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Weekly Presidents Update

Club News you can use…Weekly updates

Our new events calendar is now up and running on our web page.
go to:  from the main menu click on “Events”  (not online calendar) and you will see our  Club Meetings, Club BBQs, and any special upcoming events.  

Important dates to remember for this week:


SEA EAGLES MEETING @5pm followed @6pm by special guest speaker Nick Polsen who returns to the Aero Club for an emerging pilot group mentoring session. The session will be best suited to those who are looking at pathways to employment as they approach the final stages of aviation training.  Nick will be joined by Danny Melville another Qantas B737 FO. 

ZOOM DETAILS for those unable to attend in person.
MEETING ID: 828 4252 1697
Passcode: 896602

Contact Naomi McQueen for further details: 0410 498 190 

Meeting of the SCAC Sea Eagles Team: 5pm, Thursday 17th March 2022, SCAC
1.  Acknowledgment of Country
2.  Introduction by Chairperson and welcome attendees
3. Apologies
4.  Appointment of minute taker and timekeeper                                
5.  Review of minutes of last meeting
6.  Simulator – Nathan and Ryan presented a proposal to the Board of Directors. Directors have voted to proceed.  
7.  Careers and Pathways event Tuesday 8th March, ideas for improvements for next year?
8. Work Experience – updates and further suggestions for the program?
9. Any other business
10. Record expressions of interest for Chairperson roles; assign the Chairperson for the next meeting
11.  Meeting close at 5.45 pm

MINUTES: Meeting of the SCAC Sea Eagles Team: Thursday 3rd March 2022, via Zoom
Acknowledgment of Country – Ryan
Introduction by Chairperson and welcome attendees – Ryan
Attendees: Ben, Daniel, Adam, David, JJ, Naomi, Isaac, Lenroy, Ryan, Teresa
Apologies – Eloise, Luca
Appointment of minute taker and timekeeper – David    
Review of minutes of the last meeting
Correspondence in / correspondence out: QAM not available for Careers Day
Introduction from Daniel Beasley, Jetstar Cabin Crew, and Emergency Procedures Instructor:
Daniel discussed his career in aviation, career paths into aviation and offered assistance with resume and cover letter writing.
Simulator – the quote is complete, discussed presentation to Board of Directors, 10th March
David gave a report on the progress of the simulator quote and funding.
Careers and Pathways event Tuesday 8th March, 3 pm – brief on final plans:
Update on new displays; McDermotts, SLSQ drone attending, Flight Options TIF donated
Work Experience – what would be a desirable program for high school work experience?
General discussion of work experience options
Action: Daniel to investigate work experience options from Jetstar end. David, Teresa and Naomi to investigate the possibility of a composite work experience program involving multiple operators/employers at the airport
Chairperson for next meeting assigned to Daniel
The meeting closed at 5.32 pm



What better way to celebrate the Aero Club Student achievements than with a  club BBQ.  With special guest speaker  Andrew O’Meally
Andrew is currently a Qantas FO on the A380 after flying BA146, B737, B767, and B747 aircraft. Andrew also spent a number of years prior to Qantas in GA and flying charter ops in Papua New Guinea.
We are looking forward to hearing more about Andrews’s journey.
Please RSVP for catering purposes and we hope to see as many of you as possible on the day.

We leave you this week with some photos captured by Ben Landry out at Amberley RAAF Base. 

Warren Schulz 
Sunshine Coast Aero Club





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