The kid from Koolywurtie: Harry and his ‘Red Devil’

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The kid from Koolywurtie: Harry and his ‘Red Devil’

October 29, 2019 By Nicholas Christie
This is the story of Harry Butler, a little-known aviation pioneer from a small South Australian town on the Yorke Peninsula, who joined the British Royal Flying Corps ...This content...

This is the story of Harry Butler, a little-known aviation pioneer from a small South Australian town on the Yorke Peninsula, who joined the British Royal Flying Corps ...

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Nicholas Christie

Nicholas started flying lessons at the age of 13. He holds both Grade 2 (GA) and RAAus Flight Instructor ratings.  Since graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor Business Management (Marketing), he has held various sales, marketing and management positions across a broad range of sectors. Nicholas has written for a variety of aviation magazines in Australia and currently runs his own aviation businesses.  In 2016, Nicholas took on the challenge of building a “slow build” Van’s RV-12, at Tyabb (Victoria) and he has since become an active member of SAAA, AOPA and RAAus.  Nicholas believes that the passion and involvement of people (especially youth) in the aviation community is key to the sector’s future success in Australia and that minimal government regulation will assist in the industry’s continued growth and success.

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