The first Coventry safety evening took place on Thursday 4th September 2008, at Coventry Airport.
We think the evening was a great success with what we estimate to be 56 people turning up, the usual mix of students, licence holders, a couple of owners, several instructors and examiners.
Fred Cross and Keith Thomas from the CAA came as invited guests, and were happy to comment from the audience on some of the legal aspects of training and precautionary langings, which we know were well received as several people commented later on and some even emailed us to comment on.
We had a 3rd airing of the presentation with figures updated to include recently released accident reports.
We finished at around 2125 and with the help of everyone there the room was tidied in about 10 minutes. The traditional decamp to a local hostelry took place, and about 20 of us met up at the Old Mill in Baginton afterwards.
Local Helicopter Companies The evenings only work if they are suppported by the local companies and Coventry was no exception we were supported in our marketing effort by some local flying schools, who encouraged their pilots to come along, we saw pilots from these companies on the evening.
As always we have to say thanks to a small group of individuals who made it all happen, they areIf you attended the evening, we would welcome any feedback, please send us some it's the only way we can make it better.
Helicopter Safety UK, C/O The Round House, Trevelmond, Cornwall, PL14 4LZ t:07775631465
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