PALMERSTON NORTH BRANCH


Read our "Description of the Society's Activities in New Zealand".

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NOTICE 1: these three Great War Centenary lectures may be of interest:

The topics, times and locations are:

23 November 2017, 5.30pm; Events Space, Palmerston North City Library

The Geometry of Memory   NZ PMR_Geometry A3 poster 2017 print V2 2.pdf

The spatial logic of war memorials and the geometry applied to places of remembrance.
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24 November 2017, 1.00pm;  Events Space, Palmerston North City Library

The Centenary Commemoration   NZ PMR_ Cent A3 poster 2017 print V2 1.pdf

WWI's impact on the 20th century, and the commemoration of the centenary of the Great War.
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25 November 2017, 7.00pm; Sounding Theatre, level 2, Te Papa, Wellington

Photographing the Great War   NZ PMR_Photo WW1_e-flyer_FA-online.pdf

The 'Kodak revolution' of World War I and the extensive trail of unofficial photography that ensued.
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NOTICE 2:
  future 
AIR SHOW NEWS
FOR INFORMATION ON REGISTERING FOR THE
AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW 2019 AT AVALON
   
CLICK HERE.

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READ our  NOVEMBER 2017 Newsletter

Meeting: Tuesday 14 November 2017

Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).

Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation, Airport Drive, Milson

Speaker: Mitchell Brown

Subject:  Urban Search and Rescue


Our presenter is 
Manawatu Area Commander of Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Mitchell has a lot of experience in this field having deployed to major earthquake events in Gisborne, Canterbury, Christchurch and internationally to Japan.

It promises to be a very interesting address so let's have a good turnout for this last formal Branch meeting of the year.
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Don't forget to come a little early 
with your excess books and DVDs and to buy more!

All Members of the Branch are most welcome to attend.

Don't forget our Christmas Get Together on Tuesday 12 December - see our newsletter.

 

FOR FUTURE PROGRAMME INFORMATION, SEE OUR NEWSLETTER

For Information pertaining to Palmerston North Branch Meetings please 
contact the Branch Secretary.

Mr Barry Heir 

53 Fitzroy Street

Terrace End

Palmerston North 4410

06 356 6713  (H)

Email   barry.heir@xtra.co.nz

Page updated 19 November 2017 PB

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-PREVIOUS LECTURES AND NOTICES

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READ our  OCTOBER 2017 Newsletter

Meeting: Tuesday 10 October 2017
Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).

Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation, Airport Drive, Milson
Speaker: Isaac Henderson,  Massey University School of Aviation
Subject:  A New Era for Airships

Our presenter is a PhD Student and Assistant Lecturer at the Massey University School of Aviation. The subject of his presentation promises to be very interesting so let's have a good turnout.
Don't forget to come a little early with your excess books and DVDs and to buy more!
All Members of the Branch are most welcome to attend.

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READ our  SEPTEMBER 2017 Newsletter

 

Meeting: Tuesday 12 September 2017
Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).
Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation, Airport Drive, Milson
Speaker: David Lanham,  CEO Palmerston North Airport Limited
David has held the position since April 2014 and has extensive international aviation experience in Airport Management, Airline Network & Commercial Planning as well as Airfreight Management. He has worked in Australasia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the South Pacific.

All Members of the Branch are most welcome to attend.

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  AUGUST 2017 Newsletter

Meeting: Tuesday 15 August 2017
Time: 10:00 am sharp (1000 hrs). NOTE EARLIER TIMEMeeting Place:  Japanese Theatre at Massey University  (click map link here)
Subject:  Test Flying 
Speaker: Prospero (Paco) Uybaretta of the Martin Aircraft Company, manufacturers of the MARTIN JET PACK.
Paco is a retired USAF Test Pilot from Nellis AFB. He is currently the Head of Aircrew and Testing and Chief Test Pilot for the Martin Aircraft Company in Christchurch. He has been an Experimental Test Pilot for several aviation companies since leaving the USAF where he was involved in numerous test programmes. This visit is sponsored by the Massey University School of Aviation and all Members of the Branch are most welcome to attend.

