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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Past events - PP2016 - Leeds East / Church Fenton

Project Propeller is an annual reunion for 150+ WW2 aircrew, to which they are flown from all over the UK in light aircraft by current volunteer pilots.

It is now over for 2016 – the organisers would like to say a big thank-you to the people at Leeds East/Church Fenton, who stepped in at the last minute to save the day and who worked so hard to make it happen, to all the marshallers, firemen, refuellers, helpers & volunteers, to the RAF Salon Orchestra and Colour Squadron, singer Heather Marie, the aero-modeller, the vintage car enthusiasts and not least to the cheerful Air Cadets who made themselves indispensable.

Photo album of the day:

The full-size ALBUM is here and a SLIDE-SHOW is here (photo contributions welcome)
(Press F11 for full-screen view).

PRESS COVERAGE in the Daily Telegraph is here

HOW YOU CAN HELP

It typically costs over £4,000 to stage PP (marquee, catering, entertainment, etc.). If you can help, please consider making a donation either via PayPal (using a credit/debit card) by clicking the button below, or by sending a cheque payable to 'Project Propeller' at the following address. If you use a debit card and click 'Family & friends', PP will not be charged a fee.


CONTACT DETAILS
:

Project Propeller
34 Dorset Square
London NW1 6QJ
e-mail: ian [at] projectpropeller.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7262 4709

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Project Propeller Background/History by PP Founder, Ian Burnstock

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Project Propeller 2016

Project Propeller is an annual reunion for 150+ WWII aircrew, to which they are flown from all over the UK in light aircraft by current volunteer pilots. The Evening Standard described it rather well here and Flyer magazine here.

VENUE: Project Propeller is pleased to announce that our next event will now be held at:

LEEDS EAST AIRPORT (formerly RAF CHURCH FENTON) (EGXG) on SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2016

RAF Church Fenton opened in 1937, as part of the pre-war expansion of the RAF; the first resident squadrons were 72 and 213 Squadrons, flying Gloster Gauntlets and Gladiators. During the war, it was used for the training of night-fighter crews. In the 1950s, its was home to the Gloster Meteors of 19, 72 & 609 Squadrons.

REGISTRATION: Whether you are a former WWII aircrew member (friend or former foe), a current qualified pilot willing to fly in a veteran, or a volunteer helper, we invite you to join us by registering for the ultimate WWII aircrew reunion.

BRIEFING NOTES: Registered volunteer pilots should consult the Leeds East/Church Fenton Briefing Notes (TBA)

SLOT TIMES: Slot times have been allocated by the PP organisers (graham@projectpropeller.co.uk) here.

PHOTO ALBUM FOR PP 2015: can be found here.

PP BACKGROUND DOCUMENT: is here.


HOW YOU CAN HELP

It typically costs over £4,000 to stage PP (marquee, catering, entertainment, etc.). If you can help, please consider making a donation either via PayPal (using a credit/debit card) by clicking the button below, or by sending a cheque payable to 'Project Propeller' at the following address. If you use a debit card and click 'Family & friends', PP will not be charged a fee.



CONTACT DETAILS
:

Project Propeller
34 Dorset Square
London NW1 6QJ
e-mail: ian [at] projectpropeller.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7262 4709

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unique visitors

Monday, 28 September 2015

Project Propeller 2016

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 event will take place on Saturday, 4th June 2016, and will be held at RAF Scampton. As many of you will know, 617 Squadron left Scampton on 16th May 1943 to attack the Dams of the Ruhr Valley, and the base is now home to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows. Invitations will be sent out to known veterans in due course; pilots, please could you make sure your aircraft is booked for the day! I am now happy to take pilot and 'new' veteran registrations via the Join Us link.