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Henstridge Wings & Wheels - Sat 25th Aug

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Henstridge Wings & Wheels - Sat 25th Aug

Post by Cessna954 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:45 am

With a complete washout of its Easter Fly-In the weather looked far more promising for the annual August Bank Holiday weekend event at Henstridge. Organised by the chaps and ladies that used to run the Great Vintage Flying Weekend (GVFWE) the August fly-in is in its 19th year. These events are run and attended by an ever-ageing group of enthusiasts, one of the reasons GFVWE ceased, and I do worry that my children won't have the same opportunities to attend such grass roots events.

The usual relaxed and fun atmosphere at Henstridge with monies raised going to the based Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Trust. Despite the bright and sunny day unfortunately the 10 knot crosswind put many flying visitors off attending, with 100+ pre-booked, but circa 55 visitors did attend (most not being pre-booked) plus a good number of interesting residents.

G-BWMK (T8191) is the former Royal Navy Historic Flight Tiger Moth and I last photographed it stored in a hangar at HMS Daedalus in November 1994. Now restored by Henstridge resident Kevin Crumplin and his 6th Tiger Moth restoration with three remaining at Henstridge and two exported abroad (Germany and Czech Republic).
Image20180825-093850-Henstridge-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Aeronca 11AC Chief G-BJEV visiting from Dunkeswell
Image20180825-102706-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Piper J/3C G-BEUI also visiting from Dunkeswell
Image20180825-102921-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Isle of Wight built Norman Aircraft NAC1 G-NACI visiting from Elstree.
Image20180825-103041-Henstridge-3 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Resident NAC2 G-NACA taxing across to join G-NACI
Image20180825-103708-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

The world population of complete Freelances - whilst camping on the Isle of Wight in 1983 I was given a tour around the Norman factory hangar where these were under construction alongside the NDN-1 Firecracker
Image20180825-103840-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Image20180825-134339-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

CP.301S G-DENS dealing with the crosswind. A regular to fly-ins to this part of the world.
Image20180825-103348-Henstridge-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

One of a number of Skyrangers that attended G-CDHE which my database shows as being based in Derbyshire.
Image20180825-103516-Henstridge-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-CJAK
Image20180825-103743-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Resident Zenith CH.601 G-CEAT making a nice splash
Image20180825-103636-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

The pilot of G-BRUG invariably puts in a spritely arrival - on this occasional making a steep side slip approach and softist of touchdowns at stall speed.
Image20180825-103823-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Aeronca 11AC Chief G-IVOR up from Bodmin
Image20180825-104118-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Cirrus SR-20 N907MM
Image20180825-111001-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Bolkow Bo207 G-ATUI - I last photographed this aircraft at Popham in May 1985 and still wearing the same colour scheme
Image20180825-111115-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Andreasson Crosby BA-4B G-AYFV
Image20180825-112435-Henstridge-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Cyclone AX200 G-MZOE
Image20180825-112704-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Resident Beechcraft 33 Bonanza N26RT
Image20180825-112914-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Nocollier HN700 G-CDZR
Image20180825-113024-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Resident whilst their AW139 is away on maintenance at Staverton, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance MD902 G-SASR off 'on a shout'
Image20180825-113226-Henstridge-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Auster 5 G-APBW
Image20180825-114845-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Resident Tiger Moths (all restored by Kevin Crumplin) operated by the flying school and busy with pleasure flights - G-ANEW / NM-138
Image20180825-115433-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-ADWJ / BB803
Image20180825-115458-Henstridge-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Image20180825-125748-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

landing across the runway so as to deal with the crosswind
Image20180825-121128-Henstridge-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Image20180825-121144-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Piper PA-16 Clipper N5240A hopping across from nearby Compton Abbas
Image20180825-123616-Henstridge-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Robin DR400 G-DUDZ
Image20180825-124633-Henstridge-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Before aircraft departure time we were treated to a fly-by from the Red Arrows who were routing Exeter to Brize Norton
Image20180825-132419-Henstridge-3 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

and a number fly bys from the BBMF Lancaster (the Spitfire MK356 was also due but was no-show)
Image20180825-143141-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Image20180825-143246-Henstridge by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Thanks for looking and I'll put some more pictures on my Flickr account.

Neil

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Re: Henstridge Wings & Wheels - Sat 25th Aug

Post by Martin » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:41 am

Fantastic selection with a couple of rarities seen.

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Re: Henstridge Wings & Wheels - Sat 25th Aug

Post by PorkScratching » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:08 am

Looks like an excellent event. Great photos too.

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Re: Henstridge Wings & Wheels - Sat 25th Aug

Post by LondonEye » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:21 am

Nice to see. Looks a good day.
I loved those GVFWE shows spread around different fields.

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