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26 Aug 19

Visited over the bank holiday as part of a club flyout from Gamston Flying School in the Arrow, Gamston to TNT, then south of Hawarden to Bangor (Rhyl airshow was notamed so kept further south), then coastline past the town and across the bay. Airfield very easy to spot due to the flat surrounding terrain, coast and those massive windmills. Overhead join for Runway 25 then quite a tight circuit and down over the caravan park being mindful of the displaced threshold.

 

Airfield itself looks really nicely kept, lots of new looking buildings, the air ambulance and the Bristow coastguard base. Stands and taxiways are clearly marked and runways and taxiways are in good smooth condition. Signs up everywhere for £20 fine for not wearing hi viz's (quick run back to the aircraft before anyone noticed!) Cafe on site very nice, it's about a 30 minute walk along the beach to quite a nice chippy and ice cream place.

 

Departing as it was hot and we were heavy I asked if I could use R20, which is longer and would have had 10 kts straight down it and was told no because of the wind turbines and turbulence coming off them, which is a shame as we wouldn't have been airborne until well upwind of the turbines so took the short runway and crosswind instead and climb out over the sea.

 

Lovely place to visit - we got lucky with the weather so could enjoy the stunning scenery.

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Me and G-AYGC at Caernarfon
15 May 17
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Trip to Caernarfon
15 May 17

Descending Deadside for 26

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12 Sep 15

Nice airfield in scenic location. Wind turbines a bit unnerving but not a massive issue. Good cafe and a very quick walk to the sea. Definitely one to visit.

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14 Mar 14

Visited Caernarfon on 11/03/2014 in G-ROLY a C172 based at Netherthorpe. Route was via TNT VOR and pretty much a straight line from then on over Snowden with spectacular views for an overhead join for runway 26.

Parking was simple and we had to return to the aircraft for our high vis garments after seeing the many warnings of £20 fines for those found not wearing one. Is this really necessary?

Food was lovely in the cafe and it seemed very busy with non pilots as well.

No one could activate our return flight plan nor could Valley radar.

Unfortunately did not get chance to have a proper look at the museum but hope to return in the future when we have more time.

All in all a great airfield with stunning scenery.

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Caernarfon 02 approach
11 Aug 13

This is a view of the 02 approach taken a ground level showing position of the wind turbines. The airfield website contains all information regarding limited use of runway 02:20

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First approach into Caernarfon
7 Aug 13
.... and missed - runway 25 with caravan park very close to threshold. Steep approach & light winds. Second approach was fine. First time into EGCK. Interesting flight from Halfpenny Green - with high ground as we approached coast, and lowering clouds. Made welcome although a/g radio didn't seem to be expecting us - PPR on-line & phone call.
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10 Apr 13

Good Airfield, nice new cafe since last I visited, Good museum on field or use the bus service into town at a cost of £2.20 each way (but does not run on a Sunday) or take a taxi for about £18-£20 each way and see the castle for a few hours (entrance £6.00) or have a coffee and cake at one of the cafes on the main square.

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26 Mar 12
Enjoyed a pleasant afternoon on Caernarfon beech after a very hazy flight. Easy to find, good A/G and good facilities. Reasonably priced fuel (£2.01). We'll be back (if they'll have us!)
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Descending deadside for 26
15 Sep 09
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Two UKGA planes
22 Apr 09
I recognised the registration G-TOMS when I landed so I just had to park next to a fellow UKGAer!
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Pre-flight checks - PA 28 Archer
15 Feb 09
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1 Jun 08
Also visited on the 31st May. Flew down from Barton tracking the WAL VOR. Brilliant scenery and an easy airport to find. Good parking instructions from the tower, which is what I needed as it was my first land-away as a PPL. Stayed on the ground for about 2hrs. Would have stayed longer if I had time. Weather was fantastic, so the fact that the beach is a quick walk from the field is a real plus! Brilliant experience and would recomend flying into Caernarfon to anyone.

Only down-side is that some of the facilities are looking a bit worse for wear, however that didnt spoil my trip.

Also found a friendly instructor who was all too happy to help me find the appropriate Metforms etc.

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Departing Caernarfon
28 Sep 07
Departing Caernarfon in C152 on way back to Blackpool. Low cloud base, but good enough to fly.
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A line up on a nice Clear Day
2 Sep 07
At Caernarfon on a lovely clear day in July 07 A line up of Aircraft with G-EHGF in full view (red & White Archer)
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Final in a stiff crosswind
2 Sep 07
Fantastic Scenery ....
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Good Friday in glorious weather
9 Apr 07
Where is everyone?
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Departing Caernarfon
5 Apr 07
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Final for 02
5 Apr 07
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Brrrrrrrrrr!
24 Jan 07
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24 Jan 07
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Finals
9 Jan 07
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1 Nov 06
Trip out to Caernarfon today overshooting 02 due to a C172 waiting to clear with a burst front tyre.
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17 Jul 06
Piper PA31T Cheyenne II - Turbo Prop. parked outside the Cafe door.

