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Sharing Some News from The ILLawarra Flyers –

The Illawarra Flyers Inc Update

Aug 12, 2015



Dear All,


Rachel Lumb update:


We understand that Rachel is still undergoing procedures in hospital for her fractures after the recent accident, but her family advise she is slowly improving. She can’t really have visitors yet and more information will be provided as it comes to hand. We wish her well for a rapid recovery.





Noon Sept 2 birthday luncheon for Arthur Badgers 90th Please let Gunter know if you can join us:


  • Who – Members and partners
  • When – Noon, Sept 2nd 2015
  • Where – Addys Restaurant, Shellharbour Village
  • Cost – $25/head for a 2 course lunch
  • Contact – Gunter 0477 115 632



From Garmin:


  • The attached service alert for operations with altimeter set to QFE



From John Martin:




From CASA:



From SAAA:


  • The attached Ausfly invitation



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From HARS:


  • Next open days Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th
  • Friends,

I thought I would give you a short update on some of the recent events and plans at HARS.

HARS put on a fine show at RAAF Richmond last weekend. Caribou led the Dakota over the 35 Squadron Re-formation Colours Parade, watched by the Governor of NSW, Chief of Air Force and over 500 guests. The timing was perfect despite the variable nature of the time they wanted us over the Parade. After landing we held at the far end of the runway and then taxied into position adjacent to the C-27J Spartan. All the aircraft were then opened for inspection. There were many comments on how good the HARS aircraft looked and performed.

That evening there was a function at the Sergeants Mess where a few speeches were made. The CO 35 Sqn spent some time outlining Bob St. Johns remarkable Vietnam and Caribou career. Also feted were the other Vietnam Veterans, including our own Mike Delahunty and Trevor Wallace.

On the Sunday, both aircraft recovered to Albion Park in formation and entered the circuit over the HARS complex with a formation break overhead. A fitting end to an auspicious weekend.

It doesnt go without saying how well the aircraft performed, thanks to our hard working volunteer engineers.

We were very proud to have shown the HARS flag and the weekend should further establish HARS credibility for the RAAF and Government.

Our new Boeing 747-400 is proving a popular attraction and visitor numbers are increasing rapidly. We have also acquired the forward fuselage section of the RAAF’s first B707, which was originally a Qantas aircraft. It had become a moss covered hulk, but our fellows are already working their magic. We have on hand a full set of cockpit instruments so it will be in a totally restored condition before long.

Plans are also afoot to acquire a Convair 440 twin piston engined airliner from South Africa. It was operated as a feeder aircraft for Rovos Rail, a First Class private rail tour operation. Now surplus to their requirements, we are now raising funds for this aircraft to be restored to flight status and ferried to Australia. It will complement our Lockheed Super Constellation and will be available for members and sponsors. The interior is magnificent and it will be quite a classy sight when she gets here.

Warmest regards,

Doug Haywood



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General Matters:




Rob pre-flighting a P38 at depths



Ourforward programme is currently as follows:-


Aug 22 – See the movie – The Return of the Catalina starts 6.00pm at HARS H1 tickets from HARS front desk

Aug 29, 30 – Gathering of Eagles Australia Watts Bridge Own arrangements as desired

Sept 4-6 – Ausfly Narromine Own arrangements as desired

Oct 18 – Jamestown SA Jamestown Air Spectacular Own arrangements as desired

Nov 6-8 – Tastings on Hastings Own arrangements as desired

Nov 20, 21 –Warbirds Downunder Temora Own arrangements as desired tickets are on sale now

Jan 22-26 – Piper Society Bass Strait Islands tour


See you at the BBQ Friday,