Remembering Ray

Pilot - - PILOT -

Could this be the pic­ture Joe Cle­land (Air­mail September) might have taken, had he had his cam­era with him? I think I took it at El­stree in April 1981.

I was a very lowly stu­dent PPL in — I’m guess­ing now — 1978 when Spencer (Flack) of­fered me a trip in his Sea Fury. What he didn’t tell me was that he was booked to do a dis­play at Hat­field. The ex­pe­ri­ence nearly killed my de­sire to be a pilot. All Spence said on our re­turn was, “did you like that”? If I made a re­ply, it would cer­tainly be un­print­able.

Keep up the good work. I have been read­ing Pilot for about forty years. Brian Mur­ray

PS I’m still a lowly PPL aged eighty-five

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