I am living over here in the UK for a while, and have currently flown out of Booker, and Cranfield. I have recently learnt about Turweston (I knew there was I reason I should have picked up my own chart earlier). I am just looking to do some smash and goes around the circuit to keep my foot in the door, before I go home for christmas (I get to do plenty of fly there!).
Any suggestions of a club at Turweston? And a phone number would be a great help too!
16th Oct 2001, 22:58
17th Oct 2001, 00:49
Turweston aeroclub 01280 701167
or 01280 705400
2 or 3 pa38
1x pa28 161
1x TB 9
1x T67 c3
18th Oct 2001, 00:17
......plus the best aeroplane paint shop in the UK!! I've had all 4 of my ac repainted there (or earlier at Spanhoe) and the quality is superb. Flew past Turweston today - friendly A/G operator most professional! If you go to Turweston (very handy for the British GP at Silverstone, by the way!) please NB their noise abatement procedures.
Thanks guys, I will probably go flying there in the coming weeks!
19th Oct 2001, 00:45
Was that Mick Allen's painting??
20th Oct 2001, 00:26
We had our C172 done by Mick Allen last year and a very good job he/they did too... :)
Flew a PA38 down to Turweston to drop off ferry pilot for the return flight and had to land in stonking x/wind. ATC were really helpful, reading off the w/v every few secs as I was on finals. Now that's service !
20th Oct 2001, 01:35
Echo Oscar - yes, indeed! It certainly was the excellent work of Mick Allen!!
20th Oct 2001, 02:25
3000+ posts BEagle. You really should get out more.
Hear one of your aircraft got modified by an Antonov. What`s the story and can it be fixed?
20th Oct 2001, 06:34
1. I suppose I should - but only if the weather improves!
2. It was an Ilyushin 76. There has never been any problem with A340, An 124, B757, C-17, TriStar, B747 etc etc using that taxiway.
3. The ac was turned upside down by jet blast.
4. We hope it can be repaired - currently waiting for an estimate.
20th Oct 2001, 15:17
Thanks all. Mick's an old friend - now I know where he's at!