Our C of A had
taken two months and during this period the aeroplane had been subjected to
a level of bureaucratic stupidity that if allowed to continue can only lead
to the demise of general aviation.
So today was the first
flight post C of A and we were going to attend the Wings and Wheels event at
Henstridge. The weather was not great with a brisk WNW wind and unstable
showery conditions. We departed on runway 29 and flew the usual route to the
West Country, initially heading South via Chilbolton and then West passing
South of Salisbury and North of Shaftesbury. At Henstridge we were able to
fly a straight in approach to 25 and cleared the runway for the bowser where
Brian came to give us fuel.
We parked up on the grass
and because of the weather there wasn’t a vast number of aeroplanes that
this event normally brings. We headed for the display of interesting old
cars and the stalls of items for sale where I bought a few tools. There were
a good number of interesting vehicles, which we looked at between the
showers. We had a burger for lunch and then later in the day were treated to
a great display from the BBMF who were in transit between displays. There
was also a good display of model aircraft plus a display by a Cri Cri.
Mid afternoon we decided
to leave and departed on runway 25 in a rain shower. However by the time we
were North abeam of Shaftesbury we were through it and it remained clear and
dry all the way back to base.
This is a good event and
one we really enjoy attending.