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Glamorgan flying club Rhoose airport

Old 27th Jun 2015, 23:23
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Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Kent
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Vernon Bernard

Vernon Bernard sent me solo 50 years ago (next week), at Sandown
I have many memories of him but none so strong as the image of him consuming Manikin cigars at a furious rate.
A vivid moment was taking off from Sandown in the first UK Cessna 336 (the fixed undercarriage version of the push me/pull you). With 6 up we went the length of the runway without getting airborne (and a rather exciting stop).
After some thinking Vernon made us all move our seats forward as far as possible. With our knees round our ears the 336 dragged off the ground and we staggered back to Hurn
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 09:53
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: The Duchy
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Just been reading some of the excellent comments about Glamorgan Flying Club...where I also started my life in aviation. Gerry Grant and Bob Thursby made a big impression on me and taught us all some great aviation lessons. There were also some non-flying memories from staying in Airman's accommodation at RAF St Athan - grim!, Gerry Grant's silk shirts with roll of cash always in the breast pocket, Dot's pies and chips for lunch in the club café and the carefree approach to flying...brilliant.
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