Cadet attends Edinburgh Tattoo in Australia

The Australian Air League’s very own Corporal Blake Tickner from Southern Highlands Squadron had a great honour on Saturday the 19th of October. He was selected to perform in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo at ANZ Stadium. Corporal Tickner is also a member of the Highlands Pipes and Drums, their Drum Major Karen Tabram asked if Blake would like to join them in the opening parade on Saturday night. A big achievement for a 14-year-old!

Blake has been drumming since the age of 10 and he has always had a natural talent for rhythm which he must have inherited from his Mother and Grandfather who are also Drummers.

After his performance, Blake joined his family in the crowd to enjoy the rest of the show. A highlight was definitely the Lochiel Marching Drill Team. We could learn a lot from these ladies and their marching techniques, they were phenomenal.

The Tattoo comprised of bands and performers of 14 nations from around the world, consisting of 1,521 performers, the largest number of performers in the Tattoo’s 69-year history. Celebrating Australia’s place in history and its links with allies. Including, for the first time ever, acts from Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Vanuatu. It was a great night for all involved and something Blake will remember forever.

Geelong Squadron Opening

The Australian Air League is pleased to announce there will be a new Squadron in opening in Geelong, Victoria. The first meeting night is Thursday 7th November (6pm) and the Squadron will meet at the Geelong Football Umpires League club rooms at Kardinia Park, Geelong.

Kardinia Park

If you would like to learn more about the Australian Air League, contact;

Malcolm Angus (Geelong Sqn)
m. 0448 229 900
Greg O’Brien (Victoria Group)

2019 Wing Awards

Congratulations to Senja Robey BEM and Tristar Aviation on their recent 2019 Wings Awards, that recognise contributions to general aviation.

Senja was awarded the Col Pay Award for a Lifetime of Service to General Aviation, recognising her 50+ years of instructing and her work with the Australian Women Pilots Association amongst other achievements. Senja’s husband, Keith Robey was also the first cadet of the Australian Air League, founded by his father George in 1934.

Flying Training Organisation of the Year was Tristar Aviation at Moorabbin Airport, Victoria. Tristar was founded by Geoff and Adrianne Fleming in 1993, Adrianne is also the Group Executive Commissioner of the Victoria Group of the Australian Air League, to whom Tristar provide reduced-cost flight training and air experience flights.

Details of the awards and a full list of recipients can be found on the Australian Flying website here.

Federal Orders August 2019

Please find below the following Federal Orders which have been issued as at 31 August 2019 :


Federal Routine Order No 11/2019 120.58 KB 109 downloads

Federal Routine Order No 11 of 2019 – General contains information which is…

Federal Routine Order No 12/2019 154.44 KB 61 downloads

Federal Routine Order No 12 of 2019 – Phasing Out of Trainee Officer Rank …

Federal Routine Order No 13/2019 84.69 KB 75 downloads

Federal Routine Order No 13 of 2019 – Group Councils. …

Federal Training Circular No 1/2019 81.70 KB 58 downloads

Federal Training Circular No 1/2019 – Training on Pathway Choices for Members approaching…

Federal Operations Instruction No 4/2019 96.40 KB 69 downloads

Federal Operations Instruction No 4/2019 – Change to Officer Uniform Fabric Colour…

Federal Routine Order 10/2019 – Gazette

Federal Routine Order which has been issued as at 20 August 2019 (please note that this takes the place of the regular Gazette which would normally be issued in early September). This can be found online through the link below.


Federal Routine Order 10/2019 – Gazette 107.78 KB 90 downloads

Federal Routine Order 10/2019 – Gazette contains details of promotion, appointments,…

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