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.
ALL PILOTS NOTE:
As we enter Winter the state of the runways and taxi ways vary day to day and hour to hour! While the runways may seem serviceable in the morning always be aware that any frozen surfaces may thaw during the day.. will the surface still be serviceable for your return?
Runway 07 / 25 is closed. There are still ongoing drainage works on this runway.
Always obtain a brief on runway condition before flying!
TODAY’S AUTHORISING PILOT
The authorising pilot/ instructor is Bronwyn. If you are unable to contact Bronwyn on her mobile number 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.
Tring Brewery Visit ….Wednesday 3rd Dec 2014
Something completely different. The Club has booked to visit the Tring Micro Brewery (Tring, opposite Tesco). The visit will be a guided tour, covering all aspects of brewing real ale. A fish and chip supper will be included with the visit, you will be able to sample as much of the ales as you like. The price of the visit is £18 (which includes beer and supper). If you wish to go on the visit, contact Mike with your £18 soonest, only the payment guarantees your place
Christmas Social – Tue 9th December 2014 – 1900hrs til Late
Celebrate the end of this great flying year with a Christmas Ale, hot toddy and great spread! As we move into the HAC’s 90th Anniversary Year, we will gather with friends from the HAC and other Airfield Organisations to place the Ops Manager on top of the HAC Crewroom Christmas Tree whilst singing ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’. Don’t miss this pleasing spectacle for any reason….
ADVANCED NOTICE! – HAC 90th Anniversary Dinner – Sat 7th February 2015
The 90th Anniversary Dinner has been booked for 7th Feb 15 in Halton House Officers’ Mess. This prestigious Black Tie event will be limited to 80 tickets on a first-come-first-served basis and will be sponsored by the Club to make the tickets as cheap as possible. Application forms will be sent by email within the next couple of weeks – meantime, mark this date in your diary and get the taxi and baby-sitter booked!