Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Paper- "Tested Testers: Re-learning to fly the Boxkite."

Just finishing up the draft of my paper "Tested Testers: Re-learning to fly the Boxkite." It's a look at the challenge to the team of flying replica Bristol Boxkite VH-XKT at RAAF Point Cook in 2013-4.

Looking pretty good, I think, lots of fascinating detail, thanks to the many people who've shared their insights, eperience and knowledge on the Boxkite from Project 2014.

The paper will be presented on Thursday 10 December at the Aviation Cultures Mk.II conference at the University of Sydney.  I feel very privalaged to have been accepted to present.

It's also great that there are so many other great papers being presented, and I'm also looking forward to catching up with friends and colleagues old and new at the two-day event.

Friday, December 4, 2015

10 Years

"Straight to the poolroom." One sacrifice on the recent whirlwind tour that was 'Wings Over Australia' with Dave Homewood (on which, more anon) was that I didn't manage to get to the RAAF Museum's Volunteer Christmas function. So I missed being handed this, which arrived, with a nice note from Mary Briggs in the post today.

Ten years volunteering at the RAAF Museum. That's as a host officer, museum guide, interactive display speaker, sometime aircraft cleaner, occasional researcher, and a few other things, I think.

It's been a fascinating ten years, sometimes seems a lot longer, and sometimes a lot shorter, but it's been a fascinating and educational experience. Thanks to everyone who's made it so.