|Author:||April '78 Nova|
Who were these people?
John Croll: chaired the club meetings, then held at the Bristol Flyer on Gloucester Road, semi-enclosed in plaster following a serious accident on his new Phoenix 8
Tony Tate: keen flyer and professional artist. His artistic niche was to put onto canvas the fantasies, usually sexual, as described to him by his clients
Tony Richards: until quite recently a keen flyer, usually seen at Westbury
Julian Thomas: then flew a copy of a Wills Wing Super Swallowtail. Now flies a Hornet microlight from Kingston Seymour
Mike Batchelor: Safety Officer for many years. Now flies microlights and is a BMAA inspector
Dick Scates: an early pioneer of powered hang gliding using the keel mounted Soarmaster
John Hunt: Home builder extraordinary, now flies microlights. Designed the Huntwing self build microlight
John Burgess: gave up flying, took up sailing
Alf Beckett: flew early Rogallos. Gave up flying by 1980
Tony Williams: still an occasional hang glider flyer. Now has half-share in Air Creation Kiss microlight
Phil Gibson: later became club chairman, top bloke, died in 1990s
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