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AV8 and Tower
13 Aug 15
AV8 Restaurant and Tower
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31 Mar 14

Flew into Kemble on Sunday to meet some friends from Halfpenny Green. As everyone says, the welcome and professionalism are always excellent, with friendly help from the tower team and the staff at AV8 restaurant. It's a great place, full of family bustle but easy and safe. We'll continue to make it a favourite.

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10 Mar 14

I am training for my PPL and am fortunate enough to have a friend who I flew in to EGBP with on Sunday around 13:00. If you were thinking of an aerodrome in this neck of the woods, I doubt you could find one much better. The lakes between the aerodrome and Swindon make for an easy visual reference if arriving from the east, even on a day with comparatively poor viz. ATC allowed us to route in direct, inspite of their excellent website suggesting an overhead join being the norm. Landings were either on unlicensed grass or the runway and despite being busy, ATC were helpful and friendly. Loads of parking, easy visual and verbal directions again from ATC in the air and on the ground. GA fees were wonderfully reasonable @ £ 7 for a/c weight up to 750 kgs £ 10 from 751 - 1,650 kgs and just £ 13 up to 2,750 kgs. Fuel truck very easy to see/find (although we didn't need it). ATC we even sympathetic (and not at all gruff) when another pilot made a wrong turn having landed. High viz jackets appear to be the thing to wear on arrival, but we didn't have ours, and nobody appeared to mind (we were not the only ones without). The AV8 Restaurant serves a reasonable selection of food and expect change per head for a tenner, for a bite, with chips salad drink and coffee. In spite of being busy, there we really efficient. Landing fees are payable upstairs at the ATC tower and again they could not have been more welcome or helpful. Go visit. If other aerodromes are this friendly, helpful and welcoming, I can't wait to get my licence and see the UK from the air !

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Kemble Control Tower
From David C
5 Sep 13
The recently repainted Control Tower and building at Cotswold (Kemble) airport - September 2013
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3 Sep 13

This photo was taken of my PA28 hired from Azure flying club G-BTNT parked outside the AV8 restaurant on my birthday 31st August 2013. We had a brilliant day the weather was glorious and we will certainly be returning to Kemble again! This was our second visit but we hope to make many more as the welcome from everyone is very special. The food is fresh and the staff are very friendly we really appreciate this wonderful airfield!

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9 Sep 12
What a magnificent airfield! They had a fly-in and an event to support disabled pilots on the day of the visit. Landing fee was therefore waived with an expectation to donate something for the charity that was running the event, this I felt was a very good arrangement. Excellent A/G service. A very wide range of flying activities going on with aircraft from tiny flexwing flying, to 747 parked – didn’t quite know what that was doing there. Also many other large planes including two belonging to DHL courier service. Obviously, excellent asphalt and grass runways. Marshals looking after you on the ground. Fuel at £2 a litre – don’t know whether this is costly or not as this is the first time I took fuel on an airfield. AV8 is a pretty elaborate restaurant providing good food with excellent service. Definitely on my list of airfields to revisit.
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29 May 12
Flew to Kemble on Monday 28th May 2012 in a C172, G-ROLY from Netherthorpe. Lovely high pressure day and after just over an hour we were dead side descending for runway 26. Quite a lot of noise sensitive areas to avoid. Very nice large runway, big enough for 747s and 757s of which some were parked, would have been nice to watch them arrive! Very hot sat out in the sun overlooking the action at AV8 restaurant. AV8 was busy with lots of non pilots visiting as well but the food arrived piping hot. Probably the best steak sandwich I have ever had and the same went for the all day breakfast we ordered, stunning. Not cheap mind at around £17 for both meals with soft drinks. Paid the landing fee a hefty £17.50, bit steep if you ask me. Very friendly though and great Information service from Kemble. Would definitely re visit, even just to get back to AV8 restaurant.
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KEMBLE / COTSWOLD AIRPORT TODAY
13 May 12
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KEMBLE / COTSWOLD AIRPORT TODAY
13 May 12
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KEMBLE / COTSWOLD AIRPORT TODAY
13 May 12
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KEMBLE / COTSWOLD AIRPORT TODAY
13 May 12
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26 Sep 11

