Greetings from Wales.
My wife and I are currently touring UK and we have spent the last week in South Wales.
Lovely coastal scenery and some marvelous Norman Castles around the Pembrokeshire district.
You may not know that during WW2 Pembroke Dock housed the largest flying boat base in the world ,with many RAF Short Sunderlands based there right through until the late 1950s.
All that remains today are some of the military buildings and a small museum in the the former chapel. The last Sunderland that was recovered from Pembroke Dock is now on public display at the RAF museum in Hendon.
I also happened upon a genuine WW2 air traffic control tower a few miles down the road at a former RAF airfield called Carew Cheriton.
I did also visit the RAF Museum at Hendon earlier in my trip which I hope to bring a report on when I return home.
Please be reminded that tickets are now on sale for our annual Christmas dinner at the Public Schools Club on November 23rd.
Tickets are just $55 per person for a 3 course meal , a welcome drink plus coffee and tea.
There will also be lots of raffle prizes given away which is included in your ticket.
You will be able to pay by cash or credit card at the October meeting otherwise online directly to the club bank account. Payment will need to be made by November 16th.
Our guest speaker for October has changed at late notice.
I have been lucky enough to secure a very good replacement in Marta Najfeld.
Marta is a glider pilot who has held 3 world records in closed distance events and is currently a ground school instructor at Flight Training Adelaide.
Her talk is based on her Masters thesis about synthetic vision for aviation applications where direct vision for the pilot through windows is replaced with cameras. A very interesting concept. Come along and see what you think about it.
It is entitled “ Vision beyond sight”.
‘Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man, Landing is the first ‘