(Taken with my phone since the batteries on my camera had died!)

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From Jean L
17 Jul 06
A view of Snowdonia from Caernarfon
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From Jean L
17 Jul 06
The airfield showing the proximity to the beach with the mountains in the background
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16 Jul 06
Lovely views 16-07-06 landing on runway 26
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16 Jul 06
Beautiful day calm winds Cavok and took someone who has never ever been in an aircraft....fantastic!
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29 May 06
The control tower and cafe on the airfield
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Russian 'Yaks'
29 May 06
Russian 'Yaks'? They came in, did a formation over the control tower before breaking and landing (are these Yaks?)
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29 May 06
Russian 'Yaks'? They came in, did a formation over the control tower before breaking and landing (are these Yaks?)
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29 May 06
Long Eze taxying to runway
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Me and Cozy
29 May 06
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29 May 06
Long Eze before departure
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29 May 06
Deadside return to PFA fly in
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29 May 06
North Wales Strut Fly in 28-5-06 15.00 ish
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11 Apr 06
EGCK from 4500ft prior to setting off over Snowdon enroute to Sleap.
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11 Apr 06
2 Seat Spitfire at EGCK with Snowdon in the background.
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11 Apr 06
2 Seat Spitfire at EGCK
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7 Apr 06
Caernarfon Airfield from the downwind leg for runway 26.
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8 Mar 06
Looking north across the strait from the mainland during last summer. This is just five minutes from Caernarfon - a cool place to stop over and enjoy the scenery, cafe, golden beaches and mountains. (C) Pixaerial/David Roberts.
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24 Oct 05
Cannot imagine the mess i would make of the countryside in one of these if anyone was stupid enough to let me loose....although atleast i'd be able to beat Mr komosa over the channel in his Arrow....
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24 Oct 05
You think aviations expensive now, wait till you have to foot the bill to put this right...
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19 Aug 05
TOMS on stand 2 at Caernarfon Airport. Nice airport too.
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28 Jun 05
lovely shot just after take off
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28 Jun 05
Awesome setting on a summers day!
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28 Jun 05
Cessna on short finals taken from the beach
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Caernarfon Castle
28 Jun 05
Overhead the Castle where Charlie had his investiture
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What a Beach!!! Airfield Bliss!!!!
24 Jun 05
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30 May 05
Blasting over Black Rock Sands in North Wales with the wife in the back and Paul (my FI) as P1....great laugh
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30 May 05
Enroute from Sleap to Caernarfon over Llyn Brenig and Llyn Alwen...rallying country.!!!
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30 May 05
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30 May 05
Ex-Raf bulldog-Beagle thingie..
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New Bulldog at Caernarfon from Sleap
30 May 05
..."like my wife, said its a nice colour"...
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Air Ambulance RTU
30 May 05
Ambulance lads back to Caernarfon having been told to 'stand down' ....listen to their callsign on 122.25, it changes depending on what state their at...
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A109 from Oban
30 May 05
A109 from Oban for jet a1 top up en-route to Cornwall...
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Visitor from Oban
30 May 05
A109 enroute to Cornwall stopping for a bit of jet a1
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30 May 05

Out of Caernarfon on a solo time building exercise

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30 May 05
Solo time down the Peninsular, trying to dodge loonies in Jets.....
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30 May 05
Bardsey this last month...
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30 May 05
Solo jolly down to Bardsey Island...
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Looking towards the Mountains
28 May 05
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28 May 05
Heading back to Barton looking towards the Menai Straits
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3 May 05
Downwind deparature back to Liverpool
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Arrival at Caernarfon
14 Apr 05
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Descending Deadside for 26
14 Apr 05
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Final for 27L
12 Apr 05
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Final for 26 over the Caravans
12 Apr 05
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En Route to Caernarfon
12 Apr 05
En route in a PA-28 G-EHGF
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10 Feb 05
Beagle pup starting up...
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Caernarfon Chaos
10 Feb 05
Chaos outside the CAMCO hanger at Caernarfon
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10 Feb 05
Caernarfon resident twin.
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30 Jan 05
Its a Fischer Price child's dream in here, oohh i think i'll press this one next..
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30 Jan 05
Another one for the rotorheads amongst you all...
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30 Jan 05
So before i knew it, i wrote the man a cheque out for it !!! Dream on,the captain (who took this photo) and the first officer were quite possibly the nicest people i have ever met by the way, who were more interested in little old me training for my ppl than telling me about their toy !!! Great people pilots
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30 Jan 05
Must be nice to have money, acft just about to go pick up some very wealthy gentlemen and his wife and dogs for return trip to London...this one is only worth a mere 3.5 million pounds sterling....a new one is 9.5 million U.S !!!
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Caernarfon Air Ambulance
25 Jan 05
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Caernarfon Visitor
25 Jan 05
Another one to bring a smile to Steve Balls face !!!
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Anglesey
25 Jan 05
Anglesey in the distance, as we turn for Final

