Duxford Safety Bonus Day 12th April 2008

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On 12th April, to kick-off the flying season, we will have an informal Duxford Safety Bonus Day: • Steve McKie of NATS “Airspace Infringements” He will show some of the thought-provoking radar replays of controlled airspace infringements. • Farnborough ATC will explain how the London LARS works, timed to coincide with the extension to the north – just for once you can talk to a controller face to face. • Irv Lee, who runs the ‘Fly on Track’ website, will be giving some of his popular and easy-to-understand weather tips. • David Cockburn of CAA will explain their friendly policy towards use of GPS – safely. • London Information FISOs will explain more about their service and recent changes and developments. • AOPA will introduce their Wings Award scheme for developing PPLs/NPPLs The day won’t be the usual format of hours of formal presentations. Instead, arrive and leave when you like and while you’re here chat in small groups to the professionals mentioned above. David Cockburn will give his presentation at 12.00 and 14.30, and will be informally available throughout the day. There’s no special charge, just the normal Bonus Day discounted landing and discounted museum admission. On 12th April only, if the weather is poor, or if you can’t fly in, you can come in by car and benefit from the discounted museum admission fee of £7 – but you must pre-book. There will be plenty of time to visit the museum, including the new £20 million 'AirSpace' hangar. At this time of the year, although there are no guarantees, you may well see one of the Duxford warbirds display-practicing ready for the 2008 season. Further information about the Bonus Days and information for fly-in visitors can be found on the web site http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/ (soon to be updated for 2008). The airfield team look forward to hearing from you (call for PPR and briefing or to arrive by car 01223 833376) and seeing you on the day. Alan
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It's a beautiful morning at Duxford as I write this -- CAVOK and wind nearly straight down the 24 runway. Showers, some heavy, forecast later. If you're coming to the Safety Bonus Day and haven't booked in yet, call us this morning from 9.00 local time for a briefing. 01223 833376. Alan.