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24 September 2006 - Bourne Park BBQ
Each year Aerofab Restorations provide a BBQ for their customers and close friends.  This year it was on 24 September.
Having not flown for so long Martin was suffering badly from withdrawal symptoms, so we decided we needed a fly around before attending the BBQ
We took off and headed for Guildford to see old haunts and then down to the coast, intending to have a flight around the Isle of Wight.  As we approached the South Downs it was clear this was not an option as the cloud was far too low and quite menacing looking.
So we decided to turn back and head for Bourne Park slowly.  We had after all had the best part of an hour flying.
We landed to find some planes had beaten us, but were followed by planes landing every few minutes, including the Antonov AN2 from Popham with our friend Chris Thomson at the controls.  What an amazing sight
The BBQ by then was well underway and we retired to the back of the hanger to enjoy the prepared food and drink and chat to other flyers.
A trip around the aeroplanes and a visit inside the Antanov took most of the afternoon.  We watched the Antanov team prepare it for its trip back to Popham and were amazed at just how little runway it needed to take off.
We remembered Tony who died 27 July
Many thanks to all concerned at Aerofab for a super day.