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!

Tolman Motorsports Mclaren 570S avuk 1024x576 - Has March Come Early?
Another surprise came from Tolman Motorsport, who sent their new Mclaren 570S Racing Car down the runway which gave me some excellent panning practice.

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-AVLT 1967 Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Turweston
G-AVOZ 1966 Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee
G-AWWE 1969 Beagle B121 Series 2 Pup Coventry
G-AXTA 1969 Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Shoreham
G-BBIX 1972 Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
G-BGOG 1979 Piper PA-28-181 Warrior II Turweston
G-BORK 1981 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Turweston
G-BOXR 1978 Grumman GA-7 Cougar Elstree
G-BRWT 1990 Scheibe SF.25C Falke Booker
G-CDHR 2005 Ikarus C42 FB80 Membury
G-CEMY 2007 Alpi Pioneer 300
G-DUVL 1978 Reims-Cessna F172N Skyhawk
G-EOLD 1985 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Wellesbourne
G-HALS 2007 Robinson R44 Raven II Elstree
G-NTPS 2015 Bristell NG5 Speedwing
G-OSFB 2008 Diamond HK 36 TTC Super Dimona Enstone
G-OVFR 1979 Reims-Cessna F172N Skyhawk Lee on Solent
G-PILZ 2007 Rotorsport UK MT-03 Turweston
G-PURR 1978 Grumman AA-5A Cheetah
N790SR 2007 Cirrus SR22 G3-GTS Turbo

 

Gallery

 

G PILZ PORTRAIT AVUK 576x1024 - Has March Come Early?
One of the few aircraft that portrait works for!
G OSFB AVUK 1024x768 - Has March Come Early?
My first Dimona landing
Categories: Uncategorised

One comment

Has March Come Early?

Comments are closed.