VFWE Hullavington Sunday

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Nice to see so many different types! And two Pembrokes... Whose cheatline is right? Albert? :D Points to Air Atlantique for their support (again.) Thanks for sharing...
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I love that Fox Moth. The Dh89 and Dh82 are also very nice. Thanks for this interesting selection of photos. Is Hullavington still an RAF station?

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I love that Fox Moth. The Dh89 and Dh82 are also very nice. Thanks for this interesting selection of photos. Is Hullavington still an RAF station?
Nope - it is now an army 'barracks' - Royal Logistics Corps. I forget its new name - 'Something Barracks' - and I drive past it irregularly !!! Ken

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G-VFWE In the words of the organiser to me last evening, 'The weather has been kind to us for the past 8 years so it had to happen sooner or later.....' We were poised to drive up to Old Warden to fly my Magister, Falcon and PT22 back. We ended up in the house on wheels all weekend .... High winds, lots of rain and also no picket points on my 2 plywood machines resulted in a simple decision. It isnt a good idea to allow old wooden planes to get soaked either. Might I suggest that anybody out there, pilot or otherwise who really values this event gets out their cheque book and posts a donation off? G-VFWE is the highlight of the season for many. They deserve our support. They will be banking mine today. HP
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Managed to get down from Nottingham Sunday lunchtime battling against a fairly strong headwind and dodging the showers. Impressed with Hulavington completely intact WW2 station. Very well maintained grass. Nice to see a sturdy line up of Austers (well I am biased) :rolleyes:
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Congratulations to anyone who battled those winds, and seemingly pulled off nice three-pointers too. As a certified 'chicken', I'm afraid the Luton stayed in its nice dry hangar at Bicester. Respect!! Particularly Alan Hartfield in the Dart!
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Steve I was also surrised to see the picture of Alan and the Kitten... Must have been favourable winds for him. The amount of miles I've walked with them both.

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The Dart Kitten was one of the last flying shots I took before heading for shelter as digital cameras + H2O do not mix. Despite the wind and generally poor weather the vast majority of the landings were fine - there was only one that I thought 'ouch' at but will say no more. One very minor point was having the aircraft taxi along the crowd line - not a problem for smaller aircraft but some of the larger aircraft were getting very close to the PA system poles - the Twin Pin wing tip only just cleared the top of the speaker and I would not like to see this or any other aircraft suffer damage as a result of this.

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good piccies there,Paul...also good to see you yesterday!!!!!!! Joe Petroni...think I saw you arriving just as I was getting the car ready to go home(sometime between 1330-ish & 1400-ish???) Any other forumites turn up??? All-in-all not a bad day considering the weather Better luck next year Colin Oxfordshire Aviation Group www.communigate.co.uk/oxford/oag

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good to see you Colin - must have been standing very close to bisfit judging by his pictures on another thread.

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oag, "ozplane" (me) was there in the Airtourer G-AWVG. I heard the Kitten on the radio on the way in and his groundspeed can't have been very high. I passed North of Bicester on the way back and it was a good decision to keep G-ASML in the hangar...it was raining quite hard in that area. It wasn't IMC but pretty close and not very pleasant. Still it washed the bugs off the leading edge. BTW, paulc, was the shot of G-AWVG on landing or take-off? It's the best "airborne" shot of her that I've seen.

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Ozplane - it was taken on landing - would be happy to email you a copy (or could do you a print)

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Thanks paulc, see your pms.