bertie's blog
bertie's blog
Age: 46
Home: Bournemouth
Occupation: pilot
Blog Description
A successful 2007 Rally! Flying in France again.
My Aircraft...
Description: Luscombe Silvaire, 8E, Nov 1946. Silver/Blue.
Location: Near Compton Abbas, North Dorset, UK.
last days
September 2008
April 2008
August 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
February 2007
January 2007
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
Flying Moments...
First solo in Hong Kong.
First visual approach in a 757.
First display.
Managing to attract 28 Luscombes to the first ever Luscombe Rally!
Too many to mention!
Additional Information


Wednesday, 28 February 2007
Another nice day's flying! { Thats 3 days this year} Popped into Chilbolten to pick up paperwork regarding annual then onto the Wyllie valley near Warminster for the Inspectors final signing off- that strip is interesting as the down slope is about the same gradient as the luscombes glide angle! So took a 10 knot tailwind along with 15 knots across landing uphill, which made it quite interesting really. Blue skies and Skylarks were chirping, roll on summer! Brug humming well. Never flew above 5oo'!

Nige posted @ 10:33 - Link - comments
Thursday, 08 February 2007
I took off from the strip on a quiet calm sunny day - i was in shock!! No battling with the controls, sweat pouring from my forehead and even Brug sounded happier! witha big grin I completed my first dislpay practice and generaly enjoyed the view.

After landing, I prepared her for her Annual, always a nerve racking time in case they spot something that would send my wallet shivering! Oil /filter change, panels off etc.The next day four of us, including the engineer who has known Brug for 16 years set about examining and inspecting her. Maintainance was also the theme of the day. After 9 hours she was all back together with the engine running, warming up for the compression test, [78's all round - Millenium Cylinders] and a very proud grin on my face as the engineer pronounced her in very good 'Nick'. He's particularly keen on the spars, U/G, Fin attachment and tailwheel assembly. I also sprayed her with ACF50 internaly[every 2 years] and the engineer states that this Luscombe 8E is a very good example and is very spoilt! { I'm not married..}.

All in all, a good day and I'm all set for another year's fun I hope!

Nige posted @ 10:19 - Link - comments