WELLINGTON BRANCH

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Royal Aeronautical Society - New Zealand Division

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Welcome again to notice of the next RAeS Wellington Branch meeting.


The RAeS Wellington Branch Newsletter is at this link below:



     Journal of Wellington Branch - June 2017

 

NOTE: Our next meeting is: 


DATE:  THURSDAY 22 JUNE 2017

SPEAKER:  Andrew Rooney

SUBJECT:   Future Air Mobility Capability Project

TIME:   5:30pm for a 6:00pm start 

VENUE:  National SCOUT Centre, Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight) – Gold coin donation please.

 

Welcome again to the Wellington Branch lecture nights.

 

This month Andrew Rooney will give us an insight into the Future Air Mobility Capability Project. Andrew is the Integrated Project Team Leader for the project. His presentation will include; background on need and project to date, current status, plan going forward, considerations and of course answering any of your curly questions.

Last month Dave Greenberg, ex Life Flight and ex Westpac Rescue crewman talked about his 25 years and nearly 4000 missions on the Rescue Helicopter - "Life Lessons Learned on the Rescue Helicopter". Read more about Dave's talk in the attached Wings and Things.

Members, friends and all interested in Andrew's presentation are welcome and encouraged to join us. Please forward on to anyone that maybe interested – thanks.

Regards

David Jupp

 

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Plan future events/meetings in your diary as follows:

Future Events

Thursday 22 June Defence Projects by Andrew Rooney

Thursday 27 July RNZAF Skyhawk - part 1 by John Lanham

Thursday 24 August Wellington Airport by Lachlan Thurston

Thursday 28 September RNZAF Iroquois by Paul Harrison

Thursday 26 October RNZAF Skyhawk - part 2 by John Lanham



The branch committee welcome your suggestions for future events and presentations. Please forward your ideas to the Branch Secretary Bernard Weinstein.


Facebook – the Wellington Branch is now on Facebook. Search for @aerospacewellington on Facebook or Messenger to find the page easily or use this link www.facebook.com/aerospacewellington


Calling all budding aircraft photographers.

Post your best aircraft image on our Facebook page and be in to win a prize


Book, Magazine & Video Exchange

Our book exchange continues at $5 per book to support branch finances with the addition of a magazine exchange for a gold coin donation to the branch.

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Wellington Branch Secretary Bernard Weinstein

Ph. (04) 476 0588

E-mail bernardwe@paradise.net.nz  


Page Updated 19 June 2017  PB

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Past meetings:

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     Journal of Wellington Branch - May 2017

NOTE: Our next meeting is: 

DATE:  THURSDAY 25 MAY 2017
SPEAKER:  Dave Greenberg
SUBJECT:   Life Lessons Learned on the Rescue Helicopter
TIME:   5:30pm for a 6:00pm start 
VENUE:  National SCOUT Centre, Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight) – Gold coin donation please.

Welcome again to the Wellington Branch lecture nights.

This Month we have by Dave Greenberg, ex Life Flight and ex Westpac Rescue crewman talking about his 25 years and nearly 4000 missions on the Rescue Helicopter. The title for his talk is "Life Lessons Learned on the Rescue Helicopter.

Last month after our branch AGM John Hamilton gave his perspective as new director of the 52nd Walsh - "A view from the top of the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School" . A report on John's talk is in the attached Wings and Things

Members, friends and anyone interested in Dave Greenberg's presentation is welcome and encouraged to join us - National SCOUT Centre 5:30 for 6:00pm start – Thursday 25 May  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight). Please forward on to anyone that maybe interested – thanks

 

Regards
David Jupp 

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Plan future events/meetings in your diary as follows:

Thursday 22 June 2017 - Defence Projects by Andrew Rooney/Allan Knox

Thursday 27 July 2017 - RNZAF Iroquois by Paul Harrison

The branch committee welcome your suggestions for future events and presentations. Please forward your ideas to the Branch Secretary Bernard Weinstein.

Facebook – the Wellington Branch is now on Facebook. Search for @aerospacewellington on Facebook or Messenger to find the page easily or use this link www.facebook.com/aerospacewellington

Calling all budding aircraft photographers.

Post your best aircraft image on our Facebook page and be in to win a prize

Book, Magazine & Video Exchange

Our book exchange continues at $5 per book to support branch finances with the addition of a magazine exchange for a gold coin donation to the branch.

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DATE:  THURSDAY 27 APRIL 2017
SPEAKER:  AGM, then John Hamilton
SUBJECT:   AGM, then "A View from the Top of The Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School"
TIME:   5:30pm for a 6:00pm start 
VENUE:  National SCOUT Centre, Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight) – Gold coin donation please

Welcome again to the Wellington Branch lecture nights.