Click to read Paco's bio. 
Please note next meeting is at Japanese Theatre at Massey University at 10.30 am. 
We have been to this place before for another meeting. See the map link above. Car park is near the road. The THEATRE is on the right as you drive in to this carpark.
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READ our  JULY 2017 Newsletter 

 

Meeting: Tuesday 11 July 2017
Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).
Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation, Airport Drive, Milson
Subject:  the Force Protection Unit - RNZAF
Speaker: Sgt Aaron McLean
The Force Protection Unit is based at RNZAF Base Ohakea. Aaron has been a member of the Air Force since 2003 and involved with operations in the Solomons, Afghanistan, and Iraq in support of RNZAF fixed wing assets. This promises to be a very interesting presentation on a subject that kind of 'flies under the radar' so let's have a good turn-out on the night.
FOR FUTURE PROGRAMME INFORMATION, SEE OUR NEWSLETTER
For Information pertaining to Palmerston North Branch Meetings please contact the Branch Secretary.
Mr Barry Heir

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READ our  JUNE 2017 Newsletter 

Meeting: Tuesday 13 June 2017
Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).
Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation, Airport Drive, Milson
Subject:  the Australian International Air Show at Avalon
Speaker: Steve Parsons
Steve organised the tour which included a number of our Branch Members. Steve's presentation will be followed by a short photo essay by Treasurer Dave on the highlights he noted at the Show (we have been to something like 7 or so of the Avalon air shows!).
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READ our  MAY 2017 Newsletter

Meeting: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).
Meeting Place:  Taonui Airfield, Fielding at Avcraft Engineering,
Subject:  visit to Avcraft Engineering NZ Ltd
Speaker: from Avcraf
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We will receive a briefing on the current operations of the Company.

The Branch has previously attended that facility quite some time ago. Those of you who were at that presentation will remember where it is situated (on the opposite side of the airfield from the main hangars and buildings). Entry is on the right off Taonui Road 200 metres or so from the intersection with Waughs Road.

Please be careful arriving as it is close to a bend in the road and there is no roadside lighting. There is parking in the vicinity of the Avcraft facility. There will be no Tea/Coffee/Biscuits at the end of the meeting so suggest you fuel up before you come.
FOR FUTURE PROGRAMME INFORMATION, SEE OUR NEWSLETTER

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ANZAC DAY 2017 - check these notices:

Click for PMR City ANZAC Programme 2017

Click for ANZAC Day FLY-PASTS 2017

Poster for public presentation on Saturday 29 April 2017

  " The Liberation of Paris, 1944" by Michael Neiberg

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READ our  APRIL 2017 Newsletter

Meeting: Tuesday 11 April 2017

Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).

Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation at Milson (the usual venue).

Subject:  Working in Timor Leste

Speaker: Inspector Pat Handcock  ONZM, of the New Zealand Police

Bring some small change for the raffle and for a cuppa & biscuit after the meeting. Even better …bring a friend. 

New Faces are more than welcome.
Pat has served in the Police for over 40
years. He first deployed to Timor-Leste in 
2012 to assist in the training of their Police 
Force and has returned a number of times 
since. He worked in both the rural and 
urban area. This is our annual ….'nothing 
much to do about aircraft' presentation. 
Let's have a good turnout.

And for your diary:

FOR FUTURE PROGRAMME INFORMATION, SEE OUR NEWSLETTER


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Next Meeting: Tuesday 14 March 2017

Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).

 

Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation at Milson (the usual venue).

Subject:  The Lockheed P-3 Orion in RNZAF Service


Speaker: Gp Capt Ric Bulger   RNZAF Rtd

Usual time (1900), usual Venue (Massey School of Aviation, Milson). Bring some small change for the raffle on offer, and for a cuppa & biscuit after the meeting. Even better … bring a friend. New Faces are more than welcome.

Ric addressed the Branch last year on memories of the Short Sunderland in RNZAF Service. At this meeting, he will talk about the early days of the Orion in service. I am looking forward to Ric's presentation as I missed the first one and there was a lot of very positive feedback from Members about it.

And for your diary:

FOR FUTURE PROGRAMME INFORMATION, SEE OUR NEWSLETTER

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READ our  FEBRUARY 2017 Newsletter

Next Meeting: Tuesday 14 February 2017

Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).

Meeting Place:  Massey School ofm Aviation at Milson (the usual venue)

Subject: The Reno Air Races

Speaker: Mike TUOHY

Our first meeting for the year is on Tuesday 14th February.   Usual time (1900), usual Venue (Massey School of Aviation, Milson).   Bring some small change for the raffle; (some nice prizes are on offer) and for a cuppa & biscuit after the meeting. Even better … bring a friend. 

