to Cambodia has been
cancelled because of lack of sponsorship on the Cambodian end. The trip was
originally scheduled for Sihanoukville, then rerouted to Battambang, and
then it fizzled out. Thank you to everyone that had tried so hard to make
this possible. Perhaps, next year -- PREVIOUS POST: Mike has informed us
that members of the dynamic EAA
THAI are organizing a Flying
Trip from U-Taphao to Sihanoukville, Cambodia early next year. This is one
of the most exciting events that we have seen in years. There has been
practically zero General Aviation activity in Cambodia since the activities
and training of the Cambodia
Flying Club ceased about 10
years ago due to politics in Cambodia. General Aviation has become too
expensive (up to us$2,000 just to fly in and out in fees alone). This trip
could completely change that. All Air Fees and Landing Fees have been
waived, so we can fly in and support the event in Sihanoukville. So far, 15
Aircraft have confirmed they will join the trip. Experimental aircraft are
joining, and it is very likely that Ultralight Aircraft will join as well.
SEP 2016 -- HISTORIC "FLYING THE HUMP" C47 FLIGHT UPDATE -- The C47 had an engine failure 1hr 30min out of Bali. The left engine started to smoke, then vibration, then fire. The crew diverted to Surabaya, Indonesia and made a successful emergency landing. Thank you to the support of many TFC members and Thai Aviators, a replacement engine has been purchased and will be on the way to Surabaya this month. As soon as the engine is installed, the trip will continue. The C47 took off from Australia on 16 August to pass through Thailand on its way to Burma, then "Over the Hump" across the Himalayas into China. The aircraft will be on permanent display at the Flying Tiger Museum in Guilin, China. 600 allied aircraft were lost on this hazardous journey during WWII to supply the Flying Tigers inside of China. A veteran crew of aviators will guide the craft from Australia. The journey can be followed on -- www.flyingthehump.com -- TFC instructor Kruu Jira has over 6,000 hours on DC-3s in Thailand, so he will be flying down with Turbo san to meet the C47 during its stop at U-Taphao to refuel. ETA U-Taphao in late September or early October. We have to pump 10 drums of avgas into the wings on the ground U-Taphao, so we call all our TFC friends to fly down with Turbo and Kruu Jira to help us pump and take photos with the C47 -- email Turbo
24 SEP 2016 -- FUG BIN FREE -- The winners of "Fug Bin Free" (why do you want to fly) essay competition at AIT Rajamangala University will come to fly at TFC -- www.thaiflyingclub.com/fugbinfree.html
10 NOV - 15 DEC 2016 -- BANG PHRA WILL CLOSED AGAIN -- Bang Phra may be closed these dates for the annual Agricultural Fair at the Rajamangala University Campus. For more info -- email Khun Tui -- email@example.com
03-11 DEC 2016 -- FERNANDO WINTER TOUR -- Join TFC member Fernando on a Winter Tour of Thailand. He likes to fly up North and all the great places in Thailand at a very relaxed pace over the Thai Holiday. If you have any questions about Navigation Apps for your iPad, you can ask him, because he has all of them. Email TFC if you want to join the Winter Tour -- firstname.lastname@example.org
02-03 DEC 2016 -- CHIANG KHAM FLY IN -- Admiral Tanakrit is once again organizing his fantastic Children's Day Fly-In to the North. If you have never been up here, then you have no idea how special it is. Last year, we had over 6,000 spectators and delicious Northern Thai cuisine and everybody stayed all day for airplane rides and free fuel. It is a beautiful airstrip up in Chiang Kham with a very interesting history. If you want to join -- email@example.com
25-26 JUN 2016 -- PRACHUAP KHIRI-KHAN AIR RALLY -- A great success. 604 Squadron was in full force for the weekend at Prachuap Khiri Khan, certainly one of the most beautiful airstrips in Thailand. RASAT did an outstanding job of welcoming the visiting aircraft and hosting the event to FAI standards. Prachuap Airforce Base is the home base of the U-23 Peacemaker and is surrounded by limestone karsts and beautiful golden Thai temples. Aircraft flew in from Wings Over Asia in Singapore, from Malaysia, Ed and Mike came in from Nok (Chiangmai) and Fernando and Tom flew in from Bang Phra.
