CanvasWings EP 11 – Kevin Weldon and Penny Furner

Aircraft collector and enthusiast, Kevin Weldon AM has been an avid aviator for 40 years.

His publishing career began while he was serving in the navy and he’s gone on to publish many books as well as an iPad app.

Kevin discusses his unique private aircraft collection which is based at Luskintyre in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.

Photographed here at the Luskintyre Airfield (NSW) in front of the Nancy Bird Walton Memorial Tower dedicated to his late friend and aviatrix. Photo: David White

Photographed here at the Luskintyre Airfield (NSW) in front of the Nancy Bird Walton Memorial Tower dedicated to his late friend and aviatrix.
Photo: David White

What do you know about the largest WWII RAAF flying boat base in the southern hemisphere?

Well meet Penny Furner – President of the Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Association and someone who spent her early years living at the base on the shores of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales during the 1950s.

Penny talks about why the annual Rathmines Catalina Festival is working hard to preserve the history of the base and educate the wider community about its importance.

Find more photos here

The HARS aircraft display during the 2014 Rathmines Catalina Festival over Lake Macquarie, NSW. Photo: David White

The HARS aircraft display during the 2014 Rathmines Catalina Festival over Lake Macquarie, NSW.
Photo: David White

With Christmas around the corner, CanvasWings has some of the latest release aviation related DVDs to giveaway. All which you can find at your local ABC Shop, centres and online.

Just some of the latest release DVDs that will be up for grabs in our Christmas Giveaway

Just some of the latest release DVDs that will be up for grabs in our Christmas Giveaway

So we’ll be posting details here on the website and at our Facebook page so keep an eye out for your chance to win.

Talk soon

Dave and Rhi

 

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