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Newsletter 20
Spring 2008
Updated on 22May2008
Contents
Editorial
AIAA Honours Dunsfold
Annual General Meeting
Book Review
Doctorate for John Farley
Dunsfold and Brookland Events
Eggheads
First Hunter
Flying Hawker Aircraft
Future of Naval Aviation
Hawk News
John Dale
Joint Strike Fighter News
Members
Museum for Dunsfold
Program
Remembering the P.1083
Sea Harrier News
V/Stol Award for Ralph Hooper

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AIAA Honours Dunsfold
 
    Dunsfold Aerodrome has been selected as one of the 2008 Historic Aerospace Sites by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Historic Aerospace Sites Committee (HASC) for its role in the development of the P.1127 and Harrier.
    It is intended in due course to mark the site with a bronze plaque. This recognition, announced by the HASC Chairman, Anthony M Springer, in February, has been achieved largely by the efforts of Hawker Association Member Michael Price and VSTOL historian Mike Hirschberg.
John Dale

    It is with great sadness that we record the death of John Dale in March at the age of  93.
    Appointed Bristol Engine's BS53 Development Engineer before the prototype engine was run in 1959 he was responsible for the development of the engine until his retirement as Chief Engineer Pegasus at Rolls-Royce. Under his guidance the thrust of the engine doubled with little change in size or weight. At the same time its life increased substantially. The success of the Harrier owes a great deal to the work of this outstanding engineer.