Tuesday 3rd April 2018





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Bishop's Waltham Aviation Group

welcomes all BWAG members

and visitors to our site.

We are a non-profit group of aviation enthusiasts for whom

a series of monthly talks of aviation interest and occasional visits are arranged



off Free Street Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire SO32 1EE.

A location map and directions can be found in the 'ABOUT' section of this site

Doors open at 7-45pm with each presentation starting at 8-00pm.

The fee for each meeting is normally £2.50p


An extra charge may apply for a special evening to cover additional costs.


We ask all those attending to tick the Attendance List or sign in

when arriving and, of course, pay any fee.


The regular meeting date is the first Tuesday in the month.


In October 2017 the attendance fee was

reduced temporarily from £2.50 to £2.00.

From February 2018, the normal entry fee

was reinstated to £2.50



Bishop's Waltham Aviation Group is delighted to announce that

Paul Beaver has accepted our invitation to become our new Patron.


Paul succeeds the late Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown, a happy choice

given that Paul was a good friend and is the present biographer of Eric.

Paul's acceptance of our invitation was confirmed at the

February meeting of the Group and he later made the

following comment on his Twitter Account :


" Honoured to have been made Winkle’s successor patron of

Bishop’s Waltham Aviation Group".


We look forward to a long and happy association.

Paul (right) with BWAG Chairman Andy Rankine (left) and

Vice-Chairman Gordon Hamilton (centre) when Paul

accepted the role of Patron of BWAG on 6th February 2018



Terry Giles has received this from the Secretary of the Parish Hall (our meeting place)

and BWAG members might be interested in seeing the sircraft mentioned -


Details on the MAF web-site - see below



Subject: FW: A flying visit to England ✈️



'My husband John and I are supporters of an international charity, Mission Aviation Fellowship, which was founded 70 years ago after World War II by three ex-RAF pilots who wished to use light planes for the common good rather than the destruction in the war. They first did a survey over Africa and found Sudan the country with the most need.


Their plane actually crashed but they survived to set up aid to that country. From the one light aircraft there are now 27 countries served by Cessna 182 SMAs – the smallest – Cessna 208 Caravans – to the largest Amphibious Cessna Caravan operating in Bangladesh. An MAF plane takes off or lands every 3 minutes throughout the world today. Dense forests, jagged mountains and poor infrastructure mean air travel is the only way to reach the world’s most isolated people.


Years ago, here in Bishop’s Waltham, we had one of the MAF pilots come to speak to the congregation at St Peter’s, we even had a Cessna fly from Devon to land in the Upham airfield. Now here is an opportunity to see the Cessna Amphibious floatplane at Calshot on on Tuesday 20 March. We just thought some of your members of the BW Aviation Group might be interested in seeing this brand-new floatplane land on the water and attend the talk at Calshot about the new aircraft and its service in Bangladesh, one of the poorest and most vulnerable countries in the world..




You can follow this 'live' link to the MAF web-site for more information



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