ANTIQUE AEROPLANE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
It is with sadness that we inform members of the passing of Allan Harding after a long battle with illness. Al was a long time member of the Antiquers and I remember Al as highly intelligent, passionate, genuine and always willing to help whenever and wherever it was needed. Al was always on hand to volunteer to help at our events and that carried on with his considerable time volunteering at the Temora Aviation Museum.
Funeral details for Allan Harding are as follows: 2pm Friday the 6th of July at the Temora Aviation Museum, followed by an interment in Temora cemetery.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of AAAA founding member and icon of the Association, Edith Aitken. Together with her late husband Geoff they ran one of the most popular flyin's of all time; the "Prarie" fly-in through out the 80's. Well known and well loved, Edith will be Sadly missed.
The Funeral will be at
12 Victoria st,
11am, Tue 17th Jan.
2016 GRASS ROOTS FLY-IN CANCELLED
The unprecedented winter rains across south eastern Australia this winter with further flooding falls in the past 36 hours have seen Leeton and surrounding areas receive another 40mm of rain and the forecast for the week ahead is for another 20-30mm for the region.
Given the current status of Leeton airfield and the forecast of further rain this week, the Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Grass Roots Fly-in and focus our efforts on preparing for our Spring Fly-in and Annual General Meeting at Temora next month.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Bob Rankin and the Leeton Aviators Club for their hard work and preparation, hopefully we can return to Leeton in 2017 under much clearer and drier skies and firmer ground.
Unfortunately the weather gods are not shining on us with Leeton receiving an inch of rain already this week and forecast for another inch or two on Friday evening into Saturday morning.
As Leeton is an all over grass field with no tarmac or hardstand areas, the Committee has made the decision to cancel the event this weekend and reschedule in a fortnight's time, being the weekend of 17-18 September 2016.
It was by no means an easy decision for the Committee to make but ourpriorities are safety and ensuring an enjoyable time is had by all.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Bob Ranking and the Leeton Aviators Club for their hard work and preparation leading up to the event and look forward to seeing them in a fortnight with hopefully a couple of weeks of fine weather to dry up the Leeton airfield.
Hi everyone, the following is a message from one of our newest members, Carolen Fisher, regarding the future of the Old Aviators Flying Museum at Maryborough, VIC.
Hello friends and supporters, more than three and a half years down the track the committee and I have decided it is time to wind up the Old Aviators Inc. We will hold the last AGM in the morning of November 14 in the museum any past members who would like to attend are welcome.
This is also an invitation to anyone who would like to visit the museum one more time.
It will be open for the final time after the last AGM on Saturday, November 14 between 1 – 4pm.
Items that were donated to the museum will be returned to the owners who generously lent them and other museums will be contacted regarding specific items.
John’s private collection, as well as the compilation of parts, will be for sale when we finish compiling the list.
Should you have a particular interest in anything please contact me by email via firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest and support.
The 2015 Grass Roots Fly-in is on this weekend at Kyabram in Victoria. Below is a copy of the airfield layout and parking plan as well as key event information for members.
The June 2015 edition (Volume 162) of Rag&Tube is in the mail today and should be in your mailbox by the end of the week. This edition features Lyn & Di Forster's 2015 National Fly-in Grand Champion Award winning CA25 Winjeel on the cover.
A big thanks to all members who contributed content to your magazine.
For those that need it, below is a copy of the airfield layout and parking plan for Echuca this weekend.
CASA have recently released two new AD's for DH types 60 and 83.
These new AD's are very similar to those released for the Tiger Moth in 2014.
If you're a Facebook or Google+ user you can now log in to the Antiquers website with your Facebook or Google+ account so long as your email address of your FB or Google+ account matches the email address in our membership system.
If you're email addresses are different and you'd like to update your Antiquers one, you can do so by logging into the Antiquers web system and updating it yourself or send an email to email@example.com with your preferred email and we'll update it for you.