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News from June 2006

Posted on: June 26th, 2006 by admin

Hello, Was pleased to read the e-mail from KK about the fact that he flew with me in WB929 way back in Oct.1972. Here is a photo of it. Also one of WT898 in which he flew solo. Best wishes, Dave Townend

Posted on: June 20th, 2006 by admin

Thirty launches last friday with probably the most half-hour flights we’ve seen in one day. The airfield was bathed with warm evening sun, and the smell of char grilled burgers on the BBQ. Let’s hope that the sun stays through to this Friday. The C of A will be done this weekend too.

Posted on: June 20th, 2006 by admin

4300′ on the first lauch of the day. Al Stacey in the MK3 was realeased from his aerotow out of Keevil just over Hullavington. his first words after landing alongside the launch point were “I must be either mad or stupid!” The MK3 will now be with us for the next couple of months – what fun!! A fantastic evening, 27 degrees, sunshine, BBQ, flying – what more can you ask for.

Posted on: June 20th, 2006 by admin

Al Stacy’s MK3 is arriving today, it will be getting its C of A done at the same time as our aircraft. I’ve been told we get to keep it for a month in return. If you haven’t flown one before – have a go!!

Posted on: June 20th, 2006 by admin

Yes, both of the aircraft passed their CofA today. They both then flew 11 launches that afternoon. Thanks to those that helped with the aircraft and evening flying. Just got the following email !!!! “XA310 was not the MkIII I first went solo on which was WT898 on 24/06/1973.However XA310 was the first MkIII I ever flew in on 14/10/1972 captained by Mr. Franklin at of course Weston-super-Mare. On the same day I had my first ever air cadet flight in Sedburgh WB929 captained by Mr. Townsend. So it was a pretty special experience to be able to have the opportunity to fly the old beast again after around 34 years. On this occasion my teeth didn’t chatter and I kept my mouth shut instead of shouting at my instructor (heard on the ground). Thank you for the opportunity to have another go. I look forward to doing it again soon (perhaps tomorrow evening). Best regards, KK”

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