Today was busy at Turweston. The day’s best aeroplane, a Cessna Citation CJ3 arrived before I did, and, annoyingly left before I did home. I did, however, arrive just as N365RE, a Cessna 340, did and so managed to get her doing some circuits.

Notably, Silverstone was hosting the Blancpain GT Championship today and so there were two rather large visitors, who did not fly, but still had the ramp appeal factor ticked. These were Pilatus PC-12, HB-FWI, and Cessna Citation Mustang, D-IRIZ. D-IRIZ came in for Blancpain last year and so I have seen her before, as well as hearing her on Friday afternoon as she arrived. Both Pilatus and Cessna have some pretty impressive sounding Pratt and Whitneys!

I now have to do the very British thing of complaining about the weather, albeit beautiful! The lovely weather and sunshine brought with it the aviation photographer’s nemesis: Heat Haze. Annoyingly, there was an awful lot of it too and so photographing aircraft on the ground, was practically impossible!

These were the aircraft that I saw:

D-IRIZ 2012 Cessna 510 Citation Mustang
F-GITZ 1992 Grumman AG-5B Tiger Turweston
G-ASIT 1956 Cessna 180 Turweston
G-BGOG 1979 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Turweston
G-BHDE 1980 SOCATA TB10 Tobago Turweston
G-BOKX 1978 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Turweston
G-BYHI 1980 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Turweston
G-CCYY 1989 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
G-CICG 2013 Ikarus FB80
G-CIPG 2016 Bristell NG5 Speedwing
G-CIRI 2007 Cirrus SR20 G2 Turweston
G-DCAM 2007 Eurocopter AS355NP Ecureuil II
G-IFBP 2002 Eurocopter AS350B2 Ecureuil
G-IKON 2006 Vans RV-4
G-OCAM 1979 Gulfstream AA-5A Cheetah Turweston
G-PILZ 2007 Rotorsport UK MT-03 Turweston
G-RATE 1978 Gulfstream AA-5A Cheetah Cranfield
G-TATR 2012 Travel Air Type R Turweston
G-WOLF 1974 Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser
G-ZOOL 1979 Reims-Cessna FA152 Aerobat Turweston
HB-FWI 2017 Pilatus PC-12/47E St. Gallen
N216GC 1971 Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow
N365RE 1978 Cessna 340A Elstree
N89GH 2004 Cirrus SR22 G2

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N365RE 1 avuk 1024x576 - Busy afternoon at Turweston International