The UK Europa Club celebrated the 25th birthday of the type they represent today, with a fly in at Turweston. This was well attended, with some suggesting that it may be the largest gathering of the type ever, with over 40 examples in attendance.

Although the Europas were out in force, my personal favourite aircraft were the French delta-wing contraption, F-PDHZ, and Piper Arrow, G-TORC. The French “thing” was incredibly peculiar, and flying, it looked more like a flying saucer than an aeroplane! G-TORC was a nice addition too, as it was the first aircraft that I ever flew. F-PDHZ is the only example of its kind in the world, and is a two seat version of F-PDHV. ‘HZ looks to be brand new and was only registered in April of this year. It certainly gained attention like nails on a magnet.

Overall, a good day for all, with Europas flying in from as far afield as Perth (Scotland, not Australia), and four foreign Europas attending. Two from the Netherlands, one from France, and a Belgian Monowheel.

These are the aircraft I saw:

F-PDHZ 2018 Verhees Delta 2 Marville/Montmedy
F-PKRL 2006 Europa XS Sedan-Douzy
G-AIXN 1947 Sokol M1C Turweston
G-BAKW 1970 Beagle B121 Series 2 Pup Redhill
G-BASN 1973 Beech C23 Sundowner 180
G-BJHB 1981 Mooney M20J
G-BJUS 1980 Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
G-BTBC 1979 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
G-BUFY 1980 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Denham
G-BVLV 1996 Europa
G-BVOS 1988 Europa
G-BVOW 1996 Europa
G-BVVP 1996 Europa
G-BXLK 1998 Europa
G-CCEF 2004 Europa
G-CCOV 2004 Europa
G-CDVS 2006 Europa XS
G-CEKV 2007 Europa XS
G-CEKW 2007 Jabiru J430
G-CEYK 2008 Europa XS
G-CGDH 2004 Europa XS
G-CGVJ 2014 Europa XS
G-CGVX 2013 Europa
G-CGVZ 2011 Zenair CH 601XL Zodiac
G-CHOX 2007 Europa XS
G-CICA 2013 Europa XS
G-DDBD 2006 Europa XS
G-DIGI 1979 Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six Stapleford
G-EKIR 1989 Piper PA-28-161 Cadet Coventry
G-EKOS 1978 Reims-Cessna FR182 Skylane RG
G-HOXN 2007 Vans RV-9
G-IANI 2004 Europa XS
G-IKRK 2002 Europa
G-ILLZ 2015 Europa XS Godshill
G-IPOD 2007 Europa XS
G-IRPW 2013 Europa XS
G-IVER 2008 Europa XS
G-IYRO 1996 Rotary Air Force RAF 2000 GTX-SE
G-JHKP 2003 Europa XS
G-LADS 1977 Rockwell Commander 114
G-LEBE 2012 Europa
G-MAUS 2007 Europa
G-MEGG 2003 Europa XS
G-MFHI 1998 Europa
G-OBJT 2005 Europa XS
G-OMIK 2001 Europa
G-OWWW 2003 Europa
G-PILZ 2007 Rotorsport UK MT-03 Turweston
G-PTAG 2000 Europa XS
G-RADI 1985 Piper PA-28-181 Archer II
G-RIKS 2002 Europa XS
G-RIXS 2003 Europa XS
G-TOPK 2004 Europa XS
G-TORC 1974 Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow Coventry
G-TSUE 2008 Europa
G-WINX 2017 Tecnam P2010
G-WUFF 2003 Europa
G-YETI 2014 Europa
G-ZTED 2005 Europa Perth
G-ZZDG 2006 Cirrus SR20 G2
N222SW 2004 Cirrus SR22 G2
N29566 1979 Piper PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV
N65JF 1978 Piper PA-28-181 Archer II
OO-145 2004 Europa XS
PH-JAI 2001 Europa XS
PH-ZTI 2001 Europa XS

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