Upcoming Meetings of Canterbury Branch


NZ Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Canterbury Branch

Read our Description of the Society's activities in New Zealand. 
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CLICK TO READ OUR OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER.

Next  Programme Event - Lecture:

Date:  Tuesday 17 October 2017

Time:  19:30 for 20:00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Phil Kennedy

Subject: The Development of Piston Engines up to WW2

Phil runs a small engineering business at Rangiora Airfield and has a special interest in aircraft engines.


Annual Subscriptions

If you haven't yet paid up, please pay the $40 in the coming week. For those of you wishing to use online banking the details are:

NZ RAeS Canterbury branch – BNZ 020 800 0637616 000

[Please include your full name as a reference]


Membership Contact Details

We try our best to have up-to-date contact details, but due to the earthquakes and subsequent rebuilds some member's details have changed and, if they fail to tell us, communication fails. If you are aware of any member who is not getting the newsletters, please let the Secretary know.


Please Note:
 Members are most welcome to bring a friend along to the meeting, but on the strict understanding that this invitation to attend as a guest is limited to one presentation evening only. 
A second attendance would indicate a wish to join the Branch.  Details of a prospective member may be given to any Committee member present or contact may be made via email to the Secretary as noted below.

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Next Meeting.                                                         Tuesday 21 November 2017

Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD

Coming NZ Air Show Dates:

To be advised.

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Nigel Ellis

Secretary, RAeS Canterbury Branch

Email:   nigelellis@carnaby.nz 

Page updated 7 October 2017 PB


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CLICK TO READ OUR SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER.

Next  Programme Event - Lecture:
Date:  Tuesday 19 September 2017
Time:  19:30 for 20:00
Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram
Speaker: Brian Lockstone
Subject: DC3's in New Zealand  

At this meeting Brian Lockstone, President of the Aviation Historical Society will address us again, this time on the history of DC3s in New Zealand.This is sure to be of wide interest as we certainly had our share of these machines in our skies!

Annual Subscriptions.
If you haven't yet paid up, please pay the $40 in the coming week. For those of you wishing to use online banking the details are:

NZ RAeS Canterbury branch – BNZ 020 800 0637616 000

[Please include your full name as a reference]

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CLICK TO READ OUR AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER.

Next  Programme Event - Lecture:
Date:  Tuesday 15 August 2017
Time:  19:30 for 20:00
Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram
Speaker: Richie McCaw
Subject: Planes, Helicopters and Gliders  

This month we have been fortunate to have Richie McCaw (who is from an aviation family) agree to tell us about his gliding, his fixed wing flying (including the DC3) and his involvement with helicopters.

This should be a popular event. Please don't bring grand-children seeking autographs, or invite your rugby club to attend! 

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READ OUR JULY 2017 NEWSLETTER.

Next  Programme Event - Lecture:

Date:  Tuesday 18 July 2017

Time:  19:30 for 20:00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Sharon Cooke

Subject: Training at Airways NZ  

Sharon joined Airways New Zealand as Head of Training in 2010. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and an experienced senior aviation professional with a strong background in higher education and training. 

Sharon has been responsible for the expansion and diversification of Airways global training business including the establishment of ATC Training Academies within Aviation Universities in the United Arab Emirates, China and Puerto Rico; and also the development and implementation of Aviation Knowledge Online - a digital ecosystem for teaching and learning.

Aviation governance roles include board director for Aviation English Services Ltd and an independent director for the International Aviation Academy Ltd. Sharon is also a member of the Aviation New Zealand Executive Committee (Training and Development Division).

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CLICK TO  READ OUR JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER.

Next  Programme Event - Lecture:

Date:  Tuesday 20 June 2017

Time:  19:30 for 20:00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Dr Chris Hann

Subject: Rocket Engineering   

We regret the last minute change of speakers for the May meeting, which came about as a result of a misunderstanding. Thanks to Ian Carmichael for picking up the job at the last minute!

