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Hi. I’m John, G7OAI
I joined the club soon after it started. I took the RAE at Oldham ARC in December 1992,  licensed from January 1993.  Also a member of the Oldham Radio club, RAYNET, the local Repeater Group and the QRPclub. Other interests are photography, flying, motor sport and messing about with computers.
John, G7OAI


Here's a picture of 'my' aircraft, taken at Tatenhill airfield one fine Saturday last year. 

GBCCF is a Piper Cherokee Archer, PA28/180. It is powered by a 180bhp horizontally opposed four cylinder air cooled engine by Lycoming. It has a maximum cruising speed of 148 mph. 

It is actually owned by my good friend of some 40 years, Ian Buchan, and is based at Manchester International Airport.
An interesting flight link is

I am also a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists since passing the test in 1977 and have acted as an observer (unpaid volunteer instructor) until 1996. I'm also a gold badge holder of the Rospa Advanced Drivers Association. 

Anyone wanting to improve their driving and lower their insurance premiums by passing either or both of these tests can contact me or go direct to the relevant web sites

Here I am at Ringway shortly before take-off.