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Old 4th Jul 2007, 23:57
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Aircraft hire in Essex/Suffolk

Good evening everyone!

Does anyone know of an economic and reputable source of aircraft for hire in East Anglia? Preferably Essex or South Suffolk.

I'm planning to take a PA-28 or C172 size for a week's trip up to and around Scotland in late August.

Any advice/info appreciated!

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Old 5th Jul 2007, 00:14
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Earls Coln have a nice TB10 (G-TZEE) @ 125/hr wet. When you check out they will tell you to run it at 2150*21.5 inches! When your off on your own run it at 24/24 gives another 15kn, but probably burns a gallon or so more an hour, but well within the engines operating parameters. She was cruising at around 115kn at the second setting, which isn't that quick for a 180, but they are much more comfortable and spacious than a spammy! They also impress the girls more than a 100 year old 172 with the plastic falling off the door.
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PS, watch the gull wing doors for two gotchas!
1. If its raining the water gets you.
2. If its windy the doors are very fragile when open.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 19:10
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Thanks for the idea Bob. It's definitely an option. I've read reasonably good things about the TB-10.

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Old 6th Jul 2007, 13:08
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Just across the border in Cambs is Modern Air at Fowlmere, nicely turned out larger aircraft for the discerning gentleman tourer:
http://home2.btconnect.com/modair/

I have flown one of the Archers, very nicely equipped, nice atmosphere at the club
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 16:53
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not being picky, but the original poster asked for "economic" and reputable places. Whilst i agree Modern Air are certainly reputable, they are hardly economic(cheap!) and if your moving into Cambridgeshire, then surely a trip to Little Gransden would be in order? That is if Skyline are still going? Seem to remember someone saying they turned up and it was like the Marie Celest!
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PB, Modernair are a little pricy, but they only charge you for what you do, no minimum hours per day, etc, which could make a difference to the overall bill. Also cruising that distance in a decent Archer at 115kts, might work out cheaper than an old Warrior at 100kts!
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Sounds interesting Wessex Boy. Modern Air's aircraft are certainly very impressive and would make the Scotland trip a real pleasure.

Once I sort out my intinerary and work out how much flying I'll be doing, I may have a word with Modern Air.

Skyline are still operating according to their website but I think it's a little far from Ipswich to Little Gransden to be a viable option.

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