2008 HAA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND SAFETY FORUM

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INTERESTED IN THE FLYING OR OPERATION OF OLDER AEROPLANES? ….WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT FROM SOME OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS? THEN THIS COULD BE FOR YOU! 2008 HAA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND SAFETY FORUM Saturday 15th March, at the RAF Museum, Hendon ADMISSION FREE TO ALL TRUE LOVERS OF OLD AEROPLANES! The Historic Aircraft Association was originally founded in 1979 with the aim of furthering the safe flying of historic aircraft in the UK and later on, supporting the restoration and preservation of these aircraft. Initially the Association was aimed specifically at active pilots and engineers, with around 150 members making a major contribution to promoting the safe flying and display of valuable historic and heritage aircraft, maintaining a register of suitably qualified and experienced operators. This vital function continues and the HAA acts in an advisory role to ensure a disciplined and careful approach to air displays across Europe. The HAA also recognises the massive expansion of ‘hands-on’ interest in the historic aviation sector from the wider range of historians and enthusiasts. The Association is therefore welcoming all historic aviation enthusiasts to play their part in ensuring that our flying heritage is kept alive. One benefit of this, is hearing the inside story of flying and operating some legendary aircraft, from some of the “best in the business.” On Saturday 15th March, all enthusiasts are invited to sample this for themselves at the Historic Aircraft Association AGM and Safety Forum at the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon. Attendees are invited to arrive from 9.30 for the AGM to commence at 10.30am in the Halton Room at Museum. Lunch will be available at cost in the Museum visitors’ restaurant. After lunch, a Safety Forum starting at 1.30pm will include former BAe test pilot John Farley leading a discussion on continuation training in historic, vintage and veteran aircraft. John Thorpe from the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCO) will lead a study of stall spin awareness; display pilot and mentor Barry Tempest will raise topics arising from the recent ICAS Convention in the USA and Display Authorisation Evaluator Colin Dodds will discuss lessons to be learned from aircraft accidents. “As always at HAA events, this will be an interactive forum giving an opportunity for members and guests to exchange information and views on the chosen topics” says HAA Chairman Wally Epton. “There are substantial benefits in sharing safety knowledge and experience with each other for the benefit of the older aircraft community. Membership of the HAA costs just fifteen pounds a year and our regular forums give members the opportunity to quiz acknowledged experts including former senior military pilots, test pilots and those who simply gain pleasure from being around older aeroplane types. Seen like that, fifteen pounds must make it a rare bargain in the aviation world!” Further information on the Historic Aircraft Association can be gained via www.haa-uk.aero. If you’d like to attend the AGM and Safety Forum, all members and guests are of course, very welcome. To aid planning please notify the HAA Secretary Stuart Powney at stuartp46 @ tiscali.co.uk – or simply turn up on the day!
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2009 EVENT 14th MARCH OLD WARDEN Thanks Webmaster, for making this a sticky However time moves on! This years event (2009!) is this Saturday, 14th March at Old Warden. Kick-off 09.30 for ten. More info at www.haa-uk.aero See you there!!