Have plane, will travel – Colin Hales

Colin Hales with his homebuilt plane

Saturday 13th November 2021

The aircraft in question is homebuilt, designed and built in various garages and sheds around the country, and the journey is one of extremes, a journey around the world, taking the aircraft and its pilot, our speaker, Colin Hales, to places no plane like this has ever been to before. What is so special about this aircraft? Well, its size for one thing, so small it would fit inside many family homes.  And the journey, travelling further distances than any similar-sized aircraft has travelled before and breaking down international boundaries that have stood since cold war days. So how was it done? How do you build your own plane, plan such a journey then fly around the world?  Come along and see for yourself … It’s a work in progress.


The evening will take place in the Lecture Theatre of the Collections Centre, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu from 7.30 until 10pm. A bar will be available for the purchase of drinks. Tickets are £10.00 each for non-members; £7.50 for members. For further information and to book tickets please contact Theresa Browning by email or telephone 01590 614792.

Please note:  The National Motor Museum will not be open for this event.

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