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Sywell Aviation Museum announces talks programme for 2019


Sywell Aviation Museum will host the following talks in 2019. All cost £5 per person to attend and are held at the Cirrus Room, The Aviator Hotel, Sywell :

Sunday, January 27 at 14:30

‘Builder, tester, racer, fighter: Wing Commander Harold Blackburn MC AFC’
by Mike Hallett
Wing Commander Harold Blackburn MC AFC (19 January 1879 – 29 April 1959) was a true British aviation pioneer who was twice decorated for gallantry during WWI. Mike’s talk is a very personal look at his grandfather, who survived the pioneering age of flying from 1909 to 1929 without a scratch.


Sunday 24th March at 14.30hrs:
‘In Praise of the Turbo Prop’ – RAF Hercules C130K operations
by Patrick Fitzgerald
The Lockheed Hercules C130 is often described as the RAFs ubiquitous workhorse. Pat served 5 full tours at RAF Lyneham on the Hercules, with 36, 47 and LXX Sqns, also instructing on 242 OCU.


Sunday 17th February 2019 at 14.30hrs:
‘The Avro Canada Story’
by Brian Mann MSc CEng FIET
Using some rare slides and videos, Brian describes the rise and demise of this innovative and far sighted aircraft and engine maker.


Sunday 14th April 2019 at 14.30hrs:
‘MJ627 – The Life Story of a Spitfire’
by Clifford Hill
The Spitfire is a true aviation icon and this particular Mk.IX is now over 70 years old and still flying regularly. Within his story, Clifford describes both the good and the not so good times in the life of this remarkable example.



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