1985-1989 Overview

  • The club was able to take on and occupy all the remaining rooms in the original hangar building. This permitted development of rooms for manifest, training and offices

  • The 25th anniversary was celebrated by some anniversary jumps made at Scone from the original Tiger Moth and by opening for 2 weeks in the summer with the use of an Islander and a Twin Otter aircraft  

  • In 1985 Kieran Brady started jumping, joining the committee in November 1986 as an ordinary committee member

  • Martin Rennie elected onto BPA council in 1985

  • In 1986, Doc Robertson loses his fight with Multiple Sclerosis and dies in Canada

  • Harry Morgan won the British Nationals and went to Turkey to represent Britain at the 1986 World Championships, although an injury during training immediately prior to the event caused him to miss the competition

  • The club purchased a Dual Hawk Tandem rig in 1986 and Rob Noble-Nesbitt becomes the club's first tandem instructor

  • In March 1987 Kieran Brady became club Chairman, a post he still holds at the time of writing in February 2003

  • In 1988 a 10000 grant from the SSPA facilitated the purchase of 5 complete sets of accuracy equipment, the second biggest grant awarded for Scottish parachuting at that time, after the provision of the Cessna 206 G-BAGV

  • At the end of the decade a 20 year lease was agreed with Sir William Roberts. The club continued to operate the Cessna 206 which they owned, plus leasing in a second 207 as demand required. 

  • By 1989 all the C9 equipment has been phased out, the club's student equipment being Irvin Skytrainers, 5.5 m GQ Aeroconicals rounds with T10's and I24 reserves. The club also had one tandem rig and two piggyback conversion training rigs

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