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
May 2007
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, 02 May 2007
The Spring weather this year has been outstanding and as a result, I've grabbed every opportunity to take advantage of it!

I've been working hard on the creation of a North/South runway at Ranston with 70 Ton rollers to towing very speacial 'Gang' mowers and the runways are now some of the best grass examples in the country! Only suffered one cracked Rib and a few cuts!! The Luscombe now taxies around on 1100 rpm where before it was around 1500 rpm, consequently cutting down on Carbon Emissions {!!!}.. A greaser really can be enjoyed on this strip now- looks good too!

I've been quietly practicing my display with the addition of a 180, flat turn, yet to video it to gain an impression.

Met up with Mike Culver, editor in chief of the Continental Luscombe Assc and learnt a lot about the continued politics going on in the states regarding spare parts for Luscombes, we don't seem to suffer that over here, thank goodness! I flew close {Too close for Mike!??} formation with 'SA', flown by Kieth Old and were later jioned by Charlotte in G-NIGE, Luscombe 8E, all in glorious sunshine at Sandown on the Isle of Wight. We departed for Popham, in heavy haze, in a loose 'gaggle' {to the relief fo Mike} and enjoyed the additional company of Rats in Luscombe 8E, 'DJ'. All in all, great day, and confirmed to Mike Culver that the Brits are doing a great job! He owns a Luscombe 8E powered by 125 hp Continental. Must go well!

Of today to Oaksey Park to finalise details regarding the August Luscombe Rally, in glorious sunshine again and looking forward to this weekend as there's lots going on!!

Safe flying all, Nige.
Nige posted @ 07:38 - Link - comments