Notice is given for the Annual General Meeting of the Wellington Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society New Zealand Division to be held Thursday 27th April 2017, 6:00 pm at the National SCOUT Centre, Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington. The Agenda and Nomination form is attached. The branch welcomes new members to help as part of the Branch Committee. Please give it some thought and volunteer or suggest suitable people.

Following the Branch AGM will be "A view from the top of the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School" by John Hamilton. Members will be familiar with John's extensive career in the RNZAF and he has now accepted the volunteer role of Director of the Walsh. Join us to hear John's perspective on the Walsh.

Last month we had a late change of speaker with Rick Bulger accepting the challenge and talking about his time flying the Orion against submarines in close action ASW. A report on Rick's presentation is in the attached newsletter

Members, friends and anyone interested in John Hamilton's presentation is welcome and encouraged to join us - National SCOUT Centre 5:30 for 6:00pm start – Thursday 27 April  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight). Please forward on to anyone that maybe interested – thanks.

Regards

David Jupp

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     Journal of Wellington Branch - March 2017

DATE:  THURSDAY 23 MARCH 2017
SPEAKER:  Dave Greenberg  (unavailable) - replaced by Rick Bulger lecture.
SUBJECT:   Life Lessons Learned on the Rescue Helicopter
TIME:   5:30pm for a 6:00pm start 
VENUE:  National SCOUT Centre, Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight) – Gold coin donation please.

Welcome again to the Wellington Branch lecture nights.

This is the first for the year with Dave Greenberg our speaker. The topic is Life Lessons learned on the Rescue Helicopter. We will hear a little about some of his nearly 4000 missions.

Members, friends and anyone interested in this presentation is welcome and encouraged to join us - National SCOUT Centre 5:30 for 6:00pm start – Thursday 23 March  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight). Please forward on to anyone that maybe interested – thanks.

You are welcome to put the attached flyer up on your work noticeboard to advertise Dave Greenberg's presentation

Please note that our planned afternoon at Wellington Gliding Club field at Greytown on Friday 10 March has been cancelled.

Regards

David Jupp

Plan future events/meetings in your diary as follows:

TVAL Hood Flying Weekend - 29 & 30 April 2017.

CANCELLED -Friday 10 March 2017 - Afternoon at Wellington Gliding Club field at Greytown, incl BBQ- CANCELLED

Thursday 23 March 2017 - Life Lessons learned on the Rescue Helicopter by Dave Greenberg CANCELLED - Rick Bulger replacement speaker

Friday 14 April - 16 April 2017 Classic Fighters - OMAKA     http://www.classicfighters.co.nz/ 

Thursday 27 April 2017 - Branch AGM & talk on the 2017 Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School

Thursday 25 May 2017 -  Maritime Strike Force: Flying P3 Orions by Rick Bulger

Thursday 22 June 2017 - Defence Projects by Allan Knox (tbc)

Thursday 27 July 2017 - RNZAF Iroquois by Paul Harrison
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November - April 2017 - TVAL Flying Weekends are planned to be held: 26 & 27 November 2016, 17 & 18 December 2016, 28 & 29 January 2017, 18 & 19 February 2017

  The RAeS Wellington Branch Newsletter is at this link below:
 
     Journal of Wellington Branch - November 2016

 

Fri 17 to Sun 19 February 2017  - Wings Over Wairarapa, Hood Aerodrome, Masterton

Sat 26 – Sun 27 February 2017 - The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) 80th anniversary Air Tattoo at RNZAF Base Ohakea

Friday 10 March 2017 - Afternoon at Wellington Gliding Club field at Greytown, incl BBQ - CANCELLED

DATE:  WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2016
SPEAKER:  It's our CHRISTMAS FUNCTION
SUBJECT:   Great food and Conversation
TIME:   5:30pm for a 6:00pm start 
VENUE:  The Bangalore Polo Club, 63 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington

Members and Friends

At our last Wellington Branch meeting on Thursday 27 October Glen Towler told us about his trips to Oshkosh.  Read more in the attached newsletter.

On Wednesday 30 November we have the Wellington Branch Xmas Dinner at the The Bangalore Polo Club, 63 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington. We have 26 places booked for the evening with a set menu in the range $45 - $50. Join us for a great meal and good company by confirming a place with Bernard, our Branch Secretary, no later than Wednesday 23 November.  (04) 476 0588   E-mail bernardwe@paradise.net.nz
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   Journal of Wellington Branch - October 2016

DATE:  THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER 2016

SPEAKER:  Glen Towler
SUBJECT:   'OSHKOSH' 
TIME:   5:30pm for a 6:00pm start 
VENUE:  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight) – Gold coin donation please

Members and Friends 

At our last Wellington Branch meeting on Thursday 22 September Allan Knox gave us all the details about his unique project to build and fly a model of the German V1 at the Omaka Air Show.  Read more in the attached newsletter.

