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Old 5th Jul 2007, 18:09
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Suffolk/Norfolk Flight Experience

All,

A request for info!. I am a serving Flight Engineer in the Air Force, my father has his 60th Birthday looming in October. Naturally he loves everything aviation, and I was wondering if anyone could supply me with information on how to go about getting him a rather special flight in an interesting old aircraft.

Ok, so I could book him a red letter day for a flight in a "Tiggie" for a couple of hundred pounds, however being in aviation myself I feel it my duty to try and by-pass the penny pinchers and see if I can achieve this direct.

Later
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 18:34
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You can do it directly. Ring up the Cambridge Flying Club and book a flight in their Tiger Moths. Should cost you a fraction of what one of the Red Letter Days would. I did a couple of hours with them a few years ago and, despite the fact that the Moth is a thoroughly miserable creation in every respect, I thought the club do a very nice job with things. Your dad will have a ball!

Then take him on down to Duxford and watch his head explode!

I'm guessing you're at Mildenhall? I was. 100th CES, 95-98.

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Old 5th Jul 2007, 18:43
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How about a trip in a Dragon Domini? Rex Ford has one i believe, i saw it change from a pile of old wood into a Concours condition Beauty. I cant remember exactly, but he said it costs as much in oil as fuel to run but it is a great thing to see. He's based at Fenland i think.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 19:28
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Boeing Stearman from Old Buckenham, or Chipmunk from Henlow (almost E Anglia?)
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 19:44
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Boeing Stearman from Old Buckenham
That would certainly put a smile on his face, i'll enquire.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 20:07
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Recently flew into old buck for some summary purpose that wont interest anyone . I saw the stearman there, very very nice example would'nt have minded a blast myself , a thing of beauty
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 20:24
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If you want something really special (but unfortunately quite expensive) & you're prepared to travel to Breighton airfield near Selby (Yorks), you can get a ride in a P-51 Mustang via the Real Aeroplane Company (Taff Smith).
600 for 30mins.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 21:09
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Boeing Stearman from Old Buckenham
Just what I would have said.

And if its your fathers thing, Gerry will throw in a few aerobatics in the Stearman!

[edited to correct speeeling of a certain CFI's name]

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Old 6th Jul 2007, 11:51
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It's Gerry..................


Safe (and inverted) flying

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Old 6th Jul 2007, 12:59
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Conington near Peterborough have a Chipmunk, Sibson just up the A1 have a Cub and a Tiger Moth
Fill your boots!
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 13:08
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If you're in Lincs, and he's visiting you at any stage you could always try Truman Aviation at Nottingham - they had a Tiger Moth which you could book flights in, think it's still available.
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 16:28
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Good Info, Thanks !. & Pitts 2112.......No I am not at Mildenhall, However we did a lovely approach or two at the very same this morning....Must have been interesting for the guys to watch !

I have ascertained the Stearman is owned by Gerry, anyone know how I can get in touch with him ?

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Old 6th Jul 2007, 17:03
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