Our meeting on Friday, 1st June featured an illustrated talk that was re-scheduled from March when the weather prevented us from staging our usual monthly meeting.
Anthony Preston, who was accompanied by his daughter and son in law gave a talk entitled, "A Joy of Flying and a Few Errors of Judgement."
Anthony delivered a humorous account of 65 years of holding a pilots licence. His flying began at Ipswich Airport in 1954, (now a large housing estate of course), with the late Stan Ward, who was a legendary instructor for many years at Ipswich. He was then in the RAF and flew piston engine Provost trainers as well as Vampire jets. The 1960's saw him in Africa where he instructed on flying light aircraft. He also taught aerobatics at an intermediate level.
Anthony was Expedition secretary for Sir Ranulph Fiennes Transglobe Expedition from 1977 to 1983. In 1994 he became general manager of the Popular Flying Association and now instructs on microlight aircraft at Beccles airfield.
An interesting and amusing account of a full life of flying. A vote of thanks was given by our chairman, Martyn Cook.