(The DC3 presentation has been re-scheduled for the September meeting.)

Dr Chris Hann, a Senior Lecturer lecturer at Canterbury University will discuss and show videos of work being done on rocket engineering, and German PhD student Philippe Sueltrop will show associated avionic hardware and the canard actuation system.

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Click to read our May 2017 Newsletter

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CLICK TO READ OUR APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER.

Next  Programme Event - Lecture:

Date:  Tuesday 18 April 2017

Time:  19:30 for 20:00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Peter Dixon 

Subject: A Life in Aviation

This month Peter Dixon will speak to us about his long career in aviation.

Peter began life as a farmer, is a ploughing champion, and successful dog breeder.

Flying called, and he began flying in 1961, owned his own aircraft and eventually became a flying instructor first with the Canterbury Aero Club, then as operator of his own flying school at Rangiora. He was then to return to the Club first as Manager and then as President.

In 1988 Peter became a Flight Testing Officer with the CAA Division of the MOT, and later with Aviation Services Ltd., as a well-qualified "A" Category multi engine instrument rated instructor. (He later went on to achieve an Airline Transport Pilot licence, something of an achievement for someone outside the airlines.)

Peter is perhaps the longest serving full time Flight Testing Officer in NZ and has examined hundreds of our current instructors and airline pilots.

He is held in high regard, and recently was the recipient of a CAA Director's award for excellence.

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CLICK TO READ OUR MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER.

Next  Programme Event - Lecture:

Date:  Tuesday 21 March 2017

Time:  19:30 for 20:00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Tania MacKinnon 

Subject: Air Training in Rangiora  

The speaker this month is SQNLDR Tania MacKinnon of the NZ Cadet Force.

Tania, with the support of others has been instrumental in setting up and Commanding No. 88 Squadron of the Air Training Corps in Rangiora.

This has been a very popular and important development for young people of Rangiora, instilling such attributes as self discipline, self esteem, respect, and the development of leadership skills.

We anticipate that some cadets and supporters will also attend our meeting.

Membership Contact Details

We try our best to have up to date contact details, but due to the earthquakes and subsequent rebuilds some member's details have changed and, if they fail to tell us, communication fails. So, if you are aware of any member who is not getting the newsletters, please alert me.

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CLICK TO READ OUR FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER.

Next  Programme Event - Lecture:

Date:  Tuesday 21 February 2017

Time:  19:30 for 20:00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Ian Carmichael

Subject: The Development of the Jet Engine - 1950 to Today  

Our Chairman Ian Carmichael spent 47 years in NZNAC/Air New Zealand Engineering with roles in aircraft and engine maintenance and overhaul, manufacturing, quality assurance, training and a bit of industrial relations. While most of the time was spent in New Zealand I was involved in work or projects in Oman. USA, UK, Spain and Australia..

This is a continuation of a talk Ian gave a while ago on the earliest stages of jet development.

Membership Contact Details

We try our best to have up to date contact details, but due to the earthquakes and subsequent rebuilds some member's details have changed and, if they fail to tell us, communication fails. So, if you are aware of any member who is not getting the newsletters, please alert me.

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CLICK TO READ OUR NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER.

Next  Programme Event - Lecture:

Date:  Tuesday 15 November 2016

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Part 1: Student 2016 Award For Excellence -   a presentation to the winner by Branch Chairman Ian Carnichael

  Part 2: Lecture by Brian Lockstone, President of The Aviation Historical Society NZ

Subject: The Aviation Historical Society, and civil aviation in the Solomon Islands in the mid-late 80s  

Brian has spent nearly 50 years analysing, reporting upon, and participating in aviation, the airline industry and government affairs. His career spans journalism, government service and the aviation industry at home and around the world in Australia, the Pacific, the United States and Europe. He has worked in the top levels of governments, at home and abroad, has advised prime ministers, cabinet ministers and senior executives in multinational companies and retains strong links into the aviation community.  He joined the Aviation Historical society of New Zealand in 1961 and has been president and editor of its quarterly journal for the past three years.

