'Above The Rest'
Hawker Association Member and aircraft photographer Geoffrey
Lee's latest book is a concise history of the Eurofighter Typhoon
project illustrated with some 350 outstanding colour photographs,
mostly taken by the author.
Well written and
beautifully produced this large format, non-technical book will satisfy
all Typhoon enthusiasts and the detail in the photographs will appeal
to engineers. It is now fourteen years since the first development
aircraft flew in March 1994. Type Acceptance for the two-seat
Typhoon was in June 2003, for the single-seater December 2004.
Today 53 aircraft have been delivered to the RAF who have two
operational squadrons - Nos 3(F) and 11(F) - so far. Germany, Spain
Italy and Austria also have the aircraft in service.
All this and much more, including the EAP, is covered in the
book, available by mail order only from Ad Hoc Publications at just £20
plus £3.50 p&p (Phone 07776 134277).
In March the Kingston Aviation Heritage Project team
auditioned for the well-know television quiz "Eggheads" in which teams
compete with a resident panel of experts. It is broadcast on BBC2 on
weekday evenings at 6.00 pm.
The team, originally five
KAHP Trustees and one Hawker Association Member, is now made up from
three of each: John Gough, Trevor Jordan and Les Palmer - Trustees; and
Ken Batstone, David Cooper and Martin Pennell - Members.
The audition consisted of a mock competition between the KAHP
team and three other teams followed by individual televised team
interviews about the team and its members. Should the team be selected
to appear the main objective will be to give publicity to the Heritage
Progress will be covered in the Newsletter and on our Website.