Branch Member Mike is going to give us a presentation on his visit to THE RENO AIR RACES.

It promises to be a very interesting address so let's have a good turnout. 

And for your diary:

FOR FUTURE PROGRAMME INFORMATION, SEE OUR NEWSLETTER

AND CLICK FOR WINGS OVER WAIRARAPA 2017 TO BE HELD 17-19 FEBRUARY 2017 AT HOOD AERODROME, MASTERTON

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A REQUEST:

WHO IS COMING TO THE CHRISTMAS DINNER ON 13 DECEMBER ?

PLEASE LET BARRY KNOW BY 30th NOV..

[Email Barry by 30 November if you are coming...those of you who gave Dave your name at the November meeting don't need to do this.]


READ our  NOVEMBER 2016 Newsletter. 

CHRISTMAS FUNCTION: 13 December 2016

Time: Meet 1830 at the Public House in the Grand Building Church St side for a pre-dinner drink   

https://www.facebook.com/PublicHousePN/

Then:  Genghis Khan Mongolian BBQ Buffet      

https://www.facebook.com/Genghis-Khan-Mongolian-BBQ-Buffet-205029572890979/?ref=page_internal 

And for your diary:

 

FOR FUTURE PROGRAMME INFORMATION, SEE OUR NEWSLETTER

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Meeting: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).

Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation at Milson (the usual venue).

Subject:  "Changes to the New Zealand Airspace – which commence on 10 November."

 

Speaker: Capt Ashok Poduval

Our speaker has addressed the Branch a number of times over the years and his presentations have always been very topical and interesting. Let's have a good turnout for this last formal Branch Meeting for 2016.

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READ our  OCTOBER 2016 Newsletter

Next Meeting: Tuesday 11 October 2016

Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).

Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation at Milson (the usual venue).  

Subject:  "The Evolution of Aviation Security; its complexities and getting the balance right."

Speaker: Hugo Porter

Our speaker is Manager Security for the CAA NZ and this promises to be an interesting lecture. He is also a former Police colleague of mine. Can we please have a good turn-out to support his presentation.

And for your diary:

FUTURE PROGRAMMES:

PROPOSED FUTURE BRANCH PROGRAMME ….

NOVEMBER 8th – Not yet confirmed

DECEMBER 13th – Annual Pizza & Plonk Christmas social meeting.

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  SEPTEMBER 2016 Newsletter

Next Meeting: Tuesday 13 September 201

Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).

Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation at Milson (the usual venue).

Subject:  The Walsh Memorial Scout Flying Schoo

This annual Scout Flying School has just celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The Branch is considering supporting a local young person to attend the flying school which is held at Matamata in January of each year. I have yet to be advised as to who the speaker will be.

And for your diary:

FUTURE PROGRAMMES:

PROPOSED FUTURE BRANCH PROGRAMME ….

OCTOBER 11th - An address by Hugo Porter (No - not the rugby player). Hugo is the Chief of Security for the CAA.

NOVEMBER 8th – Not yet confirmed

DECEMBER 13th – Annual Pizza & Plonk dinner meeting.

FOR FUTURE PROGRAMME INFORMATION , SEE OUR NEWSLETTER


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  AUGUST 2016 Newsletter

Next Meeting: Tuesday 9 August 2016

Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).

Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation at Milson (the usual venue).

Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation at Milson (the usual venue).

?Subject:  Flying the Sunderland and Orion

Our Speaker will be Group Captain Rick Bulger RNZAF (Rtd) who has kindly stepped into the breach and is travelling from Wellington to address us on 'FLYING THE
SUNDERLAND AND ORION'. Rickhas had an extensive career in the aviation sector including Base Commander at Ohakea from 1988 to 1993 and joining the CAA as
Manager Safety Audit and later Head of Professional Standards.

It promises to be a very interesting address so let's have a good turnout. Treasurer Dave will be running the meeting as I am off overseas again (to a warmer clime) for a few days. Any queries to Dave or Secretary Barry whilst I'm away please.

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READ our  JUNE 2016 Newsletter. 

Next Meeting: Tuesday 14 June 2016

Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).

Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation at Milson (the usual venue).  

Subject:  Massey University's School of Aviation RPAS Course

Andrew Vialoux from the Massey University's School of Aviation will give us a presentation on the School's RPAS (aka Drones - for we uninitiated) Course covering an Introduction to Regulations and Operator Conduct. A very topical subject indeed!

