Speaker list

 

2022

26 May

Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC (Retd), CASA Chair, former Chief of the Defence Force and before that, Chief of Air Force

Taking a step back in time – flying the Canberra bomber

28 April

Group Captain Mac Cottrell DFC (Ret’d), Former RAAF fighter pilot and forward air control (FAC) pilot

FAC Operations in Vietnam

31 March

Wing Commander Grant Kelly, Director Historic Unrecovered War Casualties-Air Force

The story of 11 Squadron Catalina A24-50, lost 2 September 1943.

24 February

John McKenna, Retired RN aeronautical engineer and Club Member

The Buccaneer carrier-based strike aircraft

2021

25 November

Air Vice-Marshal Bob Richardson, AO, AFC (Retd),Club member and retired RAAF fighter and test pilot

The Empire Test Pilots School – 1968

29 July

Ian Pearson, Club member

Cold War Warriors – RAAF P-3 Orion Operations 1968-1991

24 June

Commodore Norman Lee, RAN (Ret’d), Club life member

Aircraft I have flown

27 May

Group Captain R.J. ‘Chuck’ Connor, retired RAAF pilot

Caribou Operations with UN in Kashmir (UNMOGIP)

29 April

Greg Hood, Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Australian National Transport Safety Investigation Agency

25 March

Air Commodore John Meier, (RAAFAR), Director-General History and Heritage-Air Force

The changing face of RAAF History and Heritage

25 February

Air Commodore Jim Cole, AM, (Ret’d), Club member and former helicopter and VIP aircraft pilot and commanding officer

Flying with the US Navy in Antarctica and other operations

2020

29 October

Ken Llewellyn, author, journalist and senior RAAF public relations officer

 

Taking Battle of Britain Heroes to the UK for 50th Anniversary

18 September

Air Commodore (Dr) Mark Lax AOM, CSM (Ret’d), 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

2019

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

2018

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 Rusbridge

Measure of real defence capability

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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 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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

Stewart 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!!

2008

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

2007

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 F-111

22 February

Kristen Anderson

Clive Caldwell & other WWII Australian fighter pilots

2006

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 February

Rod Luke

RAAF flying training

2005

 

 

 

20 October

Mike Smith

New airspace regulations

29 September

Terry Wesley-Smith

 

28 July

Neal Newman

 

30 June

GPCAPT David Wilcox

Wedgetail AEW&C

26 May

Neil Campbell

Australian Transport Safety Bureau

28 April

AIRCDRE John Harvey

F-35 – the Joint Strike Fighter

2004

28 October

Air Marshal Angus Houston, AM, AFC – Chief of Air Force

The RAAF today and the way forward

30 September

Commodore Geoff Ledger

RAN Aviation today

26 August

 

Mitchell Annex, AWM

29 July

Dr Richard Agnew

High altitude soaring

24 June

Mark Bathie

Gippsland Aviation GA 8

27 May

Miriam Baltuck – NASA

Space shuttle radar topography mapping

29 April

Neil Newman

NASA space shuttle – the way ahead

25 March

Arthur Heather – former RAAF navigator and RAN observer

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority

26 February

Ron Green – retired RAAF test pilot

Experiences at Edwards Air Force Base, 1966/67

2003

25 September

Robbie Graham

Australian Transport Safety Bureau

26 June

Mike Smith

The development of the National Airspace System

24 April

Greg Dunstone

 – ADSB Project Manager, AirServices Australia

Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast

27 March

GPCAPT Keith McPherson (Ret’d) – retired RAAF navigator

Satellite navigation

2002

26 September

Dr John Cashen – DSTO (and late of Northrop)

 

29 August

Air Marshal Angus Houston, AO, AFC, Chief of Air Force

 

31 July

Colin Torkington – former Air Navigation Commissioner with ICAO

A lifetime of change in aviation

25 July

Col Opel

Military application of space

27 June

Liz Apps

Disabled pilots training

30 May

Dick Smith

Aviation Reform 2002

2 May

Harry Julian – Club member

The Wright Brothers engine

28 March

Kenny Love – Temora Aviation Museum

 

