2020
uK section EVENTS

A GREAT UK programme

Our annual meeting will be based in Lincoln – you can register now. 
We will have another great programme of weekday fly-ins.
And we will have an exciting Autumn Get-Together.

Check out all these events below and come join us when you can!

UK SECTION ANNUAL FLY IN 2020

The City of Lincoln
26 - 29 June

We will be flying in to Wickenby, just 12 miles from the historical city of Lincoln on Friday 26 June.  Our base for the weekend will be the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Lincoln.  

Our programme will include a tour of the historical centre of Lincoln with tours of the Cathedral and Castle on the Saturday,  a visit to the International Bomber Command Centre on the Southern outskirts of the city on the Sunday, a gala dinner at Washingborough Hall and the IFFR UK Section AGM. 

 

"Midweek" DAy meetings 2020

Redhill (EGKR) - Wednesday 4 March

Used as a Spitfire base during World War Two, its still a picturesque place to visit with lots of interesting aircraft to see
and the Pilot’s Hub café is, to quote their website (https://www.pilotshub.co.uk/), more than just great food. 
Cost: Landing and lunch
Hosts: John and Diana Davy

Sandtoft (EGCF) - Saturday 4 April

For the best food!  Somewhere different with a great cafe.
Cost: Landing and lunch
Host: Angus Clark

Tatenhill (EGBM) - Wednesday 6 May

Lunch with Alan Croft (considered the best younger instructor’s instructor and validator in the UK) on all matters to do with keeping safe in the air.
Cost: Landing, Lunch, and a donation to the President’s charity
Host: James Alexander

English Lakes Aeroclub (ZZZZ) - Saturday 6 June

“Camping in the hangar” 24 hour party . . the ELA features an indoor flush loo and electricity! Private luxury dorm for the ladies.
ETA from 15.00 to include BBQ supper. Bring your own camping gear and beds. Have breakfast, a walk along the levee and then head home.
Cost: £10 landing and £20pp for food and drink. Or just come for the day.
Hosts: James and Catherine Alexander

 

Bembridge IOW (EGHJ) - Wednesday 1 July

Prize for the Spot Landing competition.
Cost: Landing and Lunch
Host: Feroz Wadia

Tibenham (ZZZZ) - Saturday 8 August

Old RAF airfield near Norwich.  Now home to gliders with a few powered aircraft.
Good cafe and Paul Smiddy, author of many books about RAF airfields and campaigns will entertain us over lunch.
Cost: Landing and lunch
Hosts: James and John Harrison

 

Dunkeswell (EGTS) - Wednesday 2 September

Another famous RAF and RCAF airfield. Now a big parachuting centre and used aircraft showrooms.
Cost: Landing and lunch
Host: John Bowden

 

St Lawrence Farm Strip (ZZZZ) - Wednesday 7 October

The home farm strip of IFFR UK member Michael Pudney, near Southminster, Essex
Cost: Landing and lunch
Host: Michael Pudney

AUTUMN GET TOGETHER - SYWELL

Pistons and Propellors
20 - 21 September

We will be getting together at Sywell, Northants (just off the M1 for those coming by road) on the morning of Sunday 20 September to enjoy the second day of Sywell’s famous Pistons and Propellors festival. This combines historic racers, hot rods and motorbikes with classic planes and vintage music to create a fantastic two-day event, celebrating classic motoring on the ground and in the air. You can watch amazing live action on the transformed ‘Racing Runway’ and ‘Sprint Strip’ with iconic Formula 1 cars, Hot Rods, Dragsters and Motorcycles all in action throughout the weekend. And up in the skies; expect to see a variety of breath taking aerial displays & acrobatics from a variety of display teams.

 

Whilst you can just join for the day, we will be making a mini-break of it, staying over at the classic art deco Aviator Hotel at the airfield and dining close by. Initial expectations are that the cost will be landing fee, with hotel rooms £75 per room plus breakfast, and dinner at your choice. So, come on the Sunday, and return home on the Monday morning.