The PFA rally is an annual event and
took place 1 - 3 July 2005. We decided to attend on Saturday as the
weather forecast seemed best for that day, there was a promised air display and
we had other family commitments on the Sunday.
Our friend Paul "K" had
taken receipt of his new car the previous day and planned to meet us at the
rally. Paul "S" had been working late the previous evening so
agreed to come later in the day.
We took off and stopped off at Popham
to refuel the plane as we thought it may be a bit busy at Kemble. After
chatting to John "M" a fellow vintage aeroplane member about how wonderful Badminton
had been - Thanks John!!! we then took off for Kemble.
We were careful to follow the
suggested route that we had taken from the 16 pages of essential reading
supplied by the PFA official website. Martin had planned the route marking
it carefully on the map the evening before. We arrived and landed on
Runway 26 hard and were soon being guided to our parking spot. Immediately
we realised that there were not as many aircraft in the park as we had
expected. Apparently only one aircraft had flown in on Friday evening,
usually the field was littered with aircraft and tents when we arrived on
Saturday. That unhelpful English weather being the problem.