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Don’t miss AOPA(UK)’s Duxford Bonus Day
Following the success of the Duxford AOPA(UK) Bonus Days in 2010 and 2011 and the many requests from members for a repeat, plans are now well advanced for this year’s event, to be held on Sunday September 23rd.
Once again, the Imperial War Museum has very generously provided the use of the AirSpace Conference Centre for the day. Lectures and presentations will be given in the purpose built Marshall auditorium, with refreshments and lunch being served in the adjacent Conference Suite.
The day will start at 1115h with renowned warbird pilot and aviation advocate Cliff Spink, who will give a ‘must see’ presentation. A buffet lunch will be served between 1230h and 1400h, after which Martin Robinson, AOPA(UK) (UK) Chief Executive, and International AOPA(UK)’s European lobbyist Lutz Dommel will sound an optimistic message concerning the future for GA. Nick Wilcock will round off the day with an update on EASA licensing changes.
It’s an informal day and there will be time to:
· Seek advice on a particular topic – for example, Nick Wilcock will be on hand throughout the day to answer your individual licensing questions.
· Chat to old and new friends
· Talk to invited suppliers about their products
· View the magnificent exhibits in the AirSpace hangar from the mezzanine gallery
· Join a free expert-led guided tour of some of the exhibits at this world-class museum. Pre-booking for this is essential, but it’s perfect for yourself or for your guests while you are attending the presentations. It is intended to run one tour in the morning and one in the afternoon, each lasting about an hour.
The ticket price of £20 per person includes admission to the presentations, buffet lunch, tea and coffee and discount entry to the museum, but excludes the discounted landing fee of just £7.
Note that event tickets are priced at £20 until Sunday 16 September and £25 thereafter, and that landing slots at popular times always go quickly, so book early!
Go to http://www.AOPA.co.uk to book tickets, landing slots, pay for landing fees and make bookings for the limited number of places available on the free hangar tours.
If you would rather drive in, there’s easy access via the M11 and ample free parking available.
Duxford prides itself on being the home of Europe’s premier aviation museum. As part of the Imperial War Museum it is an outstanding destination for GA aircraft. There is more to interest and excite pilots and aviation enthusiasts than at almost any other airfield in the world.
AOPA(UK) is your voice on issues such as pilot licensing, airspace access, aircraft maintenance, threats of aerodrome closure and disproportionate regulation. AOPA(UK) is also concerned with the fostering and development of flying skills through Mentoring, Wings schemes and Aerobatics training.
It lobbies not only to the UK authorities but also in Europe and the rest of the world through the IAOPA seat at ICAO, the United Nations body that oversees civil aviation throughout the globe. AOPA(UK) also provides aviation advice and support to our members when they need it.
· The place: Imperial War Museum Duxford.
· The date: Sunday September 23rd 2012.
· The day is open to both AOPA(UK) members and non-members. Members are encouraged to bring non-member guests to promote the work of the Association.
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