Nipper Swarm!

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G-BLMW
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Location: Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border

Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby G-BLMW » Mon May 09, 2011 7:28 pm

Neil

Count me in for Duxford and thanks for booking 4 slots. I assume we can arrive at any time between 1000 - 1015. Do we have to let them have our registrations??

See you there fickle weather permitting Sad , otherwise Old Warden on Sunday Very Happy !

Regards

Stuart

Neil Spooner
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Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby Neil Spooner » Tue May 10, 2011 1:30 pm

Hi Stuart,

I had to give them some reg's which I would potentially need to amend, and I figured you were one of the more likely to join us, so I have already given them your reg'!! Yes arrival anytime between 1000 and 1015. Look forward to seeing you there.

Neil
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Pat Blenkinsopp
Posts: 124
Location: Salisbury

Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby Pat Blenkinsopp » Tue May 10, 2011 7:29 pm

Greetings Neil,
Am I too late to book slots for both days, weather permitting,
or should I contact Duxford direct??
My email is pat@blenkinsopp.net
or 01980 611530 (h)
07969 531619 (mob)
Thanks for all your input.
Kind regards,
Pat
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Neil Spooner
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Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby Neil Spooner » Wed May 11, 2011 12:43 pm

Hi Pat,
Great to hear you can make it!! Look forward to seeing you there.
No problems, I will book you in. Arrival on Sat' at Duxford between 1000 and 1015. Sun' at Old Warden is anytime, but I will let them know you will be coming. I am suggesting an arrival there at 1000.
All the best,
Neil
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Neil Spooner
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Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby Neil Spooner » Fri May 13, 2011 9:28 pm

……..looks like Sunday is the preferred day, so I won’t bother to go to Duxford on Sat’ 14th, but hope to see you on Sunday at Old Warden.

All the best and safe journey,

Neil
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Pat Blenkinsopp
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Location: Salisbury

Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby Pat Blenkinsopp » Sat May 14, 2011 4:00 pm

Neil,
Today was ok, if somewhat windy and bumpy.
I left about 1300 as non of you whimps turned up!!!
Nipper swarm was a faint (jabiru) buzz !! Sad
Not sure if I will go to Old Warden yet. Will decide
tomorrow, so might see you. Smile
All the best,
Pat,
G_ASXI

Neil Spooner
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Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby Neil Spooner » Sat May 14, 2011 7:20 pm

Hi Pat,
So Sorry, I did send you a text message late last night, did you not get it? I thought as everyone else (except you) had "wimped out" I would save myself for Sunday!
Hope to see ALL OF YOU there tomorrow!!
Neil
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RobW
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Location: Suffolk

Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby RobW » Sat May 14, 2011 8:27 pm

I hope to be there tomorrow (Sunday) but will need to drop into Rougham on the way to find some Avgas! Will probably arrive 11 ish.
Regards Rob

Pat Blenkinsopp
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Location: Salisbury

Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby Pat Blenkinsopp » Sat May 14, 2011 10:02 pm

Neil, et all,
Hope to turn up but will arrive about 11 ish.
Hoping the wx is going to be a bit better than Sat.
See you there.
Pat
Very Happy

Neil Spooner
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Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby Neil Spooner » Sun May 22, 2011 2:03 pm

Hi All,

Well the "Nipper Swarm" didn't even buzz!! Ben F in his Cub, Pat B and myself arrived in our Nippers to a barren Old Warden, not even anyone on the radio!! So I passed airfield data to Ben who arrived in his lovely Cub and Pat B in his Nipper arriving shortly after me at 1000. We booking in, paid our £12 for landing/entry into the FANTASTIC Old Warden Collection. They don't like it being called a Museum, because each and every aircraft/vehicle is airworthy/roadworthy, or being restored to such. We had a breakfast/drinks/chat and then headed off into the Collection. There are 7 hangers, all packed with truely breathtaking exhibits going back to the first to take to the skies. There was an Edwardian flight display scheduled for the previous evening, but the wind was outside the limits for these fragile a/c. I would whole heartedly recommend a visit to this wonderful collection.

Hope to make another date for later this summer, but work commitments mean I will have no time till late June, unfortunately my roster pattern will also change so am unable to suggest other dates this year.......that is not to say that anyone else can "take up the banner" and run with the idea of a get-together!!

All the best and happy landings.

Neil
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Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby Neil Spooner » Sun May 22, 2011 2:08 pm

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Neil Spooner
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Location: Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, UK
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Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby Neil Spooner » Sun May 22, 2011 2:12 pm

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A little help goes a long way.
Nipper G-BRPM and G-BALS
RV4 G-IKON

RobW
Posts: 58
Location: Suffolk

Re: Nipper Swarm!

Postby RobW » Tue May 24, 2011 9:23 pm

Sorry that I didn't make it! I was all set to go but I decided the forecast gusty crosswind was outside my limits! Unfortunately the 300 metre strip I fly from is quite dependent on the 'right wind', which I suppose is a small price to pay for the convenience of being 5 mins from my house!

Right, excuses over, I hope we can all get together at some point later in the year! Don't forget Father's Day fly in at Priory Farm, 19th June. More details will be posted on www.brecklandstrut.co.uk nearer the time. It's usually a nice low key affair with plenty of visitors and a good BBQ. I'll probably be marshalling if not milling around drinking tea! Fingers crossed for weather, hope to see you all there!

Rob


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