Programme of Events updated 12Mar2018
|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.|
|Wednesday 11 January||Social gathering with annual quiz -|
|Wednesday 8 February||F105 Thunderchief -
|Wednesday 8 March
||Aircrarft I have flown -|
|Wednesday 12 April
|Wednesday 10 May
||Sea Harier, Super Etendard and F-35B -|
|Wednesday 14 June
|Wednesday 12 July
||48 years in a rotary dryer -|
|Wednesday 9 August
||Social with video
|Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September||Richmond Road Factory centenary
exhibition at the Hawker Centre
|Wednesday 13 September
||Social with video|
|Wednesday 27 September||Summer visit - RNAS (Yeolvilton)
|Wednesday 11 October
|Wednesday 8 November
||Life with the Red Arrows -|
|Wednesday 13 December
| 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.
was a RN Sea Harrier pilot, a Dunsfold and F-35B test pilot and deputy CTP at Warton
flew with the RN Historic Flight and with the Aeronavale flew the Super Etendard.
background is predominantly rotary wing: 20 years Fleet Air Arm; pilot,
instructor, examiner, test pilot, 10 years industry test pilot and
chief pilot, 17 years The Queen's Helicopter Flight Chief Training
Captain, 140 different types and marks of fixed and rotary wing, 13,000
hours flight time. His presentation of photos and video will cover the
technical and operational aspects of those helicopter roles from 1969
to 2017. |
was a Kingston systems engineer and is now Engineering Director, Systems and Strategy at Warton.
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.