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Aerochute on ABC Studio 3 TV show

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Stephen took Liv (Olivia Phyland), the host of ABC studio 3 TV show, for a flight in a penguin suit.


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“Woweee! Thank you so much! What an experience! Flying penguin… that just happened. Yeww!” Liv (ABC3)


The show will be shown around September 2013.

Aerochute Re-registration Procedure with RAAus

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Aerochute Re-registration Procedure with RAAus


Aerochute owners are required to provide the following information to RAAus for their re-registration every year.

1. A photo of the fuel tank with registration number.

2. A photo of the two stickers near the foot throttle showing airspeed limitations, weights, cockpit loads, frame No. and engine No, etc.

3. Total number of take-off and landings.

If you have any questions about your re-registration, please don’t hesitate to contact Aerochute office.

Tel: +61 3 9354 2612
Fax: +61 3 9354 2795

Shot Show and Competition

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Aerochute Industries will be at the Shot Show this weekend 25th & 26th May 2013 at the Melbourne Showgrounds in Ascot Vale. Come a have a look!

Please visit the following website for details.

Aerochute Industries is also going to have the first National Flight Competition at the Werribee airfield on the 1st or 2nd June 2013 (date to be confirmed). We will upload the results and photos on the website after the competition.

Hummerchut​e RAAus registrati​ons

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“Dear Hummerchute owner,

As many of you will be aware, some Hummerchute owners are currently experiencing difficulties registering their aircraft with Recreational Aircraft Australia (RAAus).


It appears that this is due to internal processing issues within RAAus and in no way reflects the manufacturing integrity of the Hummerchute. In fact, RAAus have issued the Hummerchute with an official Aircraft Type Acceptance in April 2010  (see below).


This temporary hiccup may relate to you if your Hummerchute is due for registration in the near future.


We are currently working closely with both RAAus  and CASA to seek immediate resolution to this issue and we will inform you once we have any further information.

In the interim, please feel free to contact me if you have further questions or queries.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Conte CEO 

Aerochute Industries Pty Ltd.”

Great Southern Land

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Make sure you tune in to ABC1 at 7:30pm, Sunday 14 Oct to catch the Aerochutes in action non ABC1s “Great Southern Land.


To find more, please, clic here !

Now Showing on ABC1

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ABC1 is now showing a new documentary on Australian life called “Great Southern Land”.

Aerochute Australia will be having a segment in one of the episodes so keep an eye out!

“Great Southern Land” is playing ABC1 7:30pm, Sunday nights.


To find out more, clic here !

Aerochute at 4×4 show Melbourne

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Aerochute International successfully attended the 4×4 camping and fishing show over the weekend of 25th August 2012.  There were thousands of people at the show and hundreds visited the Aerochute stand.  The main interest was in using the Aerochute for travelling around Australia and also for hunting/spotting from the air.  John Dunn gave a talk each day about how he and wife Lyn never travel without taking their Aerochute with them. There was an excellent response to John’s talk as everyone could see the advantage of seeing Australia from the air.  His video talk will be up here soon.  If this is what you are interested in call us and we will help your flying adventures come true.


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Tim picks up his New hummerchute

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Tim has been flying for a few months and flew his new Hummerchute in July for the first time.

Learning to fly an Aerochute has been one of the most exhilarating things I have experienced.

The trainers make you feel very comfortable and confident in yourself. If you had of asked me

three months ago that I would be flying solo I would have never believed you!!!

Tim Hunt.

Student Testimonials

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Some comments from people who have gone solo and purchased an Aerochute.

I couldn’t delay my husband any longer to follow his dreams.  Only another year before he retires and he simply can’t wait the time out just flying his model aeroplane!  This was serious stuff so had to accompany him down to Werribee to check it out.  Went up for a flight with Steve and was amazed, this was what it was like when you dream as a child to be a bird and fly.  I really thought that I just maybe interested to accompany Graham on his flights.  Obviously next step was to book lessons for me as well so I could be an effective co-pilot knowing how positively useful I am when I am in the passenger seat of our car.

Had a jam packed week.  Steve has unbelievable patience, firm guidance, and to my amazement I was able to feel completely comfortable putting my total trust in him. (No mean feat as have always hated flying in small aircraft!)

My whole attitude has changed.  How mad is it that at 56 years of age and with no previous desire, I am now flying solo in our new Hummerchute, watching the weather, and rearranging my life  so that we can both live a dream……

~ Robyn Tarbit



I currently have 10 hrs of flying time as a student pilot with Stephen Conte.  I thoughly recommend Steve and his Aerochutes and the training to anybody who is interested in taking up this fun sport.

~Fred Cenko.


A note on my first solo flight.

When setting up I was thinking gee this is fantastic. When I took off and had left ‘Mother Earth’ behind I thought gee what am I doing up here ! Then on looking down the feeling of freedom was nothing like I had ever had before.

The Aerochute is the most exciting form of doing something ‘free’ you’ll ever get. If you could grow feathers…you would be a bird!

My best experience ever!!!


G4 TV Filming of Aerochute

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G4 TV filmed the Aerochute for a documentary to be shown in the US and on Fuel TV in Australia.

The US reporter was Jessica Drake who thoroughly enjoyed the flight and was very excited about flying over the kangaroos in their natural envorinment.


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Saturday 04 December 2021

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Sunday, O5 Dec ’21

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