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  • wessex boy
    Talking Baggage
    • Aug 2005
    • 1086

    Chipmunk at Conington?

    When I turned up at Conington yesterday afternoon for my flight the place was heaving!
    as I walked into the Crew-room I saw a Chippie taking off, mainly Red, with some Blue I think, but I didn't catch the reg,
    I just wondered if it was any of the forumites practising their mountain flying over the fens? (we get some massive lenticulars building up from mole-hills )
    J Atkins - A PPL once More!



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  • Auster Fan
    Dreaming of my PPL
    • Dec 2003
    • 1533

    #2
    There was an all red Chippie at Old Buckenham yesterday lunchtime, (WP903/G-BCGC I think), which left at some time around 1.30pm - could it have been that one? Old Buck was heaving too. By 2.00pm, there had been over 50 visitors.
    I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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    • wessex boy
      Talking Baggage
      • Aug 2005
      • 1086

      #3
      Could have been, it was certainly more Red than the RAF colours, it took off at around 2:45 from Conington.
      It was a lovely day, but very hazy once you got over 2000', a bit of a temperature inversion
      Last edited by wessex boy; 15th January 2007, 17:06.
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      • Auster Fan
        Dreaming of my PPL
        • Dec 2003
        • 1533

        #4
        Originally posted by wessex boy View Post
        Could have been, it was certainly more Red than the RAF colours, it took off at around 2:45 from Conington.
        It was a lovely day, but very hazy once you got over 2000', a bit of a temperature inversion
        I believe it was the one used by Prince Charles in the late 60s to train on, hence the colour scheme (if indeed we are talking about the same machine that I saw!!).
        I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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        • wessex boy
          Talking Baggage
          • Aug 2005
          • 1086

          #5
          Originally posted by Auster Fan View Post
          I believe it was the one used by Prince Charles in the late 60s to train on, hence the colour scheme (if indeed we are talking about the same machine that I saw!!).
          That rings kinda true, I vaguely remember the colouration of that, and this one was mainly Red with some Blue patches.

          Completely off thread, I downloaded Christmas snaps tonight and amongst them was this photo my 6 year old daughter took of my (t)rusty steed just before Christmas which has a lovely atmosphere to it.....

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          • grayfly
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Apr 2003
            • 155

            #6
            Originally posted by Auster Fan View Post
            There was an all red Chippie at Old Buckenham yesterday lunchtime, (WP903/G-BCGC I think), which left at some time around 1.30pm - could it have been that one? Old Buck was heaving too. By 2.00pm, there had been over 50 visitors.
            I have had the pleasure of flying G-BCGC which is indeed all red and was once used by Prince Charles. Currently based at the excellent Henlow Flying Club.

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            • wessex boy
              Talking Baggage
              • Aug 2005
              • 1086

              #7
              Took my daughter for lunch at Conington yesterday and this beauty arrived, Unfortunatley I didn't get chance to talk to the crew, thery were deep in conversation with Gavin when I had to leave.
              J Atkins - A PPL once More!



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              • Auster Fan
                Dreaming of my PPL
                • Dec 2003
                • 1533

                #8
                Originally posted by wessex boy View Post
                Took my daughter for lunch at Conington yesterday and this beauty arrived, Unfortunatley I didn't get chance to talk to the crew, thery were deep in conversation with Gavin when I had to leave.
                I think that is the Chippie that Janie flies(?)
                Last edited by BlueRobin; 29th January 2007, 17:48.
                I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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                • wessex boy
                  Talking Baggage
                  • Aug 2005
                  • 1086

                  #9
                  It was a Man and a woman that arrived in it, one of the fastest bits of parking I have seeen in a while
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                  • Arm Waver
                    Certified...
                    • Mar 2004
                    • 3074

                    #10
                    Will you be at Conington on the 11th?
                    I only ask as the VAC will be there and I'll be arm waving (all being well) and it'd be nice to say hello.
                    Gary
                    Last edited by Arm Waver; 29th January 2007, 12:00. Reason: spooling
                    It is only kinky the first time...

