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Cancelled air day is just infuriating

Published 07/08/2015

I AM one of your readers here in California. Today I heard that the open day at the hangar of the Ulster Aviation Society at the former Maze Prison site has been cancelled thanks to Martin McGuinness (News, August 5).

As an overseas member of the UAS I am disgusted. Before moving to California I worked in the aircraft industry in Northern Ireland, helping to build a number of very good aircraft - the vertical take-off SC1, the small, twin-engine utility freighter the SC7 (Skyvan), which I have recently taken eight members of my family skydiving on, and others. All are kept in pristine condition.

The UAS is a non-profit museum; it promotes the aviation history of all Ireland. It has a number of aircraft built by Short Bros and Harland, as well as a large number of very famous aircraft built not only in Shorts, but also by a number of aircraft factories elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

DAVID JOHNSTON

California, USA

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