An increasingly rare thing happened today: nice weather! I wouldn’t go as far as to say that it was warm, but it was a good day for flying. Fortunately, the pilots of the world seemed to agree with me and were out in force. There were a number of vintage types that made an appearance including an 83 year old de Havilland Leopard Moth. My personal highlight was G-HDAE, a Chipmunk painted in an exquisite army livery. A quick search on www.jetphotos.com shows it used to wear a yellow livery with a rather large pair of jaws on the front. I don’t know about you, but I’d say that it was a lovely change!
For certain aircraft, I have added where I believe them to be based although I am not sure on many. If you do know, please don’t hesitate to tell me!
These were the aircraft I saw:
|G-ACUS||1934||De Havilland||DH85 Leopard Moth|
|G-BNSP||1987||Slingsby||T67M Firefly MkII||Turweston|
|G-BYHI||1980||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II||Turweston|
|G-CIFY||1995||Piper||PA-28-181 Archer III||Turweston|
|G-DKEY||1977||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II|
|G-HDAE||1951||De Havilland Canada||DHC-1 Chipmunk 22|
|G-NJOY||1982||Piper||PA-28-181 Archer II||Turweston|
|N101DW||1976||Piper||PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance|