For a while now I have been working on a project that documents the people and culture of regional aerodromes. Places like these are often the target of unpopular sentiment from surrounding residential areas, the perception being that regional airports are just there for the recreation of the well healed. In fact they are where a great many skills sets are preserved and passed on, keeping alive a valuable contribution to the areas that they service.
Peter Hobson recreational pilot and long term member of the Central Coast Aero Club in hanger, and epaulette from the Newcastle Aero Club
Jodie Smith, office manager and file partitions
Andrew Smith, flight instructor in classroom and model airplane used as a teaching aid.
Emma, who spent her work experience in the maintenance shed, and an oil rag made from a child's pyjamas
Daniel Buzalski, flight instructor and directional gyro used for training
David Tennant, chief mechanic and disused plane seat belts
James Stewart, flight instructor who runs his own flying school from Warnervale airport and wheel spat taken from a plane
Tony Moore, flight instructor and propeller
Paul Ross, general hand working in the maintenance shed and a plane door in the paint room