Arun & Chichester Air Enthusiasts Society

Patrons :- Sqn Ldr Richard (Dick) Kharegat RAF(Retd)
Wg Cdr Robert (Bob) Prothero MRAeS, RAF(Retd)
Past Patrons :- Mr. John Farley OBE,AFC,CEng
Capt. Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, KCVSA, Ph.D. Hon., FRAeS, R.N..


 Newsletter - 2019

Dear AirACES member,


AirACES trip for 2019 is planned to be to the Bournmouth Air Show. More details later in the year.

Parking (changed conditions)

The hotel has limited car park space and priority has to be for guests staying at the hotel. Our request is to please park nearby in walking distance.

We are INFORMED the large car park adjacent to Salisbury's now has a parking limit of 3.5hrs (but please check when parking) and a lot of our audience park their cars at the north end of the car park, as there is a pedestrian exit you can walk out of and then cross the road to the hotel. see MAP

See detailed info on Parking for Talks from our chairman.

Other aviation NEWS

Capt Ian Whittle will be giving a talk about his father, Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, the inventor of the Jet Engine, on Thursday 4th April 2019 @ 7pm at The Dorford Centre, Dorchester DT1 1RR

The talk is being given to raise money for the installation and dedication of a stained glass memorial window in Holy Trinity Church, Warmwell, in memory of those who served at RAF Warmwell between 1937 and 1946. The airfield played a significant part in the Battle of Britain. See poster

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 23,000 people have already read and signed the petition HELP them get to their target of 25,000 by giving your support now.

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


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) 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 @

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Information for speakers about the AirACES Audio Visual Equipment

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AirACES AV Equipment details AirACES membership application form
AirACES team details AirACES constitution
AirACES Privacy Notice AGM minutes 2017
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