ADELAIDE AND PARAFIELD COMMUNITY AND STAFF NEWSLETTER D E C E M B E R 10 PG 2 PG 8 PG 11 1 contents Phil Baker Major Infrastructure Major Infrastructure Project gets the Green Light 1 Project Gets the Green Light Overlay Project Reaches Milestone 2 MD’s comments Vietnam Airlines Charter Success 3 I recently outlined important airport This is a real credit to the overlay projects that would be ramping up project team, which undertook a RFDS Welcomes New Fleet 4 as we headed towards the New Year. considerable amount of planning before While this edition of Plane Talking the first batch of bitumen was produced Further Success at Property Awards 5 contains updates on some of these to ensure minimal disruptions to projects, I thought it worth highlighting airport operations and the surrounding Centre for Energy Technology the marked progress that has already community. Great work by all involved. Partnership Launched 6 taken place in the past couple of months. In late November, it was my pleasure Firstly, on November 16 we received to join SA’s Minister for Transport Buck Recovers 7 word from the Federal Minister for and Energy, the Hon Pat Conlon, Transport, Anthony Albanese, that he and the University of Adelaide in officially Seen in T1 7 had approved our Landside Infrastructure launching AAL’s partnership with the Project, including the multi-storey car Centre for Energy Technology to develop park redevelopment, pedestrian plaza clean energy solutions for our airport. Sun, Sand and Style 8 and associated roads re-alignment. On the local community front, I would Having now cleared this significant like to congratulate West Torrens Mayor, Karla Joins Retail Team 9 hurdle, we expect construction works to John Trainer, and Salisbury Mayor, begin in late January - early February 2011. Gillian Aldridge, on their re-election Environment Manager’s Message 10 While this is an exciting project for (unopposed) as well as the election of AAL, all staff will have an important role Adelaide Lord Mayor, Stephen Yarwood, Parafield Vernal Pools 11 to play by being aware of the impact in last month’s local government of the project on our customers during elections. I also look forward to working Virgin Blue Stars 12 the construction phase, and to assist with all councillors, both new and re-elected. in any way we can to minimise the In light of another successful year and Drive to Success 12 inconvenience for travellers and visitors. record passenger numbers, I would like Regular updates indicating what works to take this opportunity to personally Heart Foundation Walk at Pat Creek 13 are being undertaken will be circulated thank all of the management and staff, Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) will of the main terminal will include a new multi-deck car park, with associated undergo its most significant redevelopment multi-level, 2000-space car park new road layout and adjacent pedestrian to staff during this phase. plus our directors, shareholders, since the opening of the new terminal, incorporating rental car and valet parking plaza, early in the new year,” Mr Baker said. Young Artists off to a Flying Start 14 Another maintenance program that has consultants, customers, regulators, with a multi-level car park and a pedestrian facilities, while a landscaped pedestrian “Once the external project is completed been quietly progressing below the radar, border agencies and suppliers, plaza planned for completion in 2012. plaza will provide an appropriate link and subject to further Ministerial approval, AAL Managing Director Phil Baker between the car park and T1. we will begin work on extending T1 itself, so to speak, has been the overlay project local residents and all levels of welcomed approval of the works by the Roads within Adelaide Airport will adding new departure gates and increasing If you have any questions or comments in regard to resurface Adelaide Airport’s runways Government for their support in 2010. Federal Minister for Transport Anthony also be re-aligned to cater for the new international capacity. In the meantime, to activities at either Adelaide or Parafield Airports, Albanese and said it marked the start of a development and create an alternative some airlines will have modernised their and taxiways. This project is on schedule, Best wishes to you and your families contact, John McArdle, Adelaide Airport Limited, busy and exciting phase of significant airport entry and exit point. check-in arrangements and changes to 1 James Schofield Dr, Adelaide Airport, SA, 5950 and just as importantly, has barely been for a safe and happy holiday season, Telephone 08 8308 9211 Fax 08 8308 9311 infrastructure and operational projects. “Following the Minister’s approval, international security screening procedures email:firstname.lastname@example.org www.aal.com.au noticed outside the airport community. and a peaceful and prosperous year ahead. The new development to the north-west we intend to start construction on our will be evident inside the terminal. Continued Page 2 3 Overlay project reaches milestone Vietnam Airlines Charter success Adelaide Airport’s overlay project has Despite having cancelled work on three reached a major milestone, with resurfacing occasions due to rain, the construction Sir Donald Bradman Drive of the main runway now complete. is