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  • DGH
    DGH
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Feb 2004
    • 1144

    Chipmunk Fly-In : Coventry April 27th

    Sunday April 27th will see the first public appearance of Air Atlantique Classic Flights dhc Chipmunk G-APLO in her new black colour scheme. To mark this occasion we are inviting Chipmunk owners to bring along their trusty steeds to Baginton (Coventry) airport for a bit of a mini Chipmunk gathering. There will be a Classic Flight Open Day going on and a DC3 will be pleasure flying. We are offering free landing fees, a free bacon roll (or equivalent) and free hot drinks to any Chipmunk and crew arriving on the day, although we ask if you could register your intentions first please so that we know how many aircraft to cater for. If this sounds good then please e-mail me at davidharmsworth(at)hotmail.com - replacing (at) with @. I will be away at Sheffield with our dehavilland Devon all weekend so please excuse me if I dont reply to e-mails sent over the weekend until next week.
    Last edited by DGH; 25th April 2008, 10:36.
  • BlueRobin
    Fast Moderator
    • Jan 2000
    • 3311

    #2
    Hi David,

    Janie is going in her Chippy and I'd like to come along but by road.

    There's scant information on the new website (heh a Martin Shaw connection!) about the next Open Day, e.g. how much, where to go etc for road visitors. Can you help?



    BR
    See how they wheel, bank and glide? Perfect. All in one.

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    • DGH
      DGH
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Feb 2004
      • 1144

      #3
      Hopefully I will be back soon BR with one of Mr Jarmans glorious maps and details.

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      • DGH
        DGH
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Feb 2004
        • 1144

        #4
        Blue Robin - I promise to post a map soon! Basically its 10 to get in for ground bound visitors and entrance is via the West gate by Baginton Village. Flights in the Dakota are 99 each and can be booked via www.classicflight.com

        For those of you who may be interested in coming in your Chipmunk please note that the following NOTAM has been issued.

        EGBE APT 2008040A4D6V01 C1480/08

        Q)EGTT/QFALT/IV/NBO / A/000/999/N5222.2W00128.8R005

        A)EGBE B)200804270600 C)200804272100

        E)AD PPR AND COMPULSARY HANDLING FOR ALL VISITORS DUE INCREASED

        AIRPORT

        ACTIVITY OWING TO LOCAL SPORTING EVENT.

        LIGHT FIXED WING ACFT UP TO 3000KG CONTACT ALMAT FLYING CLUB FOR

        PPR TEL+44 (0)2476 305519 (PLEASE STATE WHETHER CAN ACCEPT GRASS

        PARKING)

        HEL CONTACT HELICENTRE FOR PPR TEL+44(0)2476 511615

        EXECUTIVE ACFT CONTACT BLUE CITY AVIATION +44(0)2476 302666

        PASSENGER ACFT CONTACT COVENTRY AIRPORT HANDLING +44(0)2476 518862

        The airport has said that its ok for our fly-in to carry on and all they need is a list from me of which aircraft will be arriving, for this I need the following information please :

        Aircraft registration, Expected Time of Arrival, Expected Time of Departure, Number of persons on board and where you are coming from.

        The Open Day will open at 10 o'clock and the last flight planned is currently at 1830.

        Hope to see you there,

        Dave

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        • DGH
          DGH
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Feb 2004
          • 1144

          #5
          I have come to the decision today that the Chipmunk Fly-In planned for Coventry this Sunday on April 27th should be postponed until May 18th due to a number of reasons. Firstly, the airfield has asked that aircraft should arrive after 1330 and depart before 1630 due to the increased level of traffic caused by a sporting event locally. I consider this to be rather restrictive and certainly not the desired times that have been suggested by those people booking PPR. Secondly, due to the recent arrival of 3 engines for our Dragon Rapides (which are revenue earning aircraft and thus taking priority over the Chipmunk) the aircraft will not be able to fly on Sunday. Thirdly, the grass parking area that we would be using is currently very wet and there is more rain forecast for Sunday and finally several of the aircraft that were hoping to attend have reported in tech, the change of date may make it possible for them to attend.

          I hope this has not caused to much inconvience. I figured it was better to take the decision now rather than leave it any later.

          I hope to see as many of you as possible on the 18th.

          All the best,

          Dave

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          • DGH
            DGH
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Feb 2004
            • 1144

            #6
            Evening All, just a quick little reminder of this event. I will be putting together the pilots details tonight for those of you who have already contacted me. Sorry its been a bit quite I've been down with bronchitis. Thought you might all like to see the logo for the event.

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            • anthony
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Apr 2008
              • 19

              #7
              pictures of the chipmunk fly in and dakota farewell tour may 18 2008

              Hi everyone.

              I would like to thank everyone involved in the chipmunk fly-in and the staff and volunteers of the classic flight. I really enjoyed the day thank you.
              I really liked the new layout of the fencing to let you get closer to the aircraft like the shack and the DC6.

              here is the link to my pictures. I am sorry if they are not very good.

              http://picasaweb.google.com/AnthonyS...ey=MMW3WF40nks


              Thank you

              Anthony

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              • DGH
                DGH
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Feb 2004
                • 1144

                #8
                Thankyou Anthony I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. I decided to change the layout of the fencing as it would give everybody a good look at the Chipmunks and create a defined space for them, this was only really possible though as the Shackleton was not engine running. I certainly plan to you use this layout for future events when were in the same situation with the Shack.

                Lastly a big thankyou to all the Chipmunk'iers who took the time and effort to come I really appreciate it. I'll be posting some piccies later.

                P.S - Great pictures Anthony.

                P.P.S. - For some other great piccies follow this link : http://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic....42719&start=45
                Last edited by DGH; 19th May 2008, 16:57.

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                • DGH
                  DGH
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Feb 2004
                  • 1144

                  #9
                  As promised here are some photo's from the day supplied by our marshaller for the day Tim "Consul" Badham for whom I am greatly appreciative. These appear here with his kind permission.



















                  I must dash but hope to be back later to add some descriptions. Thanks again to everybody who took the time and effort to come - top stuff.

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