Past Instructor and CFI Alan Milne died 2 weeks ago. Six of us went to his funeral in Poole today, lead by Vice President Dick Yerburgh. Alan had a distinguished past in Gliding having started in the 1960s at Portmoak in his native Scotland. He was Chairman of that club at one time, before moving south with his wife, Jane, to Ferndown in Dorset. He was an instructor in the Dorset Gliding Club and moved to The Park soon after the Club began operations at its new home in Kingston Deverill. He retained his friendships with members of the Dorset GC, several of whom were there today.
Alan was a hugely respected Pilot, Instructor, Committee member and a great supporter of the club in many quiet ways. He retired from gliding when illness reduced his mobility, selling his then glider, Ventus 808, which now lives at Keevil. Alan’s gliders always carried comp no 808.
May he rest in peace.