Programme of Events - 2007 updated 19Oct07

At 2:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month there will be a meeting, normally at the YMCA Hawker Centre (was the Hawker Sports and Social Club), Lower Ham Road, Kingston on Thames, unless indicated otherwise. There is a well stocked bar, and good inexpensive lunches and snacks are available. We hope members will avail themselves of these. There is plenty of free parking space.
Hawker Centre

2007 PROGRAMME  * = to be confirmed
 Wed 10 January  Social gathering with quiz by Les Palmer
 Wed 14 February  The easyJet Story; Why pay more? - Sir Colin Chandler. Story
 Wed 14 March  The V/STOL Wheel of Misfortune - John Farley  (Note changed). Story 1  Story 2
 Wed 11 April  Annual General Meeting and Video. Story
 Wed 9 May  Anything but Aircraft (Role of a Prison Chaplin) - Revd Vernon Lidstone. Story
 Wed 13 June  Summer Barbeque
 Wed 11 July  Joint Force Harrier Operations from Cottesmore - Cdr Adrian Orchard. Story
 Wed 8 August  Social gathering with video
 Wed 12 September  Social gathering with video
 Wed 19 September  Summer Visit To The RAF Museum London (Hendon). Details. Story
 Wed 10 October  My Third Job in the Front Office - Chris Roberts.
 Wed 14 November  Fifty-three Years of Flying - Clive Rustin (A&AEE). Story
 Wed 12 December  Christmas lunch 12:30 for 1:00 pm.
Sir Colin Chandler was, among many other things, our General Manager when we were the K-B Division of BAe, and is now Chairman of easyJet.
Unfortunately David Scrimgeour is unable to give his talk on the Tripart Evaluation Squadron on Wednesday 14 March. John Farley, former Chief Test Pilot BAe Dunsfold, will talk on several of the 45 VSTOL aircraft (excluding helicopters) that have flown over the last 45 years; only three have entered service.

Vernon Lidstone was Kingston's Commercial Director, retiring from business to become ordained and has worked for 15 years in the Prison Service.

Cdr Adrian Orchard
is the CO of 800 NAS at Cottesmore.
RAF Museum London (Hendon) visit, Multimap. Meet at the entrance to the 'Milestone to Flight Hall' at 12:30pm.It is essential that Members  who have not indicated their intention to visit on the list available at our meetings notify the Secretary (01306-631125). More.

Chris Roberts, best known to us as a Chief Test Pilot at Dunsfold, had an earlier career in the RAF and a later one in civil aviation, hence the three front office jobs. 

Clive Rustin
is best known to Hawkers through his test flying work at RAE Bedford and the A&AEE.