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News from January 2009

Posted on: January 31st, 2009 by PhilW

The first vintage flying of 2009 just squeezed into January on Friday. Although the forecast didn’t look great, the actual weather on the day was just fine for the barge. With the bitterly cold southerly wind blowing about 12 kts the launches were pretty good too – even on one of the shortest runs.

With the sunset still before five the early finish allowed work to start on renovating Barge trailer. The Army’s dust making operation at the other end of the hanger had left a thick layer of dust on the top. A few plywood sections of the trailer were knackered and have been removed so they can be replaced. After some brushing, scrubbing and sanding the blue paint dust made one person look like a smurf with a black eye. The trailer has now had it’s first prep session, but more will be required, as well as some recontructive surgery before it gets a fresh coat of paint.

Watch this space: 2009 is going to be a busy year!

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