I landed there yesterday after diverting on the way from Oxford to the Compton Abbas fly due to deteriorating weather. However, still wanting to make a day of it we took Kemble as a divertion as the weather looked better over there. It didn't quite work out that way and arriving in low cloud and rain it was good to hear a really helpful response from Kemble Information and to see a nice big runway. The AV8 restaurant was surprisinglly busy for a rainy day and the food was good with a great view of the field as well. About an hour later the weather broke and we were treated to an aerobatic display which included a spitfire so it turned out to be a to notch day. It is clearly a very well run airfield and we were made to feel really welcome by the professional staff. Thanks very much indeed.

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PA474:BQ-B/HW-R, Avro Lancaster 1, BBMF
19 Sep 11
Photographed at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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HA-MKF, Antonov An-2TP
19 Sep 11
Photographed at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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G-XXBH, Agusta Bell Ab206B Jet Ranger III
19 Sep 11
Photographed at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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G-AWGN, Fournier RF4D
19 Sep 11
Bob Grimstead of the RedHawks after displaying at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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G-AWEK, Fournier RF4D
19 Sep 11
Matthew Hill of the RedHawks after displaying at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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Tiger Nine Team
19 Sep 11
The Tiger Nine Team at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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G-EMSY, DeHavilland DH82A Tiger Moth
19 Sep 11
One of the Tiger Nine Team at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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G-APLU, DeHavilland DH82A Tiger Moth
19 Sep 11
One of the Tiger Nine Team at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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G-AOBX, DeHavilland DH82A Tiger Moth
19 Sep 11
One of the Tiger Nine Team at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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G-ANFM, DeHavilland DH82A Tiger Moth
19 Sep 11
One of the Tiger Nine Team at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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G-ANEN, DeHavilland DH82A Tiger Moth
19 Sep 11
One of the Tiger Nine Team at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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G-ANEM, DeHavilland DH82A Tiger Moth
19 Sep 11
One of the Tiger Nine Team at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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G-AHOO, DeHavilland DH82A Tiger Moth
19 Sep 11
One of the Tiger Nine Team at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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DF128:RCO-U, DeHavilland DH82A Tiger Moth (G-AOJJ)
19 Sep 11
One of the Tiger Nine Team at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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DE470:16, DeHavilland DH82A Tiger Moth (G-ANMY)
19 Sep 11
One of the Tiger Nine Team at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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1377, DeHavilland (Canada) DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (G-BARS)
19 Sep 11
Photographed at the Battle of Britain Airshow 17.09.11.
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XX513:10, Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 (G-CCMI)
23 Jun 11
Ex-RAF Bulldog in the static at Kemble 18.06.11.
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XR538:01, Hawker Siddeley Gnat T1 (G-RORI)
23 Jun 11
Former RAF Gnat now operated by The Red Gnat Display Team.
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XL577, Hawker Hunter T7 (G-BXKF)
23 Jun 11
Hunter in the markings of the former RAF aerobatic team The Blue Diamonds.
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XH558, Avro Vulcan B2 (G-VLCN)
23 Jun 11
Vulcan climbing out at the Cotswold Airshow 18.06.11.
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XH558, Avro Vulcan B2 (G-VLCN)
23 Jun 11
XH558 getting airborne from Kemble 18.06.11.
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XE685:861/VL, Hawker Hunter GA11 (G-GAII)
23 Jun 11
Former Fleet Air Arm Hunter now part of Team Viper.
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WK577, DeHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T10 (G-BCYM)
