Joined: Jul 28, 2004 Posts: 74 Location: North trying to get South again!!!
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:58 am Post subject:
Happy new year folks... I am still around.... Lurking mostly...
Any-hoo. I was approached to see if the VAC event in February would be usable as it meets the criteria of February and a Sunday but sadly it is only open to VAC members because of the location (Bicester - still having trouble at Turweston with the planning permission).
Joined: Jul 20, 2004 Posts: 3702 Location: Birmingham, UK
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:47 pm Post subject:
needs decent weather twice (once to get current and once for the fly-in)
Exactly our situation. Anybody got any ideas of where to go? Personally I wouldn't want to attempt anything too adverturous given currency and low hours. So far I have mainly stuck to airfields, but if we did pick somewhere private I would probably do a check ride over there first with an instructor.
We are open to suggestions! Where shall we go?
19 Feb is possible - can't see am doing anything besides revising!
Joined: Oct 15, 2004 Posts: 473 Location: Northampton UK
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:26 pm Post subject:
Keeping it simple (on airfield landing and a shortish route - but appreciate that there is nowhere that it local to everyone!) increases the likelihood of it happening rather than being cancelled at this time of year!
Local for me means Leicester, Connington, Hinton (no idea whether they are parachuting this time of year?), Turweston (but haven't managed to get there yet), Cranfield if I could afford the landing fees!!! Bit further afield would be Nottingham or Wellesbourne (but not an exciting fly-in for the residents there!)
Or you lot could come to Sywell, I could do a circuit to show willing and meet you for a coffee LOL
Hopefully there are others who could attend but would like it to be a bit nearer them? Let us know your suggestions quick - I should be exchanging on my new house tomorrow so if it's further afield I'll get the solicitor to bung a bit more on the mortgage
EGBN Nottingham / Tollerton
Sounds good to me....been scheduled to fly there a couple of times as I have projects in Nottingham but WX has always been crap on the day.
Will probably only be 2 POB so happy to pick up 2 on the way. _________________ heliaviator(Ian) PPL(H) R44
Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Posts: 1003 Location: EGSY (Sheffield) Once a city with an airport :-(
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:07 pm Post subject:
The pub, which is stumbling distance off the apron is the Tiger Moth - it's as much a landmark as the airfield itself! Another thing to look for coming from the north is the Holme Pierrepont water sport centre - large area of, er, water - including the downhill lake for canoe slalom...
Hmm - just learned from research that Miah's IS the former Tiger Moth! Trying to find a working map for the place and failing miserably. Oh well.
I can't answer for food at the aiefield cafe, can't say I've ever eaten there.
But, for curry, I think Miah's is very good. And, I think it's actually the nearest restaurant to me... oh well! And, in fairness, they do cater for different tastes, it's not just curry. But, don't you think it's a novel idea to have a curry as a Sunday Lunch?
Somebody mention a diet?
And, recently, there has been a sign at the road entrance to the airfield, advertising another eatery, I think (maybe the airfield cafe?). Haven't ventured that way for a while, but will probably do so on Saturday, I'll take a look.
Ummm, walking distance pubs. Possibly The Goose at Gamston is nearest to the airfield. Never tried it. It'd be just short of a mile away.
Otherwise Tollerton and Plumtree - Foxy and I can vouch for the Griffen in Plumtree. But that's hardly walking distance.... _________________ J.
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