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-BMFP||1979||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II||Blackbushe|
|G-BORK||1981||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II||Turweston|
|G-BZRO||1969||Piper||PA-30-160 Twin Comanche C||Gloucester|
|G-CDGW||1979||Piper||PA-28-181 Archer II|
|G-CIFY||1995||Piper||PA-28-181 Archer III||Turweston|
|G-CJLI||1982||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II|
|G-ELDR||1974||Piper||PA-32-260 Cherokee Six||Turweston|
|G-OAAA||1993||Piper||PA-28-161 Warrior II||Redhill|
|G-TATR||2012||Travel Air||Type R||Turweston|