Propwash: interesting stories by pilots for pilots and their friends.

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Latest Edition of Propwash -

July 2020

Flying through strange times.

The aviation industry suffered badly with the COVID-19 pandemic. When the government ordered a shutdown, activities at the HDFC came to a standstill. This did not hamper the aviation spirit and members continue to share their aviation dreams on Zoom and on social media. 

The aviation industry is still important and will bounce back again. Aviation connects people, cultures and businesses across continents. Some might be unaware that aviation in Port Macquarie employs many locals and contribute favourably to the local socioeconomy including tourism, freight, aviation medical services, firefighting services and so on. The Hastings District Flying Club (HDFC), established in 1958 is proud to say that it helped shape Port Macquarie’s aviation.

I want to give you something to enjoy, COVID or not. Robin Wilson who is an Editor-at-Large with Vermilion Pinstripes, a marketing agency that I own, wrote about his coverage of the Gulf War. So enjoy the stories in this July issue of Propwash.

Let me know how you’re coping during these strange times by writing to the

Continue to send your stories and take good care of yourself.

Don't give up on your aviation dreams!



Tips for downloading Propwash and saving it onto your iPad -

  • Go to your internet browser (Safari, Chrome, IE) and get to this URL

  • Click "Download Propwash" on your iPad

  • You will see a new tab with the front cover of Propwash

  • Touch anywhere on the iPad screen

  • On the top right hand corner, click on "Open in iBooks"

  • Propwash is now saved onto your iPad

  • To view it later, look for the iBooks icon on your iPad and you will find Propwash under "All Books" shelf.

Happy Reading!

Veronica Lind, Editor, Marketing and Communications for HDFC

Propwash is published by Vermilion Pinstripes


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