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How Green is your Airfield, and Vintage Aircraft and the Environment.

An informal talk to VAC members on BODMIN AIRFIELD was given by JAY GATES via Zoom on Wednesday 10th November 2021.

The talk consisted of a brief introduction to Jay and his role at Bodmin, together with a short history of the airfield. This was followed by an explanation of how they came to realise that they were, in fact, a very environmentaly friendly "green" airfield. A description of what this consisted of, and how they set about maintaining this situation, together with some advice on how to involve the local community, and how to turn any suitable airfield green made up the rest of the talk. The Zoom session was recorded, and an edited version of it together with a pdf download of the powerpoint presentation can be accessed from this page. or from the sidebar menu on every page. The VAC environmental statement can also now be found on the "How green is your airfield" page.

Transport Trust Lifetime Achievement Award

VAC President, David Ogilvy OBE, FRAeS, is awarded the Transport Trust’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Transport Trust have kindly given us permission to include the article about David and his award that they published in their Winter 2020/21 edition of Transport Digest.
Download the Transport Trust Article here. The PDF files open in a new window.
If you want to know more about the Transport Trust, please follow this link.

Return to the skies, by Anne Hughes and Andy Amor

G-AVDF first flew on 8th April 1967 and was Sir Peter Masefield’s dream come true. A British light aircraft that would be at the centre of light aviation as a tourer and trainer with a military aircraft, the Bulldog, to follow. This is the story of how the prototype Beagle Pup was restored to fly again
For further information and to purchase the book, please visit this page.

Statement 2021

Creeping through the door into 2021 many will be breathing a sigh of relief that we have survived a year of unbelievable challenges. Among club members some have had to reset the clock as personal circumstances changed and others have been involved in or have supported those who fell into the category of ‘frontline workers.’ Others have found the time to complete ongoing projects and, when it’s been allowable, aircraft have taken to the skies.

We have found new vocabulary that has become commonplace and we have all become part of an unforgettable period of global history. Throughout this we have also had to face the challenge of maintaining a club that thrives on social interaction and, as we watched many of our planned events turn into a wish list and then move on to the 2021 calendar, others lent themselves to a virtual audience.

However, the Vintage Aircraft Club can now look forward optimistically to a gradual return to normality regarding planned fly-ins and gatherings and we will continue to build on over 55 years of shared enthusiasm for vintage and classic light aircraft. We welcome new members who share that enthusiasm with us, pilots, owners, aviation historians, photographers or those who just enjoy the opportunity of seeing our diverse selection of unique aircraft at fly-ins. We look forward to seeing you there! Anne Hughes (VAC Chair)

David Curtis is the Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship 2020 Winner.

The highly popular Vintage Aircraft Club ‘Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship’ for 2020 has been awarded to David Curtis, a 24 year old pilot flying from Eshott in Northumberland.For more information please visit the Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship page.

2020 Awards Dinner.

The VAC's Annual Dinner and Awards Evening has now been cancelled. The 2021 Awards Dinner has been booked with Shuttleworth for 20th November 2021. Please contact Peter Wright for futher information.

General Data Protection Regulation.

The Club's GDPR statement can be found here!

Welcome to our web-site.

We hope you find the information contained in this web-site useful and that you will come and join us at one of our events and become a member.

Aims of the club.

The aim of the Vintage Aircraft Club is to provide a focal body for owners, pilots and enthusiasts of vintage and classic light aircraft by arranging fly-ins and other events and publishing a magazine for the benefit of its members. If you would like to find out more about the history of the club, and the volunteers who run it, including our Chairman, Anne Hughes, visit the "About VAC" page.


Membership of the club costs just £25 per year. For your membership you get a copy of the magazine four times a year, discounted landing fees at our events and access to exclusive members only events.


The club organises both Fly In events, and Non Fly In (access by ground travel only) events. Most of these are open to all who are interested in Vintage and Classic Aircraft, whether members of the club or not, but some events are exclusivley for members.


The Journal of the Vintage Aircraft Club, called Vintage and Classic, is published four times per year. Some back issues are available in pdf format online here.

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