Membership Contact Details

We try our best to have up to date contact details, but due to the earthquakes and subsequent rebuilds some member's details have changed and, if they fail to tell us, communication fails. So, if you are aware of any member who is not getting the newsletters, please alert me.

THANKS:  a huge thank you to Mike Rossiter who has been Secretary for more than five years. We welcome Nigel Ellis who will shortly become the new Secretary -see the November Newsletter for details.

Annual Subscriptions

It's that time of year again so please pay promptly. At $40 it remains a "steal".  For those of you wishing to use online banking the details are:

NZ RAeS Canterbury branch – BNZ 020 800 0637616 000

[Please include your full name as a reference]

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CLICK TO READ OUR OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

Next  Programme Event - Lecture:

Date:  Tuesday 18 October 2016

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Brian Hall

Subject: My Aviation Career and the T28 Trojan 

Brian has had a lifelong interest in aviation from his boyhood visits to Ashburton Airfield. He learned to fly a helicopter at the age of 50 and then fixed wing aircraft. His collection of warbirds includes an ex Wigram Harvard, a BAC Strikemaster and the latest addition is a modified T28 Trojan, although that is currently in a slightly damaged condition. Brian will give an update of the Trojan and more details of his involvement in aviation.

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CLICK TO READ OUR SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER.

Next  Programme Event - Lecture:

Date:  Tuesday 20 September 2016

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram [Morrison Room, above the café]

Speaker: Don Simms

Subject: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, it's development and service history. 

Don spent 18 years in the RNZAF as an Avionics Technician 1984-2002. He did most of his training here at Wigram, then postings to 3 Sqn at Hobsonville (Iroquois & Sioux), 2, 75 Sqns & PTS Ohakea (Skyhawk & Airtrainer) and 2 Sqn Nowra, Australia (Skyhawks). Co-authored the book Skyhawks on the history of the Skyhawk in RNZAF service, published in 2011. Volunteer guide here at the Air Force museum on Saturdays, now work for Transpower NZ (the National Grid) for a day job. Aviation is in my blood and I love everything and anything to do with it.

His talk is on the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, it's development and service around the world, including a look at its combat performance in Vietnam, and various Israeli conflicts, The Falklands War & the Gulf War. He will just briefly touch on its NZ service as that is a whole presentation all on its own, which he can do at a later date.

Important Note: If you arrive late for the start of this event we will not be in the theatre but upstairs in the Morrison Room immediately above the café.

Membership Contact Details

We try our best to have up to date contact details, but due to the earthquakes and subsequent rebuilds some member's details have changed and, if they fail to tell us, communication fails. So, if you are aware of any member who is not getting the newsletters, please alert me.

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CLICK TO READ OUR AUGUST NEWSLETTER.

Date:  Tuesday 16 August 2016

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Ivor Yockney

Subject: Wildlife Capture and Tracking

Ivor is a wildlife ecologist at Landcare Research (a Crown Research Institute) based in Lincoln. He has been employed in this role since 1997 (19 years) after finishing a Master's Degree at Lincoln University. This career has seen him travel throughout New Zealand and internationally to give advice and technical expertise on wildlife related issues, particularly pest management. His speciality is wildlife diseases (with a strong focus on Bovine Tuberculosis, TB) and in particular the use of wild pigs as a sentinel for TB surveillance. He strives to deliver the best practical and technical skills in the field and this has seen him apply these skills as a commercial pilot, shooter, radio tracking and large animal capture specialist.

He will be presenting a topic on wildlife capture and tracking with an emphasis on the practical application of these tasks.

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CLICK TO READ OUR JUNE & JULY NEWSLETTER.

AND PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF SPEAKER FOR JULY.

