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Plane Daft (Aviation)

‘Plane Daft’ (Aviation)

Although I am not, nor ever have been, a pilot, flying has fascinated me for as long as I can remember.  Some of my earliest memories involve aircraft; newly constructed Canberra bombers shimmering in the sunshine at Squires Gate, a DH Comet I taking off at London Airport (pre Heathrow), Biggin Hill when still an R.A.F. base, Croydon Airport, etc.  Since my teens, I have flown as a passenger in a number of aircraft, including Dragon Rapides, Vickers Viscounts, Boeing jet airliners, Airbuses from A300 to A380, from land and sea, but my best experiences were the flying lesson my family gave me for my sixtieth birthday and the Christmas Gift of a Tiger Moth flight from Duxford!  I read about them, observe them with and without binoculars, photograph them and frequent air displays, notably Flying Legends at Duxford, and go weak at the knees at the sight of a Spitfire!

Following the programme shown below is a selection of images:

A series representing presentations scheduled for this year; plus a few images taken at the De Havilland Museum, when PD(A)G joined Day Trips for a grand day out.

The programme for 2017-18 will include:

Meetings held 2nd Tuesday of each month September to June inclusive, between 14.00 and 16.00 Peterborough & District Indoor Bowling Centre, Burton Street, Peterborough, PE1 5HA.

To cover costs relating to room hire, speakers and refreshments there will be a meeting fee of £1 - in line with U3A policy fees can be paid on a termly basis i.e. £4 up until Christmas and £5 from January to May inclusive - cheques payable to Peterborough U3A please.

2017

 

 

 

September

12

The Saga of the Miles M-52, Britain's Wartime Supersonic Project

Rod Kirkby

October

10

Aviation - A Lifeime Interest

Ron Jackson

November

14

Five Decades in the Airshow Circus (high wire act with no safety net!)

Barry Tempest

December

12

Christmas DVDs, Social & Buffet

 

2018

 

 

 

January

X4593 The Holme Fen Spitfire

Anthony Haskins

February

13

"Early Flight" from the first aeroplanes and including WWI (Frederick Sage - Peterborough Aircraft Constructor)

John Dewis

March

13

'No Place for Chivalry,' Nigth Defence of East England in two World Wars.

Alastair Goodrum

April

10

Vulcan Force

John Connelly

May

8

I Predict a RIAT

Terry McCarthy

June

12

Group Trip - Newark Aviation Museum.

 

 

Location:
Peterborough

Organiser: Terry McCarthy
Telephone: 01733 232518
Email: terrymacu3a@gmail.com

Usual activity day: Tuesday
Frequency: M2

Tue, 12th Dec 2017 at 14.00
Mon, 8th Jan 2018 at 14.00
Tue, 13th Feb 2018 at 14.00
Tue, 13th Mar 2018 at 14.00
Tue, 10th Apr 2018 at 14.00
Tue, 8th May 2018 at 14.00
Tue, 12th Jun 2018 at 08.30?
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