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Friends of the New Forest Airfields

Heritage Centre Openings  

2019 Open Days here website here

FONFA is a charity established by aviation enthusiasts, veterans, authors and historians in the New Forest. FONFA’s Heritage Centre is in a former RAF Sopley building.

Derrit Lane, Sopley BH23 8AU. Turn first left as you enter the new housing estate

East Boldre Book

East Boldre This book tells the story of the pioneering flights from 1910 to 1920.

Friday 18th October Southampton - University of Southampton IT, Science and Engineering Fair

University of Southampton. Jubilee Sports Hall Time: 11.00am - 3.30pm. This well-established recruitment event hosts leading graduate employers in Science, Technology and Engineering. The unmissable Careers Fair is a fantastic opportunity to network and explore a career with sector-leading organisations. Many of the graduate recruiters are also looking for roles within various other business areas. https://www.southampton.ac.uk/careers/students/events-workshops-fairs/fairs/it-science-and-engineering-fair.page


Saturday 19th October Beaulieu - Friends of The National Motor Museum Trust Lecture

Ivan Dutton: A life of motoring passion and achievement.   Ivan Dutton’s career in the motor trade began when, upon finishing his apprenticeship in pattern making, he joined the workshop of the Chequered Flag, quickly becoming foreman.   During 1963 he started his own business and competed in his first motor race in a Mk1 Jaguar. This interest in motorsport led to Ivan becoming the British Production Saloon Car Champion in 1973, but the oil crisis of the late seventies ended his professional racing career. Enthusiasm for the Bugatti marque had been nurtured by his father, whose stories of Brooklands between the wars led to the formation of the Bugatti restoration company in 1979. Ivan’s career in racing Bugatti’s began in 1983 in a Type 51, followed by years of racing a succession of Type 35B models. With the arrival of the new millennium and Ivan’s sixtieth birthday, he felt it was time to retire and pass the reins of the business, Ivan Dutton Ltd, to his son, Timothy. However, Ivan does not seem to have slowed down, he continues to enjoy a fine collection of cars and shows no signs of losing the passion!   The evening will begin at 7.30 pm in the Lecture Theatre of the Collections Centre, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.   A bar will be available for the purchase of beers, wines, soft drinks and tea and coffee. The evenings will conclude at around 10.00 pm.   Tickets are £10.00 each for non-members; £7.50 for members.   For further information and to purchase tickets please contact Theresa Browning on  01590 614792 or email theresa.browningATbeaulieu.co.uk.


Wednesday 23rd October Gosport - Gosport Aviation Society (GAS) Meeting

7.30pm for 8.00pm. GAS has moved venue to the Royal Naval Association Club. RNA Gosport RNA Club. 66 Fareham Road Gosport Hampshire Entry charge of £3.00 for visitors. Contact Bob Wealthy Tel 01329 315561. solentaeromarineAThotmail.com


Thursday 24th October Bournemouth - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch Lecture ****

Delivering Airline Passenger Growth at Bournemouth Airport. Speaker: Graham Lake. Graham Lake is a management consultant for the public and private sector specialising in aviation, high tech and international business growth. He was appointed as Director General of CANSO in 2009. CANSO is the global association for air navigation service providers and ATM suppliers. This is an important and timely lecture on the future of Bournemouth airport and how its success can benefit local businesses, employment, residents, the airport owners and the UK economy. Lectures 4th Thursday in month apart from December. 7pm for prompt lecture start at 7:30pm. Cobham Lecture Theatre, Bournemouth University Poole House, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB.   This event may be used for anyone pursuing professional recognition, or further development, as evidence for your  CPD  records and we can provide a Certificate of Attendance. Contact Roger Starling e-mail christchurchATaerosociety.com.


Thursday 24th October Reading - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Thames & Chiltern Berkshire local network Lecture ****

ASV Radars for RAF Coastal Command, 1940 –1945. The history of airborne radars developed in the UK for long range maritime surveillance by the RAF spans from 1940, when ASV Mk.I entered service on Sunderland and Hudson aircraft, through to the 1980s, when the Searchwater radar entered service on the Nimrod MR2. 7-9pm. University of Reading - Van Emden Theatre, Edith Morley, Reading, RG6 6UR. https://events.theiet.org/asv-radars-for-raf-coastal-command-1940-1945/


Monday 28th October Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

Gone Bush - recollections of a Bush Pilot by Paul Catanach. Paul Catanach was a latecomer to aviation, gaining his Private Pilot’s licence at the age of 30. Immediately afterward, he emigrated to Australia and changed career by gaining a Commercial

Pilot’s Licence at Coolangatta, in Queensland. At Coolangatta he ‘snagged’ his first job as a flying instructor. After a couple of years, he moved job to Darwin. This one led to his ‘bush-flying’ over many years. Bashing around the bush in a series of ‘clapped-out’ aircraft, Paul carried freight, both day & night - the length & breadth of the Northern Territory. During these flights, he experienced the delights and perils of the Northern Territory’s two seasons - the Dry and the Wet. Despite the best efforts of passengers, live freight, other pilots and wildlife, Paul survived several years, before returning to the UK to slightly more civilised flying. Free coffee and biscuits.   All welcome. 19:00 for 19:30 start. Chichester Park Hotel, behind Sainsbury’s on the Chichester By-pass. Entrance fee to each meeting members £3/non-members £5. Contact David Batcock on 01243-823007 or email infoATairaces.org.uk.


Thursday 31st October Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

Motorcycle Legends Talk: Mick Grant. Mick Grant was active from 1970 until 1984 and mainly raced Yamahas and Kawasaki’s. He achieved three GP wins and 7 TT victories amongst his 16 podium positions at the Isle of Man.   Tonight he will be in conversation with Steve Parrish. Doors 6pm for hot food and bar.   Event starts at 7.30pm. Parking on the Museum site via the Campbell Gate off Brooklands Road. Please note that the gate to the main car park will be closed when this event finishes. Members £8 Non-Members £15. Tickets available from the BTM office 01932 857381 ext 226 or online. To order tickets please ring 01932 857381 ext 226 or email to Yvette at talksATbrooklandsmembers.co.uk.

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