Date:  Tuesday 19 July 2016

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Ivan Campbell

Subject: Constructing and Flying a 7/8 Scale Spitfire

LECTURE 

Our speaker will give an overview of his experiences in accomplishing this very interesting aircraft build. We thank Ivan very much for stepping in to give this lecture.

Note: our previously arranged speaker had to withdraw this month and will hopefully speak at a later date.

Membership Contact Details

We try our best to have up to date contact details, but due to the earthquakes and subsequent rebuilds some member's details have changed and, if they fail to tell us, communication fails. So, if you are aware of any member who is not getting the newsletters, please alert me.

CLICK TO READ OUR JUNE & JULY NEWSLETTER.
and note the Aviation Historical Society of NZ item last month.

Date:  Tuesday 21 June 2016

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Mike Marra,  former Air New Zealand pilot and engineer

Subject: The Life and Times of an Engineer and Pilot

LECTURE 

Our speaker intends to let an interactive discussion proceed around the perspectives of both a pilot and an engineer. Since there are a lot of engineers in the Society what they find of interest to explore may not be the same interests of a pilot and vice versa. He offers two tasters for his discussion:

a) "On the 8th of December 2002 our 767 departed Brisbane for Auckland. As we were  passing 11,000 ft. there was a huge bang----- like we had hit the #10 double decker bus from Waterloo-""  The over wing Flight Attendant phoned the cockpit and said " There's a hole in the side of the engine the size of a beer crate!"

b) A second incident that will send shivers up your spine involves a Pan American 747-100, one of the oldest flying at the time. Repeated cabin reports had stated that the over wing toilet door would not open in flight but is OK on the ground!

What had happened? What happened next? What was the cause? And what was the outcome that influences what happens today?

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CLICK TO READ OUR MAY NEWSLETTER.
and please note the item on the Aviation Historical Society of NZ.

Next  Programme Event - AGM and Lecture:

Date:  Tuesday 17 May 2016

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Gordon Alexander, Aviation Manager, ASL

Subject: ASL (division of Aspeq) the aviation examining contractor

AGM
This evening's talk will be preceded by our Annual General Meeting and the election of committee members. In this area we are desperate for new blood. A number of the existing committee members are wishing to stand down, one already has resigned. So please think about how you might contribute and what skills you have to offer. Executive members need to be computer literate. Otherwise membership of the committee is not very onerous but does require a regular and ongoing commitment to do whatever you undertake to do. Simple.

LECTURE
Gordon joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force for pilot training in January 1973, graduating in March 1974.  His background includes 20 years of progressive experience as an operational helicopter pilot, flying instructor, operational jet squadron commander and senior manager followed by two years of corporate jet flying; professional lecturing of aviation subjects at tertiary level and then 14 years of aviation instructional duties and international contract management with Airways Corporation of New Zealand. 

He holds or has held many professional pilot and qualified flying instructor (qfi) licences or endorsements. He is a graduate of the Royal Air Force Staff College (psc) in the United Kingdom and a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS).

Gordon's current role as Aviation Manager with ASL in the Aspeq Group sees him exercising the Director of Civil Aviation's delegation for flight examining standards and procedures as a CAA Approved Senior Person.    He conducts all foreign flight crew licence application assessments on behalf of CAA NZ and is intimately familiar with ICAO Annex 1 and the New Zealand Rules pertaining to FC licencing.  He also chairs the Training and Development Division of Aviation New Zealand, the aviation industry advocacy group, and is a governance council member of that organisation.

Membership Contact Details
We try our best to have up to date contact details, but due to the earthquakes and subsequent rebuilds some member's details have changed and, if they fail to tell us, communication fails. So, if you are aware of any member who is not getting the newsletters, please alert me.

