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                                                                            ISSUE 14 FIRST QUARTER 2001

Avalon 2001
The Avalon 2001 Airshow
held in February was a
special event that celebrat-
ed the 80th Anniversary of
the Royal Australian Air
Force and marked the
Centenary of Australian
    AirShows Down Under
hosted more than 450 aircraft
from 30 different countries,
showcasing the latest in avia-
tion, aerospace and defence
    The 2001 Airshow was the                                                                   VSAF C17 Transport
sixth in the AirShows Down                                                  VSAF B1 Bomber
Under series of aerospace
industry exhibitions.                 Air BP’s customer hospitality tent.
    Tuesday to Friday after-
noon were open to the Trade
to wander freely about the var-
ious stands and aircraft dis-
plays before the General
Public were admitted late
Friday afternoon for the week-
end activities.
    The aerial displays did not                                                                                  The Avalon 2003 Airshow
disappoint with an array of air-                                                                             will be themed along the lines
craft from F1-11 top speed and                                                                               of 100 years of Australian
power to wing walking dis-                                                                                   Aviation, dates to be con-

                                                   plays and VSAF           peratures hit the 40 degree
                                                   C17 transport            mark, keeping crowd numbers      ‘Aussie Tiger’ Euro Helicopter
                                                   fly overs.               and traffic to a manageable
                                                       Melbourne’s          level on the Sunday.
                                                   Summer       heat            Previous days had seen
                                                   wave was kind            record attendance numbers.
                                                   to the Air Show              Air BP’s chalet was well
                                                   and held off             attended by a range of cus-
 In excess of 200,000 people attended this         until the closing        tomers who enjoyed the new
 year’s Avalaon Airshow.                           day when tem-            Air BP branding experience.
FEDERATION AIRSHOW                                                ACQUISITIONS

                                                                Air BP purchases
                                                                Exxon Turbine Oil
                                                                January 4, 2001 marked the
                                                                official Day 1 of Air BP’s pur-       Introducing the new
                                                                                                      BP range of jet turbo oils

                                                                chase of Exxon Mobil’s
                                                                Turbine Oil range.

                                                                   After protracted negotiations
                                                                the deal was finally signed on
                                                                December 22, 2000 before the          Also available in other pack sizes

                                                                Christmas break.
                                                                   At this stage the range available in Australia is the Turbine Oil
                                                                274, Turbine Oil 2380, Turbine Oil 2389 and Turbine Oil 2197. The
                                                                product is available in cartons of 24 quart cans.
                                                                   For product brochures and order enquires please contact
                                                                Australia: Sue Goding Phone: (03) 9268 4786, Fax: (03) 9268 4478.
                                                                NZ: Justin Walker: Phone: +64 (4) 495 5641, Fax: +64 (4) 495 5512

                                                                Setting up base in
                                                                American Samoa
                                                                On 21st February 2001, Air BP completed the purchase of
                                                                Tesoro’s into-plane re-fuelling business at Pago Pago.
                                                                    This follows a year of successful throughput arrangements in
                                                                American Samoa, which has become Air BP’s second-largest Pacific
                                                                Islands market.
                                                                    Our team of five airport staff provide a first class fuel delivery
                                                                service through a hydrant system to a broad set of airline customers,
                                                                ranging from large US military jets, through to the needs of heli-
                                                                copters based on tuna fishing vessels.
                                                                    Jet A1 fuel with with optional FSII additive will be available 24
                                                                hours a day, seven days a week although a minimum of four hours
                                                                notice is needed for night time re-fuellings between 00:00 and
                                                                04:00. A trailer for Avgas 100/130 is also available.
                                                                    Contact numbers are as follows:
                                                                    Representative         Nifo Tali
                                                                    Airport Telephone      +684 699 9111
                                                                    Mobile                 +684 258 4923
                                                                    Fax                    +684 699 8346
 The spirit of Australia’s aviation pioneers will
 be commemorated over the period Wednesday
 11 July to Sunday 22 July, 2001 in the
 “Federation AirShows in the OutBack”.
     Queensland will be hosting the 2,400km air safari
 route that retraces, in convoy the original routes of Qantas
 and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Six airshows will be
 staged along the route, presenting flying displays of
 historic, aerobatic, sport, commercial and recreational
     Air BP is a major sponsor of the event and our sites at
 Longreach, Cloncurry, Charters Towers and Roma will be
 hosting some of the festivities.
     For further information please see the website at