currently only one day behind the Work is well under way on resurfacing project team’s best case program. the cross runway, with the entire project The essential maintenance works, on track for completion in April 2011. which are required to be carried out Tapleys Hill Road It is expected by the time the every 10 to 15 years, are part of AAL’s project team breaks later this month ongoing program to provide a safe for Christmas and New Year: operating environment for all aircraft. • Resurfacing of the cross runway Works have mostly been carried will be complete; out during the airport’s curfew, • Approximately 340 light fittings between 11.00pm and 6.00am. (out of a total of 630 lights) During these times the cross runway, Current Stage will have been installed; and running south-east to north-west, has • Approximately 40,300 tonnes been used for the small number of Completed Stages of asphalt (out of a total of freight and emergency aircraft that are Future Stages 50,300 tonnes) will have been laid. permitted to operate during these hours. Major Infrastructure Project Gets the Green Light CONT Last issue we foreshadowed the 21 November 2010 with a capacity load. crew advised that they had fond memories planning for non-stop services by charter Advance bookings for the remainder of Adelaide, having done their flying aircraft to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) of the charter services indicate a similar training at Parafield some 15 years ago. by Vietnam Airlines and facilitated at high demand, clearly showing that there Meanwhile, discussions continue the Adelaide end by Bunnik Tours. definitely is a market for this service. with China Southern for further charter The first of these charters left Adelaide An interesting side note to this first charter operations with a view to regular Airport on time at 1010 on Sunday by Vietnam Airlines was that four of the flight scheduled services in the near future. “This is an important project because more than just improving amenities, service normal high levels of service to the public will be compromised by works In addition to the above approved project, Adelaide Airport Limited will You are the eyes and ears of the Airport. standards and increasing the number of associated with this project on a soon be providing advance advice to parking spaces, it improves pedestrian temporary basis. a minor variation to the project which safety and commits to future complementary “AAL will do everything possible will involve the construction of a link aviation and non-aviation development.’’ to keep such disruption to a minimum bridge between the new car park and See it, Hear it, Report it! Mr Baker said that despite AAL’s best and inform the public of any changes the terminal. More detail will issue over endeavours, there may be occasions when in advance,’’ he said. the coming weeks. 2 5 RFDS Welcomes New Fleet Further Success at Property Awards Adelaide Airport believes it has This is the 5th year in a row that worked hard to make its T1 shopping the airport has picked up awards and dining precinct amongst the best from the Property Council, winning in Adelaide by offering great collectively 8 awards since 2006. promotions and competitions, and AAL General Manager, Property, we’re not the only ones who think so. Ken May said the Commendation AAL T1 Retail was ecstatic to Award for “Excellence in received the following awards at Presentation” was particularly the Property Council of Australia pleasing (following on from the Gala Awards 2010 in October: success last year in receiving • Excellence in Marketing - the inaugural PCA Environmental Centres/Arcades up to 10000 m2 Innovation Award) as it involved Centre Integration - the full co-operation of all “Finding a Way to Retail Success” T1 Operations personnel and - Accepted by Kyra Gustavsson, Facilities Management staff. • Excellence in Marketing - Thanks in particular go to Centres/Arcades up to 10000m2 Phil Hogan and Barrie Briggs and Marketing Campaign - all their staff, for the co-ordination “Win a Pandaventure” of the various contracted cleaners - Accepted by Karen Gough and waste contractors. • Excellence in Presentation - Mr May said the awards were Centres/Arcades up to 10000m2 also testament to the dedication, “The RFDS is our Commendation Award - Accepted by Kyra Gustavsson interest and participation of all T1 retailers. Two of Adelaide Airport Limited’s “The RFDS is our preferred provider of members of the community, and we preferred provider preferred charities, Variety and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, came together fixed wing aero-medical services in South Australia, and we applaud its continued acknowledge their generosity, commitment and support of the ‘Flying Doctor’,” of fixed wing recently at the dedication ceremony of high quality service in partnership with Mr Lynch said. one of the new fleet of RFDS aircraft. SA Ambulance Service and MedSTAR.” “In 2009/10, more than 8300 patients aero-medical services Foxtrot-Victor-Alpha (VH-FVA), or “Alfa” Mr Lynch said by completion of the were transported by RFDS aircraft in as it is known to crews, commenced $30 million capital program, the 5 new South Australia and the Northern Territory in South Australia... duties from Adelaide in July as part state-of-the-art aircraft would