Khun Weerachat, in uniform, welcomes
the latest 3 life membership card holders (from left): Dan Callahan
(fuselage restoration & cleaning), Colin Penberthy and David Hardcastle
(promotions & translations).
The collection of over 30 old airplanes at
‘Tango Squadron’, Wing 41, Chiang Mai International Airport, is seeking
volunteers of any nationality who can offer their services, however humble,
to help turn this unique and growing collection into a fully working air
For a limited period, life membership of the Royal Thai
Air Classic Association, the ‘parent’ body of the collection, is available
at only 1,000 baht per person, subject to ‘good character’ checks at Bangkok
Everyone interested is invited by Khun Weerachat Palee,
assistant to the President of the Association, to fill in an application
form (and in the cases of foreigners give signed copies of their passports)
as soon as possible while the special offer lasts. Membership allows
unlimited access to the collection during working hours, Monday to Friday,
and gives invitations to occasional special weekend flying days.
For extra charges of 4,000-6,000b to cover running costs,
members may also fly as passengers in a choice of the 5 or 6 twin-seat
planes now in full flying order, most of WW2 vintage.
More information comes from Khun Weerachat (in Thai) on
081 028 4663 or David Hardcastle (in English) on 081 992 4819.