Bomber Command Memorial Fund Banquet

Jan Leeming

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Date: 7th June 2009

John and Amanda Romain (Aircraft Restoration Company - of which John is the MD and Chief Pilot) have invited my son and me to a Banquet at the Royal Air Force Museum, London, in aid of the Bomber Command Memorial Fund.

John invited me to this function a couple of years ago and very enjoyable it is too - not only  interesting people from the World of Aviation but one dines amidst the display of all the old and new Aircraft.  I originally met John when wingwalking at Shoreham and he offered me a flight in one of his Spitfires - to be linked to a Charity.  It's an experience I would absolutely love to have, so  am hoping that we can arrange something this year possibly with a Charity of which I'm a Patron - Fight for Sight.

If I were younger and more technically minded, I'd love to learn to fly.  However I am very fortunate to have had the experiences I've had over the years.

I've flown with The Red Arrows - in display at Scampton

Flown in Helicopters and many small planes.  Was actually allowed to take the controls of a training Aircraft at RAF Leeming - a Bulldog.

Flown with The Blades (Aerobatic Team - all ex Red Arrows)

Wingwalked - strapped to a Boeing Steerman - part of the Utterly Butterly Display Team

Skydived (inTandem) at 14,000 feet over the Queensland coast in Australia (one of the Trials in I'm a Celebrity .............)

(When in Capetown I'm often taken to the Stellenbosch Flying Club where some of the members have very interesting light aircraft and we all talk shop!)

So a flight in a Spitfire would be simply GREAT.

Until I write again.  Take care.  Jan

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