Speaker list

18 October Air Commodore (Dr) Mark Lax AOM, CSM (Retd), AAC member and RAAF historian The History of the RAAF – 1972-1996
27 February Lance Halvorson, AAC member and retired RAAF navigator The Australia Flying Corps in the Great War
31 October Air Vice-Marshal John McGarry, AM, CSC (Retd) Backing his people
26 September Merv Fowler, AAC member The joy in owning your own aircraft
29 August Air Commodore (Dr) Mark Lax, AAC member What happened to the AFC Half Flight
25 July Martin Susans – RAAF fast jet pilot, private aircraft owner and Club member Restoration of a Ryan STM
27 June Nick Coulson – Retired RAAF and CASA test pilot Flight test of the Southern Cross replica
30 May Terry Wilson – RAAF fighter and helicopter pilot Helicopter operations in the Sinai
18 April Bob Richardson – AAC member and retired RAAF fighter and test pilot Selecting the RAAF fighter replacement for the Mirage
28 March Ian Pearson – AAC member The loss of P-3B Orion A9-296
28 February Mick Haxell, DFC – Air Force pilot 9 Squadron operations in Vietnam
25 October Doug Hurst – AAC member The Domino Theory
27 September Dave Rogers and Lance Halvorson – AAC members and F-4 and F-111 pilot and navigator respectively Ferry of F-4, F-111 and F/A-18 to Australia
30 August Martin Aubury Nevil Shute – Author and Pilot
26 July Martin James – RAAF Historian The Battle of the Bismarck Sea
19 June Ed Williams Evolution of aircraft navigation
31 May Sanu Kainikara – RAAF Air Power Strategist Flying the MiG
26 April Bob Richardson – AAC member and retired RAAF fighter and test pilot The combat capability of the modern RAAF
29 March Howard Brady Antarctic geology
22 February Peter Rushbridge Measure of real defence capability
26 October Doug Hurst – AAC member The Far East Air Force
28 September Marjorie Pagani – CEO Angel Flight Angel Flight operations in Australia
31 August Bill Owen – experienced RN and RAN submarine commander Submarines since 1967 – what about the future?
27 July George Penfound Vickers and the TSR2
29 June Mike Gahan – aviation adviser Aviation infrastructure in third world states
25 May Martin Aubury, RAeS – Retired airworthiness engineer involved in development of the Boeing 747 Boeing’s incredible 747
27 April Dr John Dawson – Head of the Positioning Section at Geoscience Australia A trial satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) for Australia
30 March Neville Blyth – Manager Major Projects ATSB A quick look inside the Australian Transport Safety Bureau – Australia’s independent transport safety investigator
23 February Air Vice-Marshal ‘Mac’ Weller, AM, Retd Huey Support in Vietnam
27 October Peter Foley – ATSB Program Director, Operational Search for MH 370 The search for MH370
29 September John Paule – AAC member My Vietnam experiences
25 August David Edmunds – aviation author and advocate Oshkosh 2016 and Canberra’s second airport saga
28 July Owen Zupp – AAC member Phil Zupp – a life in the sky
30 June AIRCDRE Alan Clements – Commandant ADFA and F8 Meteor pilot Flying the F8 Meteor
26 May Doug Hurst – AAC Member Transport Support Flight Butterworth & the Cold War
28 April Commodore Drew McKinnie, RANR – Chair GFA Ops Panel The sport of gliding
31 March Commodore Vince di Pietro, RAN – immediate past Commander RAN Fleet Air Arm 39 years of naval aviation
25 February Steve Tizzard – aviation consultant and investigator Political and financial impediments to flight safety
29 October Ian Pearson & Doug Hurst – AAC members Cold War Maritime air operations
24 September Anita Taylor – CASA Board Member Future of recreational aviation in Australia
27 August Peter Rusbridge – AAC member Aircrew training reform – a serious business
30 July SQNLDR David Hood, RAAF C-27J Spartan: certification and capabilities
25 June Ben Matthes – AAC member Reasons to travel – Birdsville and beyond
28 May Merv Fowler – AAC member Extreme aircraft instrumentation – my amazing journey
30 April RADM Raydon Gates (Retd) – CE LM Aust & NZ An aerospace update from Lockheed Martin
26 March Ian Honnery – CE Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation of Australia Aerospace and defence exposition
26 February MAJGEN Jim Molan (Retd) Middle East operations
30 October Jeff Boyd CASA Deputy Chair An update on CASA activities
25 September Philip Kinnane – AAC member Development of the RAAF’s air refuelling capability
28 August Ian Pearson – AAC member Southern Ocean rescues
31 July Philip Clay Much more than [Fokker] Friendship
26 June Mark Boast My career in military aviation
29 May Bill Owens – AAC member By submarine under the Arctic ice 1965
24 April Lorraine Litster – AAC member My doubtful career in aviation
27 March Ron Gretton and Mark Skidmore – RAAF Museum The Bristol Boxkite replica story
