Arun & Chichester Air Enthusiasts Society

Patrons :- Mr. John Farley OBE,AFC,CEng
Sqn Ldr Richard (Dick) Kharegat RAF(Retd)
Wg Cdr Robert (Bob) Prothero MRAeS, RAF(Retd)


 Newsletter - 2017

Dear AirACES member,

Stop Press

Protect Biggin Hill - St George's RAF Chapel of Remembrance
Stop the part demolition of this iconic Grade II Listed Chapel, built by Sir Winston Churchill in 1951 as a permanent memorial to the 454 fallen airmen from Great Britain, the Dominions and Allied Countries - 'His Boys' - who won the Battle of Britain and flew from Biggin Hill and associated airfields throughout World War 2.
Over 8,000 people have already read and signed the petition


We are proud to announce that Wg Cdr Robert (Bob) Prothero (RAF retd) has agreed to become one of our Patrons. Those who have been coming to AirACES talks since the beginning will likely remember that Bob was one of those that came along to our very first meeting to gave us a talk.


For 2017 we are organising a coach trip to Middle Wallop museum & Old Sarum Boscombe Down collection on Thur 21 Sept. See poster and booking form

Latest:: Meet at Sainsburys, Chichester bus shelter on the small roundabout by the petrol station at 08.30 sharp.


The hotel car park space is limited and needed for guests staying at the hotel. Our suggestions is to please park nearby in walking distance, and we are told the large car park adjacent to Salisbury's is a council car park and a lot of our audience park their cars at the far end of that MAP, the end nearest the hotel, as there is a pedestrian exit you can walk out and cross the road to the hotel.

Other aviation infomation

AirACES is listed in this monthly Local Aviation, Defence and Engineering Events Digest ~ by Adrian Thomson. Instructions are included on how to sign up to his newsletter and you can read a sample newsletter here

Our archives

Archive of 2015 news

Archive of 2014 news

Archive of 2013 news


ABOUT US: Our society is for ANYONE interested or involved in "AVIATION"

Currently amoungst our members we have: Aircraft enthusiasts; Private & Commercial pilots; Airline workers: Air Operators; Glider Pilots; RAFA & other services. This website is our main method of communication - plus a monthly talk reminder email that you can sign up to on our home page.

The annual membership costs are:- single - £10 / couples 15 / students (in full time education) 7.50. The entrance fee to each meeting will be :- members £3 / non-members £5 / juniors (<18) & members of ATC, AirScouts etc. Free.

If our talks interest you then please come along to the next talk - you will be made most welcome - and you can download the membership application form and bring it along to next meeting.

If you want to talk to one of the committee or helpers then please phone or email us, details below.

CONTACT: David on 01243-823007 or email info @

Downloads:- {right click & Save to your disk}
AirACES membership application form AirACES information for speakers
AirACES team details AirACES constitution
BatchGeo AGM minutes 2015
Our Logo MiddleWallop & Old Sarum Trip Booking Form 2017