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Aviation events this month: 5 you won’t want to miss

PUBLISHED: 17:05 07 November 2017

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Keep your diary clear, these aviation events will have your November sorted.

Remembrance Sunday at Old Buckenham Airfield – November 12

Honour those who have lost their lives in armed conflicts by joining hundreds of others at this Norfolk airfield’s war memorial. The airfield are hoping that veterans and relatives of those who died during World War Two will attend the service starting just before 11am. The 453rd Bombardment Group Museum will also be open during the day.

Entry is free and the airfield request that drivers and pilots turn off all engines between 10.55am and 11.30am.

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The Falklands Conflict: An Aviation Perspective – November 16

As part of the Museum of Army Flying’s AAC 60th anniversary season, Brig Colin Sabun will deliver a lecture looking at the role of OC 656 Squadron, the only AAC squadron involved as part of 5 Infantry Brigade. A curry supper is also available from the museum’s Apache Café from 6pm.

The lecture is £10 and begins at 7pm.

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Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair – November 19

This popular annual event brings together hordes of like-minded people all wanting to share aviation products, memorabilia, modelling equipment, books and magazines with other enthusiasts. Again hosted at the Museum of Army Flying – which will be open as usual while the fair is on – it’s a cracking opportunity to pick up some rare or unusual items.

Admission is £7.50 and it takes place in the Hayward Hall.

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GASCo Safety Evenings around the country

This year’s presentation is entitled ‘Aware Today, Alive Tomorrow’ and focuses on maintaining situation awareness, the use of threat and error management to prevent loss of control accidents, mid-air collisions and airspace infringements.

The usual pack of information distributed for the talk will this year contain a copy of The Sky Way Code

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Meet the Author at IWM Duxford – November 12

Keith Wilson, regular photography contributor to Pilot, will be at IWM Duxford to talk about his book ‘Royal Flying: A Pictorial History’. The book features images of the Royal Family’s various flights, including military and civilian flights, as well as a number of never before published images.

The event is free and Keith will be available during two sessions: 11.15am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

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