June 2014

In This Issue

  • New Pilots’ Hub Brasserie and Coffee House at Redhill
  • Cognac International Air Rally
  • GA ‘Red-Tape’ Challenge report published
  • LAA Fly-In at Goodwood

New Pilots’ Hub Brasserie and Coffee House at Redhill

The interior of Redhill Pilots' HubSome of you may have seen the building work going on in the Eastern part of Hangar 9 next to the Pilot’s Hub. This work is a significant expansion of the Hub into a 1920’s/30’s themed aviation brasserie clubhouse for the use of everyone on the airfield.

Wendy Baker, a professional chef specialising in high quality, affordable home made food using locally sourced ingredients, is starting with us full time at the end of this month.

As well as serving a limited selection of exceptionally good quality food, the Hub is also a coffee house serving fresh coffee from our new ‘Starbucks’ style coffee machine, and excellent teas and cakes too of course.

We hope that you will use the very high quality environment of the new Pilot’s Hub for business meetings as well as a social venue (we have a dedicated meeting room available to hire if you prefer somewhere more private) and we look forward to developing our products and services in line with your requirements.

Access from landside is via the main entrance car park, down the gap between hangars 8 and 9, then turn right.

More details at: http://www.pilotshub.co.uk/

Richard Blain, CEO – Aerospace Resources Ltd

Cognac International Air Rally

The 40th advent of the famous Cognac International Air Rally will take place this year from the 20th to 22nd June.

Aircraft from across Europe are once again expected to participate in this unique meeting which combines aeronautical events with our famous Cognac tasting test.

Our beautiful Charente region will be the setting for competitors and pilots renewal of and building a new aeronautical relationships between themselves as well as members of our flying club. Participation will ensure a VIP weekend filled with good dining, tourism and memorable aviation moments:

  • On Friday evening you will be received at the Château de Chatenay, nestled on the banks of the river, where you will enjoy conviviality in upmarket Charentais surroundings.
  • For Saturday lunch you will be privileged guests at the Château d’Yeuse, who will offer an original, creative and amusing menu for your palate.
  • In partnership with the jet set, you will visit MARTELL: the oldest of the Great Houses of Cognac where you will be especially welcomed to visit their facilities to understand some of the secrets of the nectar of the Gods, and taste the best Cognac you never drink before!
  • The gala dinner will be held on Saturday evening at the Gallienne distillery, where the wonderful eaux-de-vie is born which gives rise to the reputation of the brand. This is a unique opportunity to enter this exceptional facility.
  • For the winner, the pilot’s weight in Cognac, measured on the balance shown below that has already received 39 winners, will be for all a climax with unforgettable memories!

An exceptional Rally preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary!
Come and join us to enjoy a VIP’s week-end

All details on our website: http://aeroclub.cognac.free.fr/

Rallye Aérien International de Cognac :
T : +33 (0)

Alix de REYNAL
Communication & relations presse
0680 3874 07

The General Aviation (Red-Tape) Challenge report has been published

A promise of resurgence in the fortunes of UK GA.  Well, we can hope!  It certainly makes for interesting reading.  It can be downloaded from: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/315312/ga-panel-report.pdf

LAA Fly-In at Goodwood 24-25 May 2014

Some random pictures from the event.

The Saturday was a bit of a disappointment as although the weather at Goodwood was good all day, the surrounding area had low overcast and rain.  The few who did make it in mostly came from this side of the Downs.

However, Sunday dawned with blue skies and light wind.  The first aircraft, a Tiger Moth arrived before 9am (and the pilot got a free breakfast for being first).  From then on there was a steady stream with the marshals running from line to line finding spaces to fit aircraft in.

Neil Wilson, who was representing the LAA head-office in the Information Tent emailed: “Can you also pass on my thanks to all who helped and supported us over the weekend from the Southern Strut. Their time, and effort was much appreciated.”


For a list of the currently planned events look under the menu above or click this link: Events

Next Strut meeting: Wednesday 4th June: Paul Cave, model flying demo.  This is intended to be at Shoreham Airport, however the airfield is being used by a film production company from Tuesday so that may mean a ‘plan B’ is needed.  We will meet as normal at the Swiss Cottage pub, 7:30 and confirm the location.  If we will be using the airfield, then some car sharing will be needed as parking is limited near the North Hangar Entrance that we will need to use.  Back to the Swiss Cottage for a drink after.

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