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Women In Aviation- Programme for May 2019

Women in Aviation Programme
Exhibition Day by Day Programme for May 2019

Most people know about “the few” who flew the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire during the “Battle of Britain” in WWII, but only a few know that women also flew these aircraft during WWII in the ATA of the RAF. This video shares their story.
(Historical footage is not owned by the Museum and is streamed from YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MrBighealey)

Saturday 4 May - Opening Day

11.00

11.15

14.00

Introduction to Women in Aviation Exhibition by event organisers

Exhibition Opening Address by Mayor of Tewkesbury, Ruth Hatton

Address and presentation by Commandant Air Cadets, Air Cdre Dawn McCafferty CBE RAFR

Sunday 5 May

11.00

Fly-in

12.00

14.00

Presentation – Flying with Swans by Sacha Dench

British Women’s Pilot’s Association Fly in 

Presentation by Beth Parker – MBDA Missiles

Presentation by Air Training Corp Female Cadet

Monday 6 May

Exhibition displays only, no additional activity

Sat 11 May

11.00

14.00

Presentation by Kirsty Murphy (former Red Arrow pilot) of the Blades Aerobatic Team

Presentation by Air Cdre Barbara Cooper CBE on life in the WRAF

Sun 12 May - Charity Day

11.00

Table Displays

 

14.00

Presentation by Lyn Hartman on her Mother, ATA Pilot Joy Lofthouse

  • Fly2Help – Kim Davenport
  • Royal Air Forces Association – Mike Bryant
  • Winston’s Wish Charity – BJ Holliday

Presentation by Lyn HIlditch, retired WRAF Air Traffic Control Officer

Sat 18 May

11.00

12.00

13.45

14.30

1st performance by the MIlitary Wives Choir – Innsworth

Presentation by Ray Bunnage (RAFA) on the ‘Flying Nightingales’, Nursing Attendants

2nd performance by the MIlitary Wives Choir – Innsworth

Presentation by Safaya Salter, Schneider Trophy Winner 1989

Sun 19 May - Engineering Day

11.00

Table Displays

 

14.00

Presentation by Alison Hodge from the Women’s Engineering Society

  • Ontic
  • Dowty
  • MOOG

Presentation by Cath Wain, ex Rotol and Diane Cuttell, GE on Women in Engineering

Sat 25 May

11.00

14.00

Presentation by Flt Lt Victoria Turner RAF – Typhoon Pilot

Presentation by Fiona Macaskill, Paraglider: World Record Holder

Sun 26 May

11.00

14.00

15.00

Presentation by Rebecca Whalley, Cathay Pacific Pilot

Presentation by Captain Breeze, AAC, Wildcat Pilot

Auction Winners Announcement and close of the Exhibition

Bank Holiday - Monday 27 May & School Holiday Wednesday 29 May

Exhibition displays only, no additional activity

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