Luscombe accident Baxterley Easter Friday pilot ok

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G-AKVP Luscombe resident at Charity farm airstrip Baxterley was badly damaged after a take off accident on Easter friday. The pilot was trapped for a while until Warwickshire Fire and Rescue team cut him out.
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That is one very lucky pilot - I can imagine the fire service saw that and thought they were dealing with something much worse. Adrian

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If anyone is looking to buy Luscombe spares drop me a line, the owner is a friend of mine and will not be rebuilding.
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"Looked like a Super Cub to me... " Anyone agree? If so, you are to remain after school for remedial aircraft identification class. My wife will provide biscuits and tea. :) :) Don't feel bad, most enthusiasts are lacking in knowledge of GA types and helicopters.
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I know the pilot too! Worked with Jerry quite a bit last year. I hope he’s ok.
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“ ... most enthusiasts are lacking in knowledge of GA types and helicopters.” Of course you are entitled to this opinion, but I don’t know how you justify such a sweeping generalisation - perhaps through using a rather narrow definition of enthusiast? There is a great depth of knowledge concerning light aviation and helicopters amongst enthusiasts involved with such organisations as Air-Britain, the LAA, VAC, EAA etc and SFAIK amongst plenty of members of this forum too. So far as this Luscombe accident goes, I too know Jerry and am glad to hear he is OK.

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Once the rescue team had freed his trapped ankle Jerry was able to walk slowly , he was shaken up and somewhat sore and given a full hospital check up.
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"Looked like a Super Cub to me... " Anyone agree? If so, you are to remain after school for remedial aircraft identification class. My wife will provide biscuits and tea. :) :) Don't feel bad, most enthusiasts are lacking in knowledge of GA types and helicopters.
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I think we had more Cubs than Luscombes in the UK at one time! Only tea and biscuits? :D