Details of the the 2017/2018 Programme
will appear in the coming weeks.
Many talks are already listed with
some awaiting details to be
agreed with the speakers.
Further information will follow.
So....remember to visit the site!
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 - Rod Dean
"Design and Development of the Gloster Meteor"
This first class presentation will cover in detail the story of the Meteor, the UK’s first jet fighter, from first flight in March 1943 to a review of surviving aircraft still flying. Rod has wide personal experience of flying T7, F8 and NF11 variants of the aircraft with the RAF or later as a display pilot. Each development and mark of the Meteor is well illustrated and discussed and supported by Rod’s usual mix of information and entertainment.”
Tuesday 1st May 2018 – Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork
"Extending the Operational Boundaries – Further, Higher, Faster 1919-1939"
Graham returns with a brand new presentation. The period between the two World Wars saw the RAF develop its operational capabilities by flying some epic long-range flights to the furthest points of the Empire. It also created new height and speed records which led to the development of some iconic aircraft and aero engines.
Tuesday 4th September - "The Taranto Raid" - Kim Sharman - Details TBC
Tuesday 2nd October - Navy Wings Team - PROVISIONAL - Details TBC
Tuesday 6th November - John Coote - "Navigation" - Details TBC
OUR PREVIOUS MEETINGS
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 - Phil Nelson
"Unlucky 13 - the crash of B17G-20-VE ‘Paper Dollie’ #42-97622"
Monday 15th May – Michael Draper –
‘Biafra – The Air War & Relief Airlift’.
Biafra between 1967 and 1970 remains one of the many forgotten African wars of the second half of the twentieth century. Michael’s well-illustrated talk was based on his personal involvement and covered particularly the air bridge of arms and food supplies to the Biafran enclave. Aircraft involved included the Constellation, DC6, Stratofreighter and Dakota as well as military Mig-17s and MFI Minicons. The talk was followed by a showing of the 45 minute award-winning documentary “Jesus Christ Airlines”
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GOSPORT AVIATION SOCIETY
Meetings are held at the Stubbington Snooker and Social Club
7.30pm for 8.00pm
Tuesday 20th March – ‘Flying with the Missionary Aviation Fellowship’ –
SOUTH HAMPSHIRE HISTORICAL AVIATION SOCIETY
Meetings held on the first Wednesday
of the month at 7.30 for 8.00pm start at
The Romsey Working Men's
13 Market Place,
Romsey SO51 8NA
The Society's full programme may be viewed on the SHHAS website.
Follow the live link below
to see more:
The Arun & Chichester
Air Enthusiasts Society meet in Chichester at the Park Hotel (behind Sainsbury's on the
Meetings start at 7.30pm
Full details of their latest programme
may be found on their web-site :
Paul Beaver is giving a series of tlalks at the Museum of Army Flying.
29 March : RAF 100
19 April : Dambusters 75
Full details of times, admission charge etc can be found on the Museum's web site by following this link :