DATE: THURSDAY 28 September 2017
SPEAKER: Paul Harrison
SUBJECT: The HUEY
TIME: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
VENUE: National SCOUT Centre, Level 1, 1 Kaiwharawhara Road, Wellington (opposite Spotlight) – Gold coin donation please.
This month Paul Harrison will cover the history of the Bell Iroquois helicopter during service with the RNZAF from 1966 – 2015. The 16 Iroquois operated by the air force during these years flew in many parts of the world from the UK to the Antarctic. The role of the Iroquois ranged from pure military missions, to Search and Rescue in New Zealand, civil tasks for other government agencies, South Pacific relief work following natural disasters, and military intervention forces in Bougainville, The Solomons and East Timor.
Last month Lachlan Thurston talked on aspects of WIAL as a business and what an airport operator actually does and where they see themselves in the future. WIAL is the owner operator of Wellington International Airport. Corporatized in 1989 its role as a commercial entity, as with any company, is to make a return on investment for its stakeholders.