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   2017

  BAC1-11 Initial Flight Trials

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
Speaker: John Thorpe
John was on the 1-11 at both Wisley and then at Hurn on production flight test. Commencing at 20.00 hours (8pm) in the Druitt hall, off the high street, Christchurch.

  Air New Zealand DC-10 crash in Antarctica. TBC

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Speaker: Dr James Mason
On 28th November 1979, Air New Zealand DC-10 crashed into Mount Erebus in Antarctica on a sightseeing over flight of the Ross Island area of Antarctica. This incident was a significant shock to New Zealand society which still has repercussions to this day. Commencing at 20.00 hours (8pm) in the Druitt hall, off the high street, Christchurch.

  AGM plus talk

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Speaker: Steve Robson
Brief AGM followed by a talk on Whittle and the jet engine. Commencing at 20.00 hours (8pm) in the Druitt hall, off the high street, Christchurch.

  George Errington

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Speaker: Mike Phipp
Mike talks about the life of George Errington who joined Airspeed in 1934 as an inspector at Heston. Later became a test pilot and then chief test pilot from 1935 till the company was absorbed into de Havillands. Commencing at 20.00 hours (8pm) in the Druitt hall, off the high street, Christchurch.

  Modern Aircraft Instrumentation

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
Speaker: Ernie Ball
Ernie talks from long experience as a commercial pilot and in pilot training. Commencing at 20.00 hours (8pm) in the Druitt hall, off the high street, Christchurch.

   2016

  The Saunders-Roe Princess

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Speaker: Bob Wealthy
Venue Druitt hall Christchurch 8pm.

  Flying the Vulcan

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Speaker: Phil Nelson
Venue Druitt hall Christchurch 8pm.

  Bournemouth Air Show 20th August 2016

August, 2016
Speaker: N/A
Enjoy a day out at the Bournemouth Air Show. Exclusive package includes a private Air Show viewing point in the grounds of the Miramar Hotel on the East Cliff and use of the hotel facilities. Plus Morning Coffee, Two Course Lunch and Afternoon Tea. Only £38 excludes drinks and parking, one place left. Contact Ernie Ball at ernest.ball1@ntlworld.com

  Charles Rolls and the first Bournemouth Aviation Meeting

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Speaker: Steve Robson
The talk will be preceeded by a short AGM. Venue Druitt hall Christchurch 8pm.

  Britain's last jet airliner - The BAe146

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
Speaker: Steve Robson
This is a change from the previously advertised talk on the future of flight data recorders which will be rescheduled for a later date. Venue Druitt hall Christchurch 8pm.

  Modern Navigation

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
Speaker: Erni Ball
Modern aviation navigation techniques by Ernie Ball who has had a long career in aviation as a pilot and training. Venue Druitt hall Christchurch 8pm

   2015

  Spitfire

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
Speaker: Kevin Patience
Venue Druitt hall Christchurch 8pm

  Cold War Hot Places

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Speaker: Stephen Robson
Experiences in the RAF during the Cold War. Venue Druitt hall Christchurch 8pm

  AGM and Talk

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Speaker: Peter Roe
A short AGM followed by a talk on the Earliest Pioneers of Aviation (prior to World War 1). Venue Druitt hall Christchurch 8pm

  Paragliding - the Ups and Downs

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Speaker: Neil McCain
How it works, the kit and experiences in paragliding. Venue Druitt hall Christchurch 8pm

  Transatlantic Betrayal

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Speaker: Andrew Porter
The development of the RB211 engine and the collapse of Rolls-Royce in 1971. Venue Druitt hall Christchurch 8pm

   2014

  HISTORY OF FLIGHT REFUELLING

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Speaker: James Kemmitt
Venue Druitt hall Christchurch 8pm

  MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Speaker: Derek Redman
Mission Aviation Fellowship provides transport services for medical evacuations and assists in disaster relief work. This involves flying into steep, short, or otherwise difficult runways, using pilots trained in STOL and other specialised techniques. Venue: Druitt Hall Christchurch 8pm.

  AGM AND TALK: How to build a Mk26BV6 Spitfire

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Speaker: Martin Laking
Scale Spitfire build project.