Treasurer David and I will also present those 2015 accounts for the Branch and the Airports Gallery Trust for your consideration and (hopefully) your approval.
I would also like some discussion please on how the Branch is going and any ideas to improve what we do and the service we provide to Members. Can you give that some thought please before the meeting?

And for your diary:

FUTURE PROGRAMMES:

PROPOSED FUTURE BRANCH PROGRAMME ….

JULY 12th – Showing a DVD from the History Channel Dogfights Series on "Aerial Gun Kills in Vietnam." This is a sort of follow-on from my address at our May meeting on the USS Midway.

JULY – EXTRA MEETING - We hope to arrange a joint meeting with the local Manawatu Scale Model Club. This will involve another meeting date and change of venue. More on that later.

AUGUST 9th – Fall-back date suggested to Jetstar. Not yet confirmed.

SEPTEMBER 13th - Working on having a brief on the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School which has just celebrated its 50th Anniversary. We are considering supporting a local young person to attend the flying school which is held at Matamata in January of each year. Again, more on that later.

OCTOBER 11th - An address by Hugo Porter (No - not the rugby player). Hugo is the Chief of Security for the CAA.

NOVEMBER 8th – Not yet confirmed

DECEMBER 13th – Annual Pizza & Plonk dinner meeting.

FOR FUTURE PROGRAMME INFORMATION , SEE OUR NEWSLETTER


READ our MAY 2016 Newsletter

Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).

Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation at Milson (the usual venue).  

Subject:  Jetstar, (TBC) or USS Midway Aviation Museum in San Diego, California

We have no confirmation of a Jetstar speaker yet, so the USS Midway museum will be described in its place if nessary

We look 
forward to seeing you there.

 

And for your diary:

FUTURE PROGRAMMES:

JUNE 14TH  A member of the Massey University School of Aviation will give us a presentation of their new RPAS Course (aka Drones - for we uninitiated)

covering an Introduction to Regulations and Operator Conduct. A very topical subject indeed!

Please read our April Newsletter for more information including future events.

FOR MORE FUTURE PROGRAMME INFORMATION , SEE OUR NEWSLETTER


Next Meeting: Tuesday 12  April 2016

 

Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).

Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation at Milson (the usual venue).  

Subject:  The Police Armed Offenders Squad.

 This presentation will be given by Detective Sgt Tim Moffatt, O/C of the Armed Offenders Squad. He will brief us on the operations of his team and, hopefully, let us have a look at some of their current equipment.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

And for your diary:

FUTURE PROGRAMMES:

JUNE 14TH  A member of the Massey University School of Aviation will give us a presentation of their new RPAS Course (aka Drones - for we uninitiated)

covering an Introduction to Regulations and Operator Conduct. A very topical subject indeed!

Please read our April Newsletter for more information including future events.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE:

The incoming International President of the Society, Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Dalton RAF (Rtd) is to give a public lecture on the subject "REFLECTIONS ON THE ROLE OF AIR POWER IN CONTEMPORARY COALITION OPERATIONS" to be held at the Massey University Manawatu Campus SSLBV1 on Monday the 4th of April at 1.00 p.m.. Everybody welcome. Let's have a good turnout for what promises to be a very interesting and informative lecture. The venue is in the Social Sciences Lecture Block which is just in front of the University Library.


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READ our

 March 2016 Newsletter

Next Meeting: Tuesday 8 March 2016

Time: 7:00 pm sharp (1900 hrs).
Meeting Place:  Massey School of Aviation at Milson (the usual venue).  
Subject:  The USAF Museum at Dayton, Ohio.
This presentation will be given by Mike Tuohy on his recent visit.  We look forward to seeing you there.

And for your diary:

FUTURE PROGRAMMES:
April 2016:   we hope to have a presentation by the O/C of the local Police Armed Offenders Squad.

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READ our February 2016 Newsletter

Next Meeting: Tuesday 9 February 2016
Time: 6:40pm sharp at Ohakea main gate; late arrivals may not be admitted.
Meeting Place:  RNZAF Ohakea main gate.  

Subject:  RNZAF Ohakea visit on the T-6 Texan Simulator

More details to come in our February Branch Newsletter. This is a MEMBERS ONLY visit and all members wanting to attend must provide their name, address and vehicle licence plate number to Barry Heir asap for prior approval before the visit. No family members or friends will be permitted. 
 
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READ our January 2016 Newsletter

 

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