replace alone - almost 50 per cent more than of the single biggest aircraft replacement existing aircraft, each of which would a decade ago. program undertaken by the RFDS have conducted around 15,000 flight “Since July, VH-FVA alone has SA Variety Bash throughout South in Central Operations (SA/NT). hours during their 15 years of service transferred 31 children injured or critically Australia and the Northern Territory. “VH-FVA is the first of five new to the community. ill to/from all regions of the State to the “The RFDS remains very much medically-equipped Pilatus PC-12 aircraft “We rely on the support of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Adelaide dependent on the support of the to be introduced to the Central Operations community to help purchase and for higher levels of care, including community, at all levels, to assist fleet over the calendar year at a total medically-equip our replacement aircraft one young child interstate in preparation with funding for its capital projects capital expenditure of $30 million,” - and we applaud the generosity of Variety, for a lung transplant.” such as new aircraft, medical equipment John Lynch, CEO of RFDS Central the children’s charity, for its $600,000 Mr Lynch added this was the second and operational facilities, as well as Operations, said at the recent official grant to enable the medical fit-out of medical fit-out of a RFDS aircraft the delivery of our preventative health dedication ceremony of the $6 million this very aircraft and its conversion to sponsored by Variety. In 2002 it granted programs such as the RFDS Healthy aircraft at Adelaide Airport. a ‘flying intensive care unit’. the funds to medically-equip VH-FGT, Living Program,” Mr Lynch said. Speaking at the launch, SA Health “The purchase of the aircraft itself which continues to serve the community. RFDS is one of Adelaide Airport Minister John Hill said: “I am delighted to has been possible due to a combination Mr Lynch said the Variety SA grants Limited’s major charities and a permanent acknowledge the contribution of $6 million of capital grants from the Commonwealth acknowledge the important role that collection box is located under the by the State Government towards this and South Australian Governments, property owners and rural communities “propeller” in the international arrivals major aircraft replacement program. corporate sponsors and donations from play in the success of the annual area of the ground floor of T1. 4 7 Centre for Energy Technology Buck News Partnership Launched Recovers in brief Adelaide Airport aims to become an “At Adelaide Airport, we want to invest “We’re excited by the foresight and After a protracted period of illness and AAA appoints Australian leader in clean energy use in the long-term future of our operations. leadership on this issue being shown recovery, Buck the Bear has been sighted thanks to a new three-year, $750,000 This is why we approached the Centre by Adelaide Airport. We anticipate climbing the fire-escape stairs to the new Executive Director partnership with the University of Adelaide. for Energy Technology at the University significant benefits from this partnership, Air Traffic Control Tower. The Australian Airports Association Under the partnership - launched late of Adelaide to partner with us to find not only for the airport but also for Buck has had many close calls in (AAA) has appointed Ms Caroline Wilkie last month by Minister for Transport and cleaner, greener solutions.” other public spaces, such as shopping his lifetime commitment as the airport’s as Executive Director, taking over from Energy, Pat Conlon, the University’s In order to help reduce AAL’s carbon centres and other airports overseas, mascot and it is little wonder that Mr Ken Keech who is retiring after Centre for Energy Technology (CET) footprint, University staff and postgraduate in clean technology.” the pressures faced in this 24/7 almost 13 years of invaluable service. will undertake research to develop clean students will assess the airport’s biggest Specific issues to be investigated responsibility sometimes warrant Ms Wilkie has held the position of energy solutions for Adelaide Airport. areas of energy use and develop clean under the partnership include: a break for recuperation. National Manager Airports and Transport Adelaide Airport Ltd (AAL) energy solutions that are specifically • the use of renewable energy generation He rarely speaks but has been known with the Tourism and Transport Forum for Managing Director, Phil Baker, said AAL targeted to make the most impact. both on and off site - such as wind to show his appreciation by a discreet the past 7 years, during which time she aimed to become the most ecologically “Usually, the biggest percentage of and solar energy wave or wink of the eye to the airport has developed an excellent working sustainable airport in Australia. any large organisation’s carbon footprint • novel methods to reduce energy Safety and Security Officers who look relationship with a number of AAA members. “Running a successful airport involves is the direct result of energy use, from heating, cooling and lighting after his daily needs. a great deal of energy use, which in turn so it makes perfect sense for the • alternative approaches for With Christmas just around the