Today’s main target was OO-PCK, the PC-12 that I so annoyingly missed yesterday. I turned out to get quite a lot more than the cup of tea that I had expected! To cut a long story short, involving how black tea had to become white tea, I went out to Cambridge with Willie Moore in his stunning Piper Warrior, G-BGOG.
We did the 50 mile trip in about 30 minutes, flying over Cardington, Silverstone and Cambridge. Although the weather is currently lovely, the classic British haze was more than present and so visibility at 2500 Feet was only about 8 miles. It also created excellent thermals. Perfect for gliders, not so much for a plane! I sat in the back on the way out and took my camera, so there are some photos from going out, but as I sat up front on the way home, I left the camera on the back seat and so all the photos are from the way out. But then again, a picture is worth a thousand words (Or if you are looking at digital storage, about 320,000).
These were the aircraft that I saw:
|EC-LMR||1989||British Aerospace||BAe. 146-300|
|G-AOEI||1939||De Havilland||DH82A Tiger Moth||Cambridge|
|G-AVWT||1968||Piper||PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow||Cambridge|
|G-BFWB||1978||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II||Cambridge|
|G-BGOG||1979||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II||Turweston|
|TE311||1945||Supermarine||361 Spitfire LF.XVIe||Coningsby|