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History of Hastings District Flying Club (HDFC)



Vern Polley and Neil Files took part in the World Vintage Air Rally.

1990 - to-date

Club Captain – Ray Lind. 


Harry Bellott was awarded Life Membership.

Club Captain - Ray Lind

Pilot of the Year - Darren McGilvray


Acquisition of the Drifter.


Inter-club competition at Bathurst in March 1991 - Ray Lind (first); Rod Hall (second) and Bob Needham sounded the winning horn.


Tri-club Competition at Taree in late May attracting 60 pilots around the state. HDFC won the competition.


Members attended the RAAF 70th Anniversary Air Show in Richmond in October 1991.


Ray Lind received his instructor rating.

Pilot of the Year - Rod Davision


Fly away on Australia Day to the cane fields at Palmer's Island which became a yearly affair.


Trophy winners for May's Tri-club Competition at home include Phoebe-Ann Needham, Rod Davision, Rod Hall, Darren McGilvray and Neil Files.


Four winners for the Tri-Club Competition at Scones - Doug Radford, Graham Bell, Rod Davison, Phoebe-Ann Needham.


Vern Polley, Hans Westphal, George Northey, Darren McGilvray, Rod Hall and Col Bailey attended the Oshkosh Air Show. The QANTAS 747 plane that they flew in was piloted by Sandy Howard, another club member and former student of Barrie Abbott!


Tiger Moth race.


Vince Williams decided to retire as the watchful House Manager and was presented with a golden watch.


Rod Davison's questions to the Air Training Corps cadets - What are the two main groups of instruments?

  • Flight instruments and musical instruments!


HDFC took top spot at NSW Interclub Flying competition held at Moruya on 21 Nov 1994.


Tragic deaths of club member Dr Lou Levi and his wife, Joanne as their Beechcraft Baron crashed at Diamond Head on 17 Feb 1994.


Cedric Stephens was awarded Life Membership


HDFC announces its new Management Committee


Pilot of the Year - Rod Hall

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