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  • John Green
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2011
    • 6643

    Doom, gloom and more doom

    Apart from the winter of 1962/63, I cannot remember a longer lasting spell of bad weather preventing me from flying. Heaven knows how all the businesses dependant upon GA are managing ?

    Unless they have a rather low natural water table, most grass strips are probably unusable. I imagine that Popham, Sandown and Compton Abbas, among many others, are waterlogged. Perhaps they would let us know?

    It would be helpful if members around the country reported on the condition of their local airfield.
  • TonyT
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Oct 2006
    • 9023

    #2
    Not a lot happening at EGNX for a couple of months now, gusting 40 today, air ambulance went up in it, we thought he was nuts.

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    • Moggy C
      Moderator
      • Jan 2000
      • 20534

      #3
      Beautiful flying day on Tuesday. More or less completed the annual including four new plugs, taxi to the hold for power check, then taxi back again with huge mag-drop.

      It wasn't the weather stoppping me.

      Pretty flyable in the East today, but I can't participate,

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      Moggy
      "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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      • garryrussell
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jun 2008
        • 656

        #4
        Alderney had to close due to runway condtion

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        • ozplane
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Mar 2004
          • 1646

          #5
          Our strip just North of Royston is pretty damp. Last time I was there the farmer's ducks were just about swimming in the puddles at the threshold of 24. I did get airborne a fortnight ago for 30 minutes and then spent another half an hour washing the mud off. I understand Little Gransden is in a similar state. Sywell is OK on the runway but the grass parking areas are bad and Old Buckenham cancelled their January Fly-In for the same reason.

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          • John Green
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Mar 2011
            • 6643

            #6
            Yes, there was the odd morning or afternoon when I could have managed a bit of time in the circuit but, the sheer fag of scraping off one hundredweight of attached mud removed all enthusiasm.

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            • Moggy C
              Moderator
              • Jan 2000
              • 20534

              #7
              Tibenham, of course, has three huge, hard runways.....





              ..... usually littered with lots of unsightly white plastic without engines

              Moggy
              "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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              • charliehunt
                Nearly there!
                • Oct 2012
                • 11459

                #8
                Ah yes, but for them you would not have the luxury of being there, would you?
                Charlie

                Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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                • Moggy C
                  Moderator
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 20534

                  #9
                  Just pointing out that nowhere is perfect.

                  Moggy
                  "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                  • John Green
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Mar 2011
                    • 6643

                    #10
                    Is it true that Tibenham's ICAO indicator has recently been changed to SMUG ?

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                    • Moggy C
                      Moderator
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 20534

                      #11


                      Two more plugs arrived today - Transair's remaining stock. Destined for the LH top cylinder bank

                      Moggy
                      "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                      • Flytst
                        UL Power Aero Engines UK
                        • Dec 2005
                        • 357

                        #12
                        Wing Farm Strip

                        Originally posted by Moggy C View Post


                        Two more plugs arrived today - Transair's remaining stock. Destined for the LH top cylinder bank

                        Moggy
                        The Strip that I am based at and my Aircraft business is based at is Pretty flyable. We hav had the Jodel 1051 flying brecently when the sun came out.

                        Evrything lighter that that is able to fly from here too.

                        Regards
                        Mark
                        G-POZA
                        " If a Test pilot tells you something that's so bloody complicated you can't understand it, then its all Balls "

                        R.J Mitchell

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