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The idea for the news page is not to duplicate the information already printed in the Magazine, or posted on our Facebook Page, but rather, to make it easy for regular users of the website to find out what is new. You can bookmark this page, then easily find stuff that wasn't here last time you visited.

Tuesday 8th August 2017

The Events Calendar Page has been updated. The Lee-on-Solent Fly in on August 12th and 13th is now not happening and has been removed. The contact details for the VAC Autum Fly in on the 23rd of September have been changed to read "Contact Turweston for PPR". The past events page has also been updated, the Events Calendar Page being amended accordingly.

Thursday 20th July 2017

The Events Calendar Page has been updated. New events are July 29th/30th (Saturday/Sunday) Vale of White Horse Fly-In, October 28th (Saturday) Visit to Great Oakley Airfield to see Percival Proctor Restorations. The past events page has also been updated, the Events Calendar Page being amended accordingly.

Tuesday 11th July 2017

The Photo Gallery Page has been updated to add the two new banner images, and to shift the two old banner images to the Member's Photos section.

Tuesday 20th June 2017

The Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship Page has been updated ready for new applications for 2017. Last years winner can now be found on the 2016 Inwood Taildragger Scholarship Winner's Page. The Membership Page has been updated to say how easy it is to use your bank's online system to set up standing orders, after printing out the standing order pdf form to get the sort code and account number for the Vintage Aircraft Club bank account.

Thursday 20th April 2017

As you can see, this, the News page has a new banner image. It is the Vintage Aviator's Albatros DVa, taken at Hood Aerodrome in Masterton, New Zealand in March 2017 by Mark Fotherby. The old banner image of an air to air shot of the "Biggles" BE2c replica has been moved to Steve Slater's Vice Chairman's Page.

Wednesday 19th April 2017

The Links Page has been updated. New Events are:
Wessex Strut are holding a fly-in on Sunday 23rd April 2017 at Henstridge.
Vintage Air Rally Belgian Fly-in, Buzet, 20th, May 2017. Download Poster here!
Pembrey Airfield are holding a fly-in on Saturday 8th July. Contact email is williamsmickey02@gmail.com
EFLEVA Vintage & Classic Fly-in, Sanicole Airfield in Belgium on Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017
Air Britain Vintage & Classic Fly-in, North Weald Airfield, 17 - 18th June 2017
Action Stations & Hanger Dance, Bodmin Airfield, Sat August 26th 2017
Ladies Day Fly-in & Evening Social, Bodmin Airfield, Sat May 27th 2017
LFBK French Fly-in, 10th, 11th June 2017.
LFBK French Fly-in, 10th, 11th June 2017. Download Poster here!
RSA Euro Fly-in France July 7th, 8th, & 9th.

Wessex LAA Strut at Henstridge. has been added to the Clubs section.
The 2017 Events Page has also been updated and the past events page amended accordingly.New events added to the Calendar page are VAC Invitation to Vintage Glider Club on Monday May 29th.
VAC Yorhshire Tour based Sherburn-in-Elmet Flying Club June 16th/17th/18th.
LAA Rally at Sywell, Sept 1st/2nd/3rd.
VAC Fly-in to Bodmin for WW2 Tiger Moth Day, Sept 9th/10th
Note that Heveningham Hall Country Fair is now on July 8th/9th. The About the VAC Page now has a new banner photo, Rob Stobo's Jodel D9, taken by Michael Miklos.

Thursday 9th February 2017

The Links Page has been updated to only include 2017 Non VAC events. New for 2017 are
Beagle Pup 50th Anniversary, Saturday 28th April 2017. Download Poster here!
Sywell Aviation Museum 2017 Events. Download Poster here!
Finest Hour Warbird Experiences
Finest Hour Warbird Collection has been added to the Organisations section and
The Beagle Pup and Bulldog Club. has been added to the Clubs section.
Dead links have been removed, and access to the CHIRPS feedback reports has been improved. The past events page has also been updated and the 2017 Events Page amended accordingly.

Thursday 5th January 2017

The Events Page has been updated to only include 2017 events. 2016 events can now be found here.. The past events page has also been updated.

