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-BLKM 1963 Jodel DR1051 Ambassadeur
G-BNSP 1987 Slingsby T67M Firefly MkII Turweston
G-BWNU 1978 Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk Kemble
G-BXOX 1978 Grumman AA-5A Cheetah 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-DUDE 2004 Vans RV-8
G-HDAE 1951 De Havilland Canada  DHC-1 Chipmunk 22
G-NJOY 1982 Piper PA-28-181 Archer II Turweston
G-OFDR 1989 Piper PA-28-161 Cadet
G-PILZ 2007 Rotorsport UK MT-03 Turweston
N101DW 1976 Piper PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance

 

Gallery

G ACUS avuk 1024x576 - A Bumper Day - at least for November!
G-ACUS seconds before touchdown
G HDAE avuk 1024x576 - A Bumper Day - at least for November!
G-HDAE landing
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