A collection of updates from Derick Gunning:
The Xmas Party
We had a change of venue this year for the Christmas party but I think everyone had a good time at The George with 50 members and their partners attending. Thank You all for coming.
We are just completing our Winter refurbish / maintenance program on the Archers and this includes DIXY's seats and a thorough cleaning and polishing ready for new season. I am pleased to report we had a great year with over 800hrs flown across the rental fleet with several clients achieving missions of over 15hrs during a week away in the summer.
I had a busy couple of months including trips to Vichy, Zurich and Cardiff(!) which, incidentally, has removed the requirement for 'handling' and has an excellent 'Greasy Spoon'.
Congratulations go to Martin Thorpe for completing his ATPL, Ray Edgson and Richard Mason their IMC Ratings and Dave Sexton his Multi Engine Rating.
We have just towed the seaplane GOWET into the hangar as finally a club member has expressed an interest in restoring her to flying condition.
Richard Battersby has just completed his purchase of Seneca V N95D and I delivered her to Biggin Hill yesterday prior to 'export' to Guernsey-what a nice example this is in Ferrari red and McLaren engines-nice and smooth as well as beautiful to look at!.
For Christmas we are 'closed' from 22nd Dec to 4th Jan, however, I am arranging refuelling during the holiday and can accommodate rentals upon request. Just call me 07831115658 or email your requirements and I will assist. Please return any aircraft you use to the hangar and lock up before you leave, just like having your own aircraft!
Thank you for your support during 2011 and very best wishes for Christmas and New Year from all of us.
Happy Landings! Derick