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By PeteSpencer
#1151067
Old Pilot wrote:
FLY 7 wrote:I thought both pilots were killed in the Hamble mid-air collision, prompting the urgent modification.

And, I thought the mod included 4 roof lights:
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d181/GV51VYL/IMG_4476_GAVNU_PA28_1024.jpg

I learnt to fly fxed wing in a C152 Aerobat that had two roof lights. Very useful for an overhead check.


The accident involving G-AVNV and G-AVNS was not fatal. It occurred over the Isle of Wight when the prop of NV sliced through NS's rudder.

I'm not sure which prompted the mod with the roof windows.

The Hamble mod is the only one I have encountered anywhere in the world.

Piper must have signed it off with the CAA?

The following PA28-180's were Hamble trainers.Be interesting to here from other owners.

HISTORY
PA-28 180
G-AVAX came to Hamble February 1967, sold May 1984.
G-AVAY came to Hamble February 1967, sold July 1984, went to the United States.
G-AVAZ came to Hamble February 1967, sold 1983.

G-AVBA came to Hamble February 1967, sold ?
G-AVBB came to Hamble March 1967, sold July 1984, went to United States, re-registered as N54590.
G-AVBC came to Hamble March 1967, sold July 1984, went to United States.
G-AVBD came to Hamble March 1967, destroyed in mid-air collision with G-AVBI over Bursledon 27/02/70.
G-AVBE came to Hamble March 1967, sold July 1984, went to United States.
G-AVBG came to Hamble March 1967, sold May 1983.
G-AVBH came to Hamble March 1967, sold July 1983
G-AVBI came to Hamble March 1967, destroyed in mid-air collision with G-AVBD over Bursledon 27/02/70
G-AVBJ came to Hamble March 1967, destroyed in mid-air collision with G-AXZC over Warsash, 30/04/81.

G-AVNM came to Hamble July 1967, sold 1983.
G-AVNN came to Hamble August 1967, sold May 1984.
G-AVNO came to Hamble August 1967, sold 1984.
G-AVNP came to Hamble August 1967, sold 1983.
G-AVNR came to Hamble August 1967, sold May 1984.
G-AVNS came to Hamble August 1967, sold May 1984.
G-AVNT came to Hamble August 1967, sold July 1984.
G-AVNU came to Hamble August 1967, sold 1982.
G-AVNV came to Hamble August 1967, sold July 1984.
G-AVNW came to Hamble August 1967, sold 1984.

PA-28 180E
G-AXZC came to Hamble March 1970, destroyed in mid-air collision with G-AVBJ over Warsash 30/04/81.
G-AXZD came to Hamble March 1970, sold May 1984. Currently based in Hertfordshire.
G-AXZE came to Hamble March 1970, sold July 1984.
G-AXZF came to Hamble March 1970, sold January 1983, went to Carill Aviation, Southampton.

G-AYAA came to Hamble March 1970, sold January 1983.
G-AYAB came to Hamble March 1970, sold January 1983.
G-AYAP came to Hamble May 1970, sold January 1983.
G-AYAR came to Hamble May 1970, sold June 1984.
G-AYAS came to Hamble May 1970, sold May 1984.
G-AYAT came to Hamble May 1970, sold November 1983. Currently based in Norfolk.
G-AYAU came to Hamble June 1970, sold november 1983. Re-registered as G-ONET.
G-AYAV came to Hamble June 1970, sold May 1984.
G-AYAW came to Hamble June 1970, sold May 1984. Currently based at White Waltham.

G-AYBK came to Hamble June 1970, sold July 1984.
G-AYBT came to Hamble July 1970, sold July 1984.

G-AYEE came to Hamble July 1970, sold May 1984.
G-AYEF came to Hamble July 1970, sold May 1983.

There is a great Hamble site at http://www.delscope.demon.co.uk/personal/hamble.htm


Blimey!

It looks like our beloved arrer G-AYAC had a lucky escape..............

Peter
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By Keef
#1151081
'Twas a very close thing, Pete.

I've flown G-AYAR and G-AVNO in the distant past, both at Sarfen'
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By Ben K
#1151246
G-AXZF came to Hamble March 1970, sold January 1983, went to Carill Aviation, Southampton.


And was based at Old Sarum for awhile (at least in 2007). Never knew why it had the extra windows till now tho.
By Flyer Frank
#1168901
HI Guys, just to clear up a few points on the thread regarding the mid-air between the two Hamble Cherokees in 1970....sadly both students were killed in the accident. One aircraft was flying an early go-around initiated by ATC and as he climbed through 500 feet turned to continue his climb to 1000'. This placed him under an aircraft joining cross wind into the circuit and neither aircraft saw each other. As a result of the crash, those extra overhead windows were fitted. I "THINK" also that full harnesses were retrofitted, as the cross shoulder inertia harness proved to have been of little use in the helping the pilots to survive . I was a student there at the time, and it was a sobering experience for all of us, including the College staff.
I have seen one of the old Hamble Chero's down at St Marys , Isles of Scilly, and they are certainly the only Cherokees I know that have this mod done.
By Pugh Pugh
#1168946
G-AVNM was re-registered G-SOOT and is currently on the market.
By Remosflyer
#1168952
Flyer Frank - check your facts, your statement is incorrect. TP had made a normal takeoff, not an ATC commanded go-around; there were no ATC commands, one announced what one intended to do... Yes JS joined the circuit on the crosswind leg but unfortunately too far out.
I was downwind in the circuit at the time, it is the only time I have heard a Mayday (made by a SUAS Chipmunk pilot) a very chilling experience followed by hope of our friend's survival that was soon dashed.
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By malcolmfrost
#1169140
G-AVNW is still flying, with the owner who bought it in 1984. based at Popham and still going very nicely.
I took it down to Scilly last summer, among other places.