Programme of Events 2022 updated 28Jul2022

    At 14:00 on the second Wednesday of each month there will be a meeting, normally at the YMCA Hawker (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.
Unfortunately due to Covid-19 all activities are provisional and may be changed to Zoom only, most talks should also be available by Zoom with notification and registration by email.
 Hawker Centre

Wednesday 12 January
No meetings
Wednesday 9 February
Robin Trewinnard-Boyle - ‘F-35B Flight Tests and Sea Trials’
Wednesday 9 March
Angela Bailey - ‘Frank Murphy, from Fighter Pilot to Test Pilot
Wednesday 13 April Annual General Meeting followed by a Chris Hodson talk on the Hawk XX154 last flight, Boscombe Down to the Old Sarum Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Museum.
Wednesday 11 May
DVDs, including featuring Ralph Hooper
Wednesday 08 June
Summer Barbecue at the Hawker Centre
Wednesday 13 July
“A picture is worth 10,000 words - exploring aviation drawings and paintings”- David Hassard.
Wednesday 10 August  There is a committee meeting at 11:00.There is not a meetimg in the afternoon.
Wednesday 13  September  Visit to Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST); postponed or cancelled, this visit will not proceed at this time.
Wednesday 12 October TBA
Wednesday  08 November
Wednesday 14 December
Xmas Lunch at YMCA Hawker from 12:00 for 13:15 provisional



       Robin Trewinnard-Boyle had a long and varied career in the Royal Navy in engineering and flying, including the Sea Harrier and Harriers GR7 and T10. He also participated in the UK F-35B operational flight testing at NAS Pax River and at sea.
     Angela Bailey is Hawker test Pilot Frank Murphy’s daughter and has researched Frank’s life.
      General note
. It is planned that meetings will be both live and by Zoom but may be affected by the Covid situation, as may the barbecue and FAST visit. Members will be kept informed by e-mail (as long as the Secretary has your address!)

Speaker Profiles

     The next speaker is first in the list; after the event the speaker will be moved to the end of the list.
     Chris Hodson, son of Gordon Hodson the origanator and Project Director of the Hawk.       
     Sir Donald Spiers is organising a visit to the Institute of Aviation Medicine centrifuge as part of the FAST outing.