Hamilton Branch Meeting - Presntation on New satellite ADS-B system

DATE: Wed 26 September 2018 - Lecture
TIME: 19:30 hrs / 7.30pm
VENUE: Glenview Club, Peacockes Road, Glenview, Hamilton.
SPEAKER: Mr. Sal Carta

Sal will speak on ADS-B the new satellite supported system designed to replace radar as NZ's main a/c tracking technology a step closer. The current system will be de-commissioned in 2021. This new system ADS-B will be more accurate and hopefully safer than the present one.

His talk will be aided by a powerpoint presentation and a video.

Thanks to all those (19) who came to last month's meeting, when Lt/Cmdr Ian Pickering RN (Rtd) gave us all a very fascinating insight into what it's like in a nuclear submarine and other Naval vessels on which he had served. Most of us never realised the size and complexity of various systems associated with naval warfare,and let's hope they never have to be implemented in our life time, otherwise that would be the end as we know it.

Although this was not a strictly aeronautical topic,weapons systems and missiles were included in the talk with photo's and the Trident missile was the big one (try 64tons).

I think it's safe to say that the nuclear submarine still has the advantage and one might be lurking around our coastline right now,and we wouldn't even know.


The latest local news from Ardmore is the Mosquito FBV1/pz474 (Avspecs) and the P-39Q Airacobra (Pioneer Aero's) should be ready to go by Oct/Nov this year,so roll on summer and with daylight saving starting next week it's all looking good for flying.

Not sure about Brian Hall's T-28 Trojan in Warbirds hangar,looks like it's ready to fly again after that wheels up landing a while back. Also there is now another Trojan down in Taranaki along with Brett Emeny's one, so now (3) in NZ.

Also at Classic Flyers Tauranga, Five Westland Wessex helicopters are meant to be arriving Wed/19th/Sept from Taranaki, one will be kept as a static display at Museum and the rest sold/loaned to other Museums in NZ.

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