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26th August 2019

Speaker: Retired Lieutenant Colonal Riccardo Bosi

Author & Award-Winning Speaker

Talks about Afghanistan & United Arab Emirates. He is a former Australian Army Special Forces Officer and trained Afghan soldiers to combat terrorism. Also, describes life in Abu Dhabi as he & his wife lived there for 5 years from 2009 - 2014. During this time his wife gave birth to their 2 daughters.

Riccardo has recently released a book titled "Greatness Awaits You - The 5 Pillars of Real Leadership". He will have the book for sale at the meeting.

23rd September 2019

Speaker: Matt Wilson (A/Senior Sergeant) Operations Coordinator Aviation Support Branch

Author & Award-Winning Speaker

Helicopter Polce Air Wing Will be talkng about POLAIR and the many things involved in the operation.

The Aviation Support Branch is primarily concerned with the Commissioner's priority of reducing crime. Other services and operations which PolAir provide support include; searches for missing persons (including missing children, the elderly and bushwalkers), vessels or aircraft, offenders, operations targeting crime, specialised rescue missions, reconnaissance tasks and counter terrorism operations.

Modern technology adapted by PolAir include specialist equipment such as rescue winches, nite sun searchlights (30 million candle power), Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR), high definition video camera system, downlinking of live video, digital radio systems and advanced inter-grated touch screen digital glass cockpits with Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) navigation systems.

The PolAir fleet consists of 5 helicopters (PolAir 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) and 2 fixed wing (PolAir 6 and PolAir 7) aircraft and services the NSW Police Force across an area of approximately 800,000 square kilometres.