Today was amazing.

I don’t think I can really elaborate on that as it really was something special, but I might as well try!

The first good weather in a few weeks saw a mass migration of aircraft to Turweston as well as a mass departure from the locals. All but one Flying Club aircraft left, including the new aircraft, G-BOKX. The light was very good although some southerly clouds meant that it deteriorated early on at around 4 thus I figured it was easier to concede defeat and head home.By far the two highlights of my day were:

  1. The call over the radio that went like this “Ryanair 820 climbing Flight Level 210 proceeding on route” through Turweston’s radio. In case you are wondering, FL210 (Flight Level 210) is the same as 21000 feet. The highest most people call when over the field is 4000ft (FL040).
  2. When I heard the following “Spitfire X-Ray India, you should be good to do the run and break then a normal circuit. Nothing known to affect.”

As you may have noticed, I am trying a new presentation system, it would be nice to hear your thoughts on it. Thank you!

These were the aircraft I saw:

G-ACUS 1934 De Havilland DH85 Leopard Moth
G-ASZB 1965 Cessna 150E
G-AVGA 1966 Piper PA-24-260 Comanche
G-AVLT 1967 Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
G-AXIA 1969 Beagle B121 Series 1 Pup
G-AYJR 1970 Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
G-BFNG 1966 Jodel D112
G-BHVR 1978 Cessna 172N Skyhawk
G-BJYK 1960 Jodel D120 Paris-Nice
G-BNSP 1987 Slingsby T67M Firefly MkII
G-BOKX 1978 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
G-BORK 1981 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
G-BYHI 1980 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
G-CIDZ 2013 Evektor-Aerotechnik EV97 Eurostar
G-DKEY 1977 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
G-ESCP 2004 Reality Escapade 912
G-KYTE 1982 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
G-MCLN 2006 Cirrus SR20 G2
G-MELS 2006 Piper PA-28-181 Archer III
G-MKXI 1944 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XI
G-OMRC 2013 Vans RV-10
G-OPEP 1979 Piper PA-28RT-201T Turbo Arrow IV
G-OWRT 1963 Cessna 182G Skylane
G-PAYD 1973 Robin DR400/180 Regent
G-PITZ 1983 Pitts S-2A Special
G-RVVI 2000 Vans RV-6
G-TDVB 2004 Dyn’Aero MCR-01 ULC Banbi
G-VONY 2006 Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane

 

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