The British Medical Pilots Association (BMPA) is an organization for members of the medical, dental and allied professions who hold, or have held, flying licences.
The association fosters social and professional interchange of ideas and experiences through a network of friends and colleagues who meet three times a year.
General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo)
For many years the BMPA has been a proud supporter of GASCo and has made annual donations to its charitable fund. We are pleased to announce that our long-standing member and former President, Professor Michael Bagshaw has been elected Chairman of that body. Each month GASCo publishes free of charge a Safety Bulletin which should be essential reading for all pilots and, in fact, everyone involved in some way with aviation safety. If any reader does not already subscribe, they should go to www.gasco.org.uk where they can find further details.
Carol was the widow of Chris Linton, founder member of the BMPA. Carol was a regular attender at more meetings than most of us can remember and continued to attend as a close friend of many of us. She died on 16th February 2019, aged 80. Her funeral was held at St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island, Hampshire on 8th March, attended by a large number of her friends and family, including many from the BMPA.
Dr Andrew Clymo.
We are sad to report the death of Andrew Clymo on 13th September 2018 at the age of 82. He served the BMPA as Secretary, 1995-2003 and as President, 2009-11. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday 3rd November at St Peter’s Church, Kinver and was attended by a large number of friends and family. Eight friends from the BMPA were present. Afterwards, Sara Clymo invited everyone to their delightful home for refreshments and to view photographs and artefacts illustrating Andrew’s eclectic interests and achievements.
Dr Brian Pickard.
Brian Pickard died on 13th July aged 96. He was a founder member of the BMPA and attended virtually every meeting to date. An event to celebrate his life was held on 11th September at Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW. A very large number of his friends, family and colleagues attended. Photographs and videos illustrating his life were shown and eulogies were presented covering many areas of his life. Our member, Professor Michael Bagshaw, spoke on “Brian the Pilot”.