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AUGUST : MEETING 15th August

Speaker Doug Philpott 

Topic "Restoring Historical Aircraft to Flying Condition”, aircraft or types of Aircraft that have played a significant part in Australian Aviation History both in Civil and Military.

Doug is a Senior Guide, Chair Market and Media Team of The Historical Restoration Society Inc (Hars)

In order to achieve their objectives HARS recruited Specialist people from within the aviation industry that were interested in the preservation of historical aircraft. The result, they have now achieved within their membership over seventy licensed aircraft engineers out of a total 480 people.

Since 1991, they have achieved significant milestones in their endeavours to preserve our aviation heritage, with their Museum at Albion Park.

In 1997 the International Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators awarded the Grand Masters Award to HARS, in recognition of the outstanding restoration of the Lockheed Super Constellation. 


SEPTEMBER :  Meeting         Peter Gibson

 Topic : Angel Flight


Pilot Peter Gibson has flown far and wide to deliver rural and regional patients to city hospitals.

To date, Peter has clocked up over 400 volunteer flights with Angel Flight Australia - non-emergency flights to enable people to get to specialist appointments or access follow-up care without long road trips.

For Mr. Gibson - an associate professor at the University of Wollongong’s engineering faculty, it’s a chance to use his passion for flying for the greater good.

 “I’ve been flying since 1982 and I love it but really wanted to do something meaningful with my plane and so when I found out about Angel Flight I immediately volunteered,” he said.

 “It’s bad having a serious illness but then being several hours drive from a major hospital to get the treatment you need makes it really tough. I’m happy to do my bit to help out.”



Speaker Coordinator:   Kay Ashton