Just over a month ago, on the 16th of February, I wrote a blog post. It was named, “Has March Come Early?”. The simple answer, was no, it had not; instead, a week later, “The Beast from the East” swooped over our plucky island and left us with weather that the Daily Star described as “bone-chilling”, the Daily Mail forecasting “a MINI ICE AGE by 2050” and Scots coping with the phenomenon known as “Thursday”. Last week, although we didn’t do too badly, we still ended up with a decent amount of snowfall. Beast from the East 3, is now forecast over Easter, but at least today, we have been gifted with what Disney would have made the heroine to this bitter(ly cold) tale.

The first nice weekend day this Month brought lots of airborne traffic to the aerodrome, it ranged from the ubiquitous Piper PA-28s to the based Travel Air and there has been an increase in swan population on the pond outside the front of the tower from two to four of these not quite fixed-winged members of aviation society. As the Elbow song that I am listening to whilst writing this goes, “it’s perfect weather to fly”!

It was nice to see the LAA CEO’s latest acquisition, a Currie Wot built by the Hampshire Aeroplane Club in 1958, making it the first post-war Currie Wot. It has been lovingly restored and will move to Bicester in the near future, where it will be based and flown from.

 These were the aircraft that I saw today:

G-APNT 1958 Currie Wot Turweston
G-ARNJ 1961 Piper PA-22-108 Colt
G-AYJR 1970 Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Turweston
G-AYUT 1964 Jodel DR1050 Ambassadeur
G-BAMU 1972 Robin DR400/160 Chevalier Sywell
G-BBTB 1973 Reims-Cessna FRA150L Aerobat
G-BDIE 1975 Rockwell Commander 112 Turweston
G-BMFP 1979 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Blackbushe
G-BORK 1981 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Turweston
G-BPHG 1988 Robin DR400/180 Regent
G-BZRO 1969 Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche C Gloucester
G-BZUY 2001 Vans RV-6 Turweston
G-CDGW 1979 Piper PA-28-181 Archer II
G-CGLT 2010 CZAW Sportcruiser
G-CIFY 1995 Piper PA-28-181 Archer III Turweston
G-CJLI 1982 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
G-DUDE 2004 Vans RV-8
G-ELDR 1974 Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six Turweston
G-GYAT 1966 Gardan GY80-180 Horizon
G-MCLN 2006 Cirrus SR20 G2 Turweston
G-OAAA 1993 Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II Redhill
G-TATR 2012 Travel Air Type R Turweston
G-TWLV 2011 Vans RV-12 Turweston



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