Spring Meeting: 2nd March 1985, St Johns Wood
Film presentation by Hoecht UK Ltd on medical confidentiality and then lectures by Mike Bagshow and David Reader and the first video made by a member, Brian Pickard, entitled “Ears in my Chipmunk”. Formal dinner in the evening.
- Ears in my Chipmunk (Video: Pickard)
- USAF School of Aerospace (Reader)
- Current general aviation medical problems (Bagshaw)
Autumn Meeting: 6th-8th September 1985, Leeds Castle, Maidstone
Visit to GEC Avionics to see Computer Assisted Design (CAD) equipment, moving maps, image intensifiers and Head-up displays (HUD). Our guide was engineer Michael Tooze, who told us on Sunday morning of the trials and tribulations of building and flying his Rutan “Vari-Eze”. Saturday was spent visiting Romney, Hythe and Dimchurch light railway and Canterbury, followed by a reception and a tour of Leeds Castle, with dinner in its Fairfax Hall.
- Building and flying a Rutan Vari-Eze (Tooze)