BMAC successfully applied for a dollar for dollar grant from the ACT government for a new runway also many club members gave donations and loans. A huge amount of work was put in by a core group of members to get the job done.
This audacious project wasn’t for the faint hearted but it has turned the Crace Grassland field into a unique and impressive venue.
The work is ongoing with the restoration of native grasses to this ex-dumping area. The resulting multipurpose flying area is for everything from park fliers to helicopters away from the main flight line.
The photos below are of the laying of the BMAC Synthetic Runway on 7th of October 2008.