JUN 2016 -- YASOTHORN'S "LEONG NOK THA AIRPORT OPEN AGAIN -- Khun Gik has shared great news with us. He is opening a flying school in the retired old airstrip and is currently fixing up all sorts of airplanes to take to his flying school. His Flying Club will be called "FRIENDS FLYING CLUB & TRAINING" and he has 2x C172, 2x Jabiru, 1x Sonex, 1x Quicksilver, and a twin coming from CATC. He is using the A Team for his maintenance and he will be offering UPL and PPL (60 hour) flying courses. For more information -- LEONG NOK THA AIRPORT
11 SEP 2016 -- SINGAPORE FLYING CLUB MANAGER LEE BUCK CHOON -- Sunday, Pizza Night, 6pm at EAA EASTERN FLYING CLUB -- We welcomed the Manager of the Republic of Singapore Flying Club who gave a very interesting history and current affairs of the club in Singapore. Lee also enjoyed the best pizza in Thailand. Thanks to Lee from Republic of Singapore Flying Club and EAA Thailand for hosting the evening on flying in Singapore -- www.eaathai.com
29 JUL 2016 -- BANG PHRA AIRPORT NOW OPEN AGAIN -- We are open again (as of 29 Jul 2016). We were closed on 27 Jun, because we were trying to get the 2 year permit for the airfield (instead of renewing month by month). However, the CAAT has informed us that they need more documents and pictures, so the airport was closed for a month. Now we are open again.
JUN 2016 -- TFC HERO KHUN NIN -- Khun Nin has done it again. He has just completed painting the roof to the TFC Clubhouse for the second time. This prevents the rust and corrosion of the roof, so the roof lasts longer and we don't have to replace it. This is preventative maintenance just like mechanics do on aircraft. Congratulations TFC for this forward thinking and keeping the clubhouse in good shape.
JUN 2016 -- KRUU JIRA CELEBRATES 83RD BIRTHDAY -- The TFC staff were on full alert to celebrate Kruu Jira's 83rd Birthday recently. There was a birthday cake and a delicious seafood cookout prepared by Khun Tui. There are not many flying clubs in the world with both instructors in their 80's, but here at TFC you can come and fly with both of them.
JUN 2016 -- TURBO SAN FIRST SOLO -- It was a fantastic landing and the entire club staff and active members were on hand to celebrate as Turbo san soloed the C172 with a perfect greaser landing after 2 and half years of training. Kruu Sirapol was very proud to have Turbo solo, and now he can accelerate his training so he can fly his recently purchased C150. Congratulations Turbo san -- Watch Turbo San first solo and the "smoothest" landing.
JUN 2016 -- CHEROKEE 140 HS-ATJ BACK IN THE AIR -- It was truly unbelievable. After almost 15 years of being grounded, the club Cherokee 140 took off on a test flight with Kruu Sirapol and 2 mechanics with full fuel to make a test flight. This has been an incredible journey, but the TFC team and mechanics have done it and gotten this plane back in the air. Congratulations to everyone for keeping this plane alive.
JUN 2016 -- A TEAM NUNG BECOMES A MONK -- We have had no shortage of celebrations this month, and our very own A Team sent Khun Nung to Mahasalakam to become a monk. The team was in full force for the celebration, and we look forward to Nung's return with his renewed spirit.
COMING SOON 2016 -- CAPTAIN ED TRIPLE 3,000 HOUR PARTY -- Enthusiastic Aviator Ed is all set to cross the 3,000 hour threshold. He enthusiastically announced to us in Prachuap Khiri Khan that he will be hosting 3 parties as soon as this happens -- In Chiangmai, In Bangkok, and In Phuket -- the three zones in which Ed hangs out. All keen aviators are invited to any and all of the parties. As soon as we know the date, we will let you know. Congratulations to Ed.
31 JUL 2016 -- NEW C150 WILL JOIN TFC FLEET -- The very good news is that TFC has accepted Turbo san's beautiful C150 onto the club fleet. This aircraft will be for cross-country use and for FAA IPC and BFR checks. FAA pilots all over Asia will be able to come and fly our FAA CFI members to keep current with their BFR and Instrument Currency according to FAA FAR "14 CFR § 61.57(d)—Instrument Proficiency Check." This also means that we can get our Thai instructor training for his CFI in the USA to come and reopen the TFC Groundschool and Flying School which have been closed for the past 2 years. Turbo san bought this C150 in beautifully restored condition from Jeff Nash in Udon. It has a working VOR and Garmin GPS for use as an ADF. There is a beautiful intercom and radios are 100%. This plane will not be for training touch and go's, but is perfect for cross-country. It will be 700 Baht more expensive that the other C150 and all pilots must be prior approved by the club and Turbo san. We expect the plane to be ready to fly in 3 months. The idea was proposed on 10 Jun and accepted on 31 Jul by Captain Worawoot. Now we will have the confirmation meeting with W, T, and T.
