WELLINGTON BRANCH

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Royal Aeronautical Society - New Zealand Division

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

 

The RAeS Wellington Branch Newsletter is at this link below:


     Journal of Wellington Branch - July 2018

 

NOTE: Our next meeting is: 


DATE:  THURSDAY 26 JULY 2018 

SPEAKER:  Brian Lockstone  MRAeS, MILT

SUBJECT:   
The Relevance of Aviation History to Millennials

TIME:        5:30pm for a 6:00pm start   

VENUE:  
Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand,

Level 15, Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston St., Wellington


Welcome again to the Wellington Branch newsletter.

This month Brian Lockstone will talk about the The Relevance of Aviation History to Millennials.

[Please note that lift access to level 15 will be open until 6:00pm. There will be no lift access in after 6:00pm.]

Today's millennials are the best educated, most tech-savvy and possibly the smartest generation in New Zealand's history.  So what relevance do events such as the First World War in the air hold for them?  For the majority of millennials, total war is shaped by popular culture, films and the occasional book.  The relevance to millennials is that this war was fought by mainly young men – their equivalents from another era.  The aces are commemorated in film and at air shows, but the bulk of the air war was conducted by bomber and observation pilots.  Behind them lay a vast complicated machine, which provided the foundations of much of today's industrial organisation.  How do we impart the hard lessons from the past to ensure they don't have to learn them again at some time in the future? This is our challenge.

This presentation is open to students, lecturers, teachers, aviation industry professionals, enthusiasts and anyone who is involved with young people who may be considering a career in aviation.  This is also an occasion where young people with an interest in flying, aeroplanes, aviation and great jobs in the industry, can meet like-minded people interested in aviation who may have, or have had, jobs in the aviation industry.


Last  month we visited the latest addition to the Great War Exhibition, the Quinn's Post Trench Experience.

Quinn's Post is a unique experience worldwide allowing us to live moment to moment, as the ANZAC troops did in the trenches at Gallipoli. Read more about it in the attached newsletter.

We welcome visitors to our monthly meetings, we do have some very good presentations. We also encourage visitors to become members by joining the Wellington Branch (it's only $30 per year or free for students) or by joining the New Zealand Division of the RAeS. A branch membership form is at the link below, or for division membership http://www.raes.org.nz/membership. If you are already a member please pass the form onto others who may be interested.

Click the following for the Wellington Branch Membership Application Form either in MS Word or as a pdf.

Future Events

Thursday 26 July         Malcolm Wightwick Memorial Lecture - The Relevance of Aviation History to Millennials by Brian Lockstone

Thursday 23 August   New Technology Airships by Isaac Henderson

Thursday 27 September      Topic to be advised

Thursday 25 October  The Digital Aeroplane


Regards

David Jupp

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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 bernardwe2@gmail.com  


Page Updated 12 July 2018  PB

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Past meetings:

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 Journal of Wellington Branch - June 2018

NOTE: Our next meeting is:
DATE:  SATURDAY 30 June 2018
SPEAKER:  Guided Tour; Great War Exhibition
SUBJECT:   Great War Exhibition (GWE)
TIME:   10:00am sharp start, till 1pm
VENUE:  Dominion Museum Building within the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park,

Welcome again to the Wellington Branch newsletter.

This month in place of our Thursday meeting we have a tour to the Great War Exhibition, Quinn's Post Trench Experience on Saturday 30 June.

Two years ago we had a very successful evening outing to the Great War Exhibition and since then the Exhibition has been improved and updated with a superb colour photo gallery detailing the formation of the ANZAC force and its eventual deployment to Gallipoli rather than its original destination of Britain and France. The very latest addition, the Quinn's Post Trench Experience, opened on Saturday 14 April 2018.

Quinn's Post is a unique experience worldwide allowing us to live moment to moment, as the ANZAC troops did in the trenches at Gallipoli. This is a "not to be missed" tour. Read more about it in the attached newsletter.

Last  month Andrew Hewitt, Head of Engineering Contracts and Leasing at Air New Zealand, told the story of how Air New Zealand have created a CAMO to more effectively control 50 jets and $300m of spend to manage the Air NZ jet fleet.  

