ACA Woking News by Paul Holden, PRO

20 May 2003


Local flights in light aircraft
Local flights

'OC Flying' Jimmy James (left) and
Chief Organiser 'The Boss' Eric Smith
The management
Alan Milton (right),
who organised all the pilots and aircraft for the event,
with one of the other volunteer pilots

A real highlight of the Branch year is the annual Flying night provided for us by Mann Aviation, the Fairoaks Airport Authorities, and Fairoaks Flying Club instructors and private pilots. On a fine evening in May, despite a lowering cloudbase, a very smooth operation, masterminded by Immediate Past Chairman Jimmy James and Chairman Eric Smith, got some 80 Branch Members and their families airborne over a period of about 2 hours for a twenty minute flight round the local area, with many a rusty pilot permitted to handle the controls. Following this, around 150 sumptuous suppers were served up in a marquee erected adjacent to the Flight Centre. We are truly fortunate to be able to meet at such an appropriate venue

The buffet was excellent
The clubroom was very busy

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