History of Hastings District Flying Club (HDFC)

1990s

1990

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

1990 - to-date

Club Captain – Ray Lind. 

1991

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.

1992

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.

1993

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!

1994

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.

1995

Cedric Stephens was awarded Life Membership

 

HDFC announces its new Management Committee

1996

Pilot of the Year - Rod Hall

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Hastings District Flying Club

where people who believe in your flying

dreams come together since 1958

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Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia 2444

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