We are pleased to announce that our 2019 Fly-In, will be taking place at TURWESTON AERODROME, (near Brackley, NN13 5YD) over the weekend of 22-23 June.
We are delighted to be working in partnership for our 40th Fly-In with our hosts the Turweston Flight Centre Ltd.
Turweston Aerodrome offers excellent facilities for visitors, a central location with easy access from the A43 trunk road and unrestricted airspace for pilots.
By moving to Turweston we have taken the opportunity to review our event and make some changes, while still aiming to maintain the friendly, relaxed and safe event that we have always striven to provide at our previous locations. One noticeable change will be to our entry prices, for 2019 the entrance cost (cash only at the gate) will be just £5 per person per day (Children U-12’s are free).
Please note there is no flying display. Due to space limitations and to ensure Turweston’s other flying activities can continue safely, the number of visiting aircraft will have to be restricted. Visiting pilots must use the PPR booking arrangements shown on the TFC website www.turwestonflight.com/ to book their visit.
2 days to go before our annual Fly-In, the plans are falling into place and and I hope I am not tempting fate but the weather looks to be set fair (fingers etc crossed) !
I hope we will see you at Turweston over this coming weekend where you have the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones, in a relaxed, pro-aviation environment. Our Air-Britain sales stand will be there, along wth other exhibtors and vendors.
As always volunteers to help for short periods are in are always welcomed, so if you would like to help please contact me.
We also still have space for more, non-food/drink, vendors, so again if you are interested in promting your charity or business please get in touch.
I look forward to seeing some of you at Turweston this weekend Phil Kemp Fly-In Director
Once again, my apologies for non-appearance, but the temporary walking-stick is still an obstacle (since the end of March - Ouch !) and I had hoped to come and at least lay out the surviving canopies of G-BERN & G-BFBM to convince the younger members that they do exist, but they will have to remain “based” in my garage !
The forecast weather does look more promising and I hope that many members (and flyers) will be able to take advantage and make it an enjoyable weekend. I still have happy and proud memories of initiating our event for 1978.
Another Fly-In complete, so may I take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers, the NW Marshaling Team, St John's ambulance, our exhibitors and Turweston staff to help make the weekend go well.
I would also like to thank all the pilots that attended who kindly brought a wide range of aircraft from a Gemini to the new Technam (from Jersey) and many " gems" in between. Three aircraft (Stearman G-AROY, Dr400 G-BALF and DHC1 G-BBMN) which attended our first Fly-in were especially welcome. Today visitor numbers were down from those expected mainly due to flying conditions away from Turweston but nevertheless the recently restored Turbulent (thanks Terry & Richard) and the polished Navion proved very popular with our visitors.
Finally, for all of those who attended thank you for your presence and saftey awareness when on the aerodrome.
Can you please pass my grateful thanks to all the team that made my visit to the Fly-in yesterday a memorable one. So nice to be able to wander around a live airfield and to be certain that contents lists on the hangar doors were accurate.
Perhaps the most unusual visitor yesterday was not Fly-in related, namely N297CJ SE.313B which landed around 1300. Long time since I've seen one fly.