WEDNESDAY 30 March
The Salamanca waterfront was once the slum area of Hobart but over time has become the centrepiece of Hobart’s dining and entertainment.
Registration will be at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre and open from 1200-1730. Raffle tickets and a range of Tasmanian conference paraphernalia will be available.
In the evening, we will host a welcome function at the HFCC from 1730-1830 to introduce you to your local Tasmanian members and to get reacquainted with old friends.
For our first timers, we have a dinner planned to introduce you to other first timers. For the other members, there is a range of dining options around the Hobart waterfront – find a friend and explore, or if you are lost and shy, the Tassie Team have organised some group options at some of our favourite restaurants.
Arriving Early? Check out the RAAF museum at the Anglesea Barracks (we will organise to have this opened if there is enough interest). The Tasmanian Museum is located across the road from the conference venue and is free entry. The Tasmanian maritime museum is also located nearby. The Mona Roma ferry (sit on sheep) departs from the Brooke St Pier, only a short walk away from the conference venue.
THURSDAY 31 March
Join us today for the traditional education day at the HFCC. Located on Elizabeth Street Pier the view from the conference room will take in views of Salamanca – a sea plane, an ice breaker, tug boats, and the occasional helicopter inbound to the hospital helipad.
0830-1200: Education session. We’re hoping to secure talks about Aviation in Antarctica, the challenging weather conditions of Tasmania, teamwork and CRM activities. TBC.
1300-1500: Communications session. To discuss all things AWPA, where we came from and where we are going.
1500-1630: Hobart City Scavenger Hunt – free time to explore! Details will be sent out before the conference with the rules of the game! There will be prizes.
1800-2200: Speakers night, with a 70’s theme. A buffet dinner will be held at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre. All dietary requirements will be catered for. Bring your favourite retro outfit, or hit the Hobart op shops to find something fashionable. Our speaker of the night will be a true Tasmanian treasure.
FRIDAY 1 April
Navigation Trial. Cambridge Aerodrome
Hope for no rain, or Tassie-style gales, pray that we have a perfect Tasmanian day!
Cambridge can be annoying, but the scenery is worth it. Not only can the weather conditions be unpredictable, as you wonder how you can safely squeeze yourself between the mountains and that thick layer of cloud, but the wind can be relentless!
In the event that the nav trial is cancelled, Heather will have an alternate ground based nav trial.
The double decker bus will be running optional tours to the Grote Reber Museum and the Cambridge ATC Tower. Please register your interest at registration.
Elizabeth Street Pier has a small foodie market on Friday nights, we suggest you have a snack before the start of the cultural walking tour.
1800: Cultural walking tour – first stop 1800 @ Rektango, Salamanca Square (follow the live music). The full schedule will be published on the day. Expect some spookiness.
SATURDAY 2 April
0830-0900: AGM registration
If you haven’t yet had your coffee, we will have it here…pick up some breakfast at Salamanca before.
0900-1230: AGM Expect to see some interesting dress…
1200-1230: Photo time
1230-1800: Afternoon free time optional tours
MONA: The boat departs from the Brooke St pier. Allow yourself 30 mins for the boat each way, and 3 hours for the museum. Have a glass of wine before you start.
Salamanca Market: The market runs until 3pm, so hurry down for a late lunch, coffee and some Tasmanian souvenirs.
1800-2400: Awards/Presentation Dinner
Dress to impress!
SUNDAY 3 April
As a final farewell we’ve organised something special…watch this space!
Farewell breakfast 0800-1000