The VAC learned a lot about fly­ing…

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Pi­lot’s ‘I Learned About Fly­ing From That’* back page col­umn has long been a ‘must read first’ fea­ture for many, so it was no sur­prise that when the Vintage Air­craft Club de­cided to try an in­for­mal fo­rum for pi­lots there was a very pos­i­tive re­sponse. Air Vice-mar­shal Lindsay Irvine chaired the event at the VAC’S Tur­we­ston head­quar­ters, and twenty pi­lots with a broad range of fly­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in many air­craft types, from Tiger Moths and Chip­munks to Boe­ing 787 Dream­lin­ers, ar­rived to share their sto­ries. From prop­swing­ing near dis­as­ters to cop­ing with the dis­trac­tion of over-en­thu­si­as­tic pas­sen­gers, and with a lit­tle help of the Christ­massy choco­late bribes the AVM brought along, mem­bers of the group were keen to par­tic­i­pate, and many valu­able lessons were learned. ‘It was the sec­ond time this fo­rum has been in­cluded on our events calendar and doubt­less it will not be the last!’ says the VAC. * The ILAFFT ti­tle was ‘bor­rowed’ by Pi­lot’s late Ed­i­tor and owner James Gil­bert from the US Fly­ing mag­a­zine, where he was a Se­nior Ed­i­tor for many years be­fore re­turn­ing to the UK to edit and later ac­quire Pi­lot – Ed.

Twenty VAC pi­lots shared their own ILAFFT ex­pe­ri­ences in the event at Tur­we­ston

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