Storrington Museum: “Sextant to Sat Nav – Part 2”

June 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
The Old School
School Ln
Storrington, Pulborough RH20 4LL
£6 Museum Members, £8 Non-Members. Pay at Door

Poster for Storrington Museum: Talk Sextant to Sat Nav, June 6th 2023


A Talk by Peter Griffiths

This will be an informative and amusing talk by Peter Griffiths, a retired pilot with 45 years of aviation experience.

Peter Griffiths started flying with BOAC in 1967 on B707s, both as a Pilot and Navigator. He finished a few years ago, flying executive jets for the rich and infamous. He thus ran the full gamut from “steam driven” early jets, navigating by map, compass and sextant, to highly sophisticated, computer driven aircraft, accurate to within a couple of feet.

The stories you may have heard, of the likeness of Captains in those days to minor deities, has not been exaggerated.

He left BOAC in 1975 and then spent 29 years with Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong, rising to Fleet Manager B747, managing 19 aircraft. During that time he evacuated people from China after Tiananmen Square and flew freighters during the first Gulf War. After Cathay, he flew executive jets and came to realise that the rich are indeed different.

He has a fund of informative, historical and amusing stories and will be happy to take questions after the talk. Peter will donate part of his fee to the charities he supports, RBL and the Salvation Army.

Venue: Old School, School Lane, Storrington RH20 4LL.

Members £6, Non-Members £8. Pay at the door.

Teas & Coffees will be available after the talk.

Everyone Welcome – No booking required

Registered Charity: 1084853

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