Air Britain Fly In - 30 June 2018

Air Britain Fly In - 30 June 2018

Postby Blackbird on Sun 01 Jul 2018, 10:41 pm

I made the short trip to North Weald for the fly in. There were a few attendees of note, but the anticipated Harvards, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the type didn't materialise. Only "Wacky Rabbit" was there offering flights for some £300-400 for 20 or 30 mins - and it was on the ground the whole time I was there.

Good to see the Skymaster - they are trying to raise money to preserve it but I don't know how much success they're having.
Image_T9A8532 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
On of the based JPs
Image_T9A8544 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
...and another
Image564A0783 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
Off on a shout?
Image_T9A8628 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
A rather nice Jungmann - one of the more interesting visitors.
Image_T9A8562 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
I took the opportunity to get a shot or two of PT going into the office for the day!
Image_T9A8602 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
...and going off to work.
Image564A0834 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
Image564A0839 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
Probably the most interesting arrival - this PZL built Yak-12M
Image_T9A8581 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

Image564A0907 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
The rather nice Navion
Image564A0868 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
This is a bit of a rarity - a Porterfield Collegiate - no, I'd never heard of it either! :oops: The only example in the UK and one of some 40 survivors of the 400 built.
Image564A0915 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
The commentator said there was something of note about this Zenair - but know not what!
Image564A0807 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr
And finally this Aircoupe - pretty, but slightly strange looking!
Image564A0952 by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

All in all an enjoyable and relaxed day at an historic airfield in the (very) bright sunshine.

Andy :smile:
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Re: Air Britain Fly In - 30 June 2018

Postby Orion on Mon 02 Jul 2018, 10:19 am

Yes a most enjoyable day in bright sunshine mitigated by a strongish wind. Unfortunately the wind was blowing across the runway which I'm sure had an affect on the visitor numbers. It also made for some interesting landings!

The AB tent had the usual book sales and I bought three Putnams, in immaculate condition, for £10!

A good day out
David Mylchreest
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