Today was quite hot. Maybe that’s an understatement…

How about very hot? I think that works better and it is far more accurate! I thought maybe shorts was a good idea quite early, around 10 or so, but when I went to put them on, it was only 18C in the shade and I did not want to be cold at Turweston (forgetting that there is no shade). So I opted for the jeans. Bad idea. Not even the greatest politicians or lawyers could say I was wrong with that.

Turweston was a hive of activity today, with some amazing classic pieces of aviation. These came in the form of a Boeing Stearman, and a Luscombe Silvaire (before you ask the Spitfire was a replica). The Spitfire, however, was still a beautiful piece of engineering and although he left later in the day, I was not there to catch him as I was half way home at the point I saw him flying out of the circuit.

There were some interesting aircraft around about including D- EDGR, a Robin DR400 who is based at Bicester. Some others included my first flex wing microlight at Turweston, G-HOLE and a new livery for G-ZERO.

As I did not go to the hangars, all aircraft are active

I saw the following aircraft:
  • D-EDQR (1975 Robin DR-400/180R Remorqueur)
  • G AJKB LANDING avuk 1024x576 - Spotting Report 25/08/17G-AJKB (1946 Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe)
  • G-AYCE (Piel CP301-C Emeraude)
  • G-BAFL (1973 Cessna 182 Skylane)
  • G BBDE avuk 1024x576 - Spotting Report 25/08/17G-BBDE (Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II)
  • G-BGOG (1979 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II)
  • G-BOLE (1978 Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk)
  • G-BORK (1981 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II)
  • G-BPXA (1983 Piper PA-28-181 Archer II)
  • G-BZXZ (1974 Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1)
  • G-CBCB (1973 Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1)
  • G CEPL avuk 1024x576 - Spotting Report 25/08/17G-CEPL (2012 Spitfire Mk26 Replica)
  • G DAAZ avuk 1024x576 - Spotting Report 25/08/17G-DAAZ (1979 Piper PA-28RT-201T Arrow IV)
  • G HOLE avuk 1024x576 - Spotting Report 25/08/17G-HOLE (2006 P & M Quik GT450)
  • G-PBEC (2007 Vans RV-7)
  • G-PILZ (2007 Rotorsport UK MT-03)
  • G RVMB BLUR avuk 1024x768 - Spotting Report 25/08/17G-RVMB (2007 Vans RV-9A)
  • G-SONX (2010 Sonex)
  • G ZERO RED avuk 1024x576 - Spotting Report 25/08/17G-ZERO (1975 American Aviation AA-5B Tiger)
  • N43YP avuk 1024x576 - Spotting Report 25/08/17N43YP (1942 Boeing Stearman E75 Kaydet)
  • N752DS (Diamond DA40 Star)

 

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