Dave Wheatland - Test Flying the Airvan

Guest speaker at the June meeting of the Civil Aviation Historical Society will be Dave Wheatland, Test Pilot for Gippsland Aeronautics. Dave will talk about the Certification of the Gippsland GA-8 Airvan, an Australian success story and one of the few aircraft to obtain FAR 23 certification to the latest amendment.

Meeting: Wed 14 June at the Airways Museum, 1pm sharp.
Light lunch available from 12 noon - cost $2.

Below: Dave Wheatland demonstrating Gippsland GA-8 Airvan VH-LVA (c/n GA8-05-079) to prospective buyers after the Narromine Airshow, 2 October 2005. The aircraft was owned by the Latrobe Valley Aero Club and leased by Gippsland Aeronautics for demonstration purposes.

(Photos: Phil Vabre collection)

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