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:

CS-CHB 2015 Bombardier Challenger 350
EC-LMR 1989 British Aerospace BAe. 146-300
G-AOEI 1939 De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth Cambridge
G-ASZD 1964 Bölkow BO208A2 Junior
G-AVWT 1968 Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow Cambridge
G-BDIE 1975 Rockwell Commander 112 Turweston
G-BFWB 1978 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Cambridge
G-BGOG 1979 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Turweston
G-CDUE 2005 Robinson R44 Raven
G-CIEC 1996 Saab 2000
G-CWDW 2007 Cessna 182T Skylane
G-HERC 2001 Cessna 172S Skyhawk Cambridge
G-MEGS 2008 Cessna 172S Skyhawk Cambridge
G-PILZ 2007 Rotorsport UK MT-03 Turweston
G-SHWK 2004 Cessna 172S Skyhawk Cambridge
G-SSTL 2016 Just AirCraft SuperStol
N575GM 1998 SOCATA TB-20 Trinidad Cambridge
OO-KPA 1998 Cessna 172R Skyhawk Kortrijk-Wevelgem
OO-PCK 2016 Pilatus PC-12/47E Charleroi
TE311 1945 Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF.XVIe Coningsby

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