What there is to enjoy in the world of aviation in January 2016

1 New Year’s Day Fly-In Compton Abbas, Dorset. Tel: 01747 811767. comptonabbasairfield.co.uk

1 New Year’s Day Fly-In Popham, Hampshire. popham-airfield.co.uk

1-2 The Shuttleworth Collection Engineering Open Weekend Old Warden, Bedfordshire. shuttleworth.org

2-3 Brass Monkey Rally North Coates, Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Tel: 01472 388850. northcoatesflyingclub.co.uk

3 Croydon Airport
Aviation & Airline Collectors Fair Hallmark Hotel, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey. Doors open at 10.30. Tel: 07973 885754.

3 New Year’s Fly-In Old Buckenham, Norfolk. oldbuck.com

7 GASCo Safety Evening Dales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club, Horse & Farrier Public House, 7 Bridge Street, Otley. Tel: 01937 586628 or 07775 785479. Email: mrbaxter@hotmail.co.uk

7 GASCo Safety Evening de Havilland Suite, Holiday Inn, Chatham, Kent. Details to be announced.

9 Airships Lasham Gliding Society talk by former Airship Industries Chief Pilot Geoff Beard. Lasham, Hampshire. Starts 6 p.m. Tel: 01256 384900.

13 Flying the Hunter and Other Things! London Society of Air-Britain lecture by Rod Dean on his 39 years and nearly 3,000 hours flying Hawker Hunters. Function Room, The Barley Mow, 104 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London. (Note new venue.) Starts 1930. Email: james.dale@tesco.net

16 Use of Low-Cost Devices for Cross-Country Navigation Lasham Gliding Society talk by Neville Almond. Lasham, Hampshire. Starts 6 p.m. Tel: 01256 384900.

16 GASCo Safety Evening Wolds Gliding Club, Hodsow, Pocklington, Yorkshire. Tel: 01759 303579. Email: tonyk152@hotmail.com

20 GASCo Safety Evening Severn Valley Microlight Club, Sergeants’ Mess, Imjin Barracks, Innsworth, Gloucester. Tel: 07813 042656. Email: hplgloucester@gmail.com

20 Aviation Poetry Evening Presented by Steve Slater, Event starts at 8pm White Waltham Airfield. White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, SL6 3NJ Tel: +44 (0)1628 823272

23 GASCo Safety Evening Talgarth (Black Mountains) Gliding Club Venue to be confirmed. Tel: 07774 628110. Email: gordon.b.dennis@gmail.com

27 GASCo Safety Evening Leicester Aero Club, Leicester Airport. Tel: 0116 259 2360. Email: info@leicesterairport.com

30 GASCo Safety Evening Southdown Gliding Club, Parham Airfield, Pulborough, West Sussex. Tel: 01342 713846 or 07976 694436. Email: Geoff.Stilgoe@tiscali.co.uk


1 Skyglobe Challenge TransAfrican Air Race Starts Banjul, The Gambia. transafrican.skyglobe-racing.com

20-23 US Sport Aviation Expo Sebring, Florida, USA. sportaviationexpo.com

Please remember to check with the organiser before setting out – events may be changed at short notice.

January will come and go before you know it – keep up to date with the events for February, here.

Photo: ‘Compton Abbas Airfield’ Ben Terret, Flickr CC 2.0

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