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  • Arm Waver
    Certified...
    • Mar 2004
    • 3074

    VAC Valentine

    In case you've not heard the VAC are at Conington (Peterborough) this weekend (Sunday 11th) for our Valentine Rally.
    See you there?
    ATB
    Gary
    It is only kinky the first time...
  • wessex boy
    Talking Baggage
    • Aug 2005
    • 1086

    #2
    I may have to bring the Kids, but I will certainly pop along for an hour or 2 over lunch time.
    I assume you'll be the one inconspicuously dressed in Orange frantically waving?
    J Atkins - A PPL once More!



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    • Arm Waver
      Certified...
      • Mar 2004
      • 3074

      #3
      Originally posted by wessex boy View Post
      I may have to bring the Kids, but I will certainly pop along for an hour or 2 over lunch time.
      I assume you'll be the one inconspicuously dressed in Orange frantically waving?
      Something like that yes... (I tend not to be totally orange these days...)
      I sometimes drag my kids along to the odd event too - mind you I have to watch them so that they don't join in!!!
      It is only kinky the first time...

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      • wessex boy
        Talking Baggage
        • Aug 2005
        • 1086

        #4
        Originally posted by Arm Waver View Post
        Something like that yes... (I tend not to be totally orange these days...)
        I sometimes drag my kids along to the odd event too - mind you I have to watch them so that they don't join in!!!
        I am sure that my 3 and 6 year olds would love to help with some marshalling, the Apron would probably resemble my Son's box of planes....with just as many intact props and tailplanes
        J Atkins - A PPL once More!



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        • low'n'slow
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Sep 2006
          • 1436

          #5
          Originally posted by Arm Waver View Post
          Something like that yes... (I tend not to be totally orange these days...)

          He's still pretty distinctive though!
          Last edited by low'n'slow; 28th November 2007, 17:30.
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          • Arm Waver
            Certified...
            • Mar 2004
            • 3074

            #6
            Thanks!!!!!
            It is only kinky the first time...

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            • ozplane
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Mar 2004
              • 1646

              #7
              Which forecast are you looking at Damien? Look East has just given South-westerly at 12kts with sunny periods. Everything else including the "Long TAF" is giving rain showers and a moderate hoolie. Anyway I'll try to make it if she starts.

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              • ozplane
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Mar 2004
                • 1646

                #8
                Well I made it to Conington in the faithful Airtourer, G-AWVG, at 1142. Tried to find Arm Waver and Damien but failed and got some strange looks from a couple of people I accosted. Good turnout though so roll on Fenland in April I believe?

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                • wessex boy
                  Talking Baggage
                  • Aug 2005
                  • 1086

                  #9
                  Ozplane, shame I missed you!
                  I arrived at just after 12 (by road), took my son out to see the Warrior I normally fly, and then partook of some lunch.
                  I then bumped into Arm Waver, who took us down to the other end to see the aircraft parked down there (seemed a shame to park some aircraft down there when there was space on the apron)
                  Good to meet you AW! Thanks for taking us down the other end, Rhys really enjoyed that, although I realsied when we got back that I had not taken any photos!
                  Lovely Auster:

                  Nanchang/Yak Thing (someone correct me please!)

                  Nice Cub:

                  Couple of pictures by my 3 year old son!

                  J Atkins - A PPL once More!



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                  • BlueRobin
                    Fast Moderator
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 3311

                    #10
                    Last shot looks like Mark A's RV.
                    See how they wheel, bank and glide? Perfect. All in one.

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                    • Arm Waver
                      Certified...
                      • Mar 2004
                      • 3074

                      #11
                      Sorry I missed you ozplane but I was stuck down the other end of the airfield... Confuusion reigned with the parking as the plan was that our visitors would be down on the "spare" runway and shuttled back and forth due to limited ramp space and waterlogged grass. Somehow it didn';t quite work out that way...
                      BR - It was G-MARX but not flown in by who you mention from what I can tell.
                      WB - It was good to meet you and your son too. I have some shots from the far end but left them at home - I'll post them tomorrow. And AJM is right it is a Nanchang CJ-6
                      It is only kinky the first time...

