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5th Jun 2019, 19:20
Replies: 104
Views: 34,767
Posted By Auster Fan

There was a delay on the ground (possibly to do...

There was a delay on the ground (possibly to do with getting all the parachutists onboard?), but the commentary stated there was an issue with a VVIP in France (not sure what), totally outside the...
5th May 2019, 17:55
Replies: 3
Views: 1,431
Posted By Auster Fan

Dot Mathie still flies an Auster from there, I...

Dot Mathie still flies an Auster from there, I believe. Shes a regular visitor to Old Buckenham....
13th Sep 2018, 06:28
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,261,554
Posted By Auster Fan

A Group Captain John Middleton has been...

A Group Captain John Middleton has been recognised by the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. The same one?

https://www.airpilots.org/file/2841/ta-winners-list---for-publication.pdf
16th Jul 2018, 07:47
Replies: 7
Views: 3,631
Posted By Auster Fan

Wing Commander Gerry Honey OBE

Sad to report that Gerry Honey, former CFI at Old Buckenham Aero Club and ex Gnat, Hunter and Harriers amongst many others passed away at the weekend. Hed not been well for a while but will...
30th Mar 2018, 14:48
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,261,554
Posted By Auster Fan

One of my more memorable memories of Swanton...

One of my more memorable memories of Swanton occurred when for some reason, on either an Easter or Whitsun course (in the late 80s I think), there were two of us as Course Admin Officer. Flying had...
28th Mar 2018, 19:01
Replies: 24
Views: 4,546
Posted By Auster Fan

Its on again tonight if anyone wants a chance at...

Its on again tonight if anyone wants a chance at identifying the aircraft in question....
12th Oct 2017, 08:21
Replies: 24
Views: 40,458
Posted By Auster Fan

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/air-acc...

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/air-accident-monthly-bulletin-october-2017
6th Aug 2017, 07:53
Replies: 191
Views: 73,260
Posted By Auster Fan

She opened the new International Aviation Academy...

She opened the new International Aviation Academy in Norwich yesterday, along with Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McAfferty. Her impact on the Cadets she meets should not be underestimated...
28th Jun 2017, 12:50
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,261,554
Posted By Auster Fan

Apparently and subject to approval, there is a...

Apparently and subject to approval, there is a proposal to resume gliding at Swanton Morley by moving 614 in there at some point...
7th Jun 2017, 17:03
Replies: 44
Views: 10,404
Posted By Auster Fan

One flew into Old Buckenham a few weeks ago:...

One flew into Old Buckenham a few weeks ago: G-UAPO
31st May 2017, 16:32
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,261,554
Posted By Auster Fan

Well at least some Cadets from Norfolk and...

Well at least some Cadets from Norfolk and Suffolk Wing managed to get airborne this week, courtesy of Norfolk Gliding Club at Tibenham and the RFCA who apparently funded it. Almost certainly the...
15th May 2017, 07:58
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,261,554
Posted By Auster Fan

It was at 5AEF in the Husky... my first AEF trip...

It was at 5AEF in the Husky... my first AEF trip was in said machine
4th Apr 2017, 20:48
Replies: 4,857
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Posted By Auster Fan

Maybe some can follow this example and rather...

Maybe some can follow this example and rather than use Lycomings, use a LOM engine:

http://http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/24958/re-engined-chipmunk
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2017, 07:50
Replies: 89
Views: 31,039
Posted By Auster Fan

It's now up for sale....barring a miracle, the...

It's now up for sale....barring a miracle, the demise of another airfield ��
...
12th Mar 2017, 21:04
Replies: 161
Views: 92,931
Posted By Auster Fan

I'm pretty sure he was on an ATC overseas camp in...

I'm pretty sure he was on an ATC overseas camp in Cyprus in 2006 as a Cadet (maybe 2007) when I was an escorting officer (not from my Wing though - I'm fairly certain he was in Herts & Bucks Wing),...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Feb 2017, 11:35
Replies: 35
Views: 5,358
Posted By Auster Fan

A regular visitor to North Denes in the 70s, when...

A regular visitor to North Denes in the 70s, when operated by Management Aviation, often I seem to remember with Geoffrey Bond at the controls?
17th Feb 2017, 15:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By Auster Fan

A regular visitor to North Denes in the 70s when...

A regular visitor to North Denes in the 70s when operated by Management Aviation...
21st Jan 2017, 09:39
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,261,554
Posted By Auster Fan

I fly out of Old Buckenham, so next time I'm up...

I fly out of Old Buckenham, so next time I'm up I'll take a couple of pics. It's a sad waste of an airfield, as indeed is Swanton Morley...
20th Jan 2017, 17:41
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,261,554
Posted By Auster Fan

Yes, I was the WGLO when 611 were told to cease...

Yes, I was the WGLO when 611 were told to cease flying at Watton....

As an aside, it seems that the end of the RAFVR(T) commission is nigh:
...
1st Jan 2017, 19:33
Replies: 24
Views: 8,459
Posted By Auster Fan

Nice to see that an ex-OC 611 VGS has been...

Nice to see that an ex-OC 611 VGS has been awarded an AOC 22 (Training) Group Commendation. IIRC a member for 50 years plus, starting as a Staff Cadet...
16th Nov 2016, 19:22
Replies: 21
Views: 4,460
Posted By Auster Fan

Do you not mean Bill Skelton?

Do you not mean Bill Skelton?
11th Nov 2016, 12:09
Replies: 21
Views: 4,460
Posted By Auster Fan

John Cunningham, Bob Braham et al rightly deserve...

John Cunningham, Bob Braham et al rightly deserve all the plaudits they received, but Branse Burbridge (like many others) doesn't seem to have received due public recognition, not that he probably...
6th Nov 2016, 21:41
Replies: 43
Views: 18,786
Posted By Auster Fan

According to a book I bought recently on the tale...

According to a book I bought recently on the tale of woe that was Beagle, the story is that it was originally bought by the National Society for the Mentally Handicapped, raffled and Billy Butlin won...
6th Nov 2016, 21:33
Replies: 43
Views: 18,786
Posted By Auster Fan

It was based loosely on the J/1 airframe and...

It was based loosely on the J/1 airframe and during the marketing of it, suggestions of a crop spraying variant were put forward. It was my first aircraft trip as an Air Cadet...I seem to vaguely...
11th Oct 2016, 17:24
Replies: 2
Views: 3,497
Posted By Auster Fan

Oh I don't know, one or two are pretty...

Oh I don't know, one or two are pretty curmudgeonly ;)
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