Vin­tage year

Pilot - - OLD TIMERS - Re­port & pho­tos: Peter R March

Chair­man Anne Hughes re­ported on an­other very good year for the Vin­tage Air­craft Club at its AGM at Tur­we­ston on 27 Oc­to­ber. With a record num­ber of suc­cess­ful events be­hind it, in­clud­ing a mem­o­rable 55th an­niver­sary fly-in at Breighton, Anne an­nounced a busy pro­gramme for 2020 in­clud­ing a lunch/fly-in at Sy­well in Fe­bru­ary and a re­turn visit to Breighton on 27-28 June (see www.vin­tageair­craft­club.org.uk).

Un­for­tu­nately, the AGM fly-in was re­stricted be­cause heavy rain in the pre­ced­ing week had left the grass park­ing ar­eas wa­ter­logged. How­ever, amongst the dozen or so vin­tage vis­i­tors, Auster J2 Ar­row G-BEAH, J3C Cubs G-BBUU and G-BTUM, Tipsy Belfair G-APIE, and DH85 Leop­ard Moth G-ACUS were no­table. A high­light of the day was the launch by An­nette Car­son of her new book Camel Pi­lot Supreme – Cap­tain D V Arm­strong DFC (see the re­view in De­cem­ber’s Pi­lot). Ap­pro­pri­ately, she pre­sented a copy of the book to Tony Bianchi in front of his Sop­with F.1 Camel replica N6377.

LEFT: An­nette Car­son and Tony Bianchi with the lat­ter’s replica Camel Leop­ard Moth G-ACUS - one of the VAC vis­i­tors to Tur­we­ston

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