Diamonds in the Sky - BWPA Turns 60

This weekend was the 60th anniversary of the British Womens' Pilots Association - diamonds in the sky was the headline. It was a weekend packed with lectures and events to celebrate the things women have accomplished in aviation since the first lady was issued her licence in the UK in 1911 and the subsequent establishment of the BWPA in 1955. I was honoured to be invited to do a pre-dinner display for their black tie event on the Saturday evening, mid way through their weekend spectacular. They very kindly invited me to join them for dinner but sadly I felt rather under dressed for the event! Sadly the sky was a little grey but here are a few photos taken by Tim Hodges at the event - many th

The Nationals is Coming...

With the Nationals only a few weeks away we decided it was probably best to get some focussed training in. We got some of the old team from South Africa together and went to Little Gransden airfield-a lovely airfield west of Cambridge. It was nice to combine some intensive training with catching up with friends. We were lucky enough to stay in the cottages on site which meant we could prepare for the next day's training in the on site hot tub! We moved our training 'box' around so as to minimise the noise to individual airfield neighbours. All in all it was a very productive few days. As ever, you realise all that you still need to practice..! We hope to do more of these training camps nex

A Fond Farewell

This week we bid a final farewell to our little Extra. She is a delight to fly and has taught us well but she has finally gone to her new home. We will miss her, and will look back fondly, but the Cap is such an amazing aircraft that it is not too sad a farewell. Here they are one last time, new and old together, in Ultimate Aerobatics' colours!

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