06 MAR 2016 -- KHO JAN AIRPORT OPEN AGAIN -- EAA Thailand organized a fly-in to visit Khun Yutana at his newly refurbished Kho Jan Airstrip. Now the airstrip is authorized for HS Aircraft to land. 4 Aircraft flew in on Saturday to honor Khun Yutana and were welcomed with a delicious lunch.
03 FEB 2016 -- BANG PHRA AIRPORT OPEN AGAIN -- Thai Flying Club is open again. Finally. Bang Phra has been closed for almost a month while the club was sorting out the airport permit with the CAAT (which used to be the DCA). So now everyone can come and fly again. Khun Toon says that now TFC will apply for a 2 year operating permit like Khun Alex has done for Pattaya Airpark.
SEP 2015 -- TFC "MINI MAPS" NOW AVAILABE -- It is very difficult to find aviation maps in Thailand, so now at TFC and EAA HQ we have for sale the TFC MINI MAPS. These are A4 size or double A4 size laminated maps to scale with all the current radio frequencies, airports, controlled airspace and other information for you to easily navigate around the area. If you are interested in a TFC Mini Map, you can find at the AERO SHOP in Bangkok or in the TFC club office or at Eastern EAA HQ airport.
MOBILE AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE -- THE "A TEAM" -- For those of you in Thailand with aircraft that need maintenance, and perhaps you do not have on the field, Khun Tui and his sons have formed the "A TEAM." Specializing in Piston Aircraft, the "A Team" can help you. For years, the A Team has kept the Damri Squadron on top form and worked on many types of aircraft in the Kingdom. They can do all the documentation and maintenance work at a very reasonable price -- MEET THE A TEAM
28 DEC 2015 -- TFC FLYING SCHOOL STATUS -- Exactly one year and six months ago today, The TFC Office Staff decided not to buy a used C150 (HS-LAX) to keep the flying school open. They decided to repair the 3 club aircraft, and mechanic Num was very confident about the TFC Fleet. He said that on NOV 2014 (after 5 months) the 3 aircraft would be back in the air. We are sure that the TFC staff have been working hard, but it has now been over one and a half years, so how much longer will this process take. The TFC Groundschool and flying school has been closed for over one and a half years. The DCA has inspected the aircraft and wrote out a squawk list of snags that need to be addressed before the aircraft can fly. In June 2014, the club had decided not to buy the C150 (HS-LAX) that would have been on the TFC fleet status in 3 months and available for flight training. As soon as we hear some progress on the flight training, we will let you know.
05 FEB 2105 -- EAA THAILAND RECEIVES OFFICIAL EAA CHAPTER #1566 -- It is now official. EAA USA has recognized and awarded EAA THAILAND as Chapter #1566 to represent EAA "Spirit of Aviation" in Thailand. The Headquarters for EAA THAILAND is at Eastern Airport, so come visit and enjoy the best breakfast or pizza at any airport in Thailand on every SUNDAY. Thank you to all EAA Members in Thailand that supported and sponsored the founding of EAA Chapter #1566 -- www.eaathai.com
SEP 2014 -- HI-TECH WEATHER REPORTING FOR SMALL AIRPORTS IN THAILAND
-- Enthusiastic aviator Ed has informed us that now NOK airfield and PHUKET
AIRPARK have live WEATHERLINK updates online and ready to view immediately.
We also hear that Jim is obtaining the same system to install at EASTERN
airfield. This is amazing technology and a great safety feature for General
Aviation in Thailand. You can click the link and see current WIND, RAIN,
TEMP information as well as other helpful information for flying, and it is
updated every 30 seconds 24 hours a day. Have a look and get as many other
airfields to set this system up too.
ACF-50 NOW AT TFC -- The best way in the world to protect your plane from corrosion in Thailand is to spray exposed metal with ACF-50. We now have ACF-50 available in the club in spray bottles for 1,500 Baht per bottle (ask Tui in the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org). Do not ignore corrosion -- it will kill your airplane -- more info on ACF-50.
