Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February 2011 Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, February 10.

Time: Noon to 2:00 pm

Where – Amenities room

Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Ave
Washington DC 20036

Guest Speaker – Mr. Richard Kirkland

Topic - Tales from World War II Australia

Biography: Richard C. Kirkland flew 103 combat missions in P-38 and P-47 fighters with the famed “Flying Knight” squadron in the southwest Pacific during World War II. He flew one mission with Charles Lindbergh who was teaching fuel economy during the war. After World War II, Richard participated in the atomic bomb test “Operation Greenhouse.” During the Korean War he flew 69 helicopter missions rescuing downed airmen from behind enemy lines and evacuating wounded to the 8055 MASH. After his military career he was a demonstration pilot for Hughes Aircraft where he later served in a management capacity. He documented his amazing experiences in sketches and paintings. After his retirement, these were published in magazines and five books. Richard C. Kirkland is a true aviation pioneer. * Biography taken from:
The National Air and Space Museum

Charge: $15.00, including sodas. Alcoholic beverages, $2.00 each.

Volunteers: As usual, we need a volunteer (or two) to run the bar.

R.S.V.P. (Include your affiliation) by noon on Wednesday February 9, 2011, to David Ward on 202-352-8550 or via e-mail at dmward1973@gmail.com ...

Parking: There is no parking at the Embassy. Nearby commercial parking facilities are: Behind and under the Airline Pilots Association (17th and Mass), and at 1500 Mass. Ave, N.W.

2011 Membership dues of $25.00 are payable at the meeting. Alternatively, make your check payable to R&SL, and send it to Dave Ward, 2308 November Lane, Reston, VA, 20191.

Next Meeting – March 10.

2011 Monthly meeting schedule: March 10, April 14, May 12,

June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8.

Additional events for your calendar:

April 25 - ANZAC Day

June 14 - Bakers Creek Air Crash

November 11 – Remembrance Day

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