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Old 15th Mar 2015, 13:46
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Bump. 28 days to go to this year's premier aviation event. Be there or be cast into the wilderness of uncool.
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Might be an idea to give Cafe Pacific a heads up as it's a sunday and Cranfield would otherwise be pretty quiet.
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Old 16th Mar 2015, 22:35
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Is it still 19th with 26th as backup?

Please count me in provisionally, P28B from Stapleford.

Scoobs, which flying machine are you taking?



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Old 17th Mar 2015, 10:09
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Is it still 19th with 26th as backup?
Yessir, added you to the list. Wot's a P28B out of interest?
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Old 17th Mar 2015, 20:30
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Might be an idea to give Cafe Pacific a heads up as it's a sunday and Cranfield would otherwise be pretty quiet
I'll be asking for definites (although if you don't know until literally the last minute then just turn up anyway) on the 12th. Aircraft reg and type, POB's and whether you want fuel or not. I'll give the caff a ring and let them know they are going to be invaded. I'll be wanting to call Cranfield on the Wednesday before as the five day forecast will be out and we will have some idea of what the weatherage is going to be.

It's worth giving the plate a heads up (which of course you were going to do anyway) as it's not standard overhead, they have clattercopters and other offences unto God.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 01:03
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P28B

According to doc 8643 it's a Piper Dakota. Like an Archer but with too many cylinders in front. My pride won't suffer too much if you just put me down as PA28.



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Old 18th Mar 2015, 01:18
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Evidence.

I've been following this thread with some interest and envy, Browning's (mis!)quote particularly set the scene in my mind.

A quick calculation shows that I'd go through more than 35,000 litres of fuel just to get there in my preferred chariot of the skys, so it's not likely I'll put my name forward

However I trust someone will, clandestinely or otherwise, release some photographic evidence that it all happened? That way those of constrained by distance or dollars can at least vicariously enjoy the day

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Old 22nd Mar 2015, 17:40
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28 days, eat your heart out RIAT.

FP: I'm sure some kind soul and technophile will take some pics.

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Old 30th Mar 2015, 18:08
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Bump. And again for the ten letter limit...
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To save me reading several pages, where should I fly to, and when for this?
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 22:42
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Cranfield,apparently. Unchallenging,uninteresting concrete dump.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 23:15
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Hmm, fair enough.

Out of all of the UK's stunning airfields, I'm intrigued that it's at the aviation equivalent of South Mimms road plainings storage centre...

I'll plan to come along. I assume I'll need full head to toe hi-viz gear for the occasion?

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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 00:15
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Anyone flying from Fairoaks / Blackbushe / White Waltham with a spare seat?

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I may have a seat from WW .

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Just a thought, PPRuNe aviators; we have 60 visiting junior glider pilots flying at Shenington that weekend, arriving from all over the UK (no, they don't fly in, they drive on the Friday, and leave at the end of Sunday, by road). Should we mention to Cranfield if they are flying an assigned task? Nearly all the juniors (aged 14 to 25 inclusive) are cross country pilots.

Shenington is 7 nautical miles NW of Banbury....

Mary Meagher

PS hope you have a jolly reunion, anyhow!
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Old 3rd Apr 2015, 20:21
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Shouldn't it be notamd anyway? Glider comps usually are.
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Not really a Cub field but I'm in.

L4 Cub from Priory Farm Norfolk.

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Nice one, SS.

See you there.
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Old 5th Apr 2015, 19:01
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Rog Sharpend, added to list. All the way from Turweston eh!
I'll bring my passport. And an aviation photographer!
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Old 9th Apr 2015, 20:12
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