Qld Rocketry Society Launches

Launch dates for 2020

* 12 July
* 16 August
* 13 September
* 18 October (Flames, Smoke & Noise Spectacular)
* 8 November
* 13 December

How to get to QRS Launch Site 2

The Queensland Rocketry Society conducts rocket launches at Cedar Grove, about 15km south of Jimboomba. Jimboomba is approximately 40km by road from the centre of Brisbane. From Brisbane, travel south along the Mount Lindesay Highway (Route 13) towards Beaudesert. The Mount Lindesay Highway passes through the township of Jimboomba, just after it crosses the Logan River. The following map and directions guide you from Jimboomba to the launch site.

1. From Jimboomba, continue travelling south along Mount Lindesay Highway (Route 13) for 9.5 km (7 min’s)
2. Just past the sign for Cedar Vale, turn right into Cedar Grove Road.
3. Continue along Cedar Grove Road for 4.5 km (approx 5 min’s)
4. You will pass through the township of Cedar Grove and come over a rise where you will see a wide flat plane. The launch site is on the right-hand side of the road.

If you have GPS navigation, the launch site is located at the following
South 27.85325, East 152.96258

QANTAS Founders Museum Reopens

The QANTAS Founders Museum in Longreach is reopening on 1 July, just in time for the school holidays.  This year QANTAS marks their 100th year and with Queensland borders closed, now is a great time to explore our great State.  Over the next few weeks the museum team will be working hard to complete the final work on their Airpark Roof and Luminescent Longreach light show projects. These projects were impacted by the COVID-19 travel restrictions, but now visitors will be able to enjoy aircraft tours which will include the new Super Constellation Display and a state of the art, one of a kind new light and sound Luminescent Longreach night experience, when they visit.


NextGenNetwork: Virtual Drinks with the Boss – Sam Illades

MEET THE BOSS – Sam Iliades | Chief Executive Officer at Australian Corporate Jet Centres

NGN is thrilled to have Sam as the Boss at their upcoming event! The evenings focus will be on Corporate Aviation.

Drinks with the Boss gives you an opportunity to virtually connect with an aviation/aerospace leader in an online environment. Grab your favourite drink and listen from the comfort of your own home, as Sam talks about his experiences as he’s taken on ever more responsible leadership positions, and ask Sam the questions you often don’t get the chance to in more formal settings.

Who is invited
In the spirit of keeping everyone connected, A/AA would like to extend complimentary attendance to all, not limited to our members. So, if you’re in the industry or keen to be a part of it, join our (Virtual) Drinks with the Boss’.

How to join Virtual Drinks with the Boss
This event will be accessed via Zoom link that will be emailed upon registration. If you need any information please contact us at events@aviationaerospace.org.au

Defence: Women In Trades Info Session

Want to learn a trade? Or maybe you’re already qualified?

Defence Force Recruiting Brisbane is calling on women interested in the many great trades careers in the ADF.

Join us at Defence Force Recruiting Brisbane, Level 13, 295 Ann St, Brisbane QLD 4000, Thursday July 30th at 6:00pm for the opportunity to speak with current serving military personnel in Tri Service trade roles about their firsthand experience and advice.

VIRTUAL EVENT: Chat@6 with Women in A/AA: Libby Bakewell


Women in A/AA welcomes you to join them for an evening of networking with

Libby Bakewell, Human Factors Specialist, Course Facilitator & Aviation Auditor.

This FREE virtual event will take place on Thursday 31 July 20 (6pm – 7.30pm)


UQ Virtual Open Day

This year, we’re putting Open Day at your fingertips.

For the first time ever, we are welcoming future domestic and international students to explore everything UQ has to offer at a fully online Open Day.

This free event is your opportunity to dig deeper into your areas of interest and get answers to your unknowns.

Join us online on 2 August to:

* explore our world-class facilities through virtual campus tours
* video or text chat with academics, staff, and current students
* watch exclusive on-demand content about all things UQ – including in-depth looks into our programs to accommodation, sports, scholarships and more.

This is your chance to chat to our experts and discover what makes UQ graduates the most employable in the state – all without leaving home.

Aviation Australia Aeroskills Info Session

Aviation Australia’s Aeroskills Information Sessions offer you the chance to explore our world-class facilities, experience what we offer and speak to industry experts to discover what options are available for you to lead a career as an aircraft maintenance engineer.

It is a perfect opportunity to find out more our pre-apprenticeship training, see our facilities as well as meet our highly-experienced instructors.

Saturday 08 August

Session 1: 8:00 – 9:00am
Session 2: 8:30 – 9:30am
Session 3: 9:00 – 10:00am
Session 4: 9:30 – 10:30am
Session 5: 10:00 – 11:00am
Session 6: 10:30 – 11:30am
Session 7: 11:00 – 12:00pm

Next event to be confirmed

Cool Aeronautics webinar: A Day in the Life of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Join the Cool Aeronautics Team from the RAeS Branch in Perth as they tour the facility to learn about the operational aspects of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

During this webinar the Cool Aeronautics team will explore:

How does the operations centre run and what happens when an emergency call comes in?
What do the doctor and nurse do before, during and after an emergency flight?
How do they keep their aircraft flying, what type of aircraft to they use, what to the engineers do?
What medical equipment is carried on the aircraft?

This webinar will include a Q&A session with volunteers from the RFDS and will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Royal Flying Doctor Service and see how STEM subjects apply in the workplace.

Schools, students, parents and anyone with an interest in all aspects of aerospace is encourged to register.

Guest presenter:
James Sherriff RFDS Western Operations General Manager of Health Service Delivery.


Cool Aeronautics webinar: STEM & Aerospace in the Northern Territory

Have you ever wondered how what you are doing at school applies in the real world? Guest presenters will give you an insight into how they use physics, biology, chemistry, electronics, mathematics and much more in their everyday working life.

Equatorial Launch Australia and the Arham Space Centre. Learn more from CEO Carley Scott about the future of launch operations in Australia.
Advanced Manufacturing Alliance. Using 3D metal printing techology to develop real world applications, Dr. Rebecca Murray is part of the team that has developed PPE to address the global response to COVID-19 shortages.
Maitec. Developing, implementing and operating non-contact (remote sensing) systems for environmental monitoring. Dr Stefan Maier has combined his passion for Engineering and Biology to work with satellites and drones to monitor environmental conditions for remote sensing of bushfires.
This webinar will include a Q&A our guest presenters and is ideal for schools, students and anyone with an interest in aerospace.

Guests include:

Carely Scott (CEO) Equatorial Launch Australia and the Arnhem Space Centre.

Dr. Rebecca Murray Advanced Manufacturing Alliance – 3D metal and its applications.

Dr. Stefan Maier maitec, using satellites for remote sensing to monitor bush fires and changing environmental conditions.

Cool Aeronautics webinar: Investigating Wind Tunnels

Exploring the use of wind tunnels in the aerospace design process.

Have you ever wondered why wings are shaped the way they are? Join the Cool Aeronautics team from Sydney as we speak with a PhD student from the Aeronautical Engineering department at the University of Sydney to find out.

Join us for a discussion on the aerodynamics of wing sections and a close look at how drag is tested. We explore both commonly used methods: high-speed wind tunnels and advanced computer software called computational fluid dynamics.

This webinar would be of interest to students (high school and university), teachers and aerospace professionals.

NOTE: This webinar will be screened 19th August 10.30am Sydney Time.