On Thursday 27 October this month Glen Towler will tell us about his trips to Oshkosh.

Members, friends and all interested in this presentation are welcome and encouraged to join us

Regards

David Jupp

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The RAeS Wellington Branch Newsletter for SEPTEMBER is at this link:
 

     Journal of Wellington Branch - September 2016

DATE:  THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2016

SPEAKER:  Allan Knox

SUBJECT:   'The V1 Project' 

TIME:   5:30pm for a 6:00pm start 

VENUE:  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight) – Gold coin donation please

Members and Friends

At our last Wellington Branch meeting on Thursday 25 August  members were treated to a dual presentation by CAA's Shaun Johnson and Greg Baum. Greg began the presentation with an overview of the process to gain type certification for a new aircraft design. Shaun then spoke on work in progress to improve the certification process, especially with regard to bilateral acceptance of type certificates.  Read more in the attached newsletter.

On Thursday 22 September this month we have an interesting presentation "The V1 Project by Allan Knox".

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The RAeS Wellington Branch Newsletter for AUGUST is at this link:
 

     Journal of Wellington Branch - August 2016

DATE:  THURSDAY 25 AUGUST 2016
SPEAKERS:  Shaun Johnson and Greg Baum
SUBJECT:   'CAA Certification (Shaun Johnson) and Composite Helicopter Certification (Greg Baum)' 
TIME:   5:15pm SHARP for 5:30pm start 

VENUE:  CAA Conference Room, 

Level 15, Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston Street, Wellington

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Please note that we need to be in the building before 5:30pm; after this time the doors lock]

Members and Friends

At our last Wellington Branch meeting on Thursday 28 July  Rick Bulger gave an enlightening presentation on the Short Sunderland. With the interest of a good audience Rick covered his time in the RNZAF as a General Duties Officer (Pilot) on the Sunderland but only briefly touched on the Orion. Rick has volunteered to come back later this year with details on the Orion and  some of the piloting aspects of flying close action Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). Read about Rick's presentation in the newsletter.

On Thursday 25 August this month we have two presentations; CAA Certification by Shaun Johnson and Composite Helicopter Certification by Greg Baum. We also have a change of venue for August to the CAA Conference Room, Level 15, Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston Street, Wellington 5:15 for 5:30pm start. Because the doors to the Asteron Centre building lock at 5:30pm please aim to arrive by 5:15pm. Shaun and Greg will meet you at Level 15. Members, friends and anyone interested in this presentation is welcome and encouraged to join us

Also attached with this month's newsletter is the registration flyer for the RAeS New Zealand Division 31st Symposium "French Aerospace for New Zealand – now and in the future" and notice of the Division AGM and Awards Dinner to be held at the Amora Hotel, Wellington, on Friday 16th September. Please feel free to pass on information about the Symposium to interested parties.

Our website at www.raes.org.nz has links to all Symposium 2016 Forms for your information, and to help you register.

Regards

David Jupp


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The RAeS Wellington Branch Newsletter for JULY is at this link: 

     Journal of Wellington Branch - July 2016

NOTE: Our next meeting is: 

DATE:  THURSDAY 28 JULY 2016

SPEAKER:  Rick Bulger

SUBJECT:   'Flying the Sunderland and Orion' 

TIME:   5:30 for 6:00pm start

VENUE:  National SCOUT Centre –  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight)

Members and Friends

At our last Wellington Branch meeting on Thursday 23 June  Wellington Gliding members Brian Sharpe and Tim Tarbottom gave us a presentation on the youth directed activities presently being promoted by the club at it new operations facility located at Greytown in the Wairarapa. Read about Brian and Tim's presentation in the newsletter.

This month Rick Bulger will relate to us his experience initially flying the Sunderland and followed by some of the piloting aspects of flying close action Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) flying the Orion. This will definitely be of interest to young and old.

Members, friends and anyone interested in this presentation is welcome and encouraged to join us - National SCOUT Centre 5:30 for 6:00pm start – Thursday 28 July  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight). Please forward on to anyone that maybe interested - thanks

Regards

David Jupp


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DATE:  THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2016

SPEAKER:  Brian Sharpe and Tim Tarbotton

SUBJECT:   'A Practioner's Perspective on Youth Gliding' 

TIME:   5:30 for 6:00pm start

VENUE:  National SCOUT Centre –  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight)

 

Members and Friends

At our last Wellington Branch meeting on Thursday 26 May we had Captain Tim Burfoot from the Transport Accident Investigation Commission with a presentation titled  'Work of the Commission – rewards and challenges'. Read about Tim's presentation and the work of the commission in the newsletter.

