[BWPA] FEWP 2018 Jun 1-3



Time: 10am
Location: Shuttleworth









This year the BWPA are hosting the Federation of European Women Pilots (FEWP) Annual get together and AGM. This, in our penultimate pre-Brexit year, we look forward to enjoying the companionship of our European counterparts now and ensuring good relations for many years to come.

FEWP are encouraging further growth in the organisation and have offered to pay the registration fee and two nights accommodation (for the UK 2018 event) for one person from each country that is not currently a FEWP member. For clarity, the FEWP currently have 10 member countries: Austria, Belgium, United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, Slovenia, France & Germany. Please send your nominations, suggestions etc to fewpuk@bwpa.co.uk by 31st January 2018.

The event will be centered at Old Warden with accommodation, AGM, and Annual Dinner based at Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre. As the BWPA is a part of the FEWP, all of our members are entitled to register for this event:

The registration fee, which was agreed at the last FEWP AGM to be £150 (instead of €150, due to the fluctuating rate of the £ vs €), and will include the following;

Friday 1st June:

Registration event at Old Warden: Guests will be encouraged to fly in to Old Warden, free of charge (no landing fee or parking), arriving in time for a buffet lunch (13:00) and registration. All pilots flying in to Old Warden are responsible for making their own requests for arrival and departure slots, which will be particularly important on the Sunday due to airshow restrictions.

Transport to Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre by 15:00 (for those that do not make the registration event at Old Warden, registration will be completed at the Executive Centre on arrival there).

19:00 a welcome barbecue dinner will be held on the patio at Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre.

Saturday 2nd June:

Estimated timing (to be confirmed nearer the date):

09:30 Coach from Wyboston to Old Warden

10:15 Tour 1

12:30 buffet/sandwich lunch

14:00 Tour 2

The tours are with guides, and we will alternate groups between the Shuttleworth Collection and the Swiss Garden.

Each tour will last between 60-90 minutes and are walking tours with wheelchair accessibility. 15:30 Coach back to Wyboston

16:30 AGM Wyboston Conference Room

19:00 Annual Dinner with musical entertainment (singer) The Executive Lounge Bar remains open until late for residents.

Sunday 3rd June

Departure – own arrangements as required (where possible hospitality will be arranged). NOT INCLUDED, there is an added option to visit the Old Warden ‘Fly Navy’ Airshow. We can get a reduced entry group rate if there is sufficient interest (c£23 each), and arrange transport from and back to Wyboston (estimated cost £6-£10 per person depending on numbers). The airshow sells out very quickly, so it will be important to add to declare your intention on registration. Anyone who has flown in but does not wish to attend the show must depart before midday (subject to PPR).

For more information about Shuttleworth please visit their site:


For more information about Wyboston, they have an extensive site including spa treatments at the hotel in the grounds, which is just a short walk from the Executive Centre. The Centre have agreed a special rate for the FEWP event with rooms at £86 per single room or £96 for a twin/double room including breakfast. There will be a special booking code available in time for your booking next year.

The spa gets very busy in June, so we suggest that you book your treatments ahead of time, rather than leave them for when you arrive on site.



Register your interest and refer your enquiries to fewpuk@bwpa.co.uk. at your earliest convenience and we will add you to the list of (potential) participants and send you the registration form in January 2018. All registrations will need to be completed by 31st March 2018.