I’m sorry to inform you that I won’t be able to continue as the Chairman of the association as I’m moving to the Middle East in the next few weeks. The last few months have been pretty hectic for my family and I and it is pretty clear that I won’t be able to effectively discharge the role.
I’ll be very happy to contribute from the desert and hope to see some pictures from the forthcoming Cenotaph parade in due course.
Thank you very much for the support the committee has given me, in particular Al McFarland and Steve Brew who’ve been brilliant at keeping the website fresh and providing material.
The Royal Air Force and Virgin Orbit have selected the RAF pilot to be seconded to the company’s ground-breaking small satellite launch programme.
The partnership between the RAF and Virgin Orbit was unveiled at the Air and Space Power conference in July and following a tough selection process, Flight Lieutenant Mathew ‘Stanny’ Stannard has been selected.
Flight Lieutenant Stannard is currently a Typhoon pilot with one of the RAF’s test and evaluation squadrons and is scheduled to join the pioneering Virgin Orbit programme next year, pending final US and UK regulatory approvals.
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