The BaP3 team attended Aero Expo 17-19th June 2011 with a display of the project so far, including the completed fin, the undercarriage work and the skeleton framework of the tailplane. The 1st Sidvale Scouts came up to Sywell for the week-end and were soon answering questions from the many visitors to the LAA marquee. Not only did they have a busy time doing that, but they also took to shaking collection buckets and raised in the region of £150 towards the project, which was a great effort.
However, the highlight of the weekend was a presentation of an Aware 5 Plus GPS by sponsors Airbox (see photo – left to right: Scouts from 1st Sidvale, Alex Morton, Jamie Milner, Kath Morton, Ollie Stone and Ben Tilley receive an Aware 5 Plus GPS from sponsors Airbox). This is the third time that Airbox have supported BaP projects and the Scouts were very appreciative of Airbox's continued support.
Stewart Luck managed to fly in on the Friday to display BaP1 but sadly BaP2 remained in the hangar at Dunkeswell due to the rotten weather in the southwest. SPDY also missed the LAA Party in the Park at Old Warden because of this. Trailer next time!
Now we are back home for a few weeks, working hard on completing the whole empennage before we are off again to RIAT at Fairford 16th -17th July and then Branscombe on 24th July, where we again will be displaying the project and the Scouts will be taking the public's carefully folded loose change! To those members who have already supported us financially, thank you very much, and to those who would like to be involved in this worthwhile project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadly, Alec Janaway died on Tuesday 11th October 2011 following a short battle with cancer.
However, the project is continuing, under Jim Gale's guidance and with the blessing of Alec's wife Christine, we will have exclusive use
of Alec's workshop to complete the aircraft.