Events Summary  April to July 2013

YES Educational Conference

Sat 27th April 10am – 4pm
Brooklands Museum, KT13 0QN

Cost: Normal museum entry fee

This opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from a wide range of organisations involved with aviation activities and careers is now in its sixth year.  The format is a series of 10-15 minute presentations to outline the activities and opportunities their organisation offers, with time for questions from the delegates.   Organised by Youth & Education Support, it is held by kind permission of Brooklands Museum Education, with support from Boeing-UK.

Contact Stewart Luck  e:  m: 07974 188395



Airmanship Awareness Day

Sun 28th April 10am – 4pm
Brooklands Museum, KT13 0QN

Fee: £30 incl. museum entry (£20 to LAA, AOPA, BMAA members)

A group of experts will cover a range of topics to help pilots to sharpen up their skills and to anticipate and avoid unwanted incidents.  Speakers lined-up include Malcolm McBride from LAA engineering, Nigel Reid, the DH Moth Club Safety Officer, ex RAF Jaguar pilot and now a 747 captain with BA, Mike Bagshaw, flying instructor,  Professor of aviation medicine, and author of the book Human Factors, David Scouller, CAA Flying instructor examiner with wide aviation expertise, Stewart Luck who is a career pilot of 20,000 hours, much of it instructing on light aircraft. 

Contact Stewart Luck  e:  m: 07974 188395



Youth Flying Day

Sat 4th May
Bicester Airfield

Organised by The Air League, this day is for youngsters to find out about flying, and offers a chance to have an inexpensive flight in a glider.  There will be a number of organisations represented, who will be able to supply information about how to take up flying, both gliding and powered varieties, and can help with advice about flying as a career, or just for fun. 



Scout Aviation Camps

Various dates during the season; open only to scouts in the specific troop areas 

Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire run scout aviation camps on specific weekends, where the scouts learn about navigation, meteorology and aeronautics and hopefully get the chance to navigate a light aircraft on a short flight, with the pilot following their directions.  There’s usually a model glider-making activity on the Friday evening, and practice at aircraft marshalling and other skills.  Contact your local scouts to see if they are involved in aviation camps. 



AeroExpo UK

Fri 31 May – Sun 2 June
Sywell Aerodrome

A ‘life-style’ event, which concentrates on light aircraft and aviation, but also has information and displays of fine motor-cars and hobby interests.  Slots for flying in are bookable through the Sywell Aerodrome website, and visitors by road are also welcome of course.  The LAA among other organisations will be on hand to answer your questions about learning to fly and operate light aircraft.



Cosford Air Show,

Sun 9 June
RAF Cosford, Telford, Shrops.

The superb museum at RAF Cosford is worth a visit at any time, with examples of all the V-bombers, the post-war Berlin Airlift exhibition, the hangars with aircraft from all eras, and a number of airliners and missiles on display.  The dedicated restoration hangar is open certain days and is well worth a visit.  To that, add flying displays and the day is perfect.  The RAeS/Boeing Schools Build-a-Plane Challenge Telford aircraft is expected to be on show.



Air-Britain Vintage Fly-in

Sat 22 – Sun 23 June
North Weald Airfield

An Airshow run by enthusiasts to attract a wide range of classic and vintage aircraft.  Expect to see flying displays, lots of taildraggers, stalls selling models, books and various aircraft items, as well as the usual clothing and toy stalls.



Waddington Airshow

Sat 6 – Sun 7 July 
RAF Waddington

A large event run annually at this RAF airfield, one of the WW2 bases for Lancaster bomber operations.  It is famous for the spectacular 7-hour flying display with the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and many more military and civilian aircraft from the UK and abroad. Ground displays include 2 exhibition hangars, funfair, classic cars display, pleasure flying and much more.  YES will have displays and activities for the youngsters.



Wings & Wheels

Sat 13 – Sun 14 July

This is promoted as a fly-in, drive-in and hangar bash, so promises a good day for anyone with an interest in aircraft and interesting vehicles.  There are plans for a Bucker fly-in event to coincide with the Wings and Wheels event, and their recent fly-in at Breighton was a great success.



Swansea Airshow

Sat 13 – Sun 14 July
Swansea Bay, S. Wales

With the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay available to view this event, and some high-quality displays, this should be an excellent weekend.  Side-shows and stalls give a festival atmosphere, and with good beaches nearby, there’s something for everyone.  



Royal Intl Air Tattoo

20-21 Sat-Sun
RAF Fairford, Glos.

There is always a good selection of interesting military aircraft at Fairford for the Tattoo, but increasingly the civilian angle is being explored by this very popular event.  YES will have its usual stand with a Youth Build-a-Plane aircraft and all manner of activities for youngsters, in a marquee with the Daleks.  Luckily the scouts are normally there to defend us with their air-powered rockets.



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