The latest quarterly edition (March 2019) of the AHSA journal – Aviation Heritage – has recently been posted to members. The full contents are listed below:
Aviation Heritage Volume 50, Number 1, March 2019
3 Oswald Watt Medal 1998: Andrew Thomas by Neil Follett: Brief biography of Andrew Thomas, NASA astronaut who flew two Space Shuttle missions.
4 Memorial: Fountaindale, NSW by Neil Follett: Memorial at Fountaindale, NSW, to RAAF aviator P/O R.J. Ohlmeyer of Claire, SA who died on 23/11/1939 when his parachute failed to open after he jumped from Hawker Demon A1-62.
6 The Arrivals: Amy Johnson by Neil Follett: Details of the flight from UK to Australia by Amy Johnson in de Havilland DH.60G Moth G-AAAH “Jason” which departed Croydon, UK, 05/05/1930 and arrived Darwin 24/05/1930.
11 The Starters: Charles Purnell Parkerson by Neil Follett: Details of the attempted flights from UK to Australia (and on to New Zealand) by Charles Purnell Parkerson in de Havilland DH.60G Moth G-AALM, the first attempte departed Lympne, UK on 23/03/1930 and crashed in France on the same day, the second attempt departed Croydon, UK on 21/04/1930 and crashed in France on the same day.
12 The Harrison Air Log – 1940 by Neil Follett: A log of all flights made by John Harrison in his aerial photography career. This installment from 07/02/1940 to 17/07/1940, with log details and pictures.
14 A Sense of Place by Neil Follett: Details of the memorial at the Launceston Church Grammar School’s library to the Brock brothers, H.J. (Joe) and H.E. (Jim) who were former students and both killed in action during the Second World War
18 Somerset Airways Limited by Roger McDonald: History of Somerset Airways which operated air taxi and charter flights around Muttaburra and Longreach, Queensland from 1950 to 1973.
26 The Cooma Visit June 1928 by Denis Newton: The visit of Bill Lancaster and Jessie “Chubbie” Miller to Cooma in their Avro Avian “Red Rose” in June 1928.
28 The Herald December 31, 1919 by Kevin O’Reilly: The introduction of newspaper delivery flights by the Herald’s fleet of aircraft at Glenhuntly Aerodrome, Melbourne, VIC. Pilots included Capt. Gordon C. Wilson MC, AFC, DFM and Capt. Roy King DSO, DFC. The aircraft included a Sopwith Gnu and Bristol Tourer G-AUDG.
31 The Piaggio P.166(A) in Australia and Papua New Guinea: VH-CAC c/n 375 by Roger McDonald: History and details of Piaggio P.166(A) VH-CAC, c/n 375.
34 The Story From the Wreck: The Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit’s Field Operations 1942-1944 by Liam Kane: History of the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit (ATAIU) field operations in the South-West Pacific area from late 1942 to 1944.
41 A Story of Mrs Dorothy Reis (nee Bishop), Pilot Licence #134, 1928 by Cathy Hobson: Details of Dorothy Edna Reis (nee Bishop), the fourth woman to achieve a powered licence in Australia.
44 The Rise and Fall of CZL Aero 145 VH-DUA by Neil Follett: Photo esssay of CZL Aero 145 c/n 19-012 VH-DUA of Dulminson Aircraft, which crashed at Moorabbin on 12/11/1960. The pilot Len Lymath was seriously injured.