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25 Jan 05
Yours truly about to fluff another landing on 020..
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25 Jan 05
Do you need any more reasons than this sort of view to justify the expense !!!
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Caernarfon Sunday Morning
25 Jan 05
View out of the side of the PA-28 on a beautiful morning..damn cold though
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Yours Truly Trying to look cool!!
23 Jan 05
Muggins doing his best to look cool with my new DC headset, and a passenger, obviously never seen me fly then!!!
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Fuel Bay in Caernarfon
23 Jan 05
So will that be cash or credit card, AL filling up yet another plane today
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Air Ambulance
23 Jan 05
Air Ambulance having just landed and fuelling up, ready for the next shout
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Enstrom at Caernarfon
23 Jan 05
Steve Ball should recognise one of the acft in this one !!!
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Snow capped Snowdonia
23 Jan 05
Snow capped Snowdonia from the viewing/picnic area at Caernarfon......wonderful view, but damn cold
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Caernarfon Visitor
23 Jan 05
Yet another visiting acft to EGCK today, and what a busy day it was....roll on summer!!
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Brave Boys
23 Jan 05
Far too damn cold for this sort of thing....now where did i put my thermal underwear
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Caernarfon Visitor
23 Jan 05
Visitor to EGCK today, what a cracking little toy....can i have one please ??
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6 Jan 05
Preparing to depart Caernarfon, late in the afternoon.
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Hangar
19 Dec 04
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Caernarfon Air Ambulance
19 Dec 04
G-WMAA on pad
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19 Dec 04
Taxi-ing back to the parking area...
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19 Dec 04
On approach to egck, the end of another hour, which went by far, far too fast !!!
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19 Dec 04
Paul (my instructor) and me over the straits, i have'nt had a shave as off to a fancy dress do tonight, and cowboys generally are'nt clean shaven...so there
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Looking towards Snowdonia this morning
19 Dec 04
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Sunrise at Caernarfon
19 Dec 04
Sunrise this morning in Caernarfon, well worth getting out of bed for...
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G-BYCA waiting to go for its first flight of the day
19 Dec 04
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Caernarfon visitor
19 Dec 04
Lovely looking Pup just pushed out of the hanger into the cold..
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Air Ambulance responding to a call-out
19 Dec 04

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19 Dec 04
One of the school's 172SPs needing attention
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Caernarfon Approach
14 Dec 04
Straight into Caernarfon in the jetranger on a very windy day..
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13 Dec 04
172SP Sunday morning doing pre-flight checks
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12 Dec 04
View out to Llandudno
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One for the rotor-heads
12 Dec 04
Jetranger 206B3 panel enroute to Caernarfon a couple of months ago, don't really need the moving map GPS round here !!!
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12 Dec 04
Gwyns fabric coated beauty...and i am very grateful to Gwyn for his permission to post these photos...Thanks
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12 Dec 04
Dear Santa....
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12 Dec 04
Busy, eh!!!
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12 Dec 04
More photos of Gwyn's pride and joy
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12 Dec 04
Closeups of Gwyn's aircraft, my pictures do not do it justice, it's beautiful...
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12 Dec 04
What a beauty, resident of the museum in Caernarfon, getting a wash off Gwyn, its an ex-Belgian spotter plane
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12 Dec 04
Visitor to Caernarfon this afternoon.....very nice
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PA-28 at Caernarfon
5 Dec 04
Forget dreaming of a white xmas, tonight Matthew i'll be dreaming of being here asap..
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5 Dec 04
Adrian with a silly grin after an hour in the air...BRILLIANT where do i sign !!!
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Caernarfon approach
2 Dec 04
Windy day inbound to egck
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2 Dec 04
Enroute egck
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2 Dec 04
More lovely lovely flying things
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2 Dec 04
Inside the hanger at Caernarfon about 5 weeks ago when last there
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Approach to Caernarfon
1 Dec 04
Straight into Caernarfon in the 206
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Colourful collection!!
2 Nov 04
Colourful collection!!
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Left turn out from runway 20
2 Nov 04
Left turn out from runway 20
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Caernafon
From Nick .
25 Jul 04
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R26 at caernarfon
From Nick .
25 Jul 04
EFAT a definite swiming lesson R26 at caernarfon
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After taking off on 26
23 May 04
Caernarfon, just after taking off on 26, looking back from the sea.
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Downwind for 26
10 Jul 03
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Descending dead side for 26
10 Jul 03
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