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  1. #151
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    This is the only photo I have found so far, will keep looking

    https://goo.gl/photos/Xq2H4YSRw2ZvNKxaA

    (Thats not me in the photo by the way)

  2. #152
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    Cheers Stuart, I think that is where we picked up the spares a couple of years back. What we found were some parts left over from the other airframe which was stolen from the people who originally imported them. All a bit of mystery as to what happened to the other fuselage and engine.

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    Aircraft has been six months on the ground and while it is running nicely (thanks to Rex Ford at Fordaire and Ron for sterling work on the engine) and airborne again we are going to place it up for sale on Do27.com in the next week as the costs of ownership have become onerous and the the CAA will not allow it to be flown on a permit. Still, if we get a fair price I can always buy a Hawker Hunter and fly that on a permit.

    Forgot to add, we flew the Dornier to Pembrey Range for a shake down and then returned to St Athan.
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  4. #154
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    that is such a shame you have to sell it

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    That is tough but I know the feeling as my Airtourer, after 31 years of economical flying, is "fighting back". Coupled with the requirement for 8.33 radio and Mode S transponder it does make you wonder if it's worth it. WRT your aircraft would it be worth trying for an EASA permit? That god-forsaken outfit ought to be able to help out with an aircraft from the "Fatherland". BTW I don't think the Hunters are flying again just yet so that might save you some money

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    Not entirely unexpected news as you have shared your trials and tribulations with the Dornier as well as the good times...

    Thanks for this thread - it has been an amazing insight into the issues involved with operating such an aircraft. Some great posts by other GA operators as well, such as Ozplane (Hi Chris!)

    I'm sure you will keep us informed!
    Listening out for something interesting approaching...

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    St Athan to Lundy via Woolacombe, brief touch down on short bumpy strip and then back. Flew Lars and Hans later in the day, mixing it in the circuit with vintage fast jets also flown by Norwegians!

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    Still got her then, good news I hope on that front

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    Flew two prospective customers later on. If we get a sensible offer then we sell Tony.

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    In a way I can totally understand it, it will be a sad day though, shame you cannot get some work for it, shows / camera ship etc, though that brings even more cans of worms with it..

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    Pot Luck shots from 20 July, busy day with Vampires flying a display practice, Tutors from the AEF, Horizon Flying Club and us.

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  12. #162
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    Hi Tony, we thought about airshows but were unable to put it into a military paint scheme and after Shoreham Would not go near a show unless we wanted to fly in and watch then leave. Just flying around the UK a pain thanks to Airspace and regulations. We do our own thing and share pictures where we can.

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    Visit to Old Warden yesterday.

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    Always loved finals into Old Warden it just felt so inviting,
    Nice photos thank you for the update
    SMOKE SMOKE GO!
    TA out

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    A couple of fuzzy shots of Airship trials.

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    Cool

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    Two visitors today interested in buying the aeroplane, just a short flight with some circuits. Pictures courtesy of Keithm3 on flickr.

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    Grey skies, grey dornier and the scrapyard!
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    Pleased to announce that our Dornier has been sold to Vadim a very experienced Russian Pilot who is looking forward to a long ferry trip and has plans to film it which will be interesting. The sale was facilitated by Colin Hales who many of you will be familiar with for his exploits and knowledge of all things GA. Elaine and I would like to thank the many people involved with FG over the years including the two previous owners. Rex Ford was a go to expert as were the team at St Athan under John Sparks and lastly the owners group in Germany who have been very supportive over the years of ownership.

    Thanks to all who have posted and if the right project comes along Elaine and I might be tempted as long as it does not involve the CAA and C of A!

  19. #169
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    A sad day, I was actually thinking of you the other day, reading one of the latest mags they had an article on a pair of civilian aircraft and one on the German Reg had been given permission to wear its full Getman military scheme.. Which struck me as double standards and may have been a bargaining point.

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    Hope the thread will continue on her Russian adventures.

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