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Your Personal Stories, Comments and Recollections

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Pilots Wings

Mrs (former Flt Lt)

Just thought you'd like to know that I was the first female pilot to graduate from the Central Flying School as a Tucano QFI in August 1993.

I went on to instruct at Cranwell. I completed a Short Service Commission also flying HS 125 jets with 32 The Royal Squadron. If you would like to know more for your archives I'd be very happy to oblige.

I now instruct on gliders at Upavon and fly a Cheetah at Thruxton.

Dawn Hadlow nee Bradley from Devizes

August 1993

Pilots Wings

Hungary

Dear Aviator Friends,

If you are interesting in the heroic golden days of aviation(like me), please follow this link o see a remake an award winning, old aircraft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyjAMNlkqwc

After a long lasting quest for old blueprints in archives, an old aircraft has been rebuilt by Laszlo Revy and his friends at a hobby airfield Farkashegy near Budapest. They worked by the original design of one of the pioneers of Hungarian aviation, Andras Kvasz.

The original aircraft had built in 1911 and flew above Rakos Field, near Budapest. The remake of this primordial and weird flying structure with its wooden cadre and canvas wings and fins, driven by a very specially constructed asymmetric 3 cylinder engine is ready to take off, and waiting for the permission of Hungarian Flight Authority for its maiden flight.

You are welcome in Farkashegy airfield to see this excellent job of builders.

Best regards:

Jozsef Bognar

pilot

Jozsef (Whitebird) Bognar from LHBP

2011. 04. 12.