28 February

Ron Green

The genesis of automatic relights

2001

25 October

CDRE Norman Lee, RAN (Ret’d) – Club member and retired RAN pilot

Straight deck landings

30 August

Charlie Walford – General Manager (Marketing) Boeing Australia

 

26 July

Sarah Bugg – BAeS (Tidbinbilla)

 

28 June

Don Kendell – Founder, Kendell Airlines

 

31 May

Ken Poulsen – Director, ACT Health Services

Southcare

26 April

Jim Thorn – Australian Aviation

 

29 March

John Wallington – Balloon Aloft

Against the wind by balloon

22 February

Mick Toller – Director of Aviation Safety, CASA

CASA: Scandalously competent?

2000

28 September

Clem Davis – Bureau of Meteorology

 

31 August

Richard Dudley – Managing Editor, Air Services Bulletin

 

27 July

Air Commodore James Coward, AFC (Ret’d) – Battle of Britain pilot

Experiences during the Battle of Britain, and as Churchill’s ADC

25 May

Ron Mauer – Chief Pilot, Southcare

 

30 March

Richard Yeates – CASA

 

24 February

Terry Wesley-Smith

The story of Pilatus aircraft

1999

28 October

Dr Miriam Baltuck – NASA senior representative for Australia & Southeast Asia

Australia’s Role in NASA’s future

30 September

Dale Budd

The Very Fast Train project

26 August

Buck Brooksbank – Director Development and Operational Support, International Airline Crewing

Designing non-precision approaches using satellite technology

29 July

Bob Piper – Aviation Historian

Aviation History in the Canberra Region

24 June

Dan Kennedy – Past President, Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia

 

27 May

Ros Dubs, Director Operations Group, AirServices Australia

 

29 April

Dr Rob Lee – Director, Bureau of Air Safety Investigation

 

25 March

Mick Toller – Director of Aviation Safety, Civil Aviation Authority

 

25 February

Genine Wallinga – Manager, Canberra & SE Regional Airports, Ansett Australia

 

1998

5 November

Paul Middleton – Operations Manager, Australian Ultralight Association

Ultralight aircraft in Australia

24 September

Joe Hattley – BASI, Accident Investigation Branch

The TWA 800 accident

27 August

Dr Paul Scully-Power – Astronaut and CASA Board Member

Aviation – from the seaplane to the Shuttle

30 July

Dr Amanda Dines – RAAF doctor

Operation BLAZER – medical support to UN operations in Iraq

25 June

Laddie Hindley – retired RAAF and civilian pilot

Police helicopter operations – New Guinea style

30 April

Mike Lehan – Director, Australian Naval Aviation Museum Nowra

History of naval aviation

26 March

John Staal – Rockwell Australia

Air navigation changing technology

26 February

Terry Snow – leader of a group of Canberra businessmen bidding for Canberra Airport

Capital Airport Group – Vision for Canberra Airport

1997

14 November

Bill Pollard – AirServices

 

24 October

Trevor Kaine – former Chief Minister of the ACT

Canberra International Airport – the future has landed

28 August

Mal Grosse – British Aerospace, Project Manager for the Eurofighter

The Hawk and introducing the Eurofighter

31 July

Andrew Mason – marketing Director, Forbes Mason and Brennan

The effect of a very fast train on Canberra’s transportation links

26 June

Howard Knox – Federal Airports Corporation, Manager of Bankstown, Camden and Hoxton Park Airports

Bankstown Airport and the Bankstown Aviation Museum

29 May

Gary Ticehurst – President, Helicopter Association of Australia

Helicopters – now and the future

24 April

Air Marshal David Evans, AC, DSO, AFC (Ret’d) – former Chief of Air Staff and RAAF pilot

The Berlin Airlift

27 March

Adrian Dumsa – Airspace and Air Routes Manager, Operations Policy Branch, AirServices Australia

