Memories by Walter B Wood
I first meet Barry in 1953 when I enrolled at St Joseph’s College Brisbane. We lived in Camp Hill, just one street away from each other. Immediately we became firm friends. In his youth, He was quite the larrikin and great fun to be with; always getting into mischief, laughing, joking, telling yarns; and engaging in discussions about almost every topic under the sun.
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The founder of Wings of Life. Is 19 years old. Was a boarder at St. Joseph’s Nudgee College and graduated in 2008. As a passionate aviator he received a recreational pilots license at age 15 and now holds a Senior Instructors rating, and a Private Pilot License with …
Aircraft: Spitfire VH-SFG
Trevor Mills is 50 years old, and has been flying for 33 years. He has owned more than a dozen aircraft over the years, and is currently flying a Pitts S1S and a RV 8 that he built himself y over 11 years. This aircraft won best home built at the previous Festival of Flight. Trevor is also a Gliding …
Aircraft: RV 8
Ron Field is the old and wise of the team. He spent many years in the jewelery industry and then went onto manage a small successful business in Caboolture. One day Ron heard this voice from above (No not god), it was a pilot yelling “G’Day” at him from a drifter, just above the trees …
Aircraft: Jabiru J230D
Peter Raffels learned to fly in Shropshire, England in 1972. Peter emigrated to Australia in 1994, initially to Gayndah in Queensland and now lives on a property near Childers, from where he operates …
.Aircraft: Spitfire VH-YPU
What do you want to do! Fly a chopper. 28 years of marriage and you would think she believes I’m still a kid. At 59, I needed a new challenge, I have never flown a plane myself but decided the finances and planets …
Aircraft: Robinson R44
David Brown is 42 years old, and co-owner of a lovely Van’s RV10. This is the second aircraft he and Capt. Chris Murray have constructed and owned together. It is an IO-540 powered 4 seat high performance aeroplane …
Aircraft: RV 10
An inspired and enthusiastic individual, Joshua is passionate about flight and inspiring others. Joshua grew up in the mountains of Colorado, flying with family and friends from a very young age. Joshua soloed in a J3 Cub and enjoys …
Aircraft: Piper Cherokee 6
I have been a professional pilot since leaving school and joining the military. After 15 years in the military I left and have been flying for major airlines since then. I wanted to get back to the roots of flying and …
Aircraft: RV 4
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See Paul Bennet:
17th July at Tamworth
18th July at Armidale & Archerfield Airport