2024 Event Archive

VPAC 40th Anniversary, Sywell

8th June 2024

This most enjoyable event was to commemorate the founding here in 1984 of the Club and was held on the lawn outside the Aviator Hotel. After a blustery, wet start, conditions improved and by early afternoon 28 vintage Pipers and their crews had flown in, along with many others arriving by road. Thanks to the generosity of Tony Whitlock who, along with Colin Stearn and Robin Norton, were the original founders, everyone was treated to lunch. Colin had commissioned a beautiful glass bowl, engraved with the VPAC logo, which Richard Keech presented to Roger Peperell who was instrumental in ensuring the continued existence of the Club in the early days.

By afternoon the skies had cleared and 28 classic and vintage aircraft were parked outside The Aviator

Perth, Scotland

25th May 2024

Our first-ever event held north of the border was bracketed by atrocious weather which no doubt dissuaded many would-be attendees from flying in; however, on the day it was quite clement and a total of 8 aircraft and their crews were present as well as those that came by road. Superbly hosted by the ever-welcoming Elaine of the Scottish Aero Club and locally-based pilot Russell Myles, a total of 15 members enjoyed a convivial barbecue which enabled many of us “southerners” to meet or renew friendships with Scottish-based fellow members.

Ilonka de Groot, Charlie Monsell, Alan Nicholson and Kiki

Sleap, Shropshire

20th April 2024

The season opener was held in fine weather at the VPAC’s spiritual home.  Chris Winch flew his Super Cub all the way from his base at Jersey to join the 21 other VPAC aircraft that flew in plus 5 home-based aircraft, along with a number who drove to the event, one travelling from Cumbria. After the excessive rain of the past few weeks it was fortunate that the grass area in front of the tower had dried enough to allow the aircraft to be parked there, and the nearby Club gazebo became a hub for socialising and activity.

Many thanks to Bruce Buglass and the team at the Shropshire Aero Club for facilitating such a great event!

Cub yeller aplenty

Pacer and Colt

General view of the VPAC parking area

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