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Monday, 19 December 2016

Project Propeller 2017

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, Flyer magazine here and the D/Telegraph here.

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

GLOUCESTER AIRPORT (STAVERTON - EGBJ) on SUNDAY 25 JUNE 2017

Opened in 1931, Gloucester Airport was known as RAF Staverton during the war. The RAF took over the site in 1936 and used it as a training school until August 1946. The airfield was used by a number of units and flights, including the No44 Group Communication Flight. A satellite strip of RAF Staverton at Brockworth hosted the first flight of the Gloster E28/39 jet aircraft.

The airfield is now home to the Jet Age Museum, which you will be able to visit on the day.

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 Gloucester Airport Briefing Notes

SLOT TIMES: Slot times are here.


PHOTO ALBUMS for previous years can be found at 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.

PP PRESS RELEASE: is here.

PP BACKGROUND DOCUMENT: is here.


HOW YOU CAN HELP

It typically costs over £7,000 to stage PP (marquee, catering, entertainment, etc.). If you can help, please consider making a donation on our
JUSTGIVING PAGE
or by sending a cheque payable to 'Project Propeller' at the following address.



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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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 £7,000 to stage PP (marquee, catering, entertainment, etc.). If you can help, please consider making a donation on our
JUSTGIVING PAGE
or by sending a cheque payable to 'Project Propeller' at the following address.


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 £7,000 to stage PP (marquee, catering, entertainment, etc.). If you can help, please consider making a donation on our
JUSTGIVING PAGE
or by sending a cheque payable to 'Project Propeller' at the following address.


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