25 May 2002
AIRCREW ASSOCIATION DEFY WEATHER
TO ENJOY ANNUAL FLYING NIGHT
Vice Chairman Eric Smith and his team
ensured flights ran very
On a miserable evening, and despite a forecast of heavy rain and thunder, more
than a hundred members and friends of the local branch of the Aircrew
Association came to Fairoaks in hope more that any real anticipation that they
would be able to enjoy the annual Flying night to which they are treated at
their May meeting by Fairoaks Airport, the Flying Club and local pilots.
Fortunately the rain came just late enough
However, despite a low cloudbase, poor visibility and occasional rain, the
Branch’s Marshals, ably led by Vice Chairman Eric Smith, succeeded in getting
some 67 eager passengers airborne in less that three hours. Following this, and
a monster raffle in aid of RAF benevolent funds, members enjoyed the usual high
standard of buffet, before dispersing.
for everyone to get a short flight before
visibility deteriorated too much
A wonderful buffet was served
in a tent beside the clubhouse
The crewroom was very busy after flying.
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