Today was a busy day, particularly in terms of the number of aircraft with two engines. In total, we had four visiting twins, two that had stayed overnight, and two that are based at Turweston. We had an incredibly busy day with one tally suggesting 35 visitors.
The excellent thing about an airfield like Turweston is the immense variety which we can experience in even a single day, for example, today, we had single engine aircraft ranging from a Chipmunk to a Skyranger, and with the twins we had a Diamond DA 42, which, when parked next to the equally impressive Dornier Skyservant, parked next to the Piper PA-60, N711TL. The PA-60 (or Aerostar) is one of very few remaining in the world, and having finally seen, one, it grew on me quite a bit. At first, they seemed incorrectly proportioned, with the wings being either too high or too low, and too far back at the same time, however, in the flesh (or is it aluminium?) it looked right. It is therefore little surprise that it is (or certainly was) the fastest twin engine piston aircraft. It came in yesterday (Friday) and so, unfortunately I didn’t get to see it fly, however, hopefully, its new owner will bring it back to us as it is a very nice plane!
These were the visitors that I logged:
|G-BCIR||1974||Piper||PA-28-151 (Reborn) Warrior||Blackbushe|
|G-BXIM||1951||De Havilland Canada||DHC-1 Chipmunk 22|
|G-CCBG||2002||Best Off||Skyranger Swift 912(1)||Little Gransden|
|G-CHRE||2015||Nicollier||HN700 Menestrel II||Little Gransden|
|G-IOIA||2003||I.I.I.||Sky Arrow 650T|
|G-MAXA||2004||Piper||PA-32-301FT Cherokee 6X|
|G-NOTE||1997||Piper||PA-28-181 Archer III||Elstree|
|M-OUTH||2007||Diamond||DA 42 Twin Star|
|N971RJ||1971||Piper||PA-39 Twin Comanche C/R|