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G-EGWN American Champion 7ECA, EGBP / KEMBLE - COTSWOLD
 7 Jun 18
Freedom Aviation air frame
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G-CEFZ Evector SA 226TC Metro II, EGBP / KEMBLE - COTSWOLD
 7 Jun 18
Links Air Limited aircraft
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G-EGWN American Champion 7ECA, EGBP / KEMBLE - COTSWOLD
 7 Jun 18
Freedom Aviation air frame
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Sturgate Mid Summer Fly-in 2018, Lincs aero club, Sturgate
 3 Jun 18
The RV-6 taking a break at Sturgate 3/6/18
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snapped today, RAFM COSFORD
 13 May 18
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The RV6 at Popham RV Flyin 2018, Popham Airfield
 13 May 18
Great day at Popham, Interesting approach to runway 26 as we all know!!
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 8 Mar 18
G-BOJI EGLK TO LFQQ
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 11 Dec 17

A December visit before the end of the 2017 flying season was in order. PPR obtained on a Saturday for a right hand circuit for 25. Was asked to descend to 1,500 ft AGL on the crosswind leg (keeping above the helicopter activity operating on the south west side of the airfield) before going into the circuit. Plenty of hard parking on the main apron (Having landed & run to the end of 25 : turn left). Fuel located at the far left side of the main apron toward the perimeter (racing) track i.e. SW corner of the airfield beyond the parked aircraft. On track days the airfield is closed to aviation. For 2018 provisional racing dates are : 19-20 May; 2-3 June; 7-8 July; 3-5 Aug; 18-19 Aug & 1-2 Sept. There is no deadside at Thruxton as ATC reminded us and as the Western Air website mentions. No too busy although other aircraft were making downwind joins. Local pilots and ATC did a nice job of helping with separation and we were even able to backtrack on the main runway rather than using the grass taxiway. The Jackaroo cafe is good for a full English (located at the base of the control tower) accessed from the parking via a brown rusty gate and a tunnel going under the motor racing circuit. £ 12 for an SEP and a very warm welcome. Nice place.

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 6 Dec 17

Visited Peterborough Sibson (EGSP) from Netherthorpe (EGNF) on 06/12/2017, as usual in G-ROLY a C172 based at Netherthorpe.

 

We were originally going to try Old Warden (EGTH) but with lack of daylight hours and PPR required we opted for a shorter flight to Sibson, an airfield never before visited, probably due to the parachute drop zone etc. No issues at all today, PPR was arranged easily on the phone with lots of helpful info given especially regarding the power lines on approach to runway 24. We had a transit of the Wittering MATZ stub before initially finding Sibson quite difficult to spot. The approach over the power lines was fine, although on a low sun day I can imagine these being more difficult to spot.

 

It was rather quiet at the airfield but the A/G operator was very helpful in supplying fuel for G-ROLY and tea and coffee for us!

 

Only a short visit today but will be back in the busier summer months!

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 16 Nov 17

Flew into Conington on 27 October to take the greyhounds for a walk. It's been five years since we were last here, but the airfield and café were as friendly as ever.

 

After refuelling, we had to park on the grass behind the club house because, although this was a Friday in October, the aircraft parking and café were absolutely heaving. (Mind you, it was one of those superb autumn days when it would have been rude not to fly if you had the chance!)

 

As before, we went for a walk and the roads and paths were nice and quiet. The dusk/night flight back to Blackpool finished off a truly lovely visit. Conington is a great destination with reasonable prices, a GREAT café and very friendly. Highly recommended.

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