Education Competition Results 2020

We would like to congratulate all the members who entered the online education competition that took place this year after the AAL Review was postponed with COVID-19 restrictions. The entries were of a very high standard and as a result it it made the judges’ job very difficult.

There were around 40 entries for the competition and it is great to see members working hard on their Air League activities in the midst of the pandemic.

Awards will be sent out to the winners in each category.

Photography Competition

8-11 years Members Name SquadronGroup
1st place Emmett Guiver Hervey BayQLD
2nd placeHayden ZuppSouthern Highlands NSW
3rd placeMaycen ZernaGawler AirfieldSA 
12-14 Years 
1st place Thomas GilesCanterburyNSW
2nd place Spencer ChowGold CoastQLD
18+ Years 
1st place Coral Loader BallaratVIC
2nd place Erin Freeney Southern HighlandsNSW
3rd placeAdam GrinterCity of Blacktown BoysNSW

Model Building Competition

8-11 YearsMembers Name SquadronGroup
1st Place Stephen PowellMaitland BoysNSW
2ND PlaceKaitlyn ParkerMarrickvilleNSW
3rd PlaceMaycen ZernaGawler AirfieldSA
12-14 Years
1st Place Peter PowellMaitland BoysNSW
2nd place Johnathan NolanMarrickville NSW
3rd placeJohn HickmanParramatta BoysNSW
15-17 Years
1st PlaceBraedon MedderPort AdelaideSA
18+ Years
1ST PlacePeter GledhillNSW GroupNSW

Essay Competition

8-11 YearsMembers Name SquadronGroup
1st PlaceMaycen Zerna Gawler AirfieldSA
2nd PlaceKaitlyn Parker Marrickville NSW
3RD PlaceGeordan SfetsosSunshine Coast QLD
3RD PlaceHayden ZuppSouthern HighlandsNSW 
12-14 Years 
1st PlaceKrzyszlof DudaPort AdelaideSA
2nd PlaceRob AllamTareeNSW
3rd PlaceLeo ShiNiddrieVIC
15-17 Years
1st Place Joanna Sims Sunshine Coast QLD
18+ Years
1st Place Brendan WillardNSW GroupNSW

Battle of Britain Day

Pilot Officer John Crossman

15 September, also known as Battle of Britain Day, is an annual commemoration of the battle in the United Kingdom, and also countries that contributed aircrew.

One Australian pilot was Pilot Officer John Crossman.

John was a member of the Australian Air League Hamilton Branch (before they were Squadrons), before signing up for the RAF and flying Hawker Hurricane fighters.

Unfortunately John was shot down on 30th September 1940, however if you want to learn more, follow the Battle of Britain London Monument website.

The fantastic book “Australia’s Few and the Battle of Britain” by Kristen Alexander also has information on all the Aussie pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain – it can be bought here.

The February / April 2017 issue of Flightpath magazine also has an article on John, and even his membership certificate for the Australian Air League – they haven’t changed much since then! You can order it online here.

Space Flight 4 workbook

The new Space Flight 4 course has been issued and the workbook is now available online and may be accessed via the Online QM-Store.

This course is designed as a foundation to Space Flight and is intended for junior members. It covers topics including;

  • How rockets work
  • The Space Race and Apollo Moon landing
  • The Space Shuttle and space stations
  • What the future might hold…

Check it out today!

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