Read more about Andrew's presentation in the attached "Wings and Things" journal.

 

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    Journal of Wellington Branch - May 2018

NOTE: Our next meeting is: 
DATE:  THURSDAY 31 May 2018
SPEAKER:  Andrew Hewitt   Head of Engineering Contracts and Leasing,  Air New Zealand
SUBJECT:   Managing the Big Jets - Creating a CAMO
TIME:   5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
VENUE:  Civil Aviation Authority of NZ ; Level 15, Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston St., Wellington

Welcome again to the Wellington Branch lecture nights.

Please note that for this month our meeting is next Thursday the 31st May.

This month Andrew Hewitt will tell the story of how Air New Zealand have created a CAMO to more effectively control 50 jets and $300m of spend to manage the Air NZ jet fleet.  

Members, friends and all interested in Andrew's presentation are welcome and encouraged to join us - Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, Level 15, Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston St., Wellington. 

Please note that lift access to level 15 will be open until 6:00pm. There will be no lift access in after 6:00pm.

Future Events

Thursday 31 May Managing the Big Jets: Creating a CAMO

Saturday 30 June The Great War Exhibition – The Quinn's post Trench Experience tour

Thursday 26 July Malcolm Wightwick Memorial Lecture - The Relevance of Aviation History to Millennials.

Thursday 23 August New Technology Airships

Thursday 27 September Photographing Vintage Aircraft in Flight

Thursday 25 October The Digital Aeroplane

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Journal of Wellington Branch - April 2018

NOTE: Our next meeting is: 
DATE:  THURSDAY 26 April 2018  AGM & speaker
SPEAKER:  Steve Smyth, Director NSS at NZCAA
SUBJECT:   The New Southern Sky Programme
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 start with the Wellington Branch AGM and election of officers for the 2018 year.

Please download and bring your AGM Agenda and nomination form.

Following the AGM will be an update on the New Southern Sky programme;

  • the first major new rule that has been drafted by the CAA policy team for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) use above Flight Level 245;
  • the first major new rule that has been drafted by the CAA policy team for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) use above Flight Level 245;
  • Ground Based Navigation Aid Review panel recommendations on a Minimum Operating Network to Airways;
  • the Performance Based Navigation (PBN) roll-out with RNP-AR trials underway at Christchurch and planned for Wellington and what happens next with uncontrolled aerodromes?; 

Safety, Environmental, Economic and Social Benefits have recently been assessed and are being delivered by the programme – this review will provide the details.

Last month the Branch Chairman, David Saunders, reported on his UK visit to the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at Salisbury Hall, Shenley, London Colney and a subsequent visit to AvSpecs Ltd at Ardmore; both to look at Mosquito aircraft in different stages of restoration and rebuild.  He also briefly reviewed a visit to the Museum of Transport and Technology (MoTaT) in Auckland.  Prior to commencing his presentation David ran a slideshow of his photographs from the Tauranga City Air Show in January 2018

Read more about David's presentation in the attached Wings and Things.

Members, friends and all interested in Steve's presentation are welcome and encouraged to join us - National SCOUT Centre 5:30 for 6:00pm start – Thursday 26 April Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight). Please forward on to anyone that maybe interested – thanks

Future Events

Thursday 31 May        Managing Big Jets: Creating the CAMO

Saturday 30 June        The Great War Exhibition – The Quinn's post Trench Experience tour

Thursday 26 July         Malcolm Wightwick Memorial Lecture - The Relevance of Aviation History to Millennials.

Thursday 23 August   New Technology Airships

Thursday 27 September          Photographing Vintage Aircraft in Flight

Thursday 25 October  The Digital Aeroplane

Regards

David Jupp

 

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     Journal of Wellington Branch - February 2018

NOTE: Our next meeting is: 
DATE:  THURSDAY 22 March 2018
SPEAKER:  David Saunders
SUBJECT:   The Mosquito
TIME:   5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
VENUE:  National SCOUT Centre, Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight) – Gold coin donation please. 