27 February Norman Lee – Committee Member Some lesser moments in aviation
31 October Ms Margaret Staib (AVM Retd) CEO Airservices Australia
26 September Terry Roach – Submarine Institute of Australia Why submarines for Australia
29 August David Edmunds – aviation author and advocate Recreational airfield for Canberra
25 July Dr Robert Lee – former BASI Director Human Factors in Safety
27 June Laurie Wilson – President National Press Club Personal perceptions of a political journalist
30 May Ron Doggett – AAC member Charles member Karman – engineer, inventor, businessman, musician, philanthropist
18 April John White – former AWM aircraft curator Personal reflections on departure as the AWM Aircraft Collection Curator
28 March Margaret Hadfield-Zorgdrager & Dr Kathryn Spurling – Hadfield Gallery “A grave too far away” – A tribute to Australians in member II RAF Bomber Command
28 February Gary Waters – Kokoda Foundation Modern cyber warfare – offence and defence
25 October ACM Angus Houston (Rtd) – Chair Airservices Australia A personal perspective
27 September Bob Howe – AAC member 2 SQN riverine operations in Vietnam
30 August John McCormick -– Director Civil Aviation Safety Authority CASA today, the director’s view
26 July John Wood – AAC member Affordable safety, Class G Airspace trial and other matters
28 June John McCaffrey – AAC member A virtual tour of the AWM
31 May Graham Dyke – AAC member No1 Squadron and the Malayan Emergency
26 April LEUT James Hawley RAN – Naval Aviation Warfare Instructor Modern naval combat helicopter operations
29 March Rod Bencke – AAC member V Bombers development and personal flying experiences
23 February Peter Reddel – AAC member Current Civil Transport Aircraft Development
27 October Michael Cleaver – AAC member Oshkosh – an adventure
22 September Prof Brian O’Keeffe – AAC member Future Navigation System – history and way forward
25 August AVM Kym “Koz” Osley – New Air Combat Capability Joint Strike Fighter
28 July Dr Miriam Baltuck – Canberra Deep Space Comms Complex and NASA Ops. Apollo XI moon landing on 21 July 1969 theme
30 June Ian Mallett – AAC member GPS, performance based navigation
26 May AIRMSHL Mark Binskin – Chief of Air Force RAAF view to the future
28 April Laddie Hindley – AAC member Helicopter operations in Australia and PNG
31 March Jim Cullens – AAC member Glider operations WWII
23 February John Daly – AAC member Personal aviation experiences
30 September Graham Neil – AAC member FAC in Vietnam
26 August Norman Lee – Committee Member Reflections on early RAN helicopter ops
29 July Stephen Byron Canberra Airport
24 June Owen Zupp “there and back”
27 May Jeff Boyd Brindabella airlines and the changing operating environment for GA
29 April Mike Watson Low flying accidents
25 March Phil Byrne P3 v submarine
25 February John White Australians in WWII Bomber Command
29 October Phil Byrne P3 v submarine
24 September Graham Moss Building airports in the South Pacific
27 August Bob Howe – Retired RAAF navigator / weapons officer The PGM revolution for Australia:  air weapons projects – 1970s
30 July Rhonda Parnell A life with aviation
25 June John Quaife Experiences as a fighter pilot & my experience as director of the Combined Air Operations Centre in the Middle East
28 May Stuart Back Jindalee
30 April Andrew McLaughlin The future
26 March Neil Campbell TWA 800 Accident – Australian participation in the investigation.
26 February Ron Green It’s a Mirage!!
30 October Owen Zupp SQNLDR McGlashan – Dunkirk to D-Day
25 September Doug Hurst RAAF in Korea
28 August Jim Flemming In flight refuelling
31 July Harry Julian “How does it feel?”
26 June John White WWI aircraft restoration project
29 May Kenny Love Temora Aviation Museum
24 April Norman Lee Training fighter pilots Lossiemouth 1960s
27 March Col Joe Rears Defence Aviation Training & Rotary Wind Developments.
28 February AIRCDRE Jack Plenty RAAF Air Lift Group
25 October Merv Fowler James Reason accident investigation model
27 September Craig Saddler Boeing Australia
30 August John White Restoring G for George and other aircraft at the AWM
26 July Brett Leyshon ATSB Lockhart River crash
28 June Bill Ely Evolution in navigation technology
31 May Graham Dyke Antarctic aviation
26 April Kristen Alexander Jack Davenport
29 March Dave Rogers Ejection from F111
22 February Kristen Anderson Clive Caldwell & other WWII Australian fighter pilots
26 October Gordon Taylor
28 September Richard Low Jeppesen’s electronic flight bag
31 August Dick Cresswell My career as a fighter pilot
27 July Norman Lee RAN carrier ops in Korean war, with some lighter moments
29 June Merv Fowler Runway Safety
25 May Ben Rayner Canberra International Airport future
27 April Ian Kerr WIGs
30 March Merv Fowler Runway safety
23 Feb Rod Luke RAAF flying training