1988

Spring Meeting:  5th-6th March 1988, Luton

A snack lunch was provided in McAlpine Aviation’s VIP lounge before a tour of the “biz-jets” of the famous –  gold-plated seat buckles were a nice touch! Later some members “flew” a circuit at Gatwick in the £7.5 million electronic masterpiece called the Boeing 767 simulator and were able to cause millions of pounds worth of damage by “crashing” it (in one case upside down in Crawley High Street!).  At Bowker Air Services next morning, crop spraying was demonstrated at Flight Level six inches.

Lecture

  • Agricultural Flying (Bowker Air Services).
Autumn Meeting:  2nd-4th September 1988, Cambridge

Into Duxford flew 13 aircraft from Germany, 6 from UK and 1 from France. 96 members and guests plus 10 children stayed at the Garden House Hotel. There was a guided tour of Colleges and Town and the formal dinner was at the Officers’ Mess, Duxford. This section of the Imperial War Museum has 5 large hangars, full of important historic aircraft.