The latest quarterly edition (December 2022) of the AHSA journal – Aviation Heritage – has recently been posted to members. The full contents are listed below:
Aviation Heritage Volume 53, Number 4, December 2022
135 The Arrivals: Captain Charles de Verneilh by Neil Follett: Details of the flight by Baron Charles de Verneilh, Max Deve and Emile Munsch which departed from Le Bourget, Paris on 6/3/1932 and arrived in Darwin on 27/3/1932. The ultimate destination of the Couzinet 33 Biaritz F-ALMV flown by the trio was Noumea.
136 The Starters: S.P. Jackson by Neil Follett: Details of the attempted flight from UK to Australia by Sydney Jackson, speedway motor cycle rider, who departed from Croydon on 18/10/1934 in the Avro Avian G-ABIE but crashed in Italy 23/10/1934.
137 Memorial Page: Memorial at Aurukun Airport, Queensland to Stanley Ngakyunkwokka, Chairman of the Aurukun Community Inc, Mildred Ida Koometta, Clifford Wilson, and Stephen Heel (pilot) who died in the crash of Cessna U206G VH-FMP on 9 January 1993 by Neil Follett.
138 Australia’s Little Known Commuter Airlines: Paggi’s Aviation by Roger McDonald: Brief details of Paggi’s Aviation which flew several Partenavia P68B aircraft on routes from Carnarvon, WA from 1981 to 1985.
140 The elusive A63: The Link Celestial Navigation Trainer in RAAF service by Peter Hobbins: The story of the Link Celestial Navigation Trainer by the RAAF. One of these navigation trainers housed in tall silo-like structures was used from 1945 until 1957 (East Sale) and two were partially constructed (Rathmines and Tocumwal).
150 The Hindustan HT-2 in Australia by Neil Follett: Details of the visit of two Hindustan HT-2 trainer demonstrators (VT-DIJ and VT-DJQ/VH-AWL) to Australia in 1957-1960.
152 Thesis travels 1964-1965 by Howard Quinlan: For his PhD thesis “The Geography of Australian Internal Air Passenger Services” Howard Quinlan travelled on various passenger flights around Australia in 1964. This colour album contains a selection of the extensive photographs he took.
157 Sidney David Marshall MBE (Part 1) by Greg Banfield: A reproduction of an unpublished manuscript by Greg Banfield from the collection of Queensland Air Museum, detailing the extraordinary life and aviation career of Sidney “Sid” Marshall MBE (1902-1975).
167 Cessna 182A VH-BVC by Neil Follett: Detailed history of Cessna 182A VH-BVC, including the experiences of three pilots who flew the aicraft: Roland Jahne, Neil Follett and Dave Prossor.
169 Essendon Aerodrome photo pictorial 1961 by Neil Follett: Photo pictorial of four-engine airliners at Essendon Aerodrome in 1961.
170 Robert Graham Carey flight to Gawler and the re-enactments by Nigel Daw: Graham Carey’s flight from Adelaide to Gawler on 23 November 1917 and the re-enactments in 1957, 1967, 1977, 1992, 1997, 2007 and 2017.
173 VH-UKV a Wandering Gipsy by Neil Follett: A history of de Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth VH-UKV “Diana” / “Felicity” and its owners Miss Nancy Lyle and Barbara Hitchens from 1931 to its restoration by the Australian Aircraft Restoration Group in the mid 1960s.