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Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society

www.airaces.org.uk

Monday 23rd January - 19:00 for 19L30

‘Flying & Displaying Vintage Jet Aircraft’ presented by Mr. Rod Dean

Mr. Rod Dean is returning after 2 years to give the first Air ACES talk for 2017. Back by popular demand after his first brilliant presentation, Rod Dean’s latest talk will cover his introduction to display flying, in a Hunter during 1972 & 1973, from his base at RAF Chivenor. He will go on to talk about his subsequent and numerous displays in vintage civil registered jet aircraft. These aircraft include the Vampire, Venom, Meteor, T33, and the F86A as well as civil registered Hunters. His remarkable presentation will include a number of superb videos and photos.

AirACES

AirACES

Air ACES is an aviation talk society, providing its members with regular talks, given by experts in many different fields related to the world of aviation. These talks cover subjects such as test flying, piloting iconic aircraft, RAF, aviation industry, air displays and many other related topics.

Monday 27th February - 19:00 for 19:30

‘The Apache Helicopter and its Operations in Afganistan and Libya’ Lt Col David Amlôt MBE, MA, MCGI, Army Air Corps

Lt Col David Amlôt started flying helicopters in 1993. Whist on deployment to the US he was the first British pilot to fly the AH64D Apache Longbow and won the first Apache Longbow Top Gun competition. On returning to the UK he was awarded the MBE and later became the AAC’s first Apache Weapons Instructor. He commanded 656 Squadron AAC (Apache) completing 3 tours of Afghanistan between 2006 and 2009 and returned there in 2013 after deployment to Libya in 2011. He ultimately became responsible for the training of all British Army pilots and Aircrewmen.

In this fascinating talk, Lt Col Amlôt will touch on the history and development of the British Apache AH Mk1 helicopter and its capabilities as well as discussing its employment in both Libya and Afghanistan including the Jugroom Fort Rescue.

Air ACES is an aviation talk society, providing its members with regular talks, given by experts in many different fields related to the world of aviation. These talks cover subjects such as test flying, piloting iconic aircraft, RAF, aviation industry, air displays and many other related topics.

The talks are held at the Chichester Park Hotel, Westhampnett Road, Chichester, 7.00 for 7.30 pm. Tickets available on the door. Admission for members is £3, non-members £5 and under 16s FREE. For further information about Air ACES, please see www.airaces.org.uk, or call David Batcock on 01243 823007

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