Early Aviation History in Wellington

and an early history of the Wellington Aero Club

WHEN: 27 February 2020, 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
WHERE: CAA NZ , Level 15, Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston St., Wellington, New Zealand
SPEAKERS: Charles Davis and Bernard Weinstein

LECTURE

A look back at the history of early aviation in Wellington and, in particular, that of Wellington Aero Club.

Speaker Details: Charles Davis and Bernard Weistein
Charles is the immediate past president of the Wellington Aero Club and has been flying for over 30 years including a number of warbird aircraft.
Bernard has had a long-standing associaton with the Wellington Aero Club of which his father was a founding member in 1929.

This month we have two presentations:
"Early aviation history in Wellington" by Charles Davis
"Early Histrory of the Wellington Aero Club" by Bernard Weinstein.

Venue is the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, Level 15, Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston St., Wellington (see joining instructions in the Wings and Things)

Early Aviation History in Wellington by Charles Davis

The Wellington Aero Club has its 90th anniversary this year. The talk will give an overview of aviation history in Wellington leading up to the formation of the Aero Club in 1929. Some of the key moments of the early 1930s will be discussed. The fuller history of the Wellington Aero Club is currently being researched and will be a topic for later talks.

Charles is the immediate Past President of Wellington Aero Club and has been flying for over 30 years including a number of warbird aircraft. He is currently researching and recording the history of the Wellington Aero Club. Charles is a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon specialising in Paediatric Craniofacial Surgery and reconstruction of the skull base and face.

An Early Historyof the Wellington Aero Club by Bernard Weinstein

"My Dad, Charles Weinstein, migrated from Montreal when recuperating from severe shrapnel wounds in his back suffered at Ypre during WW1.He met my Mum's family in Auckland, starting working for the firm started by her brothers, married Mum, and about 1925 came to live inWellington.I was born late 1926, and my sister in mid 1931. Dad collaborated with friends and aquaintances and they pulled together the organisation that in November 1929 became the Wellington Aero Club(Inc).I have pieced together the story of his early involvement from early Minute Books, and my recollections of his co-founders who I met at home and at the Wellington Aero Club during my early and impressionable years.

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