 OzKosh down under

   Air BP is proud to be a major supporter of
   Ozkosh Downunder, conducted at the historic
                                                                                                            Mark McCleary’s fabulous WW1
   Ballarat Airfield, first operational 76 years ago,                                                       Replica SE5 Bi-plane, in front of
                                                                                                            Judy Pay’s superb WW2 Mustang
   in Central Victoria.
Ozkosh Downunder, in just two short                  Special Kids, the State Emergency Service
years has become the largest ‘out-                   (SES), St Johns, the Lions Club, Kiwannis,
door action event’ and Airshow in                    Make a Wish Foundation, the Country Fire
Australia, and is now the only annual                Authority (CFA), the Scouting Assocation,
Airshow in Victoria.                                 Rotary, Missionary Air Fellowship, Air
                                                     Cadets and the Australian Air League.
     In fact, had Albert Park not been grant-            Ozkosh Downunder’s patrons include:
ed a permit for the 1953 and 1956 Grand              The Hon. John Brumby, Minister for
Prix’s, they would have been held at the             Regional Development, Norm Beechey
Ballarat Airfield!                                   (three times Australian Touring Car
     Over $20,000 has been raised through            Champion), Maurie Quincey (eight times
the event in two years to assist charities           Australian Motorcycle Champion) and Air
and community service groups including:              BP’s roving ambassador, Jon Johanson.          Terry Lawrie welcomes Jon Johanson to Ozkosh
the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Very                    All were in attendance to meet the         Downunder 2001.
                                                                   large crowd.
                                                                       The Airshow caters to all    Championship, street class drags, sound
                                                                   aero enthusiasts and includ-     off competition, burnout competition,
                                                                   ed ultralights, gyrocopters,     tractor pull display, mud racing and moto
                                                                   gliders, radio controlled        X displays.
                                                                   models, sport aircraft, war-         Rides for all included Harleys, Ferrari’s,
                                                                   birds, hot air balloons,         scale steam trains, helicopter, WW2
                                                                   ground to air battle re enact-   Mustang, Harvard and Strikemaster Jet
                                                                   ments, antique aircraft, sky-    joyflights.
                                                                   diving      displays,    Paul        There was even a steam train trip from
                                                                   Andronicou, ex-Victorian and     Melbourne to the event, run by Steam Rail
                                                                   national aerobatic champion,     Victoria.
                                                                   crop dusting displays and            Ozkosh Organisers are now planning a
                                                                   Australia’s world renowned       tour for all enthusiasts to Air BP’s ‘Warbirds
                                                                   RAAF Roulettes.                  Over Wanaka’ in New Zealand for Easter
Austalia’s RAAF Roulettes relaxing in the Spa Car – a modified         Motorsport events and        2002.
1977 Cadillac Biaritz, stretched to 30 feet long, with a can-      competitions at Ozkosh               For enquires please contact Terry
tilevered BBQ in engine bay, sideways looking cameras mount-       Downunder included the           Lawrie Ph: (03) 9587 9704 Fax (03) 9587
ed in the front mudguards to enable the driver to see traffic on   ‘special stages’ of the first    9705
closed circuit TV, plus a two person heated spa in the boot!       round of the Victorian Rally                                   by Terry Lawrie
  AIR RACE                                                                                                         NETWORK NEWS
Pilot Craig Harris readies himself and his aircraft for the fifth leg of the Air BP Great Northern Air
Race between New Plymouth and Hamilton. ZK-DXI and its crew was second overall.                                     AUSTRALIA
                                                                                                                    Staff happenings

 Racing around the
                                                                                                                    Richard Scanlan has recently moved on
                                                                                                                    from his role as Marketing Manager
                                                                                                                    Australasia and has commenced a post-
                                                                                                                    ing with Air BP in the UK, looking after

