Although sketchy weather and a strong wind straight across the runway put off some from attending Turweston’s first fly-in of the year, it was still a good event with a good variety of vintage aircraft flying around.
For me, there were two stand out aircraft, G-CIUW, a beautiful Canadian-build Harvard, and NC18028, a Beech Staggerwing. I was lucky to get to see the Staggerwing, as I was eating my lunch, and just about to head off to where I needed to be in the afternoon when she joined overhead. The distinctive radial engine sound catching my ear as the beautiful staggered biplane arrangement caught my eyes and ensured the security of my location, albeit for only the few minutes before she graced Turweston’s 27 Grass.
These are the aircraft I saw in the morning
|G-AXOT||1969||Morane Saulnier||MS-893A Rallye Commodore 180|
|G-AYWM||1971||Glos||Airtourer Super 150|
|G-BOFZ||1978||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II|
|G-BOKX||1978||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II|
|G-BORK||1981||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II|
|G-BTKA||1941||Piper||J5A Cub Cruiser|
|G-CIUW||1942||Noorduyn||AT-16 Harvard IIB|
|G-EGLL||1977||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II|
|G-GCDA||2008||Cirrus||SR20 G3 GTS|
|G-TWEL||1980||Piper||PA-28-181 Archer II|
|G-WYLD||1981||Cessna||T210N Turbo Centurion II|