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Pre-Season Air Display Symposium at MoD Shrivenham near Swindon. Two periods of adverse winter weather


disrupted the Museum with snow and sub-zero temperatures, unfortunately forcing us to close on 1st March and open at reduced prices on two other days but, thanks to sterling work by our revitalised ‘Emergency Clear-up Team’ of staff and volunteers, we managed to open the Museum as usual despite these extreme conditions. Notable recent visitors included American


American pilot Tina Hopkins enjoying a nostalgic return to our Vimy’s cockpit on 15th March (Julian Temple).


commander and long-standing Byfleet resident, Air Chief Marshal Sir Douglas Lowe, GC, DFC, AFC, died aged 95. A keen supporter of Museum events, he enjoyed a remarkable RAF career and deservedly had obituaries published in both the Daily Telegraph and the Times. During February I attended several useful


meetings – namely a quarterly session of Aviation Heritage UK hosted by the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum airfield near Salisbury and also the Civil Aviation Authority’s


CAR RIDES


February half-term It was a mixed week of weather, some days were cold with bright skies and on others it rained. We lost all of Tuesday and from noon on Wednesday to rain. The forecast for Thursday looked good and it was bright and dry, apart from a brief mid-morning interlude when a lone dark cloud appeared overhead, dumped a huge volume of water on us very quickly, then passed on its way. We wiped down the car seats, and ourselves, and carried on regardless as the Track dried quickly. Friday was fine but the whole week was somewhat on the chilly side. Let’s just say there were a lot of cold people on the team on most days. Despite the cold and rain, visitors came in big


numbers and we made just £409 less than last year. That was almost the same amount taken on the Tuesday last year, that day being rained off this year, so in effect – nearly even-stevens. At the end of the week, the new CEO, Tamalie Newbery, came over to meet the team and had a


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woman pilot Tina Hopkins (nee Ziolkowski) and her husband David on 15th March. Medical Advisor to our Vimy’s original operating team, Tina also flew NX17MY for nearly 10 hours in the USA in 2001 and is believed to be the only woman ever to fly the aeroplane or indeed any original Vimy. She was inevitably delighted to be reunited with her aeroplane! Last but not least, on 22nd March, well known


aviation author, historian and journalist Ken Ellis (also a former FlyPast editor) revisited Brooklands for the first time in years and was hugely impressed with our recent achievements and particularly expressed his congratulations to everyone responsible for the Aircraft Factory and Flight Shed project.


Julian Temple Update


Car Rides team members – Debbie Crawt (left) and Jacqui Williams (Keith Barry).


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