Monday 12th December 2016

A download link for the Members Survey form has been added to the Membership Page, and can also be downloaded here!

Friday 11th November 2016

The 2017 Events Page has been updated. There are nine confirmed events, and three "to be arranged" events. A download link for the Trophy and Awards nomination form has been added to the About VAC Page, and can also be downloaded here! The Links Page has been updated. A link to White Waltham Airfield has been added. The past events page has also been updated and the 2016 Events Page amended accordingly.

Friday 30th September 2016

The 2016 Events Page has been updated. There is now a venue for the AGM, The Wellington Room at Wellesbourne. Also note the date change from Saturday 26th Novenber to Friday 25th November for the Film Evening at Bicester. The Taildragger Scholarship page has been updated to show the 2016 winner, Michael Atherton. The Links Page has been updated. Links to the Historic Aircraft Association Symposium 29 Oct 2016 Download Poster here!
Lunday Fly in, Sunday 30th July 2017. Download Poster here!
RAeS General Aviation Conference, Londo, 14th Nov 2016. Download Poster here!
Bicester Airfield
Bodmin Airfield
have been added. Expired event links have been deleted, although, if there was a link to a pdf poster for the event, those can still be downloaded from this page by scrolling down to the date when the event was first added to the website.
More photographs from Mike Miklos have been added to the Photo Gallery page The past events page has also been updated.

Tuesday 2nd August 2016

More information has been added to the 2016 Events Page with links to the LAA Round Britain Rally, now including the West Country Tour. Events for 2017 now have their own page. The Links Page has been updated. A link to the Propeller Sellers Free Aircraft for Sale Listing Site
has been added. New Event links have been added as below:
Helipaddy Summer Fly In Sunday 14th August 2016, White Waltham.
Expired event links have been deleted, although, if there was a link to a pdf poster for the event, those can still be downloaded from this page by scrolling down to the date when the event was first added to the website.
More photographs from Mike Miklos have been added to the Photo Gallery page The past events page has also been updated.

Thursday 15th June 2016

More information has been added the the 2016 Events Page for the VAC Duxford Event on Saturday 18th June. The newly re-furbished American Air Museum is now open and is not to be missed!! All included in the landing fee. Tea, coffee and biscuits available in the Pilots' Briefing Room in the Control Tower. A great opportunity to meet socially and enjoy Duxford., PPR Direct with Duxford ATC.(Contact Anne Hughes for Museum Voucher if arriving by road.) The Links Page has been updated. A link to the Royal Aeronautical Society - RAeS has been added. New Event links have been added as below:
Miles Aircraft Fly In 23rd July 2016, White Waltham. Download Info Here!
Belgian Experimental Aircraft Fly In July 1st, 2nd, 3rd 2016 at Sanicole airfield (EBLE)
World Vintage Aerobatic Competition Stauning Airport Denmark August 12th-14th 2016
Summer 2016 We can offer a nostalgic experience in a World War 2 TIGER MOTH at Bodmin Airfield. Download Poster!.
Expired event links have been deleted, although, if there was a link to a pdf poster for the event, those can still be downloaded from this page by scrolling down to the date when the event was first added to the website.

Thursday 2nd June 2016

The 2016 Events Page has been updated to reflect the cancellation of this years VAC Northern Tour. The venue for the Auster, Beagle, and Miles Aircraft Fly In day has also been changed from Shoreham to Redhill. A VAC "Down Memory Lane" Film Night event on Saturday 26th Nov. at Bicester has also been added. The past events page has also been updated.

Wednesday 18th May 2016

The Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship page has been created and is now live, with down-loadable pdf application form.

Friday 29th April 2016

The Links Page has been updated. New links to GASCo Weather Seminar Devon 21st September 2016 - Download Poster here!
and Shobdon Airfield Vintage Fly-in Event May 29th & 30th - Download Poster here!
have been added, and the Aeronca Club of Great Britain 2016 Events - Download Poster here! has been changed to reflect the decision to postpone the trip to France untill 2017, to allow the club to support the LAA 70th Aniversary tour starting Aug 27th and ending at the LAA Rally on Sept 2nd 2016. The 2016 Events Page has been updated. There is a new link to a poster for the Redhill Auster / Beagle / Miles Fly-in.
The past events page has also been updated.

