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David Joyce - Building and Flying my own Aircraft

David has written a letter of thanks for our contribution to the MNDA.

David Joyce's Eclipse Davids talk covered the building and flying of his own light aircarft. In particular, he related tales and showed photographs from his fascinating and adventurous trip around all of the UKs islands - even the smallest of the northwest of Scotland.

Those interested can see photos and a rather touching video made by Patrick Joyce at: www.justgiving.com/halfmillionislands

Donations, amounting to some 250, at this meeting will be given to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

David Joyce

David Joyce David Joyce spent his youth intent on being a pilot or an aircraft engineer. He made and designed a large number of flying models, and regularly attended the Farnborough AirShow.

He had a place at Oxford to read maths with a view to going on to aeronautical engineering, but rashly took a holiday job in his local hospital the summer before going up to Oxford.

Here the discovery of nurses produced the most lamentable effect on his brain (previously only exposed to the sheltered environment of an all male boarding school!). As a consequence he changed to medicine which allowed him to study nurses in greater depth for 7 years at Oxford.

In due course became a gynae surgeon in Bristol.

Retiring at 60 he returned to his first love and built his own plane.

He has since flown all round Europe many times, and over the last two years has undertaken some especially challenging flights with his son who has motor neurone disease.

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