HANG Autumn Meeting: Long Haul in Civvy Street
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HANG Autumn Meeting: Long Haul in Civvy Street

HANG Autumn meeting. The talks will concentrate on Long-haul flights, the transition to Civvy Street and the contribution of sea plane.

When: 23 October 2019
Where: The Valdoe
Chichester PO19 0PJ
United Kingdom
Contact: Louisa Chanter

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HANG Autumn Meeting: ‘Long Haul in Civvy Street’

The HANG Autumn meeting will be held on Wednesday 23 October 2019. The talks will concentrate on Long-haul flights, the transition to Civvy Street and the contribution of sea planes.

Doors will open 13.00, first talk will be at 13.30 and the meeting will finish around 16.15.  The meeting will again be held at The Valdoe, Goodwood, Chichester PO18 0PJ which is just north of the airfield. Friends of members and other interested people are welcome but please remember the need for prior booking.

Please note that this meeting is an afternoon one; this time, sadly, there will be no lunch provided and this is reflected in the reduced ticket price.  However we strongly recommend the Control Tower Café a mile away at the Goodwood Airfield; just drive in, take the first left and it is there ahead of you. Tea and biscuits at the Valdoe will be available at 15.45 after the second talk.

There will be time for questions after the talks with the chance of leaving sometime after 16.00 to reduce rush hour traffic.

“Civvy Street - Short-Medium-Long Haul Worldwide”

Jack Froelich will talk about his entry to ‘Civvy Street’ to fly on the Short, Medium and Long Haul routes following his retirement from the USAF.  This will be Jack’s third talk to HANG and he is back due to popular demand.  He has already told us of his experiences in the USAF flying the Caribou in Vietnam and then the KC135 Stratotanker before exchanging the USAF for commercial flying.

TC-ACF Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747-400F at Maastricht Aachen Airport. Photocredit flickr.

‘Flying Boats and Floatplanes Around the World’.

Bob Wealthy will show slides and videos of rare types of flying boats and float planes. The Solent area has a rich history of water-based aircraft and is a reminder that these aircraft remain in use around the world.

Bob Wealthy is the Secretary of the Gosport Aviation Society. His career started in 1959 with an electrical engineering apprenticeship with General Electric at Portsmouth.  He finished up with Astrium, the space company part of EADS, as a senior systems engineer. He worked on a variety of space projects including the Skynet 5. Following retirement in 2006 he became a volunteer at the Solent Sky Aviation Museum and worked on the restoration of the historic Islander G-AVCN.

Dorier Do X Flying boat. Photo credit aviation.stack.

The charge will be £5 which covers coffee, tea and classy chocolate biscuits.  Any queries should be addressed to hang@rin.org.uk.

Prior booking and payment should be made on the RIN website before Tuesday 22 October. If you have difficulty contact Louisa on events@rin.org.uk or 020 7591 3134.

We are looking for any ‘casual’ speakers willing to talk for no more than 10 minutes about their own experience on the transition to Civvy Street; brief, informal, no slides, just stand up and talk, 5-10 minutes.  Oh… and as a speaker you would get free entry. Offers to PK Hope-Lang on hang@rin.org.uk.