The Police Aero Club of WA (PACWA) was formed in 1977 by a small number of police officers who had an interest in flying to:
In the same year PACWA was listed as an incorporated body and the founding members began working to raise funds to purchase our first aircraft, a fixed undercarriage Cessna 172, VH-IQE.
In 1993 VH-IQE was sold, and the club traded up to a 172RG ‘Cutlass’ VH-OAC with a retractable undercarriage and constant speed propeller.
Unfortunately, following a hard landing incident at the Gnowangerup airstrip this aircraft was later written off allowing for the purchase of our current aircraft VH-FCI.
VH-FCI, a Cessna 172 was sold on the 1st September 2023 to the Royal Aero Club of WA (RACWA).
VH-WPM, a 1979 Grumman Tiger AA-5B was purchased on the 20th February 2024. This aircraft is a fixed undercarriage and propellor aircraft that is rated for VFR and IFR flight.
Members of the Police Aero Club of WA (Inc), utilising the Club aircraft, regularly support the Community through Angel Flights, that provide non-emergency flights to assist country people in accessing specialist treatment and The Outback Air Race that raises money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.