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Compton Abbas - New Year Fly-In +1

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Compton Abbas - New Year Fly-In +1

Post by Cessna954 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:49 pm

First aviation outing of 2015 and a trip down the road to Compton Abbas in Dorset. The annual New Year Day fly-in was a wash out so I was hopeful of some belated visitors on the Friday. Thanks to a fly-out from White Waltham the number of visitors was swelled to a respectable 28 aircraft.

A few highlights below:

A beautiful 1942 vintage Aeronca 0-58 Grasshopper (G-BRHP) visiting from Dunkeswell
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Former RAF Slingsby T.61 Venture G-BUJI
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Another motor glider in the form of Sportavia RF-5B G-CBPC
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A couple of the eight or so West London Aero Club visitors (Piper Arrow G-WWAL)
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and Van's RV-7 G-DMBO
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HIghlight for me was this 1972 classic Piper Aztec visiting from Sandown IoW (G-AZYU)
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Other classic visitors in the form of Stinson Voyager G-BPTA
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and Wassmer WA.52 G-EFVS
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Thanks for looking and all the best for 2015 to all CA members

Cessna

a few more pictures can be found at http://www.pbase.com/airpicimages/compton_15

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Re: Compton Abbas - New Year Fly-In +1

Post by radiostationx » Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:00 pm

A smashing set Cessna in fantastic winter light too. Great Job.

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Re: Compton Abbas - New Year Fly-In +1

Post by andygolfer » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:05 pm

lovely set , these fly ins can be excellent when the weather plays ball. thanks for posting
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Re: Compton Abbas - New Year Fly-In +1

Post by mozzer » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:10 pm

Lovely pics Neil, got some nice weather there it seems as well.

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Re: Compton Abbas - New Year Fly-In +1

Post by Cessna954 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:31 pm

Many thasnks for the comments.

Usually I manage to warm up during the drive home from a winter's day out at an airfield, however on Friday I think it took all evening. Was a stiff and chilling breeze (12 knots NNW).

Have a day or so leave rolled over from 2014 so hopefully will be out up to Heathrow or Gatwick within a week or so, weather dependant.

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