There were two meeting in 2014.
Spring Meeting: Saturday 22nd February 2014, London.
Venue: The Ballroom, Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London.
|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”
|Chairman: Jeremy Radcliffe, BMPA Secretary|
“High speed escape – the Martin-Baker story”
|Alec Stevenson, QinetiQ Senior Scientist
“Escape from Earth – the Gravitational consequence”
|Jeff Milsom, Leader Tiger 9 Aeronautical Display Team
“Displaying a Vintage Flock”
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).
|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.|