ACA Woking News by Bill Bawden, PRO

16 June 2009

Vintage Aeroplanes at Fairoaks

Those attending flying night enjoyed the warm summer weather

Club house

Spitfire flypasts before ACA flying started
Spitfire
The star visitor at the annual "Flying Evening" of the AirCrew Association at Fairoaks Airport was a Spitfire. This archetypal WWII fighter gave the spectators a thrilling display as it was put through its paces over the aerodrome.

The visiting Chipmunk
Chipmunk
Another veteran to grace the occasion was a de Havilland Chipmunk training aircraft. Its pilot, Ron Hepburn, offered a flight to an ACA member and a raffle was held to select a lucky winner. Jim McKenzie's ticket was drawn and he was taken for a nostalgic trip over the Surrey countryside.

A further 61 members and guests took advantage of the perfect weather and the generous services provided by the aircraft owners and pilots to take to the air as 21 flights were made around the local area.

Marshalling by Woking Air Training Corps

ATC Cadet marshalls

The conducting of passengers to and from their aeroplanes was very efficiently carried out by a party of cadets from the Woking Air Training Corps squadron.

After the flying was over, a buffet supper for 96 people and a social evening in the clubhouse and on the terrace brought a very successful event to a conclusion.

Eric Smith was OC Flying Visiting Chimpunk pilot
Eric Smith was OC Flying Visiting Chipmunk pilot
Jimmy James was Officer i/c The buffet was well received
Jimmy James was Officer i/c The buffet was well received

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