Monday 11th April 2016

The Links Page has been updated. New links to RAF Harrowbeer Interest Group May Bank Holiday Event - Download Poster here! and Fundraising evening, Sat 7th May with children’s charity CHICKS patron, Jenny Agutter, at screening of The Eagle Has Landed Download Poster! and Fly-In 20th Aug 2016 Beverley Flying Club with HAC (Hull Aero Club) raising money for wounded service persons have been added. For the Beverly Flying Club event, contact Dave Walker on 07583712206 or Paul Loveday at p.loveday@tiscali.co.uk. Please download the Bodmin Airfield Events Poster for the latest event information, and to note that the FOG fly CHSW day has been changed from 23rd April to Saturday 21st May "so that our volunteer pilots are able to attain sufficient currency on their aircraft". If you missed the Aeronca Club fly in on Sat 9th April, you can keep up to date with the rest of their events in 2016 here. The past events page has also been updated, and two air to air photos of Pete Wrights Pietenpole above Turweston at the Spring Fly In on March 13th have been added to the Photo Gallery page

Tuesday 15th March 2016

The Links Page has been updated. New links to GASCo 'Ditching & Sea Survival' Seminar - 23rd March 2016 - Download Poster here! and ‘GA Sea Survival Conference’ on 2nd April 2016 at the St George Hotel, Tees Valley Airport - Download Poster here! and The Transport Trust have been added. The Events Calendar has been updated with a link to Important RAF Operations in South West for April 2016. Check Notams!. The contact person for the Bicester Heritage Scramble on the 24th April has been corrected. Peter Wright is the man to go to. The past events page has also been updated.

Thursday 3rd March 2016

The Links Page has been updated. A new link to GASCo Weather Seminar 16th April 2016 - Download Poster here! has been added. The Events Calendar has been updated to include the latest events information as advised on the March edition of the emailed VAC Newsletter. Please note the date change for the VAC Northern Tour (previously the Yorkshire Tour). Now taking place on Friday 24th June to Sunday 26th June 2016. The Bicester Heritage Scramble on Sunday 24th April, and the VAC Mayfly Meet Fly In at Turweston on Saturday 21st May have also been added. The past events page has also been updated.

Friday 5th February 2016

The Links Page has been checked and amended for broken and misleading links. New links to Imperial War Museum Duxford Events 2016 and UK Confidential Human factors Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRPS) have been added. CHIRPS reports can be downloaded from here. Autumn and Winter 2011 editions of Vintage and Classic have been added to the magazine page, and new photographs have been added to The Photo Gallery page.

Tuesday 26th January 2016

The Events Calendar has been updated to include the latest events information as advised on the January/February edition of the emailed VAC Newsletter. The calander now includes the Bodmin Ladies Day Fly-In, 30th April, and the Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels, 19th June with the event posters still available on the Links Page. The past events page now includes a link to the Tree of Hope Charity thank you poster for the collection at the Audley End hanger tour.

Thursday 14th January 2016

The Events Calendar has been updated to include the latest events information as advised on the first January edition of the emailed VAC Newsletter. If you are a paid up member of the club, and you have not been receiving the newsletter, please email me at vac.webmaster@thirdrocksystems.co.uk. A Soft Airfield Operations Poster has also been added to the page. The Links Page has had several Non VAC events added, as well as new links under Clubs and Publications.

Tuesday 29th December 2015

The Events Calendar has been updated to include the Farnborough Airshow because of the following request received via Paul Loveday. The VAC has been asked if the club can supply a selection of vintage aircraft for static display at Farnborough on the public weekend of 16th – 17th July. It is not yet known how many aircraft will be required or if there is any cut off for age of aircraft. If you wish for your aircraft to be considered for display please forward details of the aeroplane to Paul Loveday, his email is p.loveday@tiscali.co.uk

