Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts

Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts – Air Force Association NSW

An initiative by RAAFA NSW to capture the recollections and experiences of both retired and serving Air Force personnel. Full Podcast description and downloads AVAILABLE HERE

“The Royal Australian Air Force in person 1921 – 2021 Ad Astra Aviator Podcasts. This is a series of podcasts documenting the personal stories of veterans and their families”

Narrated by Gareth McCray OAM

Lesley Gent OAM – RAAF Family Energetic Wife

Wing Commander (ret) Matt Hall Fighter Pilot and Champion Red Bull Air Racer

Wing Commander Grant Burr – Still Flying at Supersonic Speeds and Still Loving It

John Kindler AO, AFC – Ejected twice from Mirage aircraft; 1972 and 1982

Ron HaackAir Force test pilot. Moments in my Life

Sergeant Grant Biles – Hornet Aircraft Technician

Emily Willis –  F18 Fighter Pilot

WW2 Sister Joan LOUTIT – 2nd M.A.E.T.U. (Medical Air Evacuation Unit) R.A.A.F.

F-35A Lightning II Wing Commander Darren Clare

Wing Commander (ret) Jim Treadwell AFC OAM – Meteors, Sabres, Mirages

A Chance in a Million – Related by Pete Ring & Col Tomlinson

Dr Ron Houghton –  WWII Bomber Pilot

Special Thanks to Lesley Gent OAM, Peter Ring and Air Force 100 Project team.


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  1. My Dad (now deceased) flew Spitfires in England during WW2. His name was Hugh Charles Bastian and he gained the rank of Flight Lieutenant. He trained at Amberley and flew to England via Canada. His brother Harry Bastian was also in the RAAF but was captured by the Germans in Africa I think and has written a brilliant book about his career in the Air Force. I can contact his family if you are interested. Best wishes. ps they were both living in Boatman’s Row in Newcastle East. G’father Bastian was chief Carpenter in the Port of Newcastle and was responsible for the renowned lifeboat ‘The Victoria’?

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