View Full Version : PLEASE NOTE: V.A.C event at Turweston cancelled

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11th Apr 2004, 19:55
Fellow aviators and aviation enthusiasts I am afraid that due to matters outside of our control the vintage aircraft club event on Saturday 17th April 2004 has been cancelled, we will post a further statement of the reasons why in the next day or so. But we may need your help to save future events at Turweston so please watch this post. If you could pass the word around about this it would be appreciated

Regards Chris Brown

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13th Apr 2004, 14:08
Vintage Aircraft Club Meeting Cancelled

For seven years now the VAC have been meeting several times a year at Turweston Aerodrome for fly-ins.

These events have been well attended by enthusiasts and locals alike. Over the years the meetings have become more popular, with the September meeting now a vintage transport meet, with vintage cars, motorcycles and tractors as well as aircraft, a ploughing demonstration, static displays and pig roasts all adding to the day. (The September 2003 event was attended by over 1000 people and a great time was had by all). These club days are essentially for charity and to help towards preserving a little part of our heritage.

For the past three years Aylesbury Vale District Council have granted a relaxation of planning conditions to allow the meetings. This year the Development Control Committee chaired by the local Councillor David Rowlands threw out the application.

Despite a recommendation by Officers for approval, the decision seems to have resulted from objections by just two private individuals recently moved into the village who have been working closely with Councillor Rowlands.

The Committee felt the Meetings would result in ‘unreasonable disturbance for local residents and for those people using the area for recreational purposes’. The vast majority of people using the area for recreational purposes have therefore had their recreation denied.

If you feel that you may like to write to the council in support of the VAC events and the airfield the address is .

Mr A Barker
Dept of planning , property and construction services
66 High st
HP20 15D

18th Apr 2004, 12:39

Totally identify with your position. We had planned to be there yesterday. I hope for better in future, if you have time please look at my post on Private Flying ref. the P.F.A.