Local Leaders Tour: Sep 2009
This event was very well-supported by all of SEEDA's aviation tenants ...
Local Leaders General Aviation Tour, Daedalus Airfield, 23rd Sept 2009
This event was very well-supported by all of SEEDA's aviation tenants. Local leaders and visitors were surprised and pleased to see and learn more about the variety of aviation activity that currently exists on the west and east side of the airfield.
The presentations and discussions held at each location were positive and forward-looking - everybody has aviation as the number one priority for development at Daedalus. Some of the feedback received is appended below.
1600-1715 Pre-tour "Earlybirds" introduction to light aviation, Hangar "B" .Static display aicraft: PA28-161 provided by Phoenix Aviation and Cirrus SR22 by Freeflight (many thanks for laying on the demo flight)
1730-1745 Lee Flying Association, "B", Jon Butts, Vice-Chairman; Chair Airfield User Forum
1745-1800 Atlas Helicopters, "H", Mike Burns, Chief Pilot and Director
1800-1815 Phoenix Aviation, "K", Steve Cockshott, Chief Flying Instructor and Director
1845-1900 Groves Aircraft Restoration, "P", Paul Groves, Principal
1900-1915 Fleetlands Flying Group, "R", Mike Jarman, Chairman
1915-1930 Portsmouth Naval Gliding Centre (PNGC) "Bellman 4", David Durston, Chairman PNGC
1930 Tour End. Follow-on open discussion for those who can stay, in the PNGC clubhouse until 2030.
"Local Leaders Tour" 23rd Sept 2009 - Visitor List
Cllr Sean Woodward, Fareham Borough Council (FBC) Executive Leader. Chairman, Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH)
Mr Ian Lycett, Gosport Borough Council (GBC) Executive Leader
[Apologies 23/9 from] Cllr Mark Hook, Gosport Borough Council (GBC) Leader
County Cllr Tim Knight, (Crofton Division), Borough Councillor (Hillhead) Fareham Council. Daedalus Strategy Group Member. [Will arrive 1630]
Cllr John Beavis, Lee-On-The-Solent (West). Co-Chair Daedalus Strategy Group
County Cllr Chris Carter, Lee-On-The-Solent (West). [Will arrive 1530]
[Apologies 23/9 from]Cllr Graham Burgess, Lee-On-The-Solent (East)
Cllr Derek Kimber, Lee-On-The-Solent (East)
Peter Cusdin, SEEDA Development Director
Clare Chester, SEEDA Daedalus Project Manager
Richard MacKay, Chairman, Lee-On-Solent Residents Association (LOSRA). [Will arrive 1530]
Michael Stratton-Brown, Chairman, Hill Head Residents Association
Peter Patterson, Lee Business Association Representative
"Local Leaders Tour" 23rd Sept 2009 - Visitor Thanks
On behalf of the local leaders, may I thank you, all the businesses and PNGC for all the time & effort pull into making this visit a total success. I was good to have the opportunity to see firsthand just how we are moving in the right direction but it was useful to pick up on some of the outstanding issues. A most valuable overview.
My personal thank to you for leading on this and to Captain David Durston of PNGC for hosting the discussion period at the end.
Very many thanks.
West Lee Ward Cllr
This is just to thank you both for a most interesting visit to Daedalus last night and also for arranging the flight in the Cirrus. I think it is the first time I have flown in a light aircraft with such sophisticated instrumentation.
Thank you for organising a very interesting and informative tour – it opened my eyes to all the aviation activity at Daedalus that would have been very difficult to convey in a presentation or discussion.
It is good to see what progress has been made over the last year yet frustrating that ownership and management remain to be be sorted out when all the bodies involved are in the public sector.
Please pass my thanks to all involved, especially for the opportunity to take a flight
J Richard Mackay,
Chairman, Lee on the Solent Residents' Association(Incorporating Vision4Lee),