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News update 02.12.14

Maunterndorf back on
In a last minute reprieve news just out that Mauterndorf is back on again and that it is to run as planned from 17-24 January 2015. This is a really good Alpine Meet. Organiser Heinz Schafer explained that the problems surrounding the event had been overcome and that it was going ahead. If you had been planning to go and still wished to you would be most welcome as would anyone else. Contact Heinz Schafer

Long Jump Winners announced
Brilliant news, and now official, is that Debbie Day and Mike Scholes have won the Great British Long Jump with a 6 hour 23 minute flight from Cornwall to Market Drayton in Shropshire, an impressive 211.6. miles. Second place went Tom Hilditch and Abi Bridge who flew 125 miles in 9 hours. For all the details and reports go to the equally smashing Long Jump Website

Andy Rawson’s Wingco passes away  Sad news just in that that fine fellow Wing Commander Tim Hutchinson who kept Andy Rawson on the striaght and narrow, then went on to babysit Jon Rudoni when he took to The Circuit for many years, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the 28th November 2014. Odds on that he was about 93 or 94. He was a Hurricane pilot in 3 Squadron (amongst other things) and used to chuckle when asked about his exploits in the Second World War that he’d ‘either flown it, crashed it or shot it down’. His funeral will be at Bretby Crematorium (DE15 0QE) at 1330 sharp on Thursday 11th December. If you knew him you’d best be there or be on jankers old chap. Our deepest sympathies go to all his friends and family. He was a very fine fellow indeed.