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Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:56 pm
by Billstone
I'm looking to join a group. I have returned to flying after a long lay off and got my SEP and TMG back. I mostly flew Robins, Pipers and Cessnas but also flew T67's, a Fuji and some tail draggers. I've got just over 200 hours and a Class 2 medical. I'm currently getting back to solo in gliders.

At 16 stone I have disqualified myself from many aircraft unless I fly with an elf.

If anyone has any ideas please contact me.

Thanks in advance.

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:20 am
by Genghis the Engineer
There's a PA28-151 syndicate within Azure flying club at Cranfield actively looking for a few new members at the moment. I'm not in that group, but know them and they're a friendly and active bunch who look after their aeroplane well - if that interests you, drop me a line and I'll find you contact details.

G

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:20 pm
by Billstone
Thanks GTE, good thinking, I'd never thought of Cranfield. I'm going to do a dummy drive over there tomorrow to see how the travel time is for me. I'll get back to you, thanks again for the idea. What's Cranfield like to fly out of, anyone know?

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:41 pm
by Genghis the Engineer
Billstone wrote:Thanks GTE, good thinking, I'd never thought of Cranfield. I'm going to do a dummy drive over there tomorrow to see how the travel time is for me. I'll get back to you, thanks again for the idea. What's Cranfield like to fly out of, anyone know?


Odd - it used to be very good, then got very difficult with a lot of restrictions, but has got a lot better again.

Strict opening hours that aren't negotiable, somewhat anal controllers (although they'e got much better lately) and rather strict airside access and parking rules, but actually good facilities, 1800m of runway, approaches on both runways, half a dozen assorted cafes onsite, sometimes quite interesting stuff going on, and runway lighting in winter - so the 0830-1830 operating hours are all year. The Azure club that a couple of syndicates sit within is friendly, has a few on-tap instructors, and a bit of a social side - although there's no "pilots caff" as such these days.

I'm there a few days most weeks - drop me a line and I might be around to show you what's where.

G

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:16 pm
by joe-fbs
We have space in our AA-5 syndicate at Turweston. I have been a member for almost three years and have done 100 hours in it including trips to Poland and The Netherlands. I am currently the technical rep' on the committee. PM for my contact details.

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:09 pm
by Genghis the Engineer
It's worth talking to Joe - they've got a good syndicate and good aeroplane over there (just a shame that for most of us Turweston is such a pain in the backside to get to!).

G

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:26 pm
by Billstone
No joy so far, anyone else got any suggestions? Anybody want to form a syndicate???

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:07 am
by pjl953
There was talk of a syndicate forming at Oxford a few months ago but I don't think anything came of it. I'm also looking to find something in the Oxford/Enstone area and there doesn't seem to be much at all about.

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:27 am
by adrianw
I'm happy to join / start a syndicate, Enstone, Turweston, Wellesbourne, Oxford, all would be possible.

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:52 pm
by Billstone
I'd be up for forming a syndicate, shall we talk????

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:02 pm
by adrianw
Billstone I have PM’d you.

Adrian

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:26 am
by pjl953
Sorry for the delay, Billstone I have also PM’d you.

Peter

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:30 pm
by sky_high30
I was keen also - still am depending on aircraft type. Base would need to be Oxford Enstone or Bicester. Feel free to PM.

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:12 pm
by ianpaullogan
Hello, i'm prob too late, but i have an Archer 111 based Turweston.
if interested email me ianpaullogan@aol.com

Re: Share Wanted in Bucks / Oxon / Northants

PostPosted:Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:04 pm
by Billstone
There's a syndicate being formed round a Dynamic WT9 600kg which I'm looking at.
https://afors.com/aircraftView/45428