Thursday, November 5, 2015

How important was the 1934 DC-2 airliner 'Uiver'?

Good question. I'll be speaking about this at the Civil Aviation Historical Society's annual Open Day on Saturday November 7th, at Essendon Airport, Melbourne.

The theme of this years Open Day is "THE ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA CENTENARY AIR RACE" celebrating the Melbourne City Centenary.

The Open Day will include speakers on the Air Race, including yours truly, continuous screening of aviation films, a relevant photographic display, and self guided tours of the museum assisted by volunteers.

The talks:
11.30 am: Mr John McCulloch, 'Three Days to Melbourne'

1.00 pm: Mr James Kightly, The Airline Winner - The Significance of the DC-2 'Uiver'

2.30 pm: Mr John McCulloch, The Air Race Sub-Committee: organisation and controversies behind the scenes

The Open Day will run from 10am to 5pm. The society says 'Family and friends welcome', I hope to see you there!