The 40TH ANNIVERSARY FLY-AWAY

2018 AIRTOURER ASSOCIATION CONVENTION AND 40TH

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING GRIFFITHS NSW

16-19 March 2018

Preliminary Programme

(subject to amendment)

THE BEGINNING - FRIDAY MARCH 16th 2018

We have made Sheparton airport the rallying point for aircraft originating from southern locations on their way to Griffiths. Fuel is available through Gawne Aviation with payment by credit card, cheque or cash.

Members are invited to converge on SHT for a group lunch at 1300 at the Aero Club. After lunch the assembled group will be able to fly in loose company to GTH.

For arrival over GTH we hope that the formation endorsed pilots in the group will announce the beginning of the Airtourer Association’s 40th AGM.

We encourage aircraft arriving from either north or west to consider meeting up in a similar way.

SATURDAY MARCH 17th

START OF THE DAY:

GRIFFITHS HERITAGE WALK

A walking tour of the very long main street of Griffiths led by Mike Fisher. Stop off for coffee along the way and visit the MIA museum.

1230 LUNCH AT GOOLGOWI

Fly to Goolgowi for lunch at the Royal Mail Hotel and a look around the town.

1900 CONVENTION FORMAL DINNER:

Lucky door Prize

Competition- entertaining test of knowledge

Best presented Airtourer Prize

Most original Airtourer Prize

Longest distance to attend Prize

Most AGM’s attended Prize

Grand Champion Prize

First time attendees Prize

SUNDAY MARCH 18th

 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS:

1000 AIRTOURER ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

1030 CO-OPERATIVE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

1130 FLY TO CORYNNIA STATION

Corynnia Station lunch and tour

Our hosts Bruce and Julie Armstrong

Bruce and Julie welcome fly in guests by prior arrangement. Bruce is a passionate aviator who uses the airstrip frequently in his Cessna 172.The dry weather airstrip is situated on the border of the homestead garden.

GPS Co-ordinates: S 34°12°87’ E 145°33°87’
850 metres long.
Direction 21,03. No overrun. No power lines.
Windsocks well marked.

Corynnia Station is a 17,000 acre busy working property and Bruce and Julie have chosen to share their unique, historic and truly Australian part of the world with guests.
Corynnia produces high quality Merino wool and meat from our flock of 8,000 and the irrigated cropping programme includes cotton, grains and sheep fodder, using technologically advanced methods.

Julie’s flair for design is evident in this Stunning Outback Garden Oasis set within the brown, flat, harsh and unforgiving landscape.

The farmstay cottages are set within these fabulous gardens which have been a ‘labour of love’, created by Julie over thirty years. Fabulous sculptures by renowned local sculptor Kim Gibbs, are showcased within the garden.

The pool and tennis court, as well as outdoor seating and dining areas, are located within the gardens for the enjoyment of guests.

Our host Julie Armstrong will chat about the garden, homestead and a little of the farm and history and this will be included along with a tour of the garden.

Lunch will be farm made fresh produce including a mix of:

Cold meats and salads - much will be from the Corynnia garden

Fresh local bread

Fresh fruit - some from our garden

Cake

Tea and coffee

REQUEST

We would like to have an interesting backdrop for the Convension Dinner so we request that you email your favourite Airtourer photos of people and aircraft so a "slide show" can be put together. Please send photos of a sensible file size to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have some interesting old film based photos just scan them or take a photo of them with a digital camera/phone.