A Reminder - RAeS Wellington Branch lecture nights.
Our first meeting will be Thursday 22 March  when David Saunders will give us some of the more interesting details on the development of the Mosquito. The February newsletter is attached.
And as a bonus, a brief overview of MOTAT from his visit there and the January airshow at Tauranga.

Bring a friend or two for this interesting presentation.
The branch committee are working on bringing the following topics for the year. The dates and venues will be confirmed in the monthly newsletter Wings & Things.

April                - CAA Southern Skies update and Branch AGM

May                 - Managing Big Jets: Creating the CAMO

June                - Cora Autonomous Flying Taxi Zephyr

July                  - MWML 2018: The Relevance of Aviation History to Millenials

August            - New Technology Airships

September     - Display Flying of Vintage Aircraft

October          - The Digital Aeroplane

The branch welcomes your suggestions for future events.

Regards

David Jupp


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     Journal of Wellington Branch - November 2017

 

NOTE: Our next meeting is: 
DATE:  THURSDAY 23 November 2017

SPEAKER:  none
SUBJECT:   QUIZ NIGHT
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 with the end of the year approaching fast we have a fun quiz night. Starting with an aerospace orientated quiz to test the best of us, followed by a general networking opportunity with other aerospace professionals and whetted by a selection of beverages and some refreshments etc.

Our speakers who have kindly given of their time and talents over the last two years have been invited. Join with them to form a team or bring your own team of experts - Thursday 23 November.

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

Please RSVP to Bernard Weinstein (Secretary), if you can attend the function so we can manage the catering. 

Last month Steve Moore completed the story about the RNZAF Skyhawks. The presentation followed on from where John Lanham left off in his July presentation to the Branch and covered the period post the Kahu update.

Read more about Steve's presentation in the attached Wings and Things.

Regards

David Jupp

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     Journal of Wellington Branch - October 2017

NOTE: Our next meeting is: 
DATE:  THURSDAY 26 October 2017
SPEAKER:  Steve Moore
SUBJECT:   The A4K/G Skyhawk in RNZAF service, post-KAHU, 1990-2000.
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 Steve Moore will complete the story about the RNZAF Skyhawks. This presentation follows on from where John Lanham left off in his July presentation to the Branch and covers the period post the Kahu update.

Last month Paul Harrison recalled the history of the Bell Iroquois helicopter during service with the RNZAF from 1966 – 2015.  The 16 Iroquois operated by the air force during these years flew in many parts of the world from the UK to the Antarctic. The role of the Iroquois ranged from pure military missions, to Search and Rescue in New Zealand, civil tasks for other government agencies, South Pacific relief work following natural disasters, and military intervention forces in Bougainville, The Solomons and East Timor.

Read more about Paul's presentation in the attached Wings and Things.

Members, friends and all interested in Steve's presentation are welcome and encouraged to join us - National SCOUT Centre 5:30 for 6:00pm start – Thursday 26 October  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight). Please forward on to anyone that maybe interested – thanks.

Future Events to add to your diary:
Thursday 23 November         Quiz night
Saturday 25 November         Sausage Sizzle fundraiser – Bunnings Petone             

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   Journal of Wellington Branch - September 2017

NOTE: Our next meeting is: 
DATE:  THURSDAY 28 September 2017
SPEAKER:  Paul Harrison
SUBJECT:   The HUEY
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 Paul Harrison will cover the history of the Bell Iroquois helicopter during service with the RNZAF from 1966 – 2015.  The 16 Iroquois operated by the air force during these years flew in many parts of the world from the UK to the Antarctic. The role of the Iroquois ranged from pure military missions, to Search and Rescue in New Zealand, civil tasks for other government agencies, South Pacific relief work following natural disasters, and military intervention forces in Bougainville, The Solomons and East Timor.

Last month Lachlan Thurston talked on aspects of WIAL as a business and what an airport operator actually does and where they see themselves in the future. WIAL is the owner operator of Wellington International Airport. Corporatized in 1989 its role as a commercial entity, as with any company, is to make a return on investment for its stakeholders.

Read more about Lachlan's presentation in the attached Wings and Things.