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                    • wessex boy
                      Talking Baggage
                      • Aug 2005
                      • 1086

                      #11
                      I did mention it to my wife, she got excited that I had suggested a Valentine's day out, less so when I explained what it was.

                      I will certainly try and pop in, it'll be good to meet up with some forumites!

                      I had it in my head that it was the 12th, so will check the calendar tonight and make sure that Senior Management hasn't booked me elsewhere.
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                      • Arm Waver
                        Certified...
                        • Mar 2004
                        • 3074

                        #12
                        My other half was dragged along to one - not super impressed because of the weather and lack of things to look at.
                        The 11th is the Sunday...
                        Hope to see you there.
                        Gary
                        It is only kinky the first time...

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                        • BlueRobin
                          Fast Moderator
                          • Jan 2000
                          • 3311

                          #13
                          Google the Chip's reg for a great photo
                          See how they wheel, bank and glide? Perfect. All in one.

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                          • wessex boy
                            Talking Baggage
                            • Aug 2005
                            • 1086

                            #14
                            There are lots of good photos of it on Google, obviously a popular machine!
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                            • Auster Fan
                              Dreaming of my PPL
                              • Dec 2003
                              • 1533

                              #15
                              Originally posted by wessex boy View Post
                              There are lots of good photos of it on Google, obviously a popular machine!
                              Popular pilot................?
                              Last edited by Auster Fan; 1st February 2007, 11:59.
                              I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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                              • Chipmunk Carol
                                Surly bond slipper
                                • Aug 2003
                                • 2689

                                #16
                                Wow! I didn't notice this thread expanding. I'd never even done a Google search on my own reg. And I thought I had slipped into Dunkeswell completely unnoticed last year!

                                If anyone fancies a challenge, I'm out and about in the old girl tomorrow, but I cannot decide where to go. If anyone can come up with a good, practical suggestion before 8.45am tomorrow, I'll get down there.

                                It's a bit of a tall order, but what the hey!
                                de Havilland forever!

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                                • wessex boy
                                  Talking Baggage
                                  • Aug 2005
                                  • 1086

                                  #17
                                  Sorry I didn't see this last night, but I didn't see you at Conington today so you must have picked somewhere else if you managed to de-ice in time!
                                  J Atkins - A PPL once More!



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                                  • Auster Fan
                                    Dreaming of my PPL
                                    • Dec 2003
                                    • 1533

                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Janie View Post
                                    Wow! I didn't notice this thread expanding. I'd never even done a Google search on my own reg. And I thought I had slipped into Dunkeswell completely unnoticed last year!

                                    If anyone fancies a challenge, I'm out and about in the old girl tomorrow, but I cannot decide where to go. If anyone can come up with a good, practical suggestion before 8.45am tomorrow, I'll get down there.

                                    It's a bit of a tall order, but what the hey!
                                    Too late this time, but Old Buckenham is always nice. Last time there was a bright sunny day, as it is in Norfolk today, they had 50+ visitors. If you're there at the same time as me, whenever that may be, I'll even buy you a coffee! Yes - I know, my generosity exceeds my beauty! Maybe meet Moggy there as well, although his steed is grounded presently.
                                    I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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                                    • Chipmunk Carol
                                      Surly bond slipper
                                      • Aug 2003
                                      • 2689

                                      #19
                                      I was at Connington on Thurs (2 days ago). Sorry I missed you. There is an extremely good chance you will see me and/or the Chip quite often as I find the fuel pumps rather alluring.

                                      It was an utterly gorgeous day for flying today. Anyone who has an aeroplane and wasn't flying needs to be in a straight jacket.
                                      de Havilland forever!

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                                      • Jorgo
                                        Pie Eater
                                        • Sep 2003
                                        • 209

                                        #20
                                        I was flying Janie, and expected to meet you. What happened?
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