Airspace 2000

27 February

John Wallington – Balloon Aloft

Round the world by balloon

1996

31 October

Buck Brooksbank

The importance of compromise

26 September

Max Hazelton, Deputy Chairman, Hazelton Airlines

Hazelton Airlines – 43 years in aviation

29 August

Bill Pollard – CEO Air Services Australia

 

25 July

Air Marshal Les Fisher, AO – Chief of the Air Staff

The RAAF – today and tomorrow

27 June

Gary Humphries, MLA

Future aviation facilities for Canberra

30 May

Ian Mallett – Flying Operations Inspector of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Manager (Operations) of the Satellite Navigation project office

GPS issues – facts and fallacies

2 May

Les Reading – Acting Project Director, National Air & Space Museum of Australia (NASMA)

The development and future of NASMA

28 March

Ian Honnery – Chief Executive, Airshows Downunder

Airshows Downunder ’97 – promoting partnership for progress in the Asia Pacific

29 February

Allan Taylor

Norfolk Island airshow

1995

28 September

Don Kendell – founder Kendell Airlines

Kendell Airlines

31 August

Harry Walton – Technical manager, Australian Ultralight Federation

Ultralight aircraft operations in Australia and the benefits of self-administration

25 May

Don Gray – former Director National Mapping and former Director Honeysuckle Creek and Tidbinbilla Space Tracking Stations

The future of space flight

30 March

Mel Dunn

 

1994

27 October

Peter Hillas – (Ansett) State Manager for Victoria

Ansett Australia – Australia’s newest international airline

29 September

General Peter Gration AC, OBE (Ret’d) – Chairman, Civil Aviation Authority Australia

 

25 August

John White – Curator of Aircraft, Australian War Memorial

Escorted visit to The Treloar Centre

30 June

Ian Badham – Executive Director, Careflight

Careflight

26 May

Storry Walton – National Public Affairs manager, The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

The development of The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

28 April

John White – Curator of Aircraft, Australian War Memorial

The past, present and future plans of the Memorial’s collection of aircraft

31 March

Peter Patroni, AM – President, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

General aviation aircraft and airspace management

24 February

John Wallington – Balloon Aloft Pty Ltd

The first successful trans-Australia balloon flight

1993

28 October

Doug Roser – Chief Executive, Civil Aviation Authority

Civil aviation update

30 September

Keith Engelsman – former Navy pilot, ETPS graduate and current test pilot with the Civil Aviation Authority

The certification of locally designed and manufactured light and ultralight aircraft

1 April

Air Commodore James Coward, AFC (Ret’d) – Battle of Britain veteran

Reminiscing on RAF service

1992

29 October

Ted Ankarum – NASA, Senior Representative (Australia)

NASA Aeronautics

24 September

John Cureton – Canberra Manager, Qantas

Qantas, Australian and the way ahead

25 June

Ken Helm – Helm Wines

Cool climate wines

 

31 October

Air Chief Marshal Sir Neville McNamara – former Air Force pilot and Chief of the Defence Force Staff

Reminiscing

26 September

Gordon Jones – GIO Insurance

The current aviation insurance industry

29 August

Harry Bradford – General Manager, Hawker de Havilland Australian Aviation College (Parafield, South Australia) and former Air Force bomber and test pilot

 

25 July

Ron Cooper – CAA General Manager, Safety Regulations and Standards

Future directions in safety regulations

30 May

Peter Smith – Commercial Director, Hawker deHavilland

The present state of the Australian aerospace industry

25 April

Terry Wesley-Smith

Helicopters in PNG

28 March

Brian O’Keefe – CAA General Manager, Research & Development, and ICAO

Future air navigation system (FANS)

28 February

Stewart Wilson – aviation author

Producing aviation books in Australia

1990

25 October

Captain Alan Terrell

70 years of Qantas

27 September

Air Vice-Marshal Desmond Hall

The Battle of Britain

30August

Jerry O’Day

Deregulation

26 July

Air Marshal David Evans, AC, AFC (Ret’d) – former Chief of the Air Staff

Reminiscences

28 June

Brigadier General Yehuda Bar

Entebbe