  VANUATU A SOUTH PACIFIC AIRPORT

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Speaker: Tom Kelly
Druitt Hall Christchurch 8PM

  DORSET AND SOMERSET AIR AMBULANCE

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Speaker: TBC
TBC

   2013

  FLIGHT DATA RECORDERS

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Speaker: Steve Leaper
By Steve Leaper from Curtiss Wright (Penny & Giles). Venue The Druitt Hall Christchurch 8pm.

  VISIT TO BOSCOMBE DOWN LIGHTNING T4

Visit date to be decided. Boscombe Down to see the Lightning T4. Hosted by Sqn Ldr Mark Sapsford. Names to Steve Robson at the society meeting. Members have priority.

  VISIT TO DS AVIATION

Monday, October 28th, 2013
Speaker: Paul Kingsbury
DS Aviation Bournemouth International Airport to see Sea Vixen 134 at home. Hosted by Paul Kingsbury. Names to Steve Robson at the society meeting. Members have priority.

  FLYBE OPERATIONS

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Speaker: Capt Robert Heath
Venue Druitt Hall Christchurch 8pm.

  AGM AND TALK

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Speaker: Peter Wells
Short AGM followed by a talk "Instrument testing the 110 and changes in the cockpit". How instrumentation has changed with particular regard to the effect of GPS. Venue Druitt Hall Christchurch 8pm.

  BOSCOMBE DOWN AVIATION COLLECTION VISIT

This is a combined visit with New Forest Aviation Group. If you wish to attend please make your own travel arrangements to be there by 10.30am. Light lunches are available at the flying club cafe. Normal entrance is £8.50 but if a minimum of 10 meet up we can then get a discount and a guide. The address is Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury, SP4 6DZ Tel: 01722 323636. See Web Site here for more information and directions. Please give your name and tel/email to Stephen Bishop, see Contact Page.

  THE NEW FOREST REMEMBERS

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Speaker: Gareth Owen
Untold stories of WWII – the part the New Forest played. Heritage Lottery Funded Project. Venue Druitt Hall Christchurch 8pm.

  AVIATION AROUND POOLE BAY

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Speaker: Kevin Patience
Including the early days of aviation and flying boat operations. Venue Druitt Hall Christchurch 8pm.

   2012

  CHRISTCHURCH AIRFIELD

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Speaker: Mike Phipp
Talk on the aviation history of Christchurch airfield.

  COLD WAR BOMBER PILOT

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Speaker: Phil Nelson
This replaces the talk by Paul Kingsbury - Operating the Sea Vixen.

  AGM

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Speaker: John Myers
Brief AGM followed by a talk by John Myers on his aviation experiences, including his time in the Red Arrows.

  FISHERIES PROTECTION

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Speaker: Phil Nelson
Aerial Surveillance – and how does it affect the price of fish? Covering various types of surveillance including the use of the Dornier Do228s based at Bournemouth.

  MEMBERS QUIZ AND SOCIAL EVENING

   2011

  GUNS OF THE SPITFIRE

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Speaker: David Warhurst
The story of the Poole Royal Ordnance Factory.

  VISIT TO ROLLS ROYCE

Visit to Rolls-Royce at Bristol  Early start as visit is 09.45 to 14.30 approx and includes lunch. Limited to 12 people. Names to Steve Robson.

  FROM EAGLE TO RAPTOR

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Speaker: John Batchelor
John is a cutaway artist whose work has included drawings for the Eagle comic.

  AGM

AGM followed by talk and video on Dorset Police Air Support Unit by Philip Cottrell.

  VISIT TO COBHAM HALL

RNAS Yeovilton, Cobham Hall, the reserve collection of dozens of aircraft and hundreds of artefacts stored in a lottery funded hangar. 11am at Cobham Hall just north of the Museum. RN Historic Flight, meet at the Museum Car park at 2.15pm to embark in bus. Names to Steve Robson

  HUNT THE KONIGSBERG

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Speaker: Kevin Patience
An early naval aviation action.

  JET HERITAGE

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Speaker: Mike Phipp
A history of the aircraft renovation company.

   2010

  VISIT TO COBHAM BOURNEMOUTH

Day visit to Cobham Aviation Bournemouth. Please contact the programme secretary (see contact page) to register your interest.

  GLIDING

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Speaker: Mike Radice
A personal recollection of cross country gliding.