 Great North                                                                                                        the UK and Ireland territories. We wish
                                                                                                                    him well in the currently trying UK con-
                                                                                                                    In addition to his Business
                                                                                                                    Development Asia
                                                                                                                    Pacific role, Gerard
                                                                                                                    Whitely has taken on
                                                                                                                    the Marketing
                                                                                                                    Manager Air BP
                                                                                                                    Australasia post.
                                                                                                                    Gerard brings to the
                                                                                                                    role a wealth of BP/Air
                                                                                                                    BP experience.
                                                                                                                    After 10 years with BP Warren Harding ,
                                                                                                                    Strategic Account Manager for Victoria,
                                                                                                                    Tasmania and South Australia, has
The Auckland anniversary week-                             with such conditions and we departed on                  moved on outside of the company. Sue
                                                           time for Hamilton, again taking command
end in late January saw 25 race and                                                                                 Bailey has returned from her two year
                                                           of the Control Zone for departure.
support aircraft leave North Shore                                                                                  posting as Queensland Strategic
                                                               At Hamilton a local TV crew was doing
                                                           an article and interviews with contestants               Account Manager to take on the man-
Airfield for the Air BP Great
                                                           when a race aircraft with a radio failure dur-           agement of Vic/Tas/SA. We welcome Sue
Northern Air Race.                                         ing arrival required the tower visual sig-               back to Melbourne.
    The North Shore Aero Club has run the                  nalling system to be employed, emergency                 Pei Chi Lau, Business Services Advisor
event for the past 10 years with the greatly               training was put into action with a success-             for NSW has taken maternity leave.
appreciated support of Air BP and other
                                   ,                       ful outcome.                                             Jodie Farrelly, formerly Business Service
sponsors.                                                      Then it was time for the final leg, home             Advisor for QLD has stepped into the
    It is a hugely enjoyable six-leg, three-day            to North Shore for some, for others just the             NSW role and we welcome Simone
race which tests pilot skill, pre-flight plan-             final leg before returning to their own home             Soek who has taken over the QLD
ning, and requires teamwork for success.                   bases, Kaitaia, Ardmore, and for one crew
    The first destination was Whitianga via                back to Hamilton.
the Hauraki Gulf Islands. After lunch the 22                   Two weeks later many gathered again
remaining race aircraft and two support                    for the prize giving dinner at North Shore               COMING EVENTS
planes set off for Tauranga on a NZ                        Aero Club, where en-route race photos                    Moruya Aero Club Open Day
Precision Flying Association Rally leg.                    were returned, results announced and sto-                Moruya Aero Club Annual Open Day is
    After refuelling, the crews handed in                  ries told.                                               on the weekend of May 5 and 6, 2001.
their leg notes and observation forms then                     Overall winners by combined photos
                                                                                                                    The gate fee on the Sunday will go to
retired to the local Aero Club for dinner and              and handicapped speed of the Racing Class
                                                                                                                    Fiona Lodge, a local weekend retreat set
refreshments.                                              was Cessna 172RG, EWB; second Cessna
    The next morning saw careful analysis of               172, DXI; and third Piper PA28, ELX.                     up for families who have a member
the weather: 50 kilometre visibility, and                      Of the Cruising Class, the overall winner            under going Cancer treatment. The
cloud scattered 8000 feet before the route                 was Cessna 172, ETK; second Cessna 172,                  Eurobodalla Shire Council will also
guide was given out and the race controller                DKH; and third Piper PA28, FRL.                          donate all landing fees collected over
took over the Tauranga Control Zone for the                    Prizes were also given to first, second              the event to Fiona Lodge. For enquires
departure to Taupo and lunch via the                       and third place winners in both classes for              please contact Lauren Skinner on 02
Waikato River.                                             each leg as well as fastest aircraft overall,            4474 2095.
    Then it was to the top of Mt Tongariro                 fastest aircraft for the last leg, and
and down hill to the Maui A oil platform off               “Sportspersonship”, as well as many spot
the West Coast before heading to New                       prizes. A fantastic weekend was had by all
Plymouth.                                                  and we hope to see the race expand further
    Sunday’s weather was not quite so good                 for 2002.
with low cloud and rain showers, but fortu-                                            Andrew Schooler                     CSU Australia
nately the route happened to work well                       Flight Instructor – North Shore Aero Club                     1300 1300 27
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Its contents do not necessarily reflect the company’s official views. Contributions and suggestions are welcome.   Air BP Global web page
Editor: Sue Goding, Air BP MC28, GPO Box 5222BB, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia.
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