WANTED -- FAA IA MECHANIC -- We need an FAA certified IA mechanic to do an annual inspection on a Wilga 80 aircraft with Continental Engine. If you are visiting Thailand and you want more information, let us know. There is also a tremendous demand for any person or company that can repair aircraft avionics in Thailand. There is not any company that can do this. If you know of anyone, please let us know -- Email TFC
Welcome to THAI FLYING CLUB. We are the first and the oldest flying club in the Kingdom of Thailand, and we are committed to the development and promotion of General Aviation. Bang Phra Airport is the most challenging and exciting airport to land in all of Thailand, because we are right next to a mountain. Pilots who learn to land here can land anywhere. We are also the representative to IAOPA in Thailand and Southeast Asia. If you are interested in learning to fly, or if you would like to learn more about sport flying during your visit to Thailand, then please contact us. Email Thai Flying Club
HOW TO FIND US
The Thai Flying Club is located at Bang Phra Airfield (VTBT) about 3 Kilometers East of the small village of Bang Phra. We are about a 90 minute drive Southeast of Bangkok or a 45 minute drive North of Pattaya. If you are coming from Bangkok, you can take a taxi to Sriracha (about 8 km North of Sriracha) to the Bang Phra Golf Club. We are right near the Golf Club and they can direct you. You can also come by Bus: Go to Ekkamai Skytrain Station. Walk to Ekkamai Bus Station. There are buses leaving from Ekkamai Bus Station (in Bangkok) every 30 minutes. Take the bus to SRIRACHA. Ask to get off in BANG PHRA (about 8km North of Sriracha). Near the 7-Eleven shop, you will find many Motorcycle Taxis or Tuk-Tuk Taxis. Ask them to take you to "Snambin Bang Phra" (Bang Phra Airport). The airport is located on University Campus "Kasetsart Bang Phra" near Bang Phra Golf Club. You enter the University and turn right at the clock tower. Stay left, and you will come to the runway. You will see the clubhouse across the runway. Use the Googlemap because finding Thai Flying Club is not easy. Enjoy the adventure.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Thai Flying Club is open five days a week. Wednesday thru Sunday: 09:00-17:00 hrs. These hours are "local time" (Thailand local time is GMT + 7hours). A detailed road map shows directions how to find the club if you are traveling by road from Bangkok or Pattaya. Bang Phra is about 8 Kilometers North of Sri Racha on Sukhumvit Road. Please note that you can use Sukhumvit Road or the Motorway to reach the club. There are several Golf Courses near the club. The club can be opened Monday, Tuesday and on Holidays for landing and departing aircraft (cost 500 Baht fee for Num - Call 0894088198).
The US$ to Thai Baht conversion rate is approximately US$ 1 = somewhere around 30 Thai Baht. Check current exchange rate for Thai Baht. We accept credit card or cash payments or wire transfer. The club currently has approximately 700 members and 20 aircraft.
BANG PHRA AIRFIELD
Location: 13*14'N x 100*57.5'E
Elevation: 90 Feet
Runway heading: 05/23
Runway length: 900 Meters
Runway surface: Asphalt
Tower Frequency: 122.3 Mhz
Telephone: 038-777348 and 081-9962957
Pattern Altitude: 800' MSL with left hand circuit. This picture is taken after departing from Runway 23. (caution: high-tension electric wires run parallel to the railway tracks; use VASI when landing Runway 05).
The Bang Phra airfield has a mountain on one end of the runway and high-tension wires on the other (click diagram to enlarge). The airfield is very safe once you have been checked out by one of our instructors. Bang Phra is in a beautiful location - surrounded by white beaches along the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, several international standard golf courses, a fresh water reservoir with a bird sanctuary, and several National Parks for viewing wildlife in Thailand. There are several hotels near the flying club.
Life Member: 50,000 Baht initial + 2,000 Baht per year. Annual Member: 10,000 Baht per year. You have full voting rights after one year as an Annual Member. Annual Members can become Life Members on their sixth year of membership if they 1. have been an Annual Member for 5 consecutive years, 2. own a share in an aircraft, 3. are in good-standing, 4. pay the annual fee and the life per annum fee on the sixth year (thereafter Life Member fees are only 2,000 Baht per year). Please contact the Flying Club office if you have any questions.
Form to join the Thai Flying Club.
Wiring money to Thai Flying Club
There are many local airstrips in the Chonburi area. This area is under U-Tapao Approach control, so General Aviation has been allowed to actively grow. The procedure is to fly with your transponder on and maintain radio contact with U-Tapao Approach on VHF frequency 119.7.
- Print a MAP of Local Airstrips (A4-size Map to use while flying locally).
- View a LARGE detailed MAP of Local Airstrips (to study the area).
- View updated Bangkok VFR Reporting Points (updated Sep 2014)
- Caution Flying Hazard near Jomtien Beach (Cable Car and Tower 900')
The Following are "Reporting Points" around Bangkok used by Bangkok ATC for VFR aircraft. The points are in relation to BKK DVOR (117.7 frequency).
