Speaker list

2020
29 OctoberKen Llewellyn, author, journalist and senior RAAF public relations officer Taking Battle of Britain Heroes to the UK for 50th Anniversary
18 OctoberAir Commodore (Dr) Mark Lax AOM, CSM (Retd) AAC member and RAAF historianThe History of the RAAF – 1972-1996
27 FebruaryLance Halvorson, AAC member and retired RAAF navigatorThe Australia Flying Corps in the Great War
2019
31 OctoberAir Vice-Marshal John McGarry, AM, CSC (Retd)Backing his people
26 SeptemberMerv Fowler, AAC memberThe joy in owning your own aircraft
29 AugustAir Commodore (Dr) Mark Lax, AAC memberWhat happened to the AFC Half Flight
25 JulyMartin Susans – RAAF fast jet pilot, private aircraft owner and Club memberRestoration of a Ryan STM
27 JuneNick Coulson – Retired RAAF and CASA test pilotFlight test of the Southern Cross replica
30 MayTerry Wilson – RAAF fighter and helicopter pilotHelicopter operations in the Sinai
18 AprilBob Richardson – AAC member and retired RAAF fighter and test pilotSelecting the RAAF fighter replacement for the Mirage
28 MarchIan Pearson – AAC memberThe loss of P-3B Orion A9-296
28 FebruaryMick Haxell, DFC – Air Force pilot9 Squadron operations in Vietnam
2018
25 OctoberDoug Hurst – AAC memberThe Domino Theory
27 SeptemberDave Rogers and Lance Halvorson – AAC members and F-4 and F-111 pilot and navigator respectivelyFerry of F-4, F-111 and F/A-18 to Australia
30 AugustMartin AuburyNevil Shute – Author and Pilot
26 JulyMartin James – RAAF HistorianThe Battle of the Bismarck Sea
19 JuneEd WilliamsEvolution of aircraft navigation
31 MaySanu Kainikara – RAAF Air Power StrategistFlying the MiG
26 AprilBob Richardson – AAC member and retired RAAF fighter and test pilotThe combat capability of the modern RAAF
29 MarchHoward BradyAntarctic geology
22 FebruaryPeter RushbridgeMeasure of real defence capability
2017
26 OctoberDoug Hurst – AAC memberThe Far East Air Force
28 SeptemberMarjorie Pagani – CEO Angel FlightAngel Flight operations in Australia
31 AugustBill Owen – experienced RN and RAN submarine commanderSubmarines since 1967 – what about the future?
27 JulyGeorge PenfoundVickers and the TSR2
29 JuneMike Gahan – aviation adviserAviation infrastructure in third world states
25 MayMartin Aubury, RAeS – Retired airworthiness engineer involved in development of the Boeing 747Boeing’s incredible 747
27 AprilDr John Dawson – Head of the Positioning Section at Geoscience AustraliaA trial satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) for Australia
30 MarchNeville Blyth – Manager Major Projects ATSBA quick look inside the Australian Transport Safety Bureau – Australia’s independent transport safety investigator
23 FebruaryAir Vice-Marshal ‘Mac’ Weller, AM, RetdHuey Support in Vietnam
2016
27 OctoberPeter Foley – ATSB Program Director, Operational Search for MH 370The search for MH370
29 SeptemberJohn Paule – AAC memberMy Vietnam experiences
25 AugustDavid Edmunds – aviation author and advocateOshkosh 2016 and Canberra’s second airport saga
28 JulyOwen Zupp – AAC memberPhil Zupp – a life in the sky
30 JuneAIRCDRE Alan Clements – Commandant ADFA and F8 Meteor pilotFlying the F8 Meteor
26 MayDoug Hurst – AAC MemberTransport Support Flight Butterworth & the Cold War
28 AprilCommodore Drew McKinnie, RANR – Chair GFA Ops PanelThe sport of gliding
31 MarchCommodore Vince di Pietro, RAN – immediate past Commander RAN Fleet Air Arm 39 years of naval aviation
25 FebruarySteve Tizzard – aviation consultant and investigatorPolitical and financial impediments to flight safety
2015
29 OctoberIan Pearson & Doug Hurst – AAC membersCold War Maritime air operations
24 SeptemberAnita Taylor – CASA Board MemberFuture of recreational aviation in Australia
27 AugustPeter Rusbridge – AAC memberAircrew training reform – a serious business
30 JulySQNLDR David Hood, RAAFC-27J Spartan: certification and capabilities
25 JuneBen Matthes – AAC memberReasons to travel – Birdsville and beyond
28 MayMerv Fowler – AAC memberExtreme aircraft instrumentation – my amazing journey
30 AprilRADM Raydon Gates (Retd) – CE LM Aust & NZAn aerospace update from Lockheed Martin
26 MarchIan Honnery – CE Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation of AustraliaAerospace and defence exposition
26 FebruaryMAJGEN Jim Molan (Retd)Middle East operations
2014
30 OctoberJeff Boyd CASA Deputy ChairAn update on CASA activities
25 SeptemberPhilip Kinnane – AAC memberDevelopment of the RAAF’s air refuelling capability
28 AugustIan Pearson – AAC memberSouthern Ocean rescues
31 JulyPhilip ClayMuch more than [Fokker] Friendship
26 JuneMark BoastMy career in military aviation
29 MayBill Owens – AAC memberBy submarine under the Arctic ice 1965
24 AprilLorraine Litster – AAC memberMy doubtful career in aviation
