Ian N Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Sat, 2 Aug 1997 18:00:48 +0100
Greater London South Air Scouts have recently acquired the cockpit of a
flight simulator from a Comet jet. It is not operational at the moment,
but we hope eventually to get it so the instruments work and the radios
will receive. We had to build an extension onto our hut at London Biggin
Hill Airport to take it, and there is still work to do. The plane it
represents is the first Comet to fly the Atlantic non-stop.
I had two parties of Scouts and Cub Scouts visiting today, and the kids
were fascinated by it. If anyone is visiting the Biggin Hill Air Show on
14 / 15 September make yourself known to the Scouts who will be doing
hangar security, and we might be able to let you have a look at it.
I'm hoping that some of the BSA Security Police Explorers from the bases
at Lakenheath and Mildenhall will be on duty with the British Air Scouts.
We provide a security presence in the hangards which are open to the
public. It is good public relations, as well as a useful service project.
We will have a small publicity stand with publicity materials and some
low key fundraising.
On other weeks of the year we offer airport tours to Beavers, Cubs and
Scouts, including a chance to sit in an aircraft on the ground and feel
how the cotrols work, WW2 blast pens and air raid shelter, etc. We are
pleased to welcome troops from overseas visiting the London area.
Air Activities Committee Member
Scout County of Greater London South
Bdg 518, London Biggin Hill Airport, Westerham, Kent
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