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|Address:||Brian Higgins Drive, Wangaratta Airport, Laceby, 3678|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.417521|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
This historic aviation beacon recognises the valuable contribution Kevin Thomas Gleeson 1927 - 1999 made to the Wangaratta community as
- Mayor and Councillor
- Founder, President and Chief Flying Officer of the Wangaratta Aero Club,
- President of the Wangaratta Base Hospital Board
- leader of Radio Station 3NE
and his deep interest and many fine achievements in all things aviation.
This aerial beacon was erected above Wangaratta Motors garage in Reid Street Wangaratta in Novmeber 1937 to guide aeroplanes prior to the stat of night air mail services between Melbourne and Brisbane.
The beacon contained glass neon tubes flashing red letters W. A. in morse code.
Thanks to Wangaratta Toyota making this beacon available