23 Jun 11
Chipmunk in the static park at Kemble on 18.06.11.
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N-321, Hawker Hunter T8C (G-BWGL)
23 Jun 11
Hunter of the Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation taxying in shortly after arriving at the Cotswold Airshow.
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G-BPCF, Piper J3C-65 Cub
23 Jun 11
Brendan O'Brien landing his Cub on a trailer being towed along Kemble's runway.
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Ultimate High Bulldogs
23 Jun 11
A pair of Ultimate High Bulldogs taking off for their display at Kemble 18.06.11.
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315211:J8-B, Douglas C-47A Skytrain
23 Jun 11
C-47A during the flying display at Kemble 18.06.11.
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G-PSST, Hawker Hunter Mk.58A
22 Jun 11
Miss Demeanour getting airborne from Kemble for the Hunter formation on 18.06.11. Note the fuel venting from the port wing, there's an explanation here: http://bit.ly/k1saOl
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ZF378, Shorts Tucano T1
20 Jun 11
The 2011 RAF Tucano display aircraft taxying for take off at Cotswold Airshow 18.06.11.
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XX244, Hawker Siddeley Hawk T.1
20 Jun 11
Flt. Lt. Jules Fleming taxying in this year's specially painted Hawk from 4FTS prior to her display at Kemble 18.06.11.
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XH558, Avro Vulcan B2 (G-VLCN)
20 Jun 11
The Vulcan after being towed from the static prior to taking part in the flying display at Kemble 18.06.11.
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XH558, Avro Vulcan B2 (G-VLCN)
20 Jun 11
The mighty Vulcan in the static at Kemble 18.06.11.
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XG194:N, Hawker Hunter PR11 (G-PRII)
20 Jun 11
Hunter of Team Viper getting airborne for their display at Cotswold Airshow 18.06.11.
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G-VETA, Hawker Hunter T7
20 Jun 11
Team Viper Hunter taking off to display at Cotswold Airshow 18.06.11.
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G-RAIG, Scottish Aviation Bulldog
20 Jun 11
Locally based Ultimate High Bulldog in the static display at Cotswold Airshow 18.06.11.
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G-PSST, Hawker Hunter Mk.58A
20 Jun 11
Miss Demeanour taxying in after displaying at Cotswold Airshow 18.06.11.
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G-BWDS, Hunting Percival Jet Provost T3A
20 Jun 11
Just landed at Cotswold Airshow 18.06.11.
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D-ASDB, VFW-614
20 Jun 11
In the static display at Cotswold Airshow 18.06.11.
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315211:J8-B, Douglas C-47A Skytrain
20 Jun 11
Taxying at Cotswold Airshow with Team Viper displaying in the background.
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N-294, Hawker Hunter F6A (G-KAXF)
20 Jun 11
Taking off at Cotswold Airshow on 18.06.11.
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Hunter taking off from Kemble
2 Jun 11
Called in to Kemble late in the day - perfect timing for this evocative shot.
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Flying in to Kemble
12 May 11
A colleague of mine offered to fly me to Kemble as a Nav-Ex for himself, and the chance for me to see Kemble from the air for a change! As part of the Events Team that run the various Airshow Events there, it was an ideal chance to see the place from the air for a change! Lovely flyig weather and it was a great feeling to 'arrive' somewhere that I spend a lot more time driving to.
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Resident Britannia now moved to North side in September 2008
23 Sep 08
Prior to the Battle of Britain Open Weekend, the resident britannia XM496 was moved across the runway to it's new home on the North side of the airfield. The weekend itself was brilliant - not just for us that volunteered to work behind the scenes, but for visitors too. Everyone has a good time - no surprise for Kemble at all. 2008 has been an exceptional year for events, and things can only get better!
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Open Day 2008
18 Sep 08
Fog until lunchtime didn't dampen the spirits of those enjoying Kemble's Battle of Britain weekend on Sep 13-14. Unbelievably, there were times we couldn't see these sponsors' balloons from the tower!

Another fine event, involving the community and bringing in dozens of fascinating aircraft - and a few campers!

I hope those who, amazingly, are still trying to stop GA at this airfield turned up to see how much it means to so many. I bet they didn't...

Andy T.

