Tickets are still available at the acclaimed HAA Symposium will take place at the RAF Museum, Hendon, on Saturday 19 November
This year’s line-up of presentations explore –
* Kings Cup Air Race 1922-2022. Old Warden’s ‘Dodge’ Bailey describes the history of the most prestigious event in British Air Racing, and the vices and virtues of the surviving racers still flying today.
Salute To The Lancaster.
*Andrew Panton of the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre outlines the continuing journey back to airworthiness of Just Jane
in tandem with Steve Darlow, consultant on the highly regarded Lancaster film (see Pilot’s review below)
Falklands 40th Anniversary
* The Victors behind Black Buck. V-Bomber pilot Squadron Leader Bob Tuxford reveals the planning and execution of the uniquely complex refuelling operation that put a Vulcan overhead Stanley airfield.
* Argentine Huey joins the RAF. Present-day owner Bob Tierney relates the remarkable story of the captured UH-1 G-HUEY, which served on both sides during its time in the Falklands, and the subsequent complex journey to achieve its status as one of the UK’s cherished and significant airworthy historic aircraft.
Thanks to the generous support of its sponsors, the HAA has been able to maintain last year’s prices, and furthermore, HAA members qualify for a discounted ticket of just £30.00 (and free parking). This is a full day event, starting with coffee and pastries, before sitting down to an engrossing day of first-hand presentations, with a mid-day break to enjoy a high quality two-course meal. There is an opportunity explore the museum or mingle with fellow enthusiasts and figures from the historic aircraft world. The afternoon session takes us through to a little after 4.00pm, with a closing address and the conclusion of the event.
Please visit the HAA website for ticket purchase, and further information on the format of the day.