Monday 31st November 2015

The Events Calendar has been changed to the 2016 events calendar. The old 2015 events page can still be found from a link on the past events page, which has also been bought up to date. The Chairman's Page has been entirely updated to reflect the election of our new chairman, Peter Wright, and all references throughout the website have been changed accordingly. Steve Slater is now the Vice Chairman and his page can now be found from a link on the Chairman's page. All references to the membership page have been moved from the sidebar menu to the main menu bar on all pages. More photographs have been added to the Members section of the Photo Gallery page

Wednesday 14th October 2015

The Events Calendar has been amended to add two new dates, 31st October for a Turweston Engineering Day, and 14th November for a visit to the Trenchard Museum. The past events page has been bought up to date. A link to the new 2016 events page has also been added. Autumn 2014 and Winter 2014 pdf copies of Vintage and Classic Magazine have been added to the magazine page as well as the Spring and Summer 2012 copies.

Sunday 16th August 2015

The club's event only mobile phone number has been removed from the contacts page, as I have been reliably informed that it no longer works.

Friday 24th July 2015

The Events Calendar has been amended to show the new dates for the Sackville Farm Fly In, now 12/13th September and the new date for the AGM Fly In, now 17th October at Wellsbourne. A number of Non VAC events have been added to the Links page. The list of Non VAC events has been taken from the latest issue of "Vintage and Classic", but details have been updated as per the event organiser's own websites. Please check with the organisers before departing.

Friday 17th July 2015

Congratulations to Steve Slater for being appointed as the new Light Aircraft CEO have been added to the Chairman's Page.

Thursday 16th July 2015

A new event has been added to the Events Calendar page, (VAC Fly In, Turweston, Saturday October 24th) and three photos have been added to the member's photographs section of The Photo Gallery page . The Past Events page has also been updated.

Friday 29th May 2015

Issues 39 and 40 (Autumn and Winter 2012) of Vintage and Classic Magazine have been added to the bottom of the magazine page and Issue 46, (Summer 2014) has been added to the top.

Tuesday 5th May 2015

The Photo Gallery page has been updated. It now has full versions of all the photos used in the banner to each of our web pages, with information about each photograph. If one of the photos is yours and does not have a credit, please let me know. This marks the end of the re-development of the website, and all the old pages have now been removed. If you or anyone you know has bookmarks pointing to any of the old pages, they will no longer work and will need to be updated. A new section, "Non VAC events" has been added to our Links page and two new links added for
Crete to Capetown Trans African Vintage Air Rally 2016 and Redhill Aviation Festival 14th June 2015 "Hogroast & Harleys".
The past events page has been bought up to date. All pages now include the full sidebar menu, giving access to all the site's main pages from any other main page.

Thursday 19th March 2015

The page about the club's Fly In Events has now been updated.

Sunday 8th March 2015

Information about the club's Ground Events has now been updated.

Wednesday 4th March 2015

The Chairman's Page has now been updated.

Monday 2nd March 2015

The VAC Sales Page has now been updated.

Sunday 22nd February 2015

Download Poster for March 22nd Spring Fly In. Link also on the Events Calendar Page.

Saturday 21st February 2015

The past events page is now operational. At the moment, events are just listed here from the Events Calendar page as they pass, with a link to the facebook page for photos etc. In future, the link will also be to a separate page with photos and an event report, especially for major events.

Tuesday 17th February 2015

The magazine page has now had a makeover.

Thursday 12th February 2015

A new membership page has been created. The membership page now includes new 2015 versions of the membership and standing order forms, reflecting the fact that Paul Loveday is now the membership secretary.

Tuesday 10th February 2015

New Contact Details can be found here. A new image has also been used on the Events Calendar page. If you have interesting photographs, stories, or video you think would be suitable for the club website, please get in touch with the VAC webmaster.

Saturday 7th February 2015

A new About the VAC page has been created.

Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A new Home or Index page has been created.

Monday 2nd February 2015

Welcome to our new look news page. If you are reading this, then you will already have some idea of what our whole website will look like as it is gradually updated over the comming weeks.

The idea for the news page is not to duplicate the information already printed in the Magazine, or posted on our Facebook Page, but rather, to make it easy for regular users of the website to find out what is new. You can bookmark this page, then easily find stuff that wasn't here last time you visited.

The Events Calendar page has now been updated in the new format, with all our 2015 events, and the Links page has also been updated in the new format.

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