This month Brian Sharpe accompanied by Tim Tarbotton will give us a "practioners perspective" of youth gliding with a Greytown tilt.

The RAeS Wellington Branch Newsletter for MAY is at this link:

Journal of Wellington Branch - May 2016

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NOTE: Our next (May) meeting is: 

DATE:  THURSDAY 26 MAY 2016

SPEAKER:  Capt. Tim Burfoot
SUBJECT:   Work of the Commission – rewards and challenges' 
TIME:   5:30 for 6:00pm start

VENUE:  National SCOUT Centre –  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight)

Members and Friends

At our last Wellington Branch meeting on Thursday 28 April we had the Annual Meeting of the Wellington Branch and after the AGM a review of the  Youth in Aviation Field Day by David Saunders. You can see the pictures from the Field Day in the newsletter. Also last month was the Vice-Regal dinner to celebrate the Society's 150th Anniversary.

This month we have Captain Tim Burfoot from the Transport Accident Investigation Commission with a presentation titled  'Work of the Commission – rewards and challenges'. Tim's presentation is not to missed.

Members, friends and anyone interested in this presentation are welcome and encouraged to join us - National SCOUT Centre 5:30 for 6:00pm start – Thursday 28 April  Level 1, 1Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight). Please forward on to anyone that maybe interested - thanks.

Regards
David Jupp

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The RAeS Wellington Branch Newsletter for MAY is at this link:
 

    Journal of Wellington Branch - April 2016

DATE:  THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2016

SPEAKER:  David Saunders

SUBJECT:  Youth in Aviation Field Day

TIME:   5:30 for 6:00pm start

VENUE:  National SCOUT Centre –  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight)

Members and Friends

Notice is given for the Annual General Meeting of the Wellington Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society New Zealand Division to be held Thursday 28th April 2016, 6:00 pmat the National SCOUT Centre, Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington. The Agenda and Nomination form is attached.

Click for your copy of our 2015 AGM Minutes to bring to the AGM.

Following the Branch AGM our Chairman, David Saunders, will give the Malcolm Wightwick Memorial Lecture about our recent Youth in Aviation Field Day we hosted at Hood Aerodrome last month.

Note: Our March meeting was postponed as it fell on the Thursday of Easter Weekend. 

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Members and Friends

For our first Wellington Branch meeting in February Jack Davies talked about his exploits with rockets. The presentation was very well received. Read more about his presentation in the newsletter.

We postponed our March meeting for one month as it fell on the Thursday of Easter Weekend. Many members indicated that they would be away for the weekend.

So, please change the date in your diary to Thursday 28 April and plan on joining us to hear how our recent Youth in Aviation Field Day went earlier in the month.

Members, friends and anyone interested in this presentation are welcome and encouraged to join us - National SCOUT Centre 5:30 for 6:00pm start – Thursday 28 April  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight). Please forward on to anyone who may be interested - thanks

Regards

David Jupp

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Our next meeting is on Thursday 25 February 2016 

SPEAKER:  Jack Davies
SUBJECT:  Rocketry
TIME:   5:30 for 6:00pm start

VENUE:  National SCOUT Centre –  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight)

For our first Wellington Branch meeting we have Jack Davies to talk about his exploits with rockets. The clipping from the Dom Post on Monday 8th February should get you interested to hear more.

Wellington Teenager Jack Davies now holds the title for New Zealand's largest amateur rocket launch after firing a 53kg rocket, names Marsden yesterday. His record-breaking launch was the highlight of this year's National Rocket Day, which was held at Taupiri and attracted groups from as far away as India. The 17-year-old's rocket reached 13200ft. "The flight was perfectly successful, it travelled just under the speed of sound. It accelerated at 8gs, eight times the force of gravity." Davies said hours of planning, preparation and design had gone into yesterday's launch. "It was just, just awesome".

Jack Davies is 17 years old and lives in Wellington.  Jack attended Hobsonville Primary School, Rangitoto College, Hall School Wimbledon (UK) and is now studying in Year 12 at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in Whitby.  Jack enjoys karting and rock climbing, and his primary hobby is Rocketry.
Jack currently holds eight New Zealand rocket altitude records, including the largest amateur rocket flown in New Zealand, and has achieved a height of 10,000 meters and velocity above Mach 2.2. 
Jack is aiming to set a world record in 2016 for a single stage "M" class motor, and to surpass 50km at a 2018 event in Australia.

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