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WIA Centenary Weekend - Sunday BBQ at Aviation & Radio Museum

Date : 22 / 04 / 2010
Author : Robert Broomhead - VK3DN

To describe it as a ‘hidden gem’ is an understatement when we refer to Dick Smith's Bowylie Flying Club located on a Gundaroo Property just 30 minutes north of Canberra. This privately owned aviation museum is home to a wide range of carefully restored aviation related memorabilia and display of historical radio equipment. It is sure to be of great interest to WIA Centenary weekend participants.

Dick has agreed to give a presentation during the afternoon on the involvement of amateur radio in his world flights. Included will be information on the NDB which was made by his friend, Gil McPherson so he could locate the ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on his around-the-world solo helicopter flight in 1982/1983.

Do join us for the WIA Centenary Convention weekend of activities and for your opportunity to see the many treasures in store at the Bowylie Flying Club. The property will be open Sunday the 30th May from 12:00 noon for registered Centenary weekend participants. A BBQ lunch sponsored by Yaesu is available for just $8 a head or you may choose to bring your own picnic lunch. To participate, simply complete Centenary Convention registration form by clicking the following Link

We thank the WIA Centenary Patron, Dick Smith VK2DIK for making the Gundaroo Property available for a truly relaxing third and final day of the Centenary weekend.

Related Files

Bowylie Flying Club Preview

A message from Dick Smith VK2DIK Patron of the WIA's Centenary Celebrations
A_Message_From_Dick_Smith VK2DIK.mp3


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