  PROVISIONAL VISIT TO THE SCIENCE MUSEUM WROUGHTON

Date to be advised. Visit to the public access hangar which contains objects such as a Lockheed Constellation, Boeing 247D and DeHavilland Dragon. The provisional visit is dependent on getting 30 people. Cost £11 plus transport by car share. Please let the programme secretary (see contact page) know, so the booking can be confirmed.

  VISIT TO MIDDLE WALLOP AIRFIELD

Escorted visit will include a chance to see the Apache helicopter. Note this is not a visit to the museum. Car share. Please contact the programme secretary (see contact page) to register your interest.

  BRITTEN NORMAN

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Speaker: Bob Wealthy
History of the aircraft manufacturers.

  PROVISIONAL VISIT TO SCIENCE MUSEUM WROUGHTON *CANCELLED*

Now provisional for October. Visit to the public access hangar which contains objects such as a Lockheed Constellation, Boeing 247D and DeHavilland Dragon. Cost £11 plus transport by car share. Please contact the programme secretary (see contact page) to register your interest.

  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
Speaker: John Sharpe - Project Director
Brief AGM followed by a talk on the Boscombe Down aviation collection.

  HUNTER ONE

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
Speaker: Mike Phipp - Aviation historian

  CANCELLED - BRITTEN NORMAN

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
Speaker: Bob Wealthy

   2009

  THE PRIVATE JET - INDEFENSIBLE OR INDISPENSABLE?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
Speaker: Steve Billett - Chief Pilot CTC Aviation Services

  VISIT TO TANGMERE

Guided visit arranged at 11am - Transport by private car self/share drive. Click here for more details. Contact Steve Robson (see contact page).

  STRATHALLAN COLLECTION

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
Speaker: Dick Richardson - Manager of Popham airfield
Talk on the history of the collection.

  VISIT TO SOLENT SKY MUSEUM

Conducted tour of the Southampton museum by Bob Wealthy. Entrance £5. Names to Steve Robson (See contact page). Please make your own way there. Click here for more details.

  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Followed by a talk on Bourmemouth airport by Sally Windsor.

  HM COASTGUARD SAR OPERATIONS

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
Speaker: Pip Hall - East Dorset Sector Manager, HM Coastguard
Cancelled due to work commitments by speaker. Replaced by videos on air shows.

  EVERY PICTURE (OR OBJECT) TELLS A STORY

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
Speaker: Members Social Evening
Bring your picture or object relating to aviation and tell us about it in five minutes.

   2008

  PALMAIR OPERATIONS

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
Speaker: David Skillicorn - Managing Director, Palmair

  HIGHLIGHTS OF AN RAF CAREER

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
Speaker: Captain J C W Marshall - CFI, CTC Aviation Training (UK) Ltd

  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
Speaker: John Levesley
Brief AGM followed by talk Beyond 10 West - History and Future of ATC over the North Atlantic

  SOUTHAMPTON FLYING BOATS - SHIPS OF THE SKIES

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
Speaker: Colin Van Geffen Illustrator and Aviation Historian

  FRA FLIGHT OPERATIONS

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
Speaker: Garry Wakefield Ex RN Pilot and FRA Captain

   2007

  LIVING WITH AEROPLANES

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
Speaker: Graham Perry Ex RAF and Civilian Engineer

  FALKLANDS UNPLEASANTNESS

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
Speaker: Brian Haigh Ex RN Harrier Pilot

  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
Speaker: Desmond Curtis DFC
Followed by a talk 'A most secret squadron' the history of 618 squadron.

  SO YOU WANT A PPL

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
Speaker: Ian Huntley
Ian will be updating us how and where to learn to fly. This one could well attract new members.

  HISTORY OF RAF SOPLEY

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007
Speaker: John Levesley
John returns with another well-researched subject of local interest.

   2006

  A CAREER IN THE HOT SEAT

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Speaker: Brian Grant
Currently a jet display pilot with a long service career behind him too. Will be talking about flying the Sea Vixen and other jet aircraft.

  LIFE ON A WING

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
Speaker: Paddy Carver
This speaker has had a wide and varied life in aviation but will be concentrating on his time with BOAC for our talk.

