Lecture at airfield museum by historic aircraft pilot


The Friends of Metheringham Airfield will be hosting a lecture by Flt Lt Charlie Brown at the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre.

The 53-year-old from Leasingham has been invited to give an illustrated aviation talk called “Adventures on the Historic Fringe of Aviation.”

The talk will be in the old gymnasium on Wednesday October 22 at 7.30pm

Flt Lt Brown first flew the iconic Spitfire in 1991, and when flying this amazing aeroplane and entering and departing from the cockpit, his impressive moustache reminds people of a Second World War pilot from the Battle of Britain.

Charlie has regularly flown the aircraft of the Historic Aircraft Collection based at Duxford at air displays. He has displayed many aircraft but is probably best known for his Spitfire and Me 109 displays. When not flying for the HAC, he is a flying instructor based at RAF Cranwell. He also trains Spitfire pilots for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight whose aircraft fly from RAF Coningsby.

During Charlie’s career he has flown the Tornado GR1, Jet Provost, Chipmunk, Bulldog, Tucano, Firefly and Tutor aircraft - altogether 13 different types of aircraft. For many years he has been a regular display pilot flying all over the United Kingdom, and in using his skills and experience, has thrilled the crowds attending.

Admission for members and 106 Squadron vetereans is free, non-members £5, including refreshments. For details: 01526 378270.