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Trislander G-BEVT on the apron at Southampton Airport after its Retirement Charity Flight this morning (04.05.17)      > More photos by Paul Godfrey here <                   

The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight

Friday 2nd June

Channel Five

21:00-22:00  

 

What does it take to get a plane from London to Sydney? At 11,000 miles it’s one of the longest flights in the world on one of the biggest planes in the world, the Airbus A380.

 

This documentary tells the story of this epic Qantas flight, from the staff and passengers onboard to the army of personnel on the ground who ensure everything goes to plan.

 

The cabin crew give all-areas access to the zones usually off-limits.

 

 

 

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Screening of

'The Secret Spitfires of Salisbury'

with filmmaker Ethem Cetintas

www.secretspitfires.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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F O R T H  C O M I N G   T R I P S

7:30 for 7:45 start

Wednesday 7th June

Itinerary

1045  Arrive at RAF Mildenhall main gate

1100  Unit Tour

1200  Lunch

1310  351st Air Refueling Squadron ‘Passing Gas’ Brief

1345  Tour KC-135 Stratotanker Static Display

1445  Opportunity To Purchase Squadron Memorabilia

1515    Depart RAF Mildenhall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to come please give John Watts your name, DoB, and Citizenship. These details need to be supplied no later than 6 weeks in advance.

SHHAS visit to

RAF Mildenhall

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Our next trip will be by coach to RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk. We must get between 25 and 40 people going, including the coach driver. A coach is compulsory, as we will be driven around the base.

Depending on numbers, the coach will work out to between £19 and £30 each, obviously the more who come the cheaper it is per head.

All visitors MUST bring a government issued valid ID, either Passport or Driving License and they must not be expired.

B O O K    R E V I E W

Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds

Review by Roger Hixon

 

I have just read the book, Fighter Pilot. It's the story of American pilot Robin Olds. A very enjoyable story of a very interesting man, who was involved in many aspects of aviation, from front line fighter/bomber pilot, to working in the Pentagon. He fought in WW2 and Vietnam, with distinction.

Anyone wanting to read this book, please contact me to borrow it.    

Roger Hixon