The following text was written in 2004 by the late Tony Hayes (1943–2009) — the inaugural holder of the RA-Aus Meritorious Service Award. Tony had a long career in gliding, initially in the UK and then in Victoria and S.E. Queensland. He was deeply involved in the initial concept and subsequent development of the little-used Watts Bridge airfield into a recreational aviation centre. Tony established the Brisbane Valley Leisure Aviation Centre at Watts Bridge for training glider...
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