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Apr 11, 2017, 01:02 PM
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RCM&E recognition for Mikes' Saunders-Roe Princess

Congratulations Mike on your winning entry in Pilots' Pictorial for this months RCM&E magazine (May 2017).
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Apr 19, 2017, 10:56 AM
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Congrats Mike
Apr 19, 2017, 11:01 AM
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In preparation for our BIMBO w/e 28/30 July, I went down to the field and had a chat with the estate manager. What a lovely guy and what a super job he has! Next year he's planning a 3 acre lake in the next field.

Here's a short video just to get a feel for the space and the visual cues. I was standing with my back to the sun, taking off to the West. Almost no wind today. There are empty fields at both ends of that strip, I was pleased to know. Lots of space and not many trees.

Mossie (3 min 21 sec)
Apr 19, 2017, 11:09 AM
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Thanks guys: can I encourage BIMBs to send in photos - they are much appreciated.

The field looks great and the Mossie too.

I am selling my camper and getting an estate car, mainly to reduce overheads, as we don't use the van much. But I will be looking for somewhere to stay over the BIMBO weekend. Any suggestions?
Apr 19, 2017, 12:52 PM
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The Bulls Head, Arthingworth has rooms and I believe the George at Gt Oxendon has just opened with rooms after a major overhaul.

Waterloo Farm, Gt Oxendon has a very good campsite.

With everything that you and Trevor and Mary have done in previous years, we will be delighted for you to stay with us. We have room in the garden for Scott's tent. After that, I'm afraid parking is the limiting factor.

Apr 19, 2017, 02:11 PM
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Nick, I could have sworn that I saw one of those trees trying to stretch up and grab that Mossie as it went by.

Apr 19, 2017, 03:34 PM
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You're right Jim. I find depth perception more difficult than orientation. I thought the plane was nearer.

I also have a problem with the tail fin that gives me yaw problems. I plan to rebuild it completely or, at least, strip the covering off. You might see some wobbles earlier in the flight.

Apr 19, 2017, 03:57 PM
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Hello Nick. The field and the Mossie both look good - and so did the landing!

Mary and I are looking forward to the weekend. Here's hoping that the weather cooperates.

Apr 20, 2017, 07:56 AM
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Nice flying Nick ! the mossie looks very nice in the air.

Kind regards,


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