Some call it a heatwave, others, a chance for a barbecue, whereas, aviators, call it a chance to go flying. Turweston certainly reflected this, with over 120 movements.  As I have now started volunteering at the aerodrome, I got to see most of these aircraft, however, I know that I will miss many in my forthcoming list, which includes things that I saw from yesterday, although, only six visitors arrived, so most of the day was spent moving aeroplanes in hangars.

It is quite hard to explain just how busy things got, however, I would suggest that the movement figure and immense variety and numbers of visitors would suffice. There were so many aeroplanes visiting today, it seems almost impossible for others to have been flying elsewhere. Although, don’t get me wrong, I’d rather be busy than bored witless! The visitors we were lucky enough to see included a replica Comper Swift, BE.2c, and Avro 504. Other interesting visitors include G-BCVF, one of eight Sprites made (and no, I don’t mean the fizzy beverage owned by Coca-Cola!), 3 Eurostars, and 3 Europas. Although I am suggesting that 3 is a lot of Europas, it doesn’t even touch the surface of tomorrow’s business!

These are the aircraft I remember seeing, 🙂

D-EOAJ 1956 Focke-Wulf FWP-149D Goodwood
G-AIXN 1947 Sokol M1C Turweston
G-ASYP 1964 Cessna 150E Henlow
G-ATSZ 1966 Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche Cambridge
G-AWYI 1969 Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2c Sywell
G-BCVF 1978 Practavia Sprite Series 2
G-BFPR 1978 Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee Bicester
G-BNYZ 1946 Stampe and Vertongen SV.4C Turweston
G-BOKA 1979 Piper PA-28-201T Turbo Dakota
G-BOKX 1978 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Turweston
G-BPAY 1980 Piper PA-28-181 Archer II White Waltham
G-BTLP 1977 Grumman AA-1C
G-BVAF 1940 Piper J3C-65 Cub Hinton-in-the-Hedges
G-BYHI 1980 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Turweston
G-BZIT 1964 Beechcraft 95-B55 Baron Turweston
G-BZTA 2001 Robinson R44 Raven
G-CCDK 2003 Mainair Pegasus Quantum 15
G-CEOY 2006 Schweizer 269C-1
G-CFCL 2008 Rotorsport UK MT-03
G-CGVX 2013 Europa
G-CHIA 1944 North American SNJ-5 Harvard Turweston
G-CIRI 2007 Cirrus SR20 G2 Turweston
G-ECMK 1982 Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub Shacklewell
G-ECTF 2015 Comper CLA7 Swift Replica Hinton-in-the-Hedges
G-ELRT 1917 Sopwith Scout Turweston
G-EROE 2010 Avro 504K
G-FLYC 2005 Ikarus C42 FB100 Lower Upham
G-LFSJ 1979 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Turweston
G-LOGN 1999 Piper PA-28-181 Archer III Turweston
G-LXAA 2018 Aerospool WT9 Dynamic LSA Club Turweston
G-MCLN 2006 Cirrus SR20 G2 Turweston
G-MEGG 2003 Europa XS
G-ODCH 1978 Schleicher ASW 20 L
G-PHUN 1973 Reims-Cessna FRA150L Aerobat
G-RIXS 2003 Europa XS
G-RVIO 2006 Vans RV-10
G-SNGZ 2016 Sling 2
G-TOLL 1977 Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III
G-WEAT 2009 Robinson R44 Raven II Cambridge
G-XTAZ 2018 Vans RV-7
G-ZZAC 2007 Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar Turweston
N30593 1973 Cessna 210L Centurion Turweston
N42LJ 2007 Cessna 525B Oxford
N85LB 1978 Cessna 340A Turweston

 

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