In this month’s edition:
- Photos from last month’s meeting
- From Dave Websdale’s Archive: 1990 Strut Fly-In
Last Month’s Meeting: Talk by Tony Gardner
Pictures by Dave Websdale
From Dave Websdale’s Archive: 1990 Strut Fly-In
Glory-days! A report on a Strut organised fly-in at Shoreham in 1990 (when such a thing was possible there). The list of different types and home bases is impressive. I was intrigued to see Findon listed; that’s just down the road from me. When did it close?
Maybe an inspiration for us to make something memorable of the fly-in’s the Strut will be associated with this year.
SOUTHERN STRUT FLY-IN Sunday 22nd. July 1990
Our Annual Fly -in at Shoreham, organised this year by Chris Foss, Mike Grigson and Don Lord, proved very successful albeit with only limited numbers of visiting aircraft. No doubt quite a lot of would-be visitors were deterred by the rather brisk easterly wind which we could have done without on such a lovely sunny day. The date also clashed with the Badminton Air Day which always attracts high numbers and may have drawn some of the aircraft which would have otherwise come to Shoreham. However, the Tombola and other fund-raisers brought in a few pounds for the Strut and everyone seemed to enjoy the day.
Amongst the guests it was nice to see Richard Almond,recovering well from his recent further operation, and Peter Campbell, who prints our Newsletter. Peter was selling copies of his book about Shoreham Airport in the 1950s and made a contribution to our funds.
The following aircraft were present :-
A/C Regn. Type Pilot From
G-ARIO Piper Colt Dupee Denham
G-CWOT Currie Wot Lord Swanborough
G-ATLV Jodel D120 Greenwood Swanborough
G-BRXL Aeronca 11AC Jones North Weald
G-BNIK Robin HR200 Smeaton Popham
G-AKPF Miles Magister brook Shoreham
G-AVLO Bolkow Junior Webb Popham
G-BDCD Piper Cub Ball Slinfold
G-AWLI Piper Tr-Pacer Lewery Lee-on-Solent
G-ARUG Auster Autocar Hulme Biggin Hill
G-ATDN Beagle Terrier Cobby Biggin Hill
G-BCGH Nord NC854S Palmer Nayland
G-AHCK Auster Alpha Woodman Shoreham
G-BBUU Piper Cub Frampton Andrewsfield
G-AYYT Jodel Sidle Record Gee Sandown
G-AXLS Jodel Ambassadeur Fryatt Sandown
G-BFFD Jodel D112 Manley Slinfold
G-BRXK Soko Kraguj Pearce Findon
G-AVWJ Piper Cherokee Steer Fairoaks
G-BKRH Brugger Colibri Benwell Cranfield
G-AMEN Piper Super Cub Lovejoy Lasham
G-ARHF Aircoupe Dufort Heathfield
G-BDXX Nord NC854S Rowell Newnham Farm,IOW
G-BAFV Piper Super Cub Elliott Deanland
G-OVPR Cessna 172 Jenkins Cardiff
G-BDHJ Pazmany PLi Matthews Shobden
G-APTP Piper Pacer Fox Roughay
G-AYBD Cessna 150 Fox Roughay
Public Consultation on the Airspace Change Proposal concerning the Introduction of Improved GNSS Instrument Approach Procedures
Still a chance to comment on Shoreham’s proposed GNSS instrument approach procedure, by 18th May. Those who are IMC rated may find themselves making use of it eventually. Click the link to respond to the consultation.
The only local air-show this year is going to be at Eastbourne, 17th to 20th August 2017. They have booked the Red Arrows, so I’ll certainly be making the trip there. Sitting up on Beachy Head and looking down on the aircraft makes it a unique experience. Click the link for the latest details.
For the latest list of events, go to the Events page on the Strut website.
Please suggest/volunteer to organize some more.