Great North Fly In 2011

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We are again running the 'GREAT NORTH FLY IN' this year which will take place at Eshott Airfield, Northumberland on the weekend of 25th/26th June 2011. The event will include Microlights, Light Aircraft, Autogyros, Paramotors and Powered Hang-gliders. Both LAA and BMAA are most welcome. The event is designed to appeal to everyone who has an interest in aviation. ... The concept is to meet the needs of all aviators hopfully getting bigger and better this year ,also to get as many flyers of whatever aircraft to attend the event, and to have a lot of fun. We hope to have a variety of interesting aircraft large and small Profits will go to the "HELP FOR HEROES, ROYAL BRITISH LEGION and other service charities. Storm Smith (Eshott Airfield Owner) has kindly offered a no landing fee for the weekend and we hope to raise some money for our charities supporting our servicemen and women wounded/maimed and disfigured on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan. Attractions will include the following; BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane Beer tent Bar and BBQ Military Vehicles Classic Cars Live Music (Evening) Hypnotist (Evening) Display Aircraft Cockpit Displays RAF Eshott Historical Display Auction Camping Fuel runs available (Mogas) Avgas - available on-site(TBC) Paramotors can take off from Stanton Airstrip (6 Miles southwest of Eshott), we should be able to take your tents over to Eshott by vehicle if required etc. This is a great opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful counties in England, steeped in history and with one of the most impressive coastlines boasting a multitude of castles, Holy Island and of course our very own Roman Wall. Bring your tents, stay the night and have a great time!!! Further details from Chester on tel no 07941368902 or Nick on 07981305501 register here: http://www.greatnorthflyin.co.uk/ (by Chesterflyer)
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Lovely web site, but I wish it had an airfield plate on it so I could check easily if I can get in. Moggy

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Best bet is to ring the aviators on the numbers within the post above. As a non-flyer, I can't help...

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Thank you BR. Also of note is a NOTAM for the BBMF between 1300 and 1330 on Saturday. Pilots are advised to keep clear of the airfield between these times. We are expecting approximately 200 aircraft per day, so it is a good idea to register with Chester or Nick beforehand, just so we can get the burgers on the BBQ. The night-time do is riotous....

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Hi Guys just about to set off with our aircraft and the Whirlwind project stand and goodies for fund raising for the project. Its going to be a great weekend not just because we are there so dont miss it !!! Mike E www.whirlwindfighterproject.org
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see you there Mike :)

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Went to the GNFI on Saturday, What can I say, fantastic atmosphere, very relaxed and informal, Burgers were classics, All stands and displays fully interactive. Will be going next year, hats off to Storm and his team for an enjoyable day. Well done Chris

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What a weekend. That is all I have to say...