RAF Halton near Aylesbury Bucks, operates a Flying Club where Servicemen and women, regardless of rank or trade, and affiliated civilians, have the opportunity of learning to fly at the lowest practical cost. Halton is 25 minutes from the M25. Nearest rail station is Wendover on the Chiltern line…45 minutes from Marylebone.
The Club is well-equipped and operates 7 days a week with full-time instructors and a training fleet of 3 Cessna 152s, a PA-28 for PPL training and a brand new Tecnam Sierra for cost-effective flying. All aircraft are maintained to the highest standards by ATS Engineering at High Wycombe.
Membership of the club is open to all Regular, Reserve and Auxiliary Members of the Armed Forces of the Crown, Commonwealth and Allied Forces as well as members of the University Air Squadrons, the Air Training Corps and the Air Section of the Combined Cadet Force. Civilians employed by the Ministry of Defence, partners or dependants of Service personnel are eligible.
Other civilians who make positive contributions to the flying club are also considered for membership on a temporary basis.
TODAY’S AUTHORISING PILOT
The authorising pilot/ instructor is Lucas. If you are unable to contact Lucas for authorisation please also try Steve, Adnan or Buster on their mobiles. Mike can also give authorisation in person or via HAC’s Landline number.
Please remember to have your SEP expiry date, current weather, intended flight routing, passenger details and 42 day currency details on hand before calling for authorisation.
TUESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER – CHAIRMAN’S CHAT
This Tuesday Social will focus on an update to the RAF FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR PROJECT, which is an attempt at breaking the UK and World Speed Records for circumnavigation of the Earth. The current records stand at37 and 27 days – your Chairman plans to complete this attempt in 18 days in a highly modified Van’s RV-7 which is under construction. HOW? – see you on Tue 3rd Nov to find out. In 1925, the RAF Halton Aero Club was formed for the purpose of aircraft design and racing – this project completes that circle some 90 years on.
TUESDAY 8th DECEMBER – CHRISTMAS SOCIAL
NOT the first Tuesday of the December, but a little nearer to Christmas! Bring family and friends and gather around the Christmas tree 90 years after the formation of the RAF Halton Aero Club.
HAC 90th ANNIVERSARY MONTH
To commemorate the HAC 90th Anniversary month, a special logbook stamp will be available for all HAC pilots who fly from RAF Halton during December 2015. We will also hold an ANNIVERSARY MAXI-FLY DAY on Tuesday 15th December – very similar to the 100th Anniversary Day of the Wright Brothers first flight. More details to follow. Meantime, book a slot on your favourite aircraft for 15th Dec.
WINTER PPL GROUNDSCHOOL
GET YOUR EXAMS DONE WHILE WINTER IS HERE!
There are 9 exams to complete for the PPL. Many people find some of the more challenging subjects difficult to self study. I am planning on running a groundschool in November / December to help with these subjects. If you are interested please contact me asap. Spaces are limited as classes are kept small!
Any questions please email me! Happy flying… Bronwyn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2016 HAC CHRISTMAS DINNER
The traditional HAC Christmas Dinner is scheduled for Saturday 30th January 2016 in Halton House Officers’ Mess. As always, tickets will be limited – more details (and booking forms) to follow in the next few weeks.
We are still getting flyable days so get flying before Winter descends and currency gets hard to maintain!