The Harrow Aviation Club (HAC)

Welcome to the homepage of the Harrow Aviation Club. The Club was established in 2007 by John Steel (Rendalls 1967³) with Andrew and Rupert Dent (Moretons 19683 and 19733 respectively). The inaugural meeting was held at Goodwood in October 2007.

The Club is open to all OHs who are interested in aviation. OH sons can bring along their non-OH fathers if that is the potential legitimisation of the connection, in particular if their father is the aviator.

Contact John Steel for information or join the Club:
Email: jsteel@4-5.co.uk
Tel: 020 7404 5252
Mobile: 07831 531 444


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Pilots of all stripes reunite in the HAC
25/11/2009

The Harrow Aviation Club or HAC was eventually formed in spring 2008, after a false start due to bad WX, by a bunch of OHs who are enthusiastic about flying or fly for a living. Some of us have our own aircraft, some are fliers of vintage aircraft such as Tiger Moths, and others are current or ex-airline pilots. For example, Peter Collins (Druries 1971³) is with British Airways (he is a 747-400 Captain). Other professional pilots include Stuart James (Elmfield 1979³) who is with Virgin Blue and Mark Hamwee (Druries 1980¹), a 747 captain with Virgin Atlantic. The Club aims to meet every year on the weekend nearest to Midsummer’s Day, an easy date to remember, at Goodwood for lunch at The Kennels restaurant, and on an ad hoc basis at other times of the year.

There are overseas members such as Adrian Wood (Rendalls 1966¹), flying with floats on lakes on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA, members who build their own aircraft and also fly fairly fast fixed undercarriage aircraft such as  Robin Rotherwick (Druries 1967³) with his Lancair/Cessna 400, who is also a spokesman on aviation in the Lords. We have rock stars (James Blount/Blunt (Elmfield 1987³)) and ex-military fliers including Charlie Blount (Elmfield 1972²), former head of the Army Air Corps, and Tim Hewlett (Elmfield 1972³), who is in charge of organising Royal flights at the Palace. There are doctors, lawyers, owners of aviation companies such as Rupert Dent (Moretons 1973³) of Airmed, publishers such as Andrew Dent (Moretons 1968³) and helicopter pilots, such as Ben Budworth (The Park 1977³). A fairly eclectic bunch. – John Steel

The Annual Meeting 2009
12/06/2009
The annual meeting of the Club is to take place on Saturday 20th June 2009 at Goodwood. Members are flying in (PPR) or are welcome to drive to the airfield and meet at the Clubhouse at 1230hrs. Contact John Steel for further details.
HAC - a look at who's involved
20/10/2008

The Harrow Aviation Club or HAC was eventually formed earlier this year, after a false start due to bad WX, by a bunch of OHs who are enthusiastic about flying or fly for a living. Some of us have our own aircraft, some are fliers of vintage aircraft such as Tiger Moths, and others are current or ex airline pilots. Peter Collins is also with BA (he is a 747-400 Captain). Other professional pilots include Stuart James who is with Virgin Blue and Mark Hamwee, a 747 captain with Virgin Atlantic. We aim to meet every year on the weekend nearest to Midsummer’s Day, an easy date to remember, at Goodwood for lunch at The Kennels restaurant, and ad hoc at other times of the year. There are overseas members such as Adrian Wood, flying with floats on lakes on the eastern seaboard of the USA, members who build their own aircraft and also fly fairly fast fixed undercarriage a/c such as Robin Rotherwick with his Lancair/Cessna 400, who is also a spokesman on aviation in the House of Lords. We have rock stars (James Blount/Blunt) and ex-military fliers including Charlie Blount, former head of the Army Air Corps, and Tim Hewlett, who is in charge of organising Royal flights at the Palace. There are doctors, lawyers, owners of aviation companies such as Rupert Dent of Airmed, and publishers such as Andrew Dent and helo pilots, such as Ben Budworth. A fairly eclectic bunch. Do join us!

HAC takes off with Goodwood lunch event
07/05/2008

A lunch was held at Goodwood on Saturday 19th April 2008 (the first Saturday after the beginning of most school terms, including Harrow’s). The group met at Goodwood at about 11.30am, went round the Aviation and Motor Museum and then had a very decent three course lunch at the Kennels Restaurant at Goodwood House.

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