25 February 2016
David Earley – Flying at the Ends of the Earth
David Earley’s flying career of 46 years – in Australia’s Arnhem Land, Vietnam, the USA, Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, Nepal, Moscow and beyond – has been a fascinating journey encompassing fear and exhilaration; discovery of personal faith; dangerous encounters with wildlife; combat operations in Vietnam and Cambodia; visiting with a treehouse dwelling nomad tribe in Irian Jaya (West Papua); training in Moscow with Russian test pilots; operating at high altitude in PNG and Nepal; flying into impossible airstrips; live line airborne electrical maintenance; a devastating accident; and much more.
From Australian Army pilot to Chief Pilot roles in organisations in/across several countries, to Chief Executive Officer of a major Australian helicopter company – his experiences will grip, entertain and inform those with an interest in adventure, aviation, cultural differences, management and personal growth. The talk will use a Powerpoint style presentation with time for questions at the conclusion. Copies of the book will be available for $25 for those interested in reading beyond the content of the talk.
Thursday 10 Dec – Christmas Function
The Ashgrove-The Gap Men’s Shed end of year Christmas Function was held at the shed premises at Yoorala Street The Gap.
5 Nov 2015 – MEET and GREET
4 Nov 2015 – THEATRE “THE ODD COUPLE”
3 Nov 2015 – MELBOURNE CUP BBQ
Our first event after relocating to our new premises at 98 Yoorala Street, The Gap.
30 Oct 2015 – KAYAKING DAY
A kayaking day on the Enoggera Reservoir was held 30 Oct. It won’t be on a regular shed day.
29 Sept 2015 – GUEST SPEAKERTopic –“THE HOBBIT”
Dr Adam Brumm (Bob’s Son) talked on his research exploring the Archaeological record of early human dispersal and evolution in Indonesia – particularly the islands of Flores and Sulawesi.