Programme of Events - 2008 updated 26Jan09
|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.|
|Wed 9 January||Social gathering with annual quiz|
|Wed 13 February||The Future of Naval Aviation - Commodore Gerry Stanford RN Assistant Chief of Staff Carrier Strike and Aviation|
|Wed 12 March||Flying Hawker Aircraft - Capt Eric 'Winkle' Brown|
|Wed 9 April||Annual General Meeting and Video|
|Wed 14 May||Personal Reflections on Hawker Thoroughbreds - Air Vice-Marshal George Black|
|Wed 11 June||Summer Barbeque at the Hawker Centre - contact Ken Batstone for details: 01932 229938|
|Wed 9 July||Test Flying Experiences of Hawker types - Al Merriman|
|Wed 13 August||Social gathering and Video|
|Wed 10 September||Social gathering and Video|
|Wed 8 October||Airships - The story of Lighter-than-Air Flight - Brian Hussey|
|Wed 15 October|| Visit to the RAF Club at 121
Piccadilly with lunch, hosted by Ambrose Barber and Duncan
Simpson. Meet at 11.30 am in the lobby. ESSENTIAL to book with Barry Pegram. Addition visit
|Wed 12 November||Restoring and Operating Hawker Biplanes - Guy Black|
|Wed 10 December||Xmas Lunch at the Hawker Centre|
Brown, the famous naval test pilot, has flown 487 basic
types (that excludes Marks) and has made 2407 deck landings.
Among other things George Black was Field Commander for RAF Germany during Harrier I days.
Brian Hussey is an airship enthusiast.
RAF Club visit on 15th
October is limited to about twenty people and will cost £20 to cover
the hire of a room and lunch. Jacket and tie required.
ESSENTIAL to Book with Barry Pegram on 01306 631125.
Guy Black is the founder of the Historic Aircraft Collection (see newsletter 16 'Restoring Hawker Biplanes').