Former pilot flies Spitfire simulator as aviation fans visit Heritage Centre

Former pilot flies Spitfire simulator as aviation fans visit Heritage Centre

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Lucy Golding

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Former pilot flies Spitfire simulator as aviation fans visit Heritage Centre

A day of air travel themed education was hosted by Maidenhead Heritage Centre for a group of aviation enthusiasts.

The flight simulator at the Maidenhead Heritage Centre

 

The newly formed Maidenhead based U3A aviation group visited the venue in Park Street on Thursday, September 12, for their first inaugural meeting.

The group of 23 who attended were given a talk on Air Transport Auxiliary by centre chairman Richard Poad and the chance to wander around centre's exhibition on the same theme.

This was followed by the opportunity for the group to observe and experience the centre's unique Spitfire simulator.

The simulator was enjoyed particularly by former Halifax and Stirling bomber pilot Mike Bradshaw.

Richard Poad said: "It is always good to have groups come to The Heritage Centre and they all had a great time."

U3A, which stand for University of the Third Age is an organisation which provides life-enhancing learning opportunities for the retired and semi-retired.

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