Roger McGlashan ( - )

Roger McGlashan, photographed in September 2005

(Photo: Phil Vabre/CAHS Collection)



Roger McGlashan is from New Zealand. The holder of a Commercial Pilot Licence, he was amongst a group selected in New Zealand by Don Charlwood, and others, to undertake training with DCA as Air Traffic Controllers.


Roger completed training in late 1972 and was posted to Melbourne.

Left: Roger McGlashan in March 1972

(Photo: Roger McGlashan collection)

Time was spent in Operations, Tower, and En-Route, followed by a posting to the Training Annexe and associated simulator. He
spent some eighteen years in the Training system, and was involved with the Ferranti simulator, the ATCARDS ATC system, and finally the TAAATS system. Roger's final posting was as Team Leader in the TAAATS simulator, and he retired on the completion of TAAATS implementation.


Right: Melbourne ATC Simulator Instructors c.1992 - Roger McGlashan at far right. Click on the image to see a larger version.

(Photo: Roger McGlashan collection)


ML Sim Instructors - click here for larger

Roger could be described as an aviation enthusiast. His special interest is USAAF and USN air operations in Australia during the Second World War, closely followed by 'Pistons and Props', and he is most enthusiastic about the Airways Museum. Roger concentrates mainly on archive work and has curated the Museum's photographic exhibition on Civil Aviation in Pre-Independence Papua & New Guinea.

Married to Linley for 34 years, they have three daughters and live in Sunbury. Roger's other interests are travel, especially S.E. Asia, Birding, and their 'Block' in The Grampians.

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