27 MarchRon Gretton and Mark Skidmore – RAAF MuseumThe Bristol Boxkite replica story
27 FebruaryNorman Lee – Committee MemberSome lesser moments in aviation
2013
31 OctoberMs Margaret Staib (AVM Retd)CEO Airservices Australia
26 SeptemberTerry Roach – Submarine Institute of AustraliaWhy submarines for Australia
29 AugustDavid Edmunds – aviation author and advocateRecreational airfield for Canberra
25 JulyDr Robert Lee – former BASI DirectorHuman Factors in Safety
27 JuneLaurie Wilson – President National Press ClubPersonal perceptions of a political journalist
30 MayRon Doggett – AAC memberCharles member Karman – engineer, inventor, businessman, musician, philanthropist
18 AprilJohn White – former AWM aircraft curatorPersonal reflections on departure as the AWM Aircraft Collection Curator
28 MarchMargaret Hadfield-Zorgdrager & Dr Kathryn Spurling – Hadfield Gallery“A grave too far away” – A tribute to Australians in member II RAF Bomber Command
28 FebruaryGary Waters – Kokoda FoundationModern cyber warfare – offence and defence
2012
25 OctoberACM Angus Houston (Rtd) – Chair Airservices AustraliaA personal perspective
27 SeptemberBob Howe – AAC member2 SQN riverine operations in Vietnam 
30 AugustJohn McCormick -– Director Civil Aviation Safety AuthorityCASA today, the director’s view
26 JulyJohn Wood – AAC memberAffordable safety, Class G Airspace trial and other matters
28 JuneJohn McCaffrey – AAC memberA virtual tour of the AWM
31 MayGraham Dyke – AAC memberNo1 Squadron and the Malayan Emergency
26 AprilLEUT James Hawley RAN – Naval Aviation Warfare InstructorModern naval combat helicopter operations
29 MarchRod Bencke – AAC memberV Bombers development and personal flying experiences
23 FebruaryPeter Reddel – AAC memberCurrent Civil Transport Aircraft Development
2011
27 OctoberMichael Cleaver – AAC memberOshkosh – an adventure
22 SeptemberProf Brian O’Keeffe – AAC memberFuture Navigation System – history and way forward
25 AugustAVM Kym “Koz” Osley – New Air Combat CapabilityJoint Strike Fighter
28 JulyDr Miriam Baltuck – Canberra Deep Space Comms Complex and NASA Ops.Apollo XI moon landing on 21 July 1969 theme
30 JuneIan Mallett – AAC memberGPS, performance based navigation
26 MayAIRMSHL Mark Binskin – Chief of Air ForceRAAF view to the future
28 AprilLaddie Hindley – AAC memberHelicopter operations in Australia and PNG
31 MarchJim Cullens – AAC memberGlider operations WWII
23 FebruaryJohn Daly – AAC memberPersonal aviation experiences
2010
30 SeptemberGraham Neil – AAC memberFAC in Vietnam
26 AugustNorman Lee – Committee MemberReflections on early RAN helicopter ops
29 JulyStephen ByronCanberra Airport
24 JuneOwen Zupp“there and back”
27 MayJeff BoydBrindabella airlines and the changing operating environment for GA
29 AprilMike WatsonLow flying accidents
25 MarchPhil ByrneP3 v submarine
25 FebruaryJohn WhiteAustralians in WWII Bomber Command
2009
29 OctoberPhil ByrneP3 v submarine
24 SeptemberGraham MossBuilding airports in the South Pacific
27 AugustBob Howe – Retired RAAF navigator / weapons officerThe PGM revolution for Australia:  air weapons projects – 1970s
30 JulyRhonda ParnellA life with aviation
25 JuneJohn QuaifeExperiences as a fighter pilot & my experience as director of the Combined Air Operations Centre in the Middle East
28 MayStuart BackJindalee
30 AprilAndrew McLaughlinThe future 
26 MarchNeil Campbell TWA 800 Accident – Australian participation in the investigation.
26 FebruaryRon GreenIt’s a Mirage!!
2008
30 OctoberOwen ZuppSQNLDR McGlashan – Dunkirk to D-Day
25 SeptemberDoug Hurst RAAF in Korea 
28 AugustJim FlemmingIn flight refuelling
31 JulyHarry Julian“How does it feel?”
26 JuneJohn WhiteWWI aircraft restoration project
29 MayKenny LoveTemora Aviation Museum
24 AprilNorman LeeTraining fighter pilots Lossiemouth 1960s
27 MarchCol Joe RearsDefence Aviation Training & Rotary Wind Developments.
28 FebruaryAIRCDRE Jack PlentyRAAF Air Lift Group
2007
25 OctoberMerv FowlerJames Reason accident investigation model 
27 SeptemberCraig SaddlerBoeing Australia
30 AugustJohn WhiteRestoring G for George and other aircraft at the AWM
26 JulyBrett LeyshonATSB Lockhart River crash
28 JuneBill ElyEvolution in navigation technology
31 MayGraham DykeAntarctic aviation
26 AprilKristen AlexanderJack Davenport
29 MarchDave RogersEjection from F111
22 FebruaryKristen AndersonClive Caldwell & other WWII Australian fighter pilots
2006
26 OctoberGordon Taylor 
28 SeptemberRichard LowJeppesen’s electronic flight bag
31 AugustDick CresswellMy career as a fighter pilot
27 JulyNorman LeeRAN carrier ops in Korean war, with some lighter moments
29 JuneMerv FowlerRunway Safety
25 MayBen RaynerCanberra International Airport future 
27 AprilIan KerrWIGs
30 MarchMerv FowlerRunway safety
23 Feb Rod LukeRAAF flying training