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Date:  Tuesday 19 April 2016

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Dr Chris Pennell

Subject:   Speciality Grasses as Related to Flight Safety

Chris started working in science in the early seventies at DSIR which became a Crown Research Institute called Agresearch in 1992.  Over his 42 years of scientific research Chris has worked  on a number of projects and the discovery of a fungus, living inside some grasses (named as an endophyte), sparked his interest. Most pastoral grasses sold nationally and internationally now have animal friendly patented endophytes in them developed by the Agresearch team. His passion in aviation and the discovery that some of these fungi that cause animal disorders may have a use, has been a global breakthrough.

On a trip to London in 1996 the aircraft he was travelling on was involved in a bird strike and the idea of a specialty grass to help solve the annual 3 billion US$ bird strike problem was born. With the knowledge of endophytes for the pastoral industry Chris saw an opportunity to develop a speciality grass to control birds and other wildlife for the aviation and other uses.

His talk will explain this development and other related issues. 

Membership Contact Details

We try our best to have up to date contact details, but due to the earthquakes and subsequent rebuilds some member's details have changed and, if they fail to tell us, communication fails. So, if you are aware of any member who is not getting the newsletters, please alert me.

Read the full April 2016 Newsletter  for information on future speakers.

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Date:  Tuesday 15 March 2016

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: John Dugdale

Subject:   Pilot Cognitive Dysfunction

 This month, Clinical Psychologist, pilot, and aircraft builder John Dugdale will speak to us about his interest in pilot cognitive dysfunction.

(It is widely recognised that almost all light aircraft and some airline aircraft accidents follow some sort of inappropriate pilot behaviour).

John is a co-founder of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists, and also a member of the Aviation Medical Society.

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Date:  Tuesday 16 February 2016

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Paul Penning

Subject:   Christchurch Airport's New Engineering Training Facility

Paul began his working life as an engineering apprentice with NZNAC and as a licensed aircraft engineer worked for a variety of flying organisations. He also qualified as a pilot.

His varied career has also seen him becoming   a minister of the church, and later serving for a period with the Department of Statistics.

For the last sixteen years he has been involved in aircraft engineering training, and for the last eight as Programme Manager looking after the Air New Zealand Engineering Schools in Auckland and Christchurch.

Read the full February 2016 Newsletter  for information on future speakers.

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Read the full November 2015 Newsletter 

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Next  Programme Event:

Date:  Tuesday 17 November 2015

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Item 1:

RAeS Excellence Award 2015

The first event on this evening's agenda will be the introduction of candidates for this year's Canterbury Branch award. There are four nominations. This will be followed by the announcement of this year's winner and the presentation of the trophy and a cheque for $500 by our chairman Pat Scotter.

Item 2:

Speaker: Les Vincent

Subject:  Good light aviation Tales.


Les and his family are well known in the Canterbury aviation community.  He is a microlight aircraft instructor, and strong supporter of the Ashburton Aviation Museum.  He currently owns an Auster (they once owned three!) and also an autogyro which he flies regularly.  He is equally comfortable in machines as different as the DH Devon, and the Tiger Moth.  Sons Murray and Andrew are airline pilots and light aircraft enthusiasts, Andrew being a licensed engineer as well.  Les should have some good tales to tell!

Vincent Aviation was run until recently by brother Peter.

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Date:  Tuesday 20 October 2015

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Roger Ward

Subject:  His Career in Air Traffic Control.

Roger obtained a Commercial Pilot Licence in 1975, and qualified as a flight instructor.

His career in Air Traffic Controller and every aspect of that profession will be the subject of his presentation, along with his activities as a recreational pilot. He is also occasionally involved in training Airways Air Traffic staff. 

Rodger flies the smallest twin engine aircraft type in the world and is the President of the Recreational Aircraft Association of New Zealand.

Read the full October 2015 Newsletter  for information on future speakers.

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Date:  Tuesday 15 September 2015

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Rex Wilson

Subject:  An Oversight of Airways Area Responsibility.

