Sunday 26th March

Liz Matthews and Pro Hart's decorated Rolls Royce
Liz Matthews and Pro Hart's decorated Rolls Royce

Saturday 25th March

Historic Walk

Saturday morning commenced with President Mike Fisher leading a walk through the historic city centre.

Airtourer group in front of the historic Broken Hill Court House.
Airtourer group in front of the historic Broken Hill Court House.
Another
Another "Historic" building that attracted the interest fo the visitors.
Beryl Street
Beryl "The Sheriff" Marshall is so well known in Broken Hill they named a street after her.

Royal Flying Doctor Service Visit

Group Photo at RFDS
The Airtourer Association group at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Broken Hill Base
RFDS Cheque Presentation
President Mike Fisher and Beryl "The Sheriff" Marshall presenting a cheque from the Association to the RFDS

Convention Dinner

Best Presented Airtourer Award
Ross McBride (right) receiving the award for "Best Presented Airtourer" from President Mike Fisher (left) and judge Andy Morris (centre)
Liz Matthews with Tony Matthews Award
Liz Matthews with the Tony Matthews award which was given to Alan Wood for 40 years of contribution to the Airtourer Association. Unfortunately Alan was not able to attend but son Graham created a presentation on Alan's life in aviation.

Friday Night Dinner at the Democracy Club


Judy Riddel and Lyn Butler
Gerald Smith and Gerry Pels
Gerald Smith and Gerry Pels
John Day enjoying one glass of red.
John Day enjoying a glass of red
Mike Fisher with an inverted story
Mike Fisher with an inverted story
Andrew Clement with a straight and level story.
Andrew Clement with a straight and level story

Arrivals - Friday

This year's convention commenced on a fine although warm Friday afternoon with temperatures in the mid 30s C. Unfortunately weather in other parts of this large country was not favourable to flying causing some members to leave their Airtourers in the hangar and resorting to driving or flying commercially. Nevertheless, by 5PM there were six Airtourers, with at least one more on the way, and a collection of other types. Unfortunately regulars like Alan and Merle Wood were unable to make it due to health reasons, and even Graham Wood was unable to make it out of Sydney in his Bonanza due to weather.

On arrival at Broken Hill we were made welcome by the local Aero Club with expresso coffee and other cold, but stronger, refreshments. Tonight's gathering will be at the Demo Club, keep watching this website for updates.

Airtourer T6 FVV and Super 150 WAU at Broken Hill
Andy and Jane Morris's Airtourer T6, FVV was one of the first to arrive while in the background is David Wearne's Airtourer 150 WAU. David brought along Beryl "The Sheriff" Marshall.

Andrew Clement was one of the first to arrive, being the bus driver for the weekend. His Airtourer 150 KGR was tied down in pride of place in front of the Broken Hill Aero Club