First display of 2015

Filed in Team News by on 16th March 2015
Image © Twister Aerobatics Team

Image © Twister Aerobatics Team

After a lot of practice in very varied weather during the winter it was great to do our first public show in the UK on the 15th of March near Bedford

Our display was in tribute and celebration for the life of Robert Westley, and organised by his daughters. Robert was himself a pilot, scientist and engineer who had an interesting career. An RAF and RCAF reserve pilot and scientist, he worked at RAE Bedford on the Blind Landing Unit, pioneering the autoland systems in use worldwide today. He had patents on aircraft silencers and was responsible for the ‘crinkle cut’ nacelle concept (as seen on the 787 Dreamliner) designed to reduce noise. By coincidence Chris also went to the same school, and was also at RAE Bedford for a time – in both cases several decades later!

After our display, we received this lovely email from Bill’s family:-

Dear Chris and Peter,

I wanted to share a couple of pictures my brother-in-law took on Sunday!
Just incredible!    You two are amazing!

Everyone was thrilled with the display you put on and we are eternally grateful.  Your display was more that we could have dreamed of and it will leave a lasting memory for many many people.  I’m sure Dad had a spectacular view also and was grinning from ear to ear!

Words just can’t say how much we appreciate you pulling out all the stops for him and us!

Thank you.

With very best wishes,

Susan, Elizabeth and family

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