Inflation Day 2020
We are pleased to say the location is once again to be Lakeside Lodge at Pidley, now under new management. David Hopkins has completed the sale of Lakeside Lodge and with his valued help we have secured the use of the site from the new owners for our event. This was welcome news as the site is a perfect and popular location, with pilots and enthusiasts alike!
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This Day In History
Auguste and Jean Piccard, twin brothers, were born in Basel, Switzerland. Auguste became a physicist, and Jean an organic chemist and aeronautical engineer. Each earned a doctorate in natural science from the Swiss Institute of Technology, and devoted his adult life to scientific research and education. They contributed significantly to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the stratosphere, ballooning and of the means for man to survive in a high altitude environment. Although the brothers were physically separated most of their lives, they collaborated on their research efforts throughout their careers.