Chipmunk at Conington?

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When I turned up at Conington yesterday afternoon for my flight the place was heaving! as I walked into the Crew-room I saw a Chippie taking off, mainly Red, with some Blue I think, but I didn't catch the reg, I just wondered if it was any of the forumites practising their mountain flying over the fens? (we get some massive lenticulars building up from mole-hills:D )
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There was an all red Chippie at Old Buckenham yesterday lunchtime, (WP903/G-BCGC I think), which left at some time around 1.30pm - could it have been that one? Old Buck was heaving too. By 2.00pm, there had been over 50 visitors.
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Could have been, it was certainly more Red than the RAF colours, it took off at around 2:45 from Conington. It was a lovely day, but very hazy once you got over 2000', a bit of a temperature inversion
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Could have been, it was certainly more Red than the RAF colours, it took off at around 2:45 from Conington. It was a lovely day, but very hazy once you got over 2000', a bit of a temperature inversion
I believe it was the one used by Prince Charles in the late 60s to train on, hence the colour scheme (if indeed we are talking about the same machine that I saw!!).
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I believe it was the one used by Prince Charles in the late 60s to train on, hence the colour scheme (if indeed we are talking about the same machine that I saw!!).
That rings kinda true, I vaguely remember the colouration of that, and this one was mainly Red with some Blue patches. Completely off thread, I downloaded Christmas snaps tonight and amongst them was this photo my 6 year old daughter took of my (t)rusty steed just before Christmas which has a lovely atmosphere to it..... http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p219/atkinsjs/KittensFish017.jpg

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There was an all red Chippie at Old Buckenham yesterday lunchtime, (WP903/G-BCGC I think), which left at some time around 1.30pm - could it have been that one? Old Buck was heaving too. By 2.00pm, there had been over 50 visitors.
I have had the pleasure of flying G-BCGC which is indeed all red and was once used by Prince Charles. Currently based at the excellent Henlow Flying Club.
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Took my daughter for lunch at Conington yesterday and this beauty arrived, Unfortunatley I didn't get chance to talk to the crew, thery were deep in conversation with Gavin when I had to leave. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p219/atkinsjs/FishAirfield072.jpg
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Took my daughter for lunch at Conington yesterday and this beauty arrived, Unfortunatley I didn't get chance to talk to the crew, thery were deep in conversation with Gavin when I had to leave.
I think that is the Chippie that Janie flies(?)
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It was a Man and a woman that arrived in it, one of the fastest bits of parking I have seeen in a while:D
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Will you be at Conington on the 11th? I only ask as the VAC will be there and I'll be arm waving (all being well) and it'd be nice to say hello. Gary
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I did mention it to my wife, she got excited that I had suggested a Valentine's day out, less so when I explained what it was.;) I will certainly try and pop in, it'll be good to meet up with some forumites! I had it in my head that it was the 12th, so will check the calendar tonight and make sure that Senior Management hasn't booked me elsewhere.
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My other half was dragged along to one :o - not super impressed because of the weather and lack of things to look at.:rolleyes: The 11th is the Sunday... Hope to see you there. Gary
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Google the Chip's reg for a great photo :)
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There are lots of good photos of it on Google, obviously a popular machine!
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There are lots of good photos of it on Google, obviously a popular machine!
Popular pilot................?
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Wow! I didn't notice this thread expanding. I'd never even done a Google search on my own reg. And I thought I had slipped into Dunkeswell completely unnoticed last year! :rolleyes: If anyone fancies a challenge, I'm out and about in the old girl tomorrow, but I cannot decide where to go. If anyone can come up with a good, practical suggestion before 8.45am tomorrow, I'll get down there. It's a bit of a tall order, but what the hey!
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Sorry I didn't see this last night, but I didn't see you at Conington today so you must have picked somewhere else if you managed to de-ice in time!
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Wow! I didn't notice this thread expanding. I'd never even done a Google search on my own reg. And I thought I had slipped into Dunkeswell completely unnoticed last year! :rolleyes: If anyone fancies a challenge, I'm out and about in the old girl tomorrow, but I cannot decide where to go. If anyone can come up with a good, practical suggestion before 8.45am tomorrow, I'll get down there. It's a bit of a tall order, but what the hey!
Too late this time, but Old Buckenham is always nice. Last time there was a bright sunny day, as it is in Norfolk today, they had 50+ visitors. If you're there at the same time as me, whenever that may be, I'll even buy you a coffee! Yes - I know, my generosity exceeds my beauty! Maybe meet Moggy there as well, although his steed is grounded presently.
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I was at Connington on Thurs (2 days ago). Sorry I missed you. There is an extremely good chance you will see me and/or the Chip quite often as I find the fuel pumps rather alluring. It was an utterly gorgeous day for flying today. Anyone who has an aeroplane and wasn't flying needs to be in a straight jacket.
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I was flying Janie, and expected to meet you. What happened? :p
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I'm not sure whether Jorgo was excited, scared or just mental. Suffice to say, whatever emotion it was, it was only half of what I was experiencing.
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