Programme of Events updated 18Feb017

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, Kingston,
KT2 5BH 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

Wednesday 13 January Social gathering with annual quiz - Chris Farara
Wednesday 10 February “All shapes and Sizes” Private aircraft in British skies - David Hassard
Wednesday 9 March Aviation Art and life in the RAF - Graham Cooke
Wednesday 13 April 13th Annual General Meeting and video
Wednesday 11 May Operation Allied Force, Combat Operations in the GR7 - Mark Zanker
Wednesday 8 June Summer BBQ
Wednesday 13 July UK F35B Lightning - Gp Capt Ian Townsend
Wednesday 10 August Social
Wednesday 14 September Social. Bring your memorabilia and photos for others to see and to be recorded by David Hassard
Wednesday 21 September Summer visit to Weald Aviation at North Weald Airfield
Wednesday 12 October Born into Aviation - Gp Capt Peter Bedford
Wednesday 9 November So what have we done since 1866 - Sir Donald Spiers
Wednesday 14 December
Xmas lunch
    Unless stated otherwise, meetings are at the Hawker Centre, Kingston - the old Sports & Social Club - and start at 2.00 pm.
    Lunch and drinks are available beforehand, tea and coffee afterwards, and there is a large, free car park.
    Member David Hassard has had a lifelong interest in the extraordinary variety of light aircraft designs which are active in the UK.
    Graham Cooke is Chairman of the Guild of Aviation Artists.
    Mark Zanker joined the RAF in 1981, and trained as a fast jet pilot, soon to fly the Harrier GR3.   He is now a Captain flying the 747 freighter for Cathay Pacific.
     Ian Townsend joined the Lightning Force HQ in 2014 and became Group Captain Lightning in 2015 where he is responsible for the generation of an operational Lightning capability.