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‘Father of FANS’ to speak at Airways Museum open day

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 2, 2009

The Essendon based Airways Museum will host a speech by Adjunct Professor Brian O’Keeffe AO will speak on ‘The Genesis of the Future Air Navigation System (FANS)’ at its open day on Saturday 14 November.

Professor O’Keeffe is known as the ‘Father of FANS’, and has been involved in the development of a number of air navigation aids, and has served as chairman of the ICAO’s FANS Committee. In 2004 Professor O’Keeffe received the highest award of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the Edward Warner Award, for his work in the field of air navigation systems.

Additionally, the Open Day will feature a new photographic exhibition called ‘Radio Aids to Navigation’, while the Airservices Australia flight inspection service aircraft will also be open for public viewing.

For more information on the open day, visit www.airwaysmuseum.com.

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