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January 2011

From the Perak Flying Club Album!

By |2011-01-28T10:47:33+08:00January 28th, 2011|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories, People|Tags: , , , |

Here we have another picture from Robin Tan’s collection. He is seen here (in red) with some friends at the Ipoh Airport. In the background is the Jetfox 97, and on the extreme left is part of the airport’s control tower. As stated in the caption, Tony (white shirt, with shades) used to airdrop payrolls in the 60s (ref. to our previous blog post).

From the smiles on their faces, it must have been a great reunion 🙂

December 2010

“Come Fly with Me!”

By |2010-12-31T08:38:53+08:00December 31st, 2010|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories, People, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

This was sent to us by Robin Tan. According to Robin, Mr Radcliffe (in white shorts) used to take him sailing when they were not gliding.

Yes! Gliding – as the Kinta Valley was a suitable place, since it was blessed with many hills. Even the climate gave the much needed thermal boost for gliding. Plus, the Ipoh Airport wasn’t so busy then. This was back in the late 50s and early 60s.

Sadly gliding activities in Ipoh slowly died off as the years went by. For those (like me) who have never had the experience, Robin describes it as “…peaceful, serene and quiet way of flying without vibration and noise…” and that “…the only sound you hear is the whistleling of the wind over the wings..”.

Ahh, what bliss! 🙂

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