corner, results in a large amount of greenhouse Centre for Energy Technology to partner ground transportation Buck will be doing his part to ensure that Vale gas emissions. Simply putting money into with Adelaide Airport on this major • adapting new technologies to Santa and his sleigh have a trouble free Adelaide Airport Ltd would like paying for carbon offsets doesn’t solve project,” said the Director of CET, AAL’s unique facilities and transit of Adelaide Airport. to acknowledge the contributions of the underlying issues,” Mr Baker said. Professor Gus Nathan. requirements. three members of the aviation community, who passed away this year: Jeff Watson - Long-serving Singapore Airlines State Manager (SA). Peter O’Rourke - Divisional Director (Vic) of the Australian Airports Association. John Martin - Former ACCC Commissioner and Chairman of the International Air Services Commission. s e e n in T1 - a de l a i de a i r p o r t ENGLAND Bob JOHN Ashes Test Team G ELDOF FARNHAM South Aus tralian RE DBACKS Isobel Anna Meares Redmond Russell Ingall PERTH GLORY ADELAIDE TRANSPORT MINISTER UNITED Pat Conlon Phil Baker with Gus Nathan and Transport & Energy Minister Pat Conlon 6 9 Sun, sand and style Make the most of the moment. More than 25 specialty stores • newsagency • toys • gifts • fashion Fashion designers can be a cocky lot. One look at your average New York or Paris fashion parade and the startling... let’s call them ‘original’... designs on show confirm that these trend setters have an abundance of confidence in their designs, most of which the average punter wouldn’t be caught dead in walking down Hindley Street on a Saturday night. By way of further proof, we submit the following pearls of wisdom, firstly from Coco Chanel: “I don’t do fashion, I am fashion.” ...and from Ralph Lauren: “I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” Google ‘famous fashion quotes’ and you’ll see these two aren’t alone in their over-stimulated levels of self-belief. (By way of neat contrast, long-since- deceased Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw was ahead of his time with this gem: “A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.”) Rip Curl Shades Witchery Shop 4, T1 Level 2 Phone 8234 4588 Shop 22, T1 Level 2 Phone 8234 4116 Shop 25, T1 Level 2, Phone 8234 4642 Which all makes you wonder how Rip Curl is the ultimate surfing Find the latest sunglass styles from the Look your best with Witchery - the modern the cacophony created by haute couture company and its retail stores showcase world’s most covetable design houses all in Australian style leader. Throughout the creations on the other side of the world the huge variety of quality surf, snow, the one place. At Shades, you’ll find a pair label’s range, Witchery mixes fashion-forward equates to the simple, sassy, stylish designs skate and lifestyle products the to reflect your style. Choose from Bvlgari, clothing and accessories with good value, you’ll find in the fashion retail outlets international brand manufactures. Prada, Gucci, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, proving an irresistible combination for such as those in Adelaide Airport’s T1. From surfwear and swimwear to Versace and more. Shades also stocks those who understand style. Fortunately, Adelaide Airport can watches and travel bags to footwear many exclusive imports, along with a A visit to Witchery is ideal for the help you find the answer. and sunnies, Rip Curl has you covered. unique collection of men’s and women’s woman on the move. In the one place If you want to see women Take some time to visit the store watches, jewellery and wallets from Diesel, you’ll find the pieces you want - simple, wearing bird-cage inspired gowns and explore the world of one of DKNY, Emporio Armani, Michael Korrs sophisticated items that coordinate and rodent-skinned headwear (we’re Australia’s great brands. and Dolce & Gabbana. to make the perfect wardrobe. not making this up!), you can fly internationally from Adelaide to a European Fashion Week destination with great connections via Singapore and Hong Kong. If you prefer your fashion more ‘sane’ and less ‘zany’ - there are some great retail Karla joins retail team options at T1 to check out before your flight. Karla Diment has joined AAL’s T1 Whether you’re after a cute little party Retail team as Retail Marketing Assistant. dress, boardies or bikinis for the beach, She will work closely or the latest designer sunnies, alongside Terminal Property Manager, T1’s fashion retailers have you covered. Kyra Gustavsson. Check out a few of the choices opposite. Karla has worked in retail for about 8 years, more recently as a store manager at the retail fashion store, Kookai, and at “I don’t design clothes. Jetty Surf. She joined AAL four months ago as receptionist at the Management I design dreams.” Centre, but has quickly moved into the new retail marketing role. 8 11 Parafield Vernal Pools Lissa van Camp ACTING ENVIRONMENT Vernal pools are a type of ephemeral (temporary and recurring) wetland that The vernal pools are gently filled with rainwater, and rely on clear water and low There are a number of plant species of conservation significance in and around MANAGER’S MESSAGE appears at the end of the wet season, lasting into the early months of spring. The weather and soil conditions across