We have a very significant anniversary coming up in November - 50 years
since the first hover of Ralph Hooper's P.1127 prototype, XP831. Spare
a moment to consider what this first step led to and how much the lives
of many of us were influenced by it. We owe Ralph, and Gordon Lewis
(who sadly died in October), Bristol's BE53 designer, a great debt of
Our traditional Christmas
Lunch is coming up; please note that the date is 8th December, not 15th
as given in earlier Newsletters.
A Membership renewal form went out with NL.26 …but
94 of you, including 24 for 2009/10 and 12 from 2008/9, have still not
responded. Please help your hard working Secretary by paying up! Send
your £5 cheques to Barry Pegram at 12 Becket Wood, Newdigate, Surrey,
RH5 5AQ. If you are not renewing please call Barry, anyway, so we can
take you off the mailing list.
Also, please keep sending your contributions to:
The Editor, Chris Farara, at
24 Guildown Road,
Surrey, GU2 4EN.
Tel. 01483 825955