My personal apologies for not finding a way to provide you with regular newsletters - our committee has been very small over the last couple of years. A new Museum-run, email-based, membership scheme is mooted for 2016.
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Thank you for all your support and patience over the past few years. The Museum Trustees have now confirmed that ALL Friends Membership Cards will have their benefits withdrawn at 31st December 2015, including those of Life Members.
A new exhibition opened at The Museum on Saturday 3rd January 2015.
"The Helicopter Museum at The Movies" told of the part that rotorcraft have played in films from the latest blockbusters all the way back to the black and white features of the 1950s. On display was a section of the Whirlwind helicopter, G-ANFH, from "A Hard Day's Night", which featured The Beatles, also the actual Lynx helicopter parts that appear in the 2014 Tom Cruise epic "Edge of Tomorrow".
After periods as Helicopter Icing Trials Manager from 1977 and Deputy Chief Flight Test engineer from 1980, he was appointed Chief Flight Test Engineer in 1989. Since then he has continued to work, in the UK and overseas, as an engineering author, consultant, lecturer and aviation artist.
David has reminded us that he is following in the footsteps of our founder, Elfan ap Rees, who received the same award in 2008.
Thank you for all your support and I hope you will embrace the new free scheme on offer. G-BKGD returned home on 30 July 2015 after five years on loan to City of Bristol College, who conduct engineering training for a number of major companies within the aircraft industry.The Coastal Communities Fund was created in 2012 for investment in seaside towns to help them achieve their economic potential, reduce unemployment and create new opportunities for their young people.Restoration of the pilots block and control tower made good progress after work started in Spring 2015.Scheduled air services started in 1936 using the de Havilland DH.84 Dragon.
It was hoped that the work would create 16 new jobs as extra events are created while historical research and display work expands.The Museum itself will now provide a quarterly newsletter - but delivered by email.