Rex is a Senior Communications and Surveillance Engineer with Airways Corp of New Zealand Ltd.

He comes from an aircraft engineering background, starting with 20 years in the RNZAF, firstly as an Avionics Technician and then as an Engineering Officer.  He has had tours of duty at most of the New Zealand Air Force Bases and spent two years maintaining Huey helicopters in Singapore. After leaving the Air Force Rex moved to Air New Zealand in a variety of engineering management roles. 

Rex is now working for Airways New Zealand and was recently the Project Manager installing Multilateration radar surveillance over the lower half of the South Island.

Read the full September 2015 Newsletter.  

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Date:  Tuesday 18 August 2015

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Paul Drake - President of Canterbury Aero Club

Subject:  An Insight into Aviation Security

Paul is a Senior Sergeant employed by the Aviation Security Service at Christchurch. He is a complete flying enthusiast and is the current President of the Canterbury Aero Club, a position he has held for eight years. He is a commercial pilot and flight instructor.

Elected to the Vice President role in Flying NZ this year he is involved in Regional and National Competitions as Chief Judge and Airspace Safety Advisor

Prior to Aviation Security, he was with the Civil Aviation Division of MoT and Airways with roles in Communications (Flight Service) and Air Traffic Control . Aerodrome, Radar Approach and Area Radar Control working at Wellington, Invercargill, Dunedin, Nelson and Christchurch

Paul will provide us with an insight into aviation security and share some anecdotes with us.

Surplus Audio Equipment - Update

No offers were received for the audio equipment and due to the radio frequency problem they were offered to the museum who agreed that they could find a use for them.

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Date:  Tuesday 21 July 2015

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Ian Cadwallader  - Part2

Subject:  His Time as an Airline Pilot

Ian spoke to us previously about his secondment to the RAF and his time flying Meteors and Hunter Jets. On this occasion he will tell about his second career in civil aviation as an airline pilot and captain.

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Next Meeting.    Tuesday 18 August

Speaker: Paul Drake – President of Canterbury Aero Club

Subject: TBA

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Date:  Tuesday 16 June 2015

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Brian Hall

Subject:  His Aircraft Collection

 

Brian Hall is a successful businessman who loves being involved in aviation. He is a private pilot who is helicopter and fixed wing qualified.

In the past he has owned several helicopters, and currently owns no less than five aeroplanes. (We sometimes joke that he owns more aircraft than the RNZAF!) His latest addition is a North American T28 Trojan aircraft, the acquisition of which he will tell us about at the meeting.

Annual Subscriptions - $40.00

For those of you wishing to use online banking the details are: NZ RAeS Canterbury branch – BNZ 020 800 0637616 000

 

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Next Meeting.                                   Tuesday 21 July

Speaker: Captain Ian Cadwallader – Part 2

Subject: This time around - his time as an airline pilot

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Date:  Tuesday 19 May 2015

Time:  1930 for 20.00

Venue: Air Force Museum, Wigram

Speaker: Kelly Bint

Subject:  RNZAF Lady Flyer – her personal journey

Kelly joined as the only girl on a large Wings Course of 18 and was streamed onto the Jet Basic Course graduating in 1998.  Operational Conversion on the Aermacchi was followed by a fair bit of fuss in the media as she was then officially the first female in the RNZAF to be a fighter pilot.  In 2001 she was posted to Nowra to train on the Skyhawk which she flew until December that year when the RNZAF Strike Force was disbanded.   Deciding to stay in the Air Force she was appointed as Aide-de-camp to the Governor General before converting to the C130 Hercules in 2003.  In 2008, now with a husband and two boys she resigned to move to Canterbury and live the good life on a small lifestyle block in Loburn.  Unable to quite keep away from aviation she retrained as an Air Traffic Controller.  She currently works on the Enroute Area Radar Sector in Christchurch.

AGM

Kelly's talk will be preceded by a brief AGM

 Annual Subscriptions

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