The Hon Company Of Air Pilots Ladies Lunch Raf Club

Jan Leeming

Shoreham 2007

Shoreham Airshow 2007
Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Date: 24th September 2014

Having been recently accepted for Membership, I thought I'd better strike whilst the iron was hot and before I lost my nerve so I booked a place at the Luncheon on Wedesday.  I didn't even know who the speaker would be. She was absolutely fantastic - Jo Salter who was the very first female jet pilot.  She was a natural speaker and highly amusing.  If you are looking for a speaker a bit out of the ordinary I would suggest you book her.  If you just google her name you'll find a large amount of information about her.

After lunch most of the ladies either went off shopping or repaired to the Cowdray Lounge for a pot of tea to fill in the time before the evening lecture in the Royal Aeronautical society.  That too was a superb talk on the female members of the ATA - the Air Transport Auxiliary.  They were the flyers who ferried nearly 200 different types of plane around the UK during the war - they delivered them, took them for maintenance etc. and freed up the fighter pilots  and bomber crews to concentrate on defending our shores.


It was a most enjoyable, interesting and enlightening day out.  Came home tired but happy.

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