How it all began:
The Darling Downs Sport Aircraft
Association Inc was formed in Toowoomba in 1976 as a
social general aviation and vintage aircraft orientated club.
In 1982 the first Fly-In at Clifton was held to commemorate
the Golden Jubilee of the first glider flight by one of our
past club members in his Zoegling primary glider. Fly-Ins
were held intermittently and then became a regular feature
of the aviation calendar in 1992.
With an ever increasing number of members building and
owning recreational aircraft , the club adopted the Clifton
airfield, as its prime operating site. In December 2002 it
opened the Lone Eagle Flying School offering tri-axis
recreational accredited flying training.
For more information please contact the Lone Eagle Flying
School operated by the Darling Downs Sport Aircraft
ABN 47 865 769 573
Telephone 07 4695 8541
549 Clifton-Leyburn Road
Clifton Q 4361
Have you always dreamed of flying but never been able to take up the challenge?
The Darling Downs Sport Aircraft Association Inc.?s Lone Eagle Flying School now presents the opportunity for you to realise your dream…
The good news is that once you have learnt the basics with recreational training, you can
continue on to general aviation – The sky?s the limit!!
To obtain your students pilot licence, the only requirements are:
? be at least 15 years of age and
? be medically fit to hold a drivers licence
There?s no time like the present!
It?s simply up to you to make contact and arrange an appointment for your first flight.
The Club holds monthly fly together days on the second Saturday of each month, which usually include a BBQ lunch. New members are always welcome.
The Club?s major event is the annual Clifton Fly-In on the second full weekend in March with numerous aircraft attending.
The Lone Eagle Flying School is located at the privately owned Clifton Airfield. Clifton is 50 kilometres south of Toowoomba, with the airfield located 6 kilometres west of the town and adjacent to the Clifton-Leyburn Road. The Club has established on-field facilities and an aircraft workshop.
Airfield Latitude: 27 degrees 55.66 minutes SOUTH
Longitude: 151 degrees 50.85 minutes EAST
come fly with us…come fly with us…come fly with us…come fly with us…come fly with us…
Lone Eagle Flying School (an approved recreational flying school) offers unsurpassed flying conditions – fly in uncluttered skies whilst enjoying the proximity of numerous other private aircraft landing areas.
Whilst in the area, there are many interesting local and district attractions to visit such as the Clifton Museum, fossil beds, Art Gallery, Golf and Bowls Clubs, and the Sister Elizabeth Kenny Memorial. Stroll through beautiful heritage listed homesteads Glengallon (1867) and Talgai (1868) or call in at historic Rudds Pub in nearby Nobby. Accommodation is plentiful in Clifton with B & B?s, Caravan Parks and country hotels offering mouth watering home cooked meals. Basic on field accommodation is available by arrangement.
Do you know of someone who would like to enjoy the thrill of flying?
Why not purchase one of the various gift vouchers the club has on offer.