The speaker will be Roy Smart, a retired RN officer, Fleet Air Arm pilot and aviation consultant who will talk about the life and work of aviation pioneer Percy Pilcher who died tragically young in 1899 while testing one of his designs. In 2003 a research team at the School of Aeronautics at Cranfield University concluded that Pilcher’s designs were more or less workable. Refreshments are available after the talk in Faringdon Corn Exchange which starts at 2.30pm. All members are welcome but visitors are required to pay £1.50. Further information can be found on www.faringdondistrictu3a.wordpress.com or from the chairman Peter Smith.
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