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Wings and Wheels are proud to be forging strong links with the Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club. For details of this very active club please either click on their Logo
or have a look at one of their news letters which contains details of a talk given to them by our very own Ian Thomas and contains some of Richards Sothern Region Railway pictures by clicking Here.

All indoor meetings are held in the function room of Fromebridge Mill, starting at 8-00pm.

We are proud to be linked with the Dursley and South Gloucestershire Branch of the RAF Association.  This small but very  active local group meet once a month, on every third Tuesday, at the Slimbridge Royal British Legion.  The Branch raises money for the care and welfare of retired or sick ex-RAF personnel.  The money is collected by the wings appeal and other social events. These donations go towards running RAFA Nursing Homes and critical welfare support for those that have given so much to ensure that we are able to live in comparative freedom.  Wings and Wheels Society are privileged to be able to donate money to this very worthy cause.

   

 Tiger airways operate out of Gloucestershire Airport, formally known as Staverton Airport.  They offer you the opportunity to fly in a Belgian Stampe Bi-Plane or an American Boeing Stearman, to fly in these wonderful  aircraft on a sunny summers afternoon is a truly excellent experience.  We speak from personal experience as Brian, Dave, and Rich, founder members of the Wings and Wheels Society, have all been  entertained by this organisation.

   

  Bournemouth Aviation Museum is slightly unusual in as much as it features both retired and operational aircraft, at the time of this visit the Red Bull sponsored DeHavilland Sea Vixen was preparing to undertake a post maintenance check flight.  As well as two hangars full of aircraft and smaller rooms containing quite possibly the largest collection of plastic model aircraft this visitor has ever seen in a museum, there are also numerous exhibits outside, some of which visitors are allowed to enter.  There is also a large picnic area with benches and tables which allows an unrestricted view of the small apron located alongside the museum and runway 26.

The British Aviation Enthusiasts is an organisation that arranges visits to aviation museums, air shows, and military bases around the world.  The Wings and Wheels Societies inaugural meeting was a slide show illustrating an aviation tour of Texas, this tour was enjoyed by our very own Rich and Brian.  On this tour the group visited a wide range of facilities  culminating in attending the Confederate Air force air show at Midland Texas. 

   

Delta Jets at Kemble Airfield in Gloucestershire have been operating since 1996 after acquiring the black painted Hunter T7 WV318 from the Royal Air Force.  Delta Jets has grown to be an expert in both the restoration and operation of classic British military jet fighter aircraft.  Hmm, I wonder if the CAA would allow them to operate a Lightning?

   
Dursley Glos. Web is a local history web site.  Anyone interested in the history of Dursley, Cam, and Coaley really should have a look at it, especially the section on the Dursley Branch Line.
 
Ken Duffey is a man who is passionate about Russian aircraft and is also a keen modeller, visit his website at www.flankers.co.uk