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                      • ozplane
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Mar 2004
                        • 1646

                        #12
                        Damien, tricky choice, beer or aircraft. A 50/50 ball I'd say.
                        Wessex Boy, sorry I missed you but you did get the tail of the Airtourer in your picture of the Auster. Come and say hello at the next one and Rhys can come and have a twiddle on the controls. I liked the last shot of the apron against the light. It was in my eyes all the way home so I flew one-handed shielding my eyes with the other one.
                        Arm Waver, yes it did get a bit complicated with the parking didn't it? The Cherokee that landed in front of me was parked with you but I ended up on the apron. Oh well see you at Fenland
                        and finally
                        Blue Robin. I think you'll find that the aircraft in the last picture is a Brugger Colibro G-BKRH I think. It's a Swiss design and is basically a Jodel with Turbulent wings. Very pretty but quite small inside.

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                        • wessex boy
                          Talking Baggage
                          • Aug 2005
                          • 1086

                          #13
                          Aah Ozplane, were you the one sat with the Auster Chap in the clubhouse?
                          I may have spoken to you if that was the case, Rhys and I had our lunch at the next table after he had been out to play in the Warrior:
                          I am sure if Tom Cruise had worn a Bob-the-Builder hat, he would have pulled Kelly McGillis much faster.....
                          J Atkins - A PPL once More!



                          Are you an Aero-ist? Then fly with style at www.aero-ist.co.uk

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                          • ozplane
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Mar 2004
                            • 1646

                            #14
                            Wessex Boy, guilty as charged. Looks like you've got a budding enthusiast there?

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                            • wessex boy
                              Talking Baggage
                              • Aug 2005
                              • 1086

                              #15
                              Both him and my Daughter like going for lunch at the Flying Club, they can't wait for me to get my PPL back and have a flight in 'BOZI
                              My Daughter has already flown in a Dragon Rapide (AA's blue one) and a Squirrel egg-beater!
                              With both my Father (Gooney Bird) and I exerting our influence, and the provenance of their Great Grandfathers in Aviation, at least one of them must end up interested!
                              J Atkins - A PPL once More!



                              Are you an Aero-ist? Then fly with style at www.aero-ist.co.uk

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                              • ollieholmes
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Oct 2005
                                • 2434

                                #16
                                Originally posted by wessex boy View Post
                                Couple of pictures by my 3 year old son!

                                Damien watch out youve got comppetition.

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                                • Arm Waver
                                  Certified...
                                  • Mar 2004
                                  • 3074

                                  #17
                                  As promised - pictures from the far side...






                                  Hinton's Squadron!!!
                                  Last edited by Arm Waver; 13th February 2007, 07:12.
                                  It is only kinky the first time...

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                                  • wessex boy
                                    Talking Baggage
                                    • Aug 2005
                                    • 1086

                                    #18
                                    Thanks AW, I will show Rhys when I get home tonight.
                                    The picture of the Robin, However, does not do justice to that Shade of Green....It is so awful I kinda like it.....
                                    J Atkins - A PPL once More!



                                    Are you an Aero-ist? Then fly with style at www.aero-ist.co.uk

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                                    • wessex boy
                                      Talking Baggage
                                      • Aug 2005
                                      • 1086

                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by ollieholmes View Post
                                      Damien watch out youve got comppetition.
                                      I love the photos that Kids take at this age, they don't know the rules (not into sun, keep it straight) they just take photos of what they see. Most of the output is awful, but you do get these gems mixed in among them.
                                      J Atkins - A PPL once More!



                                      Are you an Aero-ist? Then fly with style at www.aero-ist.co.uk

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                                      • Arm Waver
                                        Certified...
                                        • Mar 2004
                                        • 3074

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by wessex boy View Post
                                        ...The picture of the Robin, However, does not do justice to that Shade of Green....It is so awful I kinda like it.....
                                        It is of its time isn't it? Original colour scheme I believe so probably one of only a few in that colour...

                                        Mind you the picture of the Jodel makes it look cleaner and smarter than it was too. Nice to see a "used" aircraft...
                                        It is only kinky the first time...

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