ACA Woking News by Bill Bawden, PRO

17 June 2008

Back In the Air Again

The P40 Kittihawk was a great attraction on the flight line outside the clubhouse at Fairoaks

P40 on the flight line

The AirCrew Association recently held its annual Flying Evening at Fairoaks Airport, near Chobham, at which 120 members and guests were present. No less than 85 of these took advantage of the fine weather and the generous services provided by the aircraft owners and pilots to take flights over the West Surrey area.

An unusual and welcome visitor was a single-seat World War II fighter now perfectly restored by the Imperial War Museum and based at North Weald in Essex. The Curtis P40M Kittyhawk was built 65 years ago for the Royal Canadian Air Force but showed no signs of age when giving a stirring performance as it was put through its paces over the aerodrome.

The evening concluded with a buffet supper and social gathering in the clubhouse and on the terrace.

Veteran pilots with the P40
Three veteran pilots with the P40

P40 flies by
Kittihawk flyby

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