much of the Adelaide Plains are suitable nutrients to survive. All of these elements combined result in varying levels of dissolved oxygen and pH in the course of a day. The Parafield vernal pools are populated the Parafield vernal pools. Classically, vernal pools vegetation exists in distinct banding, creating colourful rings that change a little over the pool’s season. for vernal pools, and were likely once with flora and fauna that are ‘vernal pool The pools are also home to a number More exciting times for the consumption in T1 and around the common across the grassy plains. Their specialists’, adapted to cope with the specific of unusual crustaceans, whose eggs abundance in the Two Wells area is still conditions of this wetland type, including encycst over summer and await the Environment Team since our last airport, and decrease our carbon recalled by long time residents, but the the daily pH swing, DO fluctuations, trigger (often rain) that instigates hatching. progression of agriculture and development and the wetting and drying cycles. Recently, shield shrimp were discovered issue of Plane Talking. Most notably, emissions. While the projects has seen their slow decline and finally, High levels of nutrients and soil suspended in the vernal pools. Their occurrence in the Minister Conlon kicked off our are still being developed, the disappearance from the region. There is, in the water, or a break in the hardpan, Adelaide region is poorly understood, but however, a handful of vernal pools left disturb the delicate balance of these of the 15 species found worldwide, partnership with the University partnership has the potential to see in a small pocket of Parafield Airport. specific conditions, allowing an opportunity 2 genera occur in South Australia. Archaic The vernal pools are seasonally flooded, for weeds to dominate the natives. in appearance, the shield shrimp has not of Adelaide’s Centre for Energy really exciting renewable energy have an underlying hardpan impermeable If left undisturbed, however, the pools changed much in 300 million years. They to water that enables the rainfall to pool on can often re-establish their natural cycles. evolved before freshwater fish and as they Technology (CET) on 24 November research and trials on site, the surface. The hardpan is made of silicates, Vernal pool specialists are often rare occupy different ecological niches, there cemented through the action of rainwater and occur only within their local region. was no need to adapt to avoid predation. at Gate 50 in T1. Like many optimisation of our existing systems in the soil profile. As the pools are wide This is because genetic material isn’t At Parafield airport, a well-established and shallow, they evaporate, and often transported by the movement of water ongoing monitoring program exists, businesses, we recognise that so that we are as efficient as dry up and refill many times in a season. as with rivers and creeks, but is usually enabling us to build a profile of these restricted to transportation via the legs pools and gain a better understanding we will soon be entering a carbon possible, as well as sustainable of animals visiting the ponds. of the specific conditions and characteristics of this unique constrained future where we must heating and cooling opportunities. and regionally rare wetland type. address the various risks associated More information on the partnership with climate change. We’ve also projects will follow! made no secret of our commitment With this being the last Plane Simocephalus acutirostratus, to reducing our carbon footprint Talking before Christmas, on behalf a large daphniid (recorded 2003) and showcasing renewable energy of the Environment Team, I want technologies to all users of the to wish you a happy and safe airport. That is why we’ve partnered break, and look forward to with CET - by working with leading hearing your tales in January. researchers, we can develop novel techniques to reduce our energy Lissa van Camp Lepidurus apus viridis, a shield shrimp (recorded Oct 2010) 13 Virgin Blue Stars Heart Foundation Walk You may remember an article in the April 2009 Edition of Plane Talking which highlighted an innovative way suggestions, which have been passed on to the manufacturer and this has resulted in the development of a new at Pat Creek of using recycled products in aviation. and improved version of the wheel Virgin Blue staff developed the idea chock that is lighter, stronger under of making aircraft wheel chocks out of compression and has a moulded base recycled plastic using a local business to prevent FOD (rubbish) issues. in Adelaide, Advanced Plastic Recycling. The roll-out of the chocks is just one AAL recognised this idea and awarded of a range of sustainability initiatives Virgin Blue staff an Environment under way at the Virgin Blue Group Certificate of Recognition. of Airlines. To find out more go to - As a follow up to this recognition, http://www.virginblue.com.au/AboutUs/ Les Payne one of the inventors of this for this idea on a global scale was CorporateResponsibility/Sustainability/ product, was invited to attend the global “a great experience and certainly index.htm . Virgin Management’s Star of the Year a career highlight”. Virgin Global Awards dinner, held The recycled plastic chocks in London last month. The solution of using recycled wheel chocks was have now been in service with Virgin Blue for more than the chocks work very one of three finalists in the Care for our Planet (Environment) category. 