 

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   Journal of Wellington Branch - August 2017

NOTE: Our next meeting is: 

DATE:  THURSDAY 24 August 2017

SPEAKER:  Lachlan Thurston
SUBJECT:   Wellington Airport Operations
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 Lachlan Thurston will touch on aspects of WIAL as a business and what an airport operator actually does and where they see themselves in the future. WIAL is the owner operator of Wellington International Airport. Corporatized in 1989 its role as a commercial entity, as with any company, is to make a return on investment for its stakeholders.

Last month John Lanham talked about the A4K/G Skyhawk in RNZAF service, pre-KAHU Update, 1970-1990. John Lanham's years in the RNZAF included the decision making of the 1960s on the Canberra B(I)12 replacement, the introduction of the Skyhawk and eventually three flying tours on the aircraft, totalling 1000 Skyhawk hours.

Amongst the highlights for him were numerous deployments including Vanguards to SEA, RIMPAC in Hawaii and Cope Thunder in the Philippines, the celebrated Kin Nan incident, leading the aerobatic team, the acquisition of the RAN Skyhawks and the reforming of No 2 Squadron. Read more about John's presentation in the attached Wings and Things.

Members, friends and all interested in Lachlan's presentation are welcome and encouraged to join us - National SCOUT Centre 5:30 for 6:00pm start – Thursday 24 August  Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight). Please forward on to anyone that maybe interested – thanks

Future Events to add to your diary:

Thursday 24 August                Wellington Airport Operations by Lachlan Thurston

Friday 8 September                RAeS Symposium – "Watching Out for You"

Thursday 28 September        RNZAF Iroquois by Paul Harrison

Thursday 26 October              The A4K/G Skyhawk in RNZAF service, post-KAHU Update, 1990-2000 by Steve Moore

RAeS Symposium – "Watching Out for You" - Friday 8 September

Each year the New Zealand Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society presents an all-day symposium on subjects of interest to the aviation community in New Zealand and the Pacific region. In keeping with our theme this year, "Watching out for you", we are bringing together a range of speakers from across the public and private sectors that are working together to help the New Zealand aviation community be one of the safest and most efficient in the world. James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 147 The Terrace, Wellington. www.raes.org.nz/symposia/next_symposium

RAeS New Zealand Division AGM and Awards Dinner - Friday 8 September

The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Division will be held at 1700,  James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 147 The Terrace, Wellington followed by the Awards Dinner with pre-dinner canapés at 1830. For information and registrations www.raes.org.nz/symposia/next_symposium

Regards

David Jupp

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The RAeS Wellington Branch Newsletter is at this link below: 
     Journal of Wellington Branch - July 2017

NOTE: Our next meeting is: 
DATE:  THURSDAY 27 July 2017
SPEAKER:  John Lanham
SUBJECT:   The A4K/G Skyhawk in RNZAF service, pre-KAHU Update, 1970-1990
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 John Lanham will talk about the A4K/G Skyhawk in RNZAF service, pre-KAHU Update, 1970-1990. John Lanham's years in the RNZAF included the decision making of the 1960s on the Canberra B(I)12 replacement, the introduction of the Skyhawk and eventually three flying tours on the aircraft, totalling 1000 Skyhawk hours.
Amongst the highlights for him were numerous deployments including Vanguards to SEA, RIMPAC in Hawaii and Cope Thunder in the Philippines, the celebrated Kin Nan incident, leading the aerobatic team, the acquisition of the RAN Skyhawks and the reforming of No 2 Squadron.
Last month Andrew Rooney, Integrated Project Team Leader, gave us an insight into the Future Air Mobility Capability Project. Read more about Andrew's presentation and the project in the attached Wings and Things.

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

Thursday 27 July                      The A4K/G Skyhawk in RNZAF service, pre-KAHU Update, 1970-1990, part 1 by John Lanham
Thursday 24 August                Wellington Airport Operations by Lachlan Thurston
Friday 8 September                RAeS Symposium – "Watching Out for You"
Thursday 28 September        RNZAF Iroquois by Paul Harrison
Thursday 26 October              The A4K/G Skyhawk in RNZAF service, post-KAHU Update, 1990-2000 by Steve Moore

Regards

David Jupp

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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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     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

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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