Open Day 2010 Report
like to thank everyone who came to the 2010 Open Day in July. The
sun shined this year and with a little more room for PC set ups
and slightly less people visiting than last year, there was plenty
of time to chat and socialise.
many will know, Shoreham Airport had to make last minute changes
this to the planned days and flying activities, which was disappointing.
We're sorry if you could not make it on the Sunday. But those familiar
with aviation will not be surprised at such challenges! Nonetheless
all of us at Flight1 had a great day meeting people - chatting to
old friends and making new ones. We hope you did too.
a dozen people flew in a variety of aircraft from microlights to
more familiar C172 and PA28s which was great to see the grreat mix
of real and vitual pilots on the day. We even had families and children
having a go at flight simming for the first time.
instructors from Shoreham-based commercial training organisation,
Flying Time, gave talks and lessons on aspects of flying we might
not consider when jumping into our virtual aircraft. Many found
these a great part of the day and were able to ask questions too.
the flight sim side, we were delighted to have the support of Alpine
Computers and RC Simulations showing off the latest hardware and
controls. Dodosim brought a great helicopter control set up and
many people came away with a greater appreciation of flying these
rotary winged beasts!
and RAFSIM again showed what's possible when flying online together,
be it formation flights in Hunters or experiencing real Air Traffic
Control with real controllers.
local pilot shop Transair were on hand for those with who needed
some retail therapy after all of that!
thanks go to the all those who supported us and of course for those
who visited. If you couldn't make it this year we certainly hope
to see you next time or at one of the other upcoming UK shows at
Cosford and Duxford.
always, please do let us know what you thought - both the good and
ideas for what YOU would like to see next time. You can email us
can see photographs
of the day here!
Flight1 Open Day 2009
can read all about last year's event here.
There's a photo gallery
too. So you can see the sort of thing to expect this year.