Clearly the weather gods didn’t realise that today was February and so was meant to be pouring rain and below freezing. I shan’t complain, however, on the basis that it is nice to have to remove one’s anorak in order to not get hyperthermia. It was nice to see a variety of aircraft visiting the aerodrome today, particularly as it is still very much winter although it still is one of very few nice days this year.
Today also saw a couple of new types for me, courtesy of G-BOXR and G-OSFB. G-BOXR is one of only 12 British Grumman Cougars and it was lovely to see her in the flesh instead of a Facebook post. It was in on Thursday as well, although I have been reliably informed that she departed and then re-arrived today. The Dimona, of which G-OSFB is an example, is not much more common, only 15 are on the UK register. As I have never seen a Dimona before, its tricycle undercarriage surprised me, although its high approach surprised me more!
Due to popular request, I have changed the resolution of the photos from over 4000px (long side) to 2000px (long side). I have made this move to speed up image loading speeds which have been rather sluggish.
These are the aircraft I saw:
|G-ACUS||1934||De Havilland||DH85 Leopard Moth||Henlow|
|G-AWWE||1969||Beagle||B121 Series 2 Pup||Coventry|
|G-BGOG||1979||Piper||PA-28-181 Warrior II||Turweston|
|G-BORK||1981||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II||Turweston|
|G-EOLD||1985||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II||Wellesbourne|
|G-HALS||2007||Robinson||R44 Raven II||Elstree|
|G-OSFB||2008||Diamond||HK 36 TTC Super Dimona||Enstone|
|G-OVFR||1979||Reims-Cessna||F172N Skyhawk||Lee on Solent|
|N790SR||2007||Cirrus||SR22 G3-GTS Turbo|