The Great Flying Challenge series will take off on Monday 5 September at 19.30 on BBC1.
Dick Strawbridge has set a challenge to recreate Harry Ferguson’s pioneering aircraft, and the BBC crew had lots of really helpful advice from our engineers and Chief Pilot Dodge Bailey. A short clip from the programme is available on the BBC website
The Shuttleworth Collection has warned that tickets are selling fast for Sunday’s Season Premiere air display.
Please can any SVAS members wishing to attend purchase their tickets in advance at the Shuttleworth website to avoid disappointment.
For the first time in over 30 years the Red Arrows will display at Shuttleworth, kicking off the 2016 event season in style! Joining them on programme will be Collection ‘heavies’ such as the Westland Lysander, Gloster Gladiator, and Hawker Sea Hurricane. Battle of Britain Hurricane R4118 will also display, and visiting acts include the Curtiss P40 KittyHawk, Calidus autogyro, BBMF Dakota, Lunak glider and Global Stars aerobatic team will make this a season opener to remember.
The Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society urgently needs a volunteer Membership Accounts Manager to assist with membership applications and renewals. The work would entail reconciling payments with subscription forms, preparing and banking incoming payments, preparing and posting subscription forms to the Treasurer, liaison with the Treasurer over membership issues, copying and filing Gift Aid Declarations.
This voluntary position would suit anybody with a background in administration or accounting although it could be undertaken by anyone capable of carrying out administrative work with accuracy. It is expected that the successful applicant will need to work at the S.V.A.S. office located at Old Warden around two days a week and full training will be given.
To apply, please contact Alan Reed on 07743 946400 or email details to him at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday 21st June the SVAS was pleased to join the Shuttleworth Collection, the Airfield Volunteer Fire Service, Azure Flying Club and Hybrid Air Vehicles in supporting Aviation without Borders. The conditions were challenging but over 60 children were flown for the charity. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to help support the event.
Click here for ITV News report on the event