Mr Phil Vabre is the Vice President of the Civil Aviation Historical Society & Airways Museum at Essendon airport, one of the Partner Organisations of this project. By profession he is an Air Traffic Controller, with a background in aviation human factors and safety management. He is also a private pilot and owner/custodian of a venerable Cessna that is older than he is. Phil is an amateur historian and is working on a book about Australia’s civil Empire flying boats and their bases. He will facilitate project access to the CAHS archives and the collections of the Airways Museum.