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By TopCat
#1851153
Iceman wrote:There is, of course, the Flyer Club fly-in at Sleap coming up on the 3rd July. Sleap would be a great alternative to Turweston and is also pretty central.

Or Tatenhill. Although that might reveal the ugly truth to the newbies based there, and they'd run away screaming.

It wasn't until I realised that even at my advanced age, I was among the youngest of many of the regular contributors here, that I realised why some of my comments over the years have been more controversial than I expected. On the plus side, though, when I realised that, I didn't care any more ;)
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By Dave W
#1851154
AfricanEagle wrote:
Paul_Sengupta wrote:You can cross continents with just a handheld, right?


I flew Coventry - Dijon on a handheld.

@Paul_Sengupta once flew from Bourne Park to Saucats and back using a tin can and a bit of string.

Well, it's the only explanation I have that makes sense of the observed facts, anyway. :twisted:

(Actually, I shouldn't be rude to him; I still remember being met at the aircraft with a cold beer less than 10 seconds after shutting down. :thumleft: )
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By russp
#1851207
Iceman wrote:There is, of course, the Flyer Club fly-in at Sleap coming up on the 3rd July. Sleap would be a great alternative to Turweston and is also pretty central.

https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=118731

https://www.flyer.co.uk/flyer-club-fly-in-sleap/

Iceman 8)


Or even choose a venue that includes disabled wheelchair using pilots who cant access the facilities at Sleap?
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By Duncan M
#1851408
russp wrote:
Iceman wrote:There is, of course, the Flyer Club fly-in at Sleap coming up on the 3rd July. Sleap would be a great alternative to Turweston and is also pretty central.

https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=118731

https://www.flyer.co.uk/flyer-club-fly-in-sleap/

Iceman 8)


Or even choose a venue that includes disabled wheelchair using pilots who cant access the facilities at Sleap?


I’m not organising the fly in at Sleap nor on the airfield management team, but my aircraft is based there.
Sleap airfield cafe is probably not easily accessible for wheelchair users as it’s on first floor of tower. However there are tables outside in front of tower and toilet facilities for disabled access.
I’m sure any disabled flyer would be most welcome at Sleap and I’m sure we could provide any help needed by the pilots on the day.
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By PeteSpencer
#1851608
Genghis the Engineer wrote:How about somewhere like Duxford, where there's eateries and also things to wonder around and look at?

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There may be eateries but unless you go in mid winter the lengths of the food queues , since you must mingle with the great unwashed and their kids, would make your eyes water.

Personally I'd skip Duxford, but agree it could well be the choice of many. :wink:
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By gasman
#1851612
PeteSpencer wrote:There may be eateries but unless you go in mid winter the lengths of the food queues , since you must mingle with the great unwashed and their kids, would make your eyes water.
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And the price charged for food at Duxford is equally eye watering :!:
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By Cookie
#1851641
And the price charged for food at Duxford is equally eye watering


Highly recommend exiting via staff entrance and nipping across the road to The Mess Cafe in the old Officers' Mess for some reasonably priced grub. Open Mon - Fri 12pm - 2pm.

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