I used to be an instructor at the RSA Parachute Club at Thruxton Hampshire from 1975 to 1981. When the weather wasn't good enough to jump we got up to all sorts of things, but film shows with Masters Of The Sky and others were a regular feature. Find the links to 4 iconic 70s skydiving films here. ENJOY! … [Read more...] about Skydiving Films From My Era – The 1970s
A story in today's Telegraph tells how a Jeep has been used to destroy property on the estate of Britain's richest MP. His horses were sent bolting down a main road and could well have been killed and the Jeep was driven through a hanger destroying three aircraft. At least one of those aircraft was NOT owned by the MP the 29 year old man arrested was likely attacking. It … [Read more...] about Vintage Aircraft Destroyed By Mindless Political Protest
Some years ago when I wintered, with my boat, on the Fiumicino Canal near Rome, my lovely friend Christine Von Scheidt came to visit. One evening in Rome, waiting for a dance that turned out not to be a dance at all - another story, we went into a restaurant in the back streets to have a meal between visiting the Palatine and Forum and our evening entertainment. I ordered … [Read more...] about Red Letter Day or Red Wine Day!
I'm not a boat owner any more. After nine years, ten months and one week Francesca is sold. There will be a delivery voyage with the new owner and then my decade as a boat gypsy will be all over. They say the happiest days of boat ownership are the day you buy her and the day you sell her. Don't know who said that, but it's a well known cliché. In this case it's a bitter sweet … [Read more...] about Boat Gypsy No More
A friend of mine Julian Kingston is leading the campaign to build the Lenox. HMS Lenox was a restoration period warship built in the time of King Charles The Second. In fact she was the first ship built under Charles's grand programme to re-bulid the navy in 1677, a programme supervised by Samuel Pepys. She was what's known as a third rate and carried about seventy cannon. … [Read more...] about A Fantastic Project To Support Or Get Involved With!