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BHX Airport Forum 2009 - BAEG at 10!!

Celebrating 10 years of the
“Birmingham Aviation Enthusiasts Group”
.The “Birmingham Aviation Group” was formed on Thursday
18th February 1999 to provide “a forum for news, views and
movements at Birmingham Airport”. In doing so it became one
of the first “next generation” internet based aviation enthusiast
groups and it has continued to be “setting the standard” ever since!
The group has however remained loyal to that core aim to this day
and is the only local aviation enthusiast group dedicated to BHX and
the surrounding Midlands airfields.
The group’s activities have however expanded over the years. In
2002 it organised the first “BHX Airport Forum” of the modern era
– a similar event had been run by the “Midlands Counties Aviation
Society” in it’s hey day – a group many local enthusiasts were
members of in the pre internet age!

Subsequent “forums” were held in 2004 – 5th anniversary, 2006
and 2008 so this is now the groups 5th “BHX Airport Forum”. In
addition the group has organised visits to both the Air Traffic Control
tower and Fire Station at BHX and had a firearms demonstration by
the Airport Police.
On Saturday 16th July 2005 the group took to the air when it
chartered Beech 1900 OY-JRI to operate a daytrip to the Royal
International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford – flying direct from
BHX of course!
In 2005 the Group in cooperation with the West Midlands Police
and the Airport Company set up BAESS – the “Birmingham
Aviation Enthusiasts Security Scheme” – at BHX which is
designed to help aviation enthusiasts continue to enjoy their hobby
in these challenging times and at the same time help the Airport
Police ensure BHX remains safe and secure.
2007 saw the launch of BAEG’s “Midlands Photo Blog”
at - where member’s photos
record the daily movements at BHX and other local airfields.
In 2008 the Group launched its “Say Yes” campaign in support
of BHX’s proposed Runway Extension which was supported by
a www site at -

As of February 2009 the group has 320 members, all aviation
enthusiasts who have either joined “BAEG” through the
sponsorship of existing members or via BAESS – the
Birmingham Aviation Enthusiasts Security Scheme

Birmingham Aviation Enthusiasts Group

Promoting co-operation between Aviation Enthusiasts,
West Midlands Police and Birmingham International Airport


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