October 2016

  • Second win for local boy in the Kings Cup Air Race
  • Palmers Farm Fly-in
  • A couple of national events organised by the LAA
  • Upcoming Events

Second win for local boy in the Kings Cup Air Race

Many congratulations to Southern Strutter Roger Scholes, who together with his racing partner Dominic Crossan won the Kings’s Cup air race for the second time!  This year Roger was the navigator and Dominic the pilot; last year the other way round.  Their names are on the cup along with  the likes of Alan J. Cobham (1924), Geoffrey de Havilland (1933), and Alex Henshaw (1938).

They also featured in episode 4 of the excellent BBC2 series ‘Skys Above Britain’, which you can still see on the BBC iPlayer until 7th October at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07v77jd/skies-above-britain-4-when-speed-counts (if you are impatient, move the time cursor to 30 minutes in).

I think we need a Strut talk on how to win an air race from these guys.

Palmers Farm Fly-in

Some pictures by Dave Websdale of the August fly-in at Tony Palmer’s Palmers Farm strip.  Dave reports that the weather was great and 18 aircraft arrived to a large BBQ.

Click on the picture to see a larger version.

[Apologies to Dave for the delay in publishing these. Ed.]

A couple of national events organised by the LAA

LAA 70th Anniversary Dinner

Dear Struts and Member Clubs,

Would you please ask your members to let us know as soon as possible if they intend to come to the 70th Anniversary Dinner at the RAF Club on the 24th October so that we know the number for which we have to cater.

Also, may we remind you that your Association may nominate members whom, because of their long and/or exceptional service to the Association, you consider deserve places as guests of the Association and whose names will go into the ballot for guests’ places.

Regards

Penny Sharpe

http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/2016/News/LAA%2070%20Dinner.pdf

LAA Talk at Turweston

FLIGHT OVER GERMANY – FLT LT RUSTY WAUGHMAN DFC 

LAA HQ, TURWESTON AERODROME, NORTHANTS : WEDNESDAY EVENING, 5TH OCTOBER 2016 – 7 PM

A CHANCE TO HEAR FIRST-HAND FROM A WW2 LANCASTER VETERAN.

Flight Lieutenant Russell "Rusty" Waughman, now aged 96, was just 20 years-old when he flew his first sortie during the Battle of Berlin in 1943, after he was posted to No 101 (Special Duties) Squadron at Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire.

Places are strictly limited so please e-mail LAA HQ at office@laa.uk.com by Friday 30th September 2016, to reserve a place. Or call on 01280 846 786. Please see attached for more details:  rusty_waughman_flyer

Upcoming Events

Nest Strut Meeting, Wednesday 5th October, 7:30 at the Swiss Cottage Shoreham:

Talk by Sussex Police on Project Pegasus

For the latest list of events, go to the Events page on the Strut website.

Please suggest/volunteer to organize some more. :-)

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