Cowra CWA Evening Branch was privileged to have Mr Harry Howard as speaker at their September dinner meeting.
Harry spoke about the loss on March 8, 2014 of the Malaysia Flight MH370, giving a very detailed and interesting account of the initial departure of this aircraft from Kuala Lumpur, explaining with the use of a powerpoint presentation, the known flight path taken by MH370 derived from primary and secondary radar data.
Harry showed the point where the plane took a left turn toward the Strait of Malacca, disappearing from all radar contact and never reaching the destination of Beijing, China. Harry also spoke of the two most possible theories for the disappearance of this aircraft.
A second NSW International Airport at Badgery’s Creek was the second topic Harry spoke about to the group present. Harry informed the location of Badgery’s Creek is 51 kms west of the Sydney business district, explaining that this airport would hopefully commence operation and flights in 2030.
With four other present airports being in this vicinity, Harry felt the take off and landing flight paths would be one of the big issues the Government would need to address.