Pembrokeshire Aviation Group

Welcome to the information page of the Pembrokeshire Aviation Group.

Meeting dates for 2017

All meetings, except those indicated otherwise, will be held at the old Ocky White building in Bridge Street Haverfordwest town centre: the new venue for the Welsh Spitfire Museum

10 January

14 February    A talk by John Evans on The Battle of the Atlantic

14 March

11 April

9 May           Stuart Powney “Out and about with the Catalina in 016″

13 June        John Ashley talking about the Aviation Pioneers of Swansea

11 July         A visit to the St. David’s Lifeboat Station. Meeting at 19.15

12 September   A talk by Darren Priday of the RAF Museum at Cosford
  (Venue  Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre)

10 October      Adrian James “The History of Castlemartin Range
(Venue Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre)

14 November

12 December     AGM

All meetings, with the exception of those at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, will be held at the old OckyWhite building in Bridge Street Haverfordwest town centre at the new venue for the Welsh Spitfire Museum

Meeting dates for 2016

12 January  The guest speaker is John Evans of the Sunderland Trust talking about the recovery of a Sunderland.

9 February TBA

8 March  Trevor Forman Talking on his involvement with the Northern Aeroplane Workshops’ Trevor’s talk will include the restoration work on the Sopwith Camel, Triplane, and Bristol M1C monoplane.

12 April  A talk by Derek Reese on the Victor “V Bomber” that crashed in St Brides bay in 1959.

10 May TBA

14 June A talk by Martin Roberts on the ship wreck of “The Victoria” on Skomer Island

12 July.  A talk by Derek Church on the Pembroke Dock Oil Tank fires in WWII

9 August. There will not be a meeting in August

13 September A talk by Stuart Powney on “A trip to the Smithsonian Museums in the USA”

11 October A talk by Ralph Arnesan on “Helicopter flying in the Oil Patch”

8 November “The Hunter”

13 December AGM

Guest Speakers in 2015

13 January 2015. A talk by Les Brodie about his time flying Concorde for BA. His role as the fleet training manager and delivering the last Concorde to Filton.

10 February 2015  Talk by Bob Ellis about the trials, tribulations and ultimate success building his RV 8, G-JBTR which is kept at Withybush

10 March 2015 Gwyndaf Williams Chief Pilot  for Fly Wales talks about his many experiences of flying for an air taxi company, airline flying and as a flying instructor.

14 April 2015 Talk by Stuart Powney about his work on Atlantic Airways piston engine fleet and his work on the Duxford Catalina.

12 May 2015  A talk by Gareth Mills on “The Friendly Invasion” when the GIs came to Pembrokeshire.  The talk is based upon many years of reseach which resulted in a book written by Gareth.

9 June. 2015  Past seaplane development & reinvention for the future, by a new PAG member James Labouchere.

19 July 2015 TBA

11 August 2015 Meeting?

8 September 2015  TBA

13 October 2015 “How to get 89,000 Kg airborne” a talk by Alun Evans a Monarch A320 Captain, based at Manchester,

 10 November 2015 Richard Cole will talk about his flying as a paradrop pilot, and as a test pilot for homebuilt aeroplanes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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