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Old 17th Jul 2017, 03:49
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The preserved history of RQAC is now in a skip bin outside the main building.
Items such as the original incorporation certificate and numerous student records from both RQAC and AEA are there.
If you want to steal an identity there is plenty of information / documents that should have been shredded there.
Fortunately some previous members are searching through the skip and retrieving the more valuable items
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 10:41
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Will anyone take responsibility for the demise of this once great club?
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 12:21
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The Airport have been very supportive providing a secure room to store memorabilia where a lot of historical items are saved I'm told. The skip probably has a lot of other items not classified as historical but it would be good if these guys searching the skip found some more old records. It's a mystery to me why all the old RQ historical property wasn't able to be managed with respect rather than threats of disposal if it wasn't removed within hours.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 00:18
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It's a mystery to me why all the old RQ historical property wasn't able to be managed with respect rather than threats of disposal if it wasn't removed within hours.
Invariably when bean-counters become involved, respect is the least of their concerns. It's heartening that there are good people who appreciate the value of this material
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 01:40
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Does anyone know the outcome of the creditors meeting on the 18th July?
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 02:06
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The meeting resolved to wind up RQAC .
The stuff that ended in the skip occurred because not all the memorabilia were stored in the one place and when AAC and Basair took the keys and wanted all the stuff removed on 24 hours notice - a job for which 2-3 people turned up to do, the other stuff was then ditched by third parties unaware of its significance.
The memorabilia is to go to the new "Qld Aero Club" an entity formed by some RQAC members.
The liquidation could take up to five months, unless another party comes along with yet another DOCA proposal.
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 02:43
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Thanks for that confirmation
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 23:36
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First open meeting of the Queensland Aero Club, which now has possession of the memorabilia, is set down for Saturday 5th August, 2017 at the Flying Fighters Hanger, 400 Wirraway Drive , Archerfield at 10.00 am. Aim is to set a way forward to continue the tradition of RQAC. All current and past members of RQAC are invited and encouraged to attend along with anyone else keen on joining the new Club which will be a member based organisation like RQAC.
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Old 19th Oct 2017, 00:15
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Despite earlier assurances that RQAC memorabilia would be safeguarded, I am hearing that items thrown into a skip included a framed OBE.
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 08:05
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Are there any pictures of Miles Falcon AAT? it was originally imported by the RQAC in the 30's. Unfortunately im in melb otherwise i'd happily sift through the skip!
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 08:54
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Originally Posted by StallsandSpins View Post
Are there any pictures of Miles Falcon AAT?
It's probably too late to ponder the contents of a skip but there are photos of VH-AAT on Eddie Coates' site:

VH-AAT
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 12:01
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Frisby, there was no assurance that all items of historical significance would be safe guarded. More like what could be saved was saved given the sudden demands to vacate the premises.

The infamous skip was already half full when the band of helpers arrived however a lot of people went through it

If there was a framed QBE ( original? ) who has it now

The new RQ may have a home at Flying Fighters on the west side of the field

For 97 years of trading there wasn’t as much as you would think in memorabilia
One could ask where it went over the years
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