Photo-story - LFA BBQ & Opening

A few jobs to do first, like cutting the grass (Malcolm Barton 1st tranche, Tony World 2nd tranche)...

Aviation archeologost Jon Butts rediscovering the edge of the apron...

There, that looks look more like it should...

Lee Flying Association - championing Aviation at Daedalus aerodrome, Lee-On-Solent...

Choice of seats...

Ed Holmes, Director Cumulus Aircraft Rentals, clearly a man of many talents ...

First arrival - a SportsCruiser arranged by Ed Holmes for demonstration flights....

 

Ed and Robyn Holmes have the food on it's way...

Frank Thompson brought the Phoenix Archer III across for static and joy-rides....

Paul Coppin (1st left) who first served at Daedalus 1965, meets Harry Curley who first served here in 1941, before showing Harry around the base - got long memories these Navy chaps...

 

Paul showed Harry the PBY Catalina - one of the types Harry used to repair in his aircraft fitter days.Have you got a job for him Geoff Pell? :-)

 

Steve Cockshott, Des Olsen and Alan Davies, of LFA and Phoenix Aviation

Chris Joly sizes up the SportsCruiser...

Peter Bentley arrives in his Tipsy Nipper....

Malcolm's revenge: frying the 30 onions he had to chop...

 

Fareham Borough Council Leader Cllr Sean Woodward, Rosemary and son James arrive for the Official Opening.

Martin Robinson, Chief Executive AOPA UK (with the white cap) and son Azeem were very welcome fly in visitors able to join us on our special day. Tthanks again AOPA for your all your support!

Time for Official Opening.

Mum and Dad kissing behind the flowers [snigger, snigger]

Press Officer's better-half Nuala, Vice-Chairman 's better-half Deb,  Chairman's better-half Joan, who have put up with, erm, undoubtedly far far, far too much...

A Few Words from Jon Butts and Cllr Woodward and The Ribbon is Cut - LFA Premises at Daedalus Aerodrome are officially Open!

Guests of Hounour, Mr Harry Curley (ex-RN Daedalus 1941) and Cllr Sean Woodward...

Just a few of the many, many people who have helped the LFA to Make The Difference - Thank You...

Yup, I know you have to be small to fit in a Tipsy Nipper, but...

ah, a Stealth Pilot....

You'll soon grow into it...

Joyride-time across G-ATIS (Dave Skertchly) G-BWUH (Steve Cockshott) and G-GEMM (Jon Butts). More photos please

Well, that was a first - Jenny asking to sit in an aircraft, specifically Peter's Tipsy Nipper...

Another future pilot perhaps?