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 - 2018

Dear AirACES member,


A number of you will already know that Mr John Farley, one of our founder patrons, died on the 13th June having been ill for some months. AirACES was very lucky to have John as both a patron, a speaker, and a friend since we started the group at the beginning of 2013. For an interesting insight into his earlier days see the Flight Global obituary

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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 2018 we are organising a coach trip to RAF Hendon museum Thur 20 Sept. As usual the coach will leave from Car Park, Sainsburys, Chichester @ bus shelter on the small roundabout by the petrol station.


The hotel car park space is limited and priority has to be for guests staying at the hotel. Our suggestions is to please park nearby in walking distance, and we are told {2018} the large car park adjacent to Salisbury's only has parking control notices for the blue badge and Parent & Child bays so 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 and then cross the road to the hotel. MAP

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


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 @

Speakers Corner

Information for speakers about the AirACES Audio Visual Equipment

Information for all

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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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