  SEA VIXEN FLIGHT

The world's only airworthy DH110 G-CVIX (XP924) will give an eight minute display over Bournemouth at approx 11:15am, preceeding the Red Arrows display.

  VISIT TO SHOREHAM AIRPORT

Guided tour of airport and facilities. The airport has has a beautiful Grade II listed art deco style Terminal Building and has been used as a location in episodes of the TV series Poirot. Click here for more details. Cost £3.50. Travel by car share. (see contact page).

  VISIT TO RAF LYNEHAM

This may be your last chance to visit RAF Lyneham before it closes. Coach trip by RAFA. Pickup points at Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole. Cost £10. (see contact page).

  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006
Speaker: Roger Korner
Brief AGM followed by talk - "I missed the interesting times".
Click here for agenda and chairman's report. You will need a pdf reader to view the report, click here to download the Adobe reader, if not already installed.

  REMINISCENCES OF FEAF BOMBER COMMAND DURING WWII

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006
Speaker: Sqdn. Ldr. L. J. Otley RAF (Retd)

  JET 2 THE LOW COST AIRLINE

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006
Speaker: Ian duCros

   2005

  CALSHOT - THE FLYING YEARS

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
Speaker: Colin Van Geffen

  GLIDING THE 747

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
Speaker: Captain Eric Moody
Account of a flight where the engines failed.

  VISIT TO CTC AVIATION GROUP

Tour around operation and the flight simulators.

  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005
Speaker: Gordon Rothschild
Followed by Talk - Hounslow to Heathrow, London Airports.

  THE CONCORDE STORY

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005
Speaker: Captain Chris Orlebar, FRAeS
Former Senior Concorde Captain and Author.

  BOURNEMOUTH AIRPORT AND ITS FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005
Speaker: Roger Parker Commercial Director
Bournemouth International Airport Limited

   2004

  THE SCHNIEDER TROPHY RACES

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004
Speaker: Colin Van Geffen

  DORSET POLICE AIR SUPPORT UNIT

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
Speaker: Sargent Mark Taylor

  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, May 5th, 2004
Speaker: David Lanigan
Followed by a talk - 202 Squadron Air Sea Rescue.

  VISIT POLICE HELICOPTER SUPPORT UNIT AT WINFRITH

  HISTORY OF BOURNEMOUTH AIRPORT

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004
Speaker: Mile Phipp

  THE WORK OF THE COLLEGE OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

Wednesday, January 7th, 2004
Speaker: Chris Swinn

   2003

  CRASH RECOVERY OF RAF HERCULES IN NORWAY

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003
Speaker: David Atton

  THE TRAINING OF CIVILIAN PILOTS TODAY

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2003
Speaker: Captain Ernie Ball

  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, May 7th, 2003
Speaker: Eric Burrows
Followed by a talk - Life on the Fighter Squadrons in the 1950's.

  SUPERMARINE AND THE SPITFIRE

Wednesday, March 5th, 2003
Speaker: Philip Morten, Archivist, Southampton Hall of Aviation

  A LIFE IN INTELLIGENCE GATHERING BY AIR FORCES

Wednesday, January 8th, 2003
Speaker: Wing Commander Ken Dix OBE AFC RAF (Retd)

   2002

  HISTORY OF RAF DISPLAY FLYING AND THE RED ARROWS

Wednesday, November 6th, 2002
Speaker: Wing Commander Ernie Jones AFC RAF (Retd)

  FLYING BOATS AND THE POOLE MARINE AIRPORT

Wednesday, September 4th, 2002
Speaker: Richard Tazewell

  PALMAIR OPERATIONS

Wednesday, March 6th, 2002
Speaker: David Skillicorn, Managing Director, Palmair

  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RAF SOPLEY

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2002
Speaker: Jim Fail, RAF Sopley Association

   2001

  THE NEW SWANWICK NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTRE

Wednesday, November 7th, 2001
Speaker: Terry Wood
Talk by the public relations manager from Swanwick.

  A PLANE CALLED ROTOR

Wednesday, September 5th, 2001
Speaker: John Brown

  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Thursday, May 3rd, 2001
Speaker: Lionel Flynn
Followed by film and talk.

  CHANNEL EXPRESS

Wednesday, March 7th, 2001
Speaker: Ian du Cross, General Manager Operations

 

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