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mike newall
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Postby mike newall » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:17 pm

She is nearly back in the skies after 20 years !

My Bro recently bought her from Mick Greenway who has done a very competent rebuild. As ever, there are several things to be completed, but we should be in the air shortly - don't call me shortly as I am too tall to fly the damn thing - I jam my knees under the spar and can't get full pedal travel so will probably limit myself to a couple of circuits before relinquishing my share back to Bro.

Ray (bro) was RAF pilot, then ATC, then Civvy ATC, then RAF ATC, then Flight Checker, now retired. I am an A330 Captain for Thomas Cook at MAN, have just sold a Citabria (12th aeroplane) and my Bro and I are 90% through a Vans RV7 - God knows why he bought the Nipper !

We are based in Yorkshire, Ray has a share in a very recently restored - Piper PA12 at Breighton. G-BSYG is back in the air after a 12 month rebuild and is probably better than when she left the factory !

Please have a look at my other post as I am coming up to speed on Nippers quickly - I do the T'internet thing, Ray is far too old for all of that Cool

Neil Spooner
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Location: Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, UK


Postby Neil Spooner » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:35 am

Hi Mike,

How is the Nipper progressing? Looking forward to seeing another take to the skies.

A little help goes a long way.

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Postby G-AVKI » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:33 pm

Hi, I have just purchased G-AVKI (from Mick Greenway who has owned her twice now).

Haven't flown her yet as waiting to upgrade from a microlight license (have been flying a Eurostar for the last couple of years).

Happy to receive any advice etc. to make ownership an enjoyable experience as all I get asked by anyone at the moment is if I have seen the twenty six spin on you tube!

Currently based at Henlow but will be over in Wiltshire once I feel comfortable flying her.

First job on the agenda is to fit new Nieman rings or bungees, any thoughts please?


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