Tuesday, April 19, 2016

'Aircrew' at the Athenaeum Club

Honoured to be asked to speak to the ‘Aviation Table’ of the private Athenaeum Club, Melbourne at the start of next month.

I'll be discussing how the Aeroplane Monthly feature 'Aircrew' topic is chosen by the editor, artist Ian Bott and myself, and how Ian and I research and compile the story of each particular aircraft crew task. I'll look be pleased to revisit some of the fascinating byways and challenges of researching the diverse jobs people have done in aircraft over the last century. Better drag my notes together!

Lockheed 12

With the sound of the giros winding down, Doug Hamilton's Lockheed 12 VH-HID is parked up for the night at Echuca during the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia this past weekend.

Quite the executive machine!