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Ultimate High Bulldog
19 Sep 07
Bulldog panel. They each seem to have a different instrument layout though, a bit confusing when you change aircraft between sorties.
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Ultimate High Bulldog
19 Sep 07
..and another one.
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Ultimate High Bulldog
19 Sep 07
Another of UH's Bulldogs.
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Ultimate High Bulldog
19 Sep 07
One of the "bullies" at Ultimate High.
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Extra 300
4 Jul 07
Extra 300 belonging to Ultimate High based at Kemble. This aircraft is excellent, does just what you ask it to and looks great too. I went to the Flyer Rookies day, 4/7/2007 with Ultimate High and did aileron rolls, stall turns, loops and derry turns in this very plane. Awesome.
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30 Apr 07
Visited Kemble this afternoon and I would like to echo what other have said! The place made me felt 'Welcomed' and AV8 restaurant was amazing!!

The new Dyson hand dryer is a must try for all :)

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A three seater to put next to the Gnat
From Tony G
4 Mar 07
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Final 08
From Tony G
4 Mar 07
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Poor old 'SJ'
1 Mar 06
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1 Mar 06
This was taken at Kemble 20 minutes after we arrived in 'SJ'.

Believe it or not we actually flew home about 2 hours later.

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23 Nov 05
18th November 2005, and the rich red of the parked Gnat was beautifully enhanced by the warmth of the setting winter sun.
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23 Nov 05
18th November 2005, the sun was about to set and bathed the airfield in that rich golden glow that marks the end of a wonderful day's flying.
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27 Sep 05
Synchronised Startup
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27 Sep 05
Paul Sengupta in his Bulldog
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27 Sep 05
Lined up on the runway
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27 Sep 05
After lunch (except for Richard and Ash just starting their lunch!)...

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6 Sep 05
Delta wing 1
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Delta wing 2
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Couple of aircraft for Paul S.
19 May 05
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Juliet Foxtrot
19 May 05
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19 May 05
Finals Kemble with the last of the Airtours DC-10's visible, i worked on that one!!!
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19 May 05
Extra 300 Kemble
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Downwind
19 May 05
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Hunter
19 May 05
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Deadside join
19 May 05
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19 May 05
Ex Red Arrows Gnat
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19 May 05
Subject Of Charles and Camilla's visit, plaque unveiled 1 hour earlier
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Tower
10 May 05
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Approaching from East
10 May 05
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31 Oct 04
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R08
19 Oct 04
08 Kemble 15/3/2003

How could you miss this?

They land Jumbos here..

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1 Oct 04
On a NavEx/Landaway to Kemble this photo was taken of G-BPHI (the PA38 I'm learning in) alongside another visitor with an interesting background
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From Nick .
24 Apr 04
Spot the error with the 747 the hold A2 at kemble (pilot might have trouble with power check on starboard inner)

The large number of scrap jets makes it easier to ident compared to the near by glider field which looks remarcable simmilar, first time.

and the glider field has no run way marking either

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AV8 Restaurant
From Nick .
24 Apr 04
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29 Sep 03
UKGA Fly-In and Delta Jets Day at Kemble
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Vampire @ ukga.com fly-in
28 Sep 03
Nev/Phil,

Thanks for a great hosting a great website and great day out. Here is the group photo I took. Good to see you.

I also have included Andrews Vampire.

Ian
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PFA Rally 2003
From Andrew
12 Jul 03
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PFA Rally 2003
From Andrew
12 Jul 03
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Vintage Fly-In Weekend (3)
12 May 03

The Great Vintage Fly-In Week-End has now ended for another year....

Despite indifferent though mainly dry weather the event was again another massive success with over 400 visitors over the 2 days... a great credit to Peter Campbell & Terry Booker's team assisted by Glenn Stanley's PanHandlers marshalling team

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Vintage Fly-In Weekend (2)
12 May 03

The Great Vintage Fly-In Week-End has now ended for another year....

Despite indifferent though mainly dry weather the event was again another massive success with over 400 visitors over the 2 days... a great credit to Peter Campbell & Terry Booker's team assisted by Glenn Stanley's PanHandlers marshalling team

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Vintage Fly-In Weekend (1)
11 May 03

The Great Vintage Fly-In Week-End has now ended for another year....

Despite indifferent though mainly dry weather the event was again another massive success with over 400 visitors over the 2 days... a great credit to Peter Campbell & Terry Booker's team assisted by Glenn Stanley's PanHandlers marshalling team

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