Your club will be open all day over the Festival weekend. The bar is open from 12.00 and meals will be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. We won’t have our usual menu as our tiny kitchen wouldn’t cope (not to mention the brave souls that work in it).
Consider leaving the car at home. Thanks to Hannaford’s, buses will be running to and from the airport. The times, routes and costs are available on the website. While we have parking sites for just over 600 cars, we anticipate they will be required for out of town visitors.
As part of the Festival, there’s an exhibition in the foyer of the Tamworth Regional Art Gallery focusing on William Herbert John Colville, who was an instructor at the Elementary Flying School in Tamworth during the war. He then went on to fly with the RAF on secondment from the RAAF. Our thanks to his son John for the loan of some fascinating items. This mini exhibition will continue until the end of October. On Tuesday 29th October at 6.00 there will be a function at the gallery to tell some of the stories relating to W.H.J.Colville and to launch a flyer developed by James Hollinworth relating to that period of time when Tamworth saw the training of 600 pilots, 200 of whom never made it home. We are having the flyer printed to help those who come to the club and Tamworth to retrace the lives of family members who trained as pilots here. Our thanks to James (board member) for his commitment to this project and to all at the Regional Gallery for their support and assistance. Save the date. We’ll be in touch with more details.
We have nearly 90 students again this year attending the careers day 17th.
Bookings are essential for this due to security issues.
So as much as we need rain here in Tamworth, fingers crossed for good flying weather for the weekend.
Looking forward to having you join us for what should be a fun weekend.