Orbost Aero Club began in 1969 with Basil Dowie as Chair, David Nixon as Secretary/Treasurer. The group went into recess from 1977-1991 closing in 1997.
The mid 1960s were boom years in flying training in Australia and the number of Aero Clubs grew rapidly. The Club played a significant role in the establishment of the small airport at Marlo and in the ongoing operation and development of the airport over the years particularly for patient transfer by aerial ambulance.
The Orbost Aero Club Club played a significant role in the establishment of the small airport at Marlo and in the ongoing operation and development of the airport over the years.
Thirteen photographs related to the Orbost aero Club. Most are coloured. Ten are originals. 2406,33 is of David Nixon in the cockpit of the Bonanza (a small Beechcraft plane). 2406.40 is a photograph of David Nixon's grandfather's desk used for planning flights etc.
Inscriptions & markings
On back of 2406.33 in blue pen - "This is me in the cockpit of the Bonanza."
On back of 2406.34 in blue pen - "Taking Cora for her first flight with me after gaining my pilot's licence 1966."