2014

There were two meeting in 2014.

Spring Meeting:  Saturday 22nd February 2014, London.

Venue:  The Ballroom, Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London.

Programme

Chairman: Liana Middleton, BMPA President
Registration and coffee
President’s welcome and opening remarks
Peter Thomas, Divisional Vetinary Officer
“A history of animal transportation and health implications”
Robert Quest, Heathrow Animal Reception Centre, City of London Corporation
“Animals by Air”
Discussion
Lunch
Chairman: Jeremy Radcliffe, BMPA Secretary
Jerry Mudford
“High speed escape – the Martin-Baker story”
Alec Stevenson, QinetiQ Senior Scientist
“Escape from Earth – the Gravitational consequence”
Coffee
Jeff Milsom, Leader Tiger 9 Aeronautical Display Team
“Displaying a Vintage Flock”
Break
Discussion

Following the meeting, an association dinner (dress lounge suits) was held at 7pm for members at the same venue.

Autumn Meeting:  5th to 7th September 2014, Sandy and Old Warden.

Accommodation: The Holiday Inn, Garden Court, Gifford Bridge, London road, Sandy, Cambridgeshire.

Arrivals by air were made to Biggleswade, Old Warden Airfield (standby/alternate – Cranfield).

Programme

Friday 5th September
Arrival and informal dinner at the hotel.
Saturday 6th September
Coach left the hotel to visit the newly refurbished Swiss Gardens and Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden.
 Lunch at the Old Warden airfield.  Then return to hotel by coach. 
Departed hotel for guided tour of Shuttleworth Collection, pre-dinner drinks and black tie dinner, again at the Shuttleworth site.
Sunday 7th September
The AGM was held at the Holiday Inn, Sandy.
Members took their own transport to Old Warden.
Members and their guests had group ticket access to a special BMPA enclosure at Old Warden, with packed lunch. The world-renowned late-summer airshow was enjoyed by all and included a demonstration of the amazing de Havilland Comet Racer.