HIN KONG - below 3500' -- Radial 028* / 34.8 DME
BANGNUM PREAW - below 1000' -- Radial 097* / 26.4 DME
BANG PAKONG - below 1500' -- Radial 137* / 34.3 DME
KOH SICHANG - below 4500' -- Radial 167* / 45 DME
SAMUT SAKORN (SIERRA POINT) - below 4500' -- Radial 221* / 27.5 DME
LAMBUA LUANG -- Radial 314* / 23.5 DME
AYUTTAYA - below 2,500' -- Radial 356* / 28.3 DME
SCHOOL & FLIGHT
The Thai Flying Club offers PPL (private pilot) flying courses with a FREE GROUNDSCHOOL. To date, the club has trained and certified many Thai and Foreign students. The club can also help you apply to validate your foreign pilots license for flying in Thailand. The flying course is 60 flight hours and the total cost of learning to fly is about 400,000 Baht. To obtain your Thai PPL, you must 1. Complete an aviation medical examination (one day in Bangkok Hospital), 2. Join the club (10,000 Baht), 3. Submit an application for SPL (200 Baht), 4. Study in the TFC FREE Groundschool (to receive a letter from TFC), 5. Log 60 hours of flight time, and then you can sit the DCA written exams (given once every 3 months) and take a DCA checkride. The ground school in Bang Phra is FREE for everyone, and you can join anytime you want. The DCA has to do a background check on SPL applicants, so it can take 2-3 months to receive your SPL. Start the process early and begin your groundschool studies, so that your SPL will be ready when you are ready to fly. CONGRATULATIONS to Thailand for this great improvement (it used to take 7 months for foreigners to obtain a SPL). Students can only begin to log hours in their logbook after they have received their SPL. If you think you want to learn to fly, then begin this process immediately, so that you can start flying as soon as your SPL is ready. The club charges an hourly rental rate for the airplane (rates vary with type of plane) and the club charges an hourly fee for instructors (see plane and instructor rates). A prospective student may solo with consent of the instructor (usually after 12-20 hours, depending on frequency of flying) after he has his SPL. 30 minute "INTRODUCTION FLIGHT" - 3,000 Baht weekends. Learn more about Ground School in Bang Phra
The Private Pilot (PPL) course. You should bring the following documents to the Flying Club:
- Copy of Passport or ID card (write "certified true copy" and sign it yourself)
- Work Permit or permanent address
- (4) 1"x1" photos
- Membership Application Form
- Student Pilot License Application Form
Validating your foreign pilots license to fly in Thailand. You will need to do the following:
- Join the Thai Flying Club (10,000 Baht Annual Membership fee)
- Validate foreign pilot's license Form
- Documents - Passport, Pilot logbook, Medical, Photos ("certified true copy" & signed).
- The Club will write a letter to the DCA for validation.
- Pay 2,000 Baht fee The procedure takes about 2 months for a background check.
- Procedure for validating your foreign pilot's license
- OFFICIAL PAGE of DCA documents
PARKING & MAINTENANCE
|The weather in Thailand is warm, tropical and very pleasant for flying. If you would like to see the current satellite image of the cloud cover in Thailand, please click the following. There are many links, because sometimes some don't work: Satellite Images of Asia Satellite Photo WEATHER.COM ICAO METAR (4-letter Airport ID) Metar in SE Asia Singapore Satellite Wx (240nm radius) Thailand RAIN RADAR (excellent update of rain activity) Current weather in Thailand (or anywhere) Short rainy season: Mid-March to Early April. It is hot and humid in April. Heavy Thunderstorms in May. Long rainy season: August through October. Rain stops in October and the wind direction changes direction to favor Runway 05 (17oct2004) (17nov2005) with warm dry wind. December is dry with a lot of smoke from fires. Cool winter nights cause fog in the valleys of Northern Thailand.|
CURRENT WEATHER IN CHONBURI
The Thai Flying Club has good relations with many flying clubs throughout the region and has conducted several joint flying excursions with some of these clubs.
Thai Aviation History
Civil Aviation Training Center (Hua Hin)
Bangkok Aviation Center (Bangkok)
Nakhon Phanom Training Center
604 Flying Squadron (Bangkok)
Grasshopper Flying Club (Nakhon Nayok)
Nok Flying Club
Phuket Flying Club
Pattaya Flying Club
Cambodia Flying Club
Hong Kong Aviation Club
Malaysia DOA Johor Flying Club Royal Selangor Flying Club
Singapore Flying Club
Philippines Flying Omni Aviation (Clark)
Buleleng North Bali Club (link broken)
Dubai Flying Club (link broken)
(Flying CLub List updated Jan 2011)
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