The Professional Flying Instructors’ Association together with Pooleys Flight Instructor School Limited Limited are pleased to announce a new programme of winter talks and meetings at Shoreham Airport
After a couple of years’ lapse, the PFIA is once again being rejuvenated and will hold a meeting on Wednesday 27th November 2019 at 1800. The meeting will take place in the lecture room of FTA in Hangar 3, Shoreham Airport and will commence with a glass of wine or beer and some snacks.
There will be a short presentation on the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarships and bursaries’ scheme and its awards and trophies, as well as questions and answers on what the company has to offer you as a member, whether as a private leisure pilot or professional pilot, instructor or airline pilot.
There will also be an update on licensing matters in the UK after Brexit, with the opportunity to ask questions and to contribute your own experiences.
At the meeting there will be a free raffle, to win valuable prizes including brand new editions of the celebrated Pooleys Flight Guide!
- You do not need to be an instructor to attend.
- Fee to attend meeting (which includes refreshments) is £20, but if you have attended a PFIS seminar in the past three years, you are eligible for a discounted price of £15 (send a copy of your attendance certificate to claim the discount).
- To confirm your place on this valuable seminar, please email us as soon as possible and send the fee to the bank account of PFIS Ltd (Account 62403368 /Sort Code 30-98-74) before the closing date of 13th November, with your full name as the reference. There are a limited number of places available and once the seminar is full, it will be notified on the website.
Subsequent meetings will be held at the same time and place on:
Towards the end of January 2020 - Date TBA
Mike Howard a life-long pilot, who many of you will know as co-founder of Pooleys Seminars and a former CFI here at Shoreham, will be talking about his extraordinary experiences which have inspired him to write his first newly published book:
NEVER ANSWER TO A WHISTLE
‘It was meant to be a simple task of repossessing an executive jet from Nigeria....
Mike became embroiled in a mess created by an English aristocrat involved in illegal currency dealing.
At the same time, Mossad agents were plotting the kidnapping of a Nigerian diplomat in Kensington.
To escape certain death from two groups of very angry Nigerians, Mike took off from Lagos International Airport, without permission, only to have the Nigerian Air Force waiting to shoot him down.
They didn’t succeed but Mike was arrested in The Ivory Coast where he finally landed.
In a horrible twist, Mike’s friends, two engineers who helped him escape, were jailed in Nigeria for two years.
This incredible true story will make you hold your breath, laugh and cry.’
Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
19th March 2020
There will be a presentation on the life of a local pilot who flew Mosquitos during WW2 and was shot down and his subsequent successful evasion of capture and work with the resistance.
Further details will be posted on our website as soon as they are finalised.
Contact Dee Stokes at email@example.com for further information and any queries on the booking for these meetings. Or phone on 01273-455777.