Nipper fly-in

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Mr.Tipsy
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Nipper fly-in

Postby Mr.Tipsy » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:09 pm

Hi Everyone.

I was contacted by Phil Kemp who's organising the Air-Britain fly-in.
This annual fly-in always has a theme (previously Vans, Comanche, Stampe,...).

This year they are considering the Nipper (50th anniversary). Air-Britain would like to mark this milestone by gathering together as many Nippers as possible.

The fly-in will be held at North Weald airfield (EGSX) over the weekend of 16-17 June 2007.
Off course this would be a great opportunity to fly over with your Nipper and to meet fellow-pilots.

Phil asked me to see whether there would be some pilots interested in flying over.
Can those would be interested please let me know?

thanks

willem

Pat Blenkinsopp
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Nipper Fly In..North Weald 2007

Postby Pat Blenkinsopp » Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:57 pm

Willem,
This is a great idea. Defintely count me in.
Regards Pat. ASXI

Mr.Tipsy
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Postby Mr.Tipsy » Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:36 pm

Good to hear that Pat. Smile

Neil Spooner
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Fly-in

Postby Neil Spooner » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:45 am

Hi Willem,

I would love to come, I shall request the time off and hope to be there with G-AZBA

Neil Very Happy
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Mr.Tipsy
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Postby Mr.Tipsy » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:58 am

Would be great Neil Very Happy

Woud love to see the finished AZBA


Darren
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Postby Darren » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:39 pm

Hi,

I've just bought Fred Hamblys Nipper, G-CCFE. Count me in if I'm not somewhere hot and sandy!

Darren.

Pat Blenkinsopp
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Postby Pat Blenkinsopp » Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:23 pm

Darren,
Welcome to that merry band of nipper owners. Let us know some of your background and do you have a way of wiping the silly grin of your face every time you fly a Tisy Nipper.
To every one else out there, do have A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
all the very best, fly safe
Pat ASXI

Darren
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Postby Darren » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:46 pm

Hi Pat,

Thanks! I'll let you know about the grin but I doubt it! I've only had one flight and it was the permit renewal test flight, waiting for a new permit to fly her again (last one expired). I'm spending the time titivating and repairing.

I'm a glider pilot really, I enjoy competing, I instruct and am known to occasionally turn the gliders upside down! By trade, I'm an aircraft engineer in the RN. G-FE is now based at Yeovilton - as am I. The hot and sandy reference is Iraq not a family holiday Crying or Very sad

Cheers,

Darren.

PB
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Postby PB » Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:11 am

All being well, G-BRIK will be there.

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G-NIPR
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G-NIPR likely to be there!

Postby G-NIPR » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:44 pm

G-NIPR is progressing well (at last!) and it will be a pleasure to take her from the north of Scotland to North Weald.
I will also book the time off and do my utmost to make it.
Lets get a good crowd together.
Maybe you can persuade Raymond to come over too, Willem?

Paul.

Mr.Tipsy
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Postby Mr.Tipsy » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:25 pm

G-TIPS is based in England, so Raymond won't be able to come over in a Nipper.
Perhaps I can persuade him to come over in a Cessna..

aerohar
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fly inn.repl.

Postby aerohar » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:36 pm

willem, all the messages were from oktober last year, as there was no further news
i wondered if it was/is still on. I like to plan the date, i wanted to be sure.
regards, Harry

Mr.Tipsy
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Postby Mr.Tipsy » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:55 pm

Yes it's still going on.

You can visit their website http://www.air-britainflyin.co.uk/ for more details.

willem

Neil Spooner
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Postby Neil Spooner » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:49 pm

Darren wrote:Hi Pat,

I'm a glider pilot really, I enjoy competing, I instruct and am known to occasionally turn the gliders upside down! By trade, I'm an aircraft engineer in the RN. G-FE is now based at Yeovilton - as am I. The hot and sandy reference is Iraq not a family holiday Crying or Very sad

Darren.


Hi Darren,

Welcome to the world of the "Nipper Grin"!

On the subject of gliding and Nippers....I am sure you will in due course, but the Nipper glides about as well as an "oven ready turkey", if you can see your proposed "engine out" landing site over the nose the chances are you won't make it.....it will take some recalibration from flying gliders. Hope you really enjoy your Nipper, look forward to hearing more about it. Hopefully meet up at a "do" in the future.

Neil
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