18 months and feedback from staff has been valuable. well - they stick like glue Although Les didn’t come home with the award, he said being recognised Virgin Tech team members have provided constructive to the apron surfacE Drive to Success High risk tenants on airport are Thrifty Car Rental has recently to discuss the impressive Adelaide required to submit an operational joined the NRMA group of companies. . Airport Thrifty EMP This particular environmental management plan A recent visit to Adelaide by NRMA EMP developed for the Adelaide site (EMP) to Adelaide Airport Limited. Property staff, included a visit to AAL’s is now going to be used as a template An EMP is a management tool for office. Stuart Grant, Craig Smith and to develop site specific EMP’s at the environment and incorporates SA Thrifty Regional Manager Colin other NRMA and Thrifty sites across a strategic planning approach to Gardener met with AAL Property staff Australia. This is a great example implement environmental measures. to discuss upcoming changes as a of an airport tenant demonstrating Implementation of these plans result of the new Multi-Level Car Park. their commitment to minimise the is then audited annually by the Next stop was a meeting with company’s impact on the environment. AAL environment team. members of the AAL Environment Team On the beautifully sunny Sunday of walking groups, led by volunteer Walk for the Pat Creek & West Beach loop: 21 November, 31 people joined a Heart Organisers. Heart Foundation Walking Andrew and Sarah from Friends of Foundation fitness walk around Patawalonga makes being active easy, even for Patawalonga Creek, Renae and Laura Creek and the Adelaide Shores tourism those not used to being active. from Adelaide Airport Limited and and recreation precinct at West Beach. Joining or starting a Heart Foundation Iome and Dominic from Adelaide Shores. A good time was had by all as we got fit, Walking group in your area or workplace If you’re interested in the Heart spotted wildlife (Sleepy Lizards, Willy Wag is a great way to get active and meet Foundation Walking program or would like Tails), listened to frogs and birds, and learned people. Every walking group is different - to join the Adelaide Shores Walking Group about future plans for the West Beach Coast they vary in the number of members, and please visit: www.heartfoundation.org.au/ Park thanks to Carole Hutcheson and Peter levels of difficulty and meet at a variety walking. If you’re interested in learning Johnson from Adelaide’s Living Beaches. of times and days of the week. Everyone more about Pat Creek Conservation Park, Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s is encouraged to walk at their own pace. please visit: http://users.sa.chariot.net. largest network of free community-based Many thanks to organisers/team leaders au/~littoral/pat-ck/fopc/index.htm . Clean stormwater drain with signage Stormwater drain showing evidence of pollutants being discharged 12 YOUNG ARTISTS OFF TO A FLYING START and taught by local, qualified and and regional areas - everything from local experienced artist Suzie Clarke. sporting groups to world-leading events. The sessions are already proving a AAL believes participating in community hit with the first, held in early November, activities fosters the State’s reputation booked out two weeks in advance. as a vibrant and world-class location Gallery director Lucia Pilcher said in which to live, do business and visit. the Take A Flight sessions were an Parent/carer supervision is required at important addition to its events and the Take a Flight into Art and bookings are activity program. recommended. For more information contact “The sessions have been made possible Riddoch Art Gallery on 8721 2540 or by AAL’s generous support and were visit email@example.com . organised because we want to engage with young people and help create a Budding Picassos in the State’s South new generation of art lovers,’’ she said. East have a new outlet for expressing Young participants get to try their hand and expanding their talents, thanks to the at a range of genres and styles including recent introduction of Take a Flight into Art, experimental and still life paintings, self a community program sponsored by portraits, printmaking, expressive drawing, Adelaide Airport Ltd (AAL). glass painting and clay modelling. The Mt Gambier-based Take a Flight Sessions are being held at the into Art sessions are held on the first Mt Gambier public library while the Sunday of each month and give youngsters gallery undergoes major renovations. aged between five and 10 years a chance AAL is doing its bit to support the to flex some serious artistic muscle. South Australian community by sponsoring Each free 90-minute session is run a wide range of creative and community by Mt Gambier’s Riddoch Art Gallery activities throughout metropolitan Adelaide The Directors, management and staff of Adelaide and Parafield Airports wish you a Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2011. This year Adelaide Airport Ltd has chosen the Royal Flying Doctor Service as our Christmas card charity.