Happy, Honoured & Surprised – Thank You!
I am happy, honoured and surprised to have been appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia, by the Governor-General His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) for “significant service to the aviation industry both nationally and internationally, particularly for flight safety, and to the community”. Five […]
Australia Day 2016 – ICAO & RAeS – “Nancy-Bird Walton Lecture”
Update – 4 March 2019 I feel both surprised and proud. Today it was announced that the $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport will officially become the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. The campaign to rename the airport started when I presented the inaugural Nancy-Bird Walton Lecture on behalf of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) at the International […]
Nancy-Bird Walton’s 100th Birthday Celebration
Update – December 2015 Many great airports are named after famous people. I propose that Sydney Badgerys Creek airport be named “Sydney Nancy-Bird Walton International Airport” in honour of Australia’s greatest aviatrix. Her airport would sit beside “Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport”, named after Australia’s greatest aviator. Click here to read more … Original Post […]
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Flight of the Uiver – 80th Anniversary (24 October 2014) See also Updates Contact Uiver Memorial Community Trust (UMCT) Courier Mail Uiver remarkable outcome: Captain More Photos of the Uiver ABC Radio program “The Uiver Emergency” will bring you to tears The Uiver: A Photographic History 24th October 2014 Today the 24th October 2014 is Albury’s day. […]
Happy 110th Birthday!
Happy Birthday Powered Flight! Today, the 17th December 2013 marks the recognition of 110 remarkable years of revolutionary technology, intrepid exploration and inspirational leaders who (in Bert Hinkler’s words) have “flown the ships off the oceans”. It’s 110 years today since Wilbur Wright flew the Wright Flier for 12 seconds, flying just 36 metres (half the […]
Welcome to the Big Jets Book discussion
I am writing a book about big jets My definition of the big jets are those bigger than the Boeing 737 or Airbus A320. Large corporate jets (Gulfstream and Cessna) are also included. For aspiring aviators who are pursuing a career flying Big Jets and for commercial aviation pilots, The Big Jets book provides an […]