The Flying Monkeys

Serious Flying.......
.......Should be Fun!

Compton Abbas Air Race: 10-11 June 2006

Rob and Paul had entered themselves for this year's Schneider Trophy at Bembridge,

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Schneider Trophy.

So they thought a couple of practice races might be in order before then.

Having been checked out by Robert Miller, the next Race was at Compton Abbas.

Friday 9th June, Rob, Paul, Graham and Dee were at the field washing and waxing G-BN,

ready for its race numbers...Race 177...Monge Too!

Paul refuelling G-BN on Saturday morning

Parked at Compton after the 1st Air Race.

No photos of the 1st race, cos Pete (G-DAFY) needed a navigator on Saturday.

So Graham and Rob volunteered Dee who was more than happy to oblige.

G-BN, G-DAFY and G-MK in the background.

Rob & Paul came 8th in their 1st race...Paul discussing tactics (or tic-tacs) with Tony.

The Line up.

One of the new DIY Q-Tip style props....

Rob & Paul ready for the 2nd Race (Sunday)

John (pilot) and Andy (navigator) with their Bulldog - Race 14

Lined up and ready to race...

 

When the flag drops.......Go!

Level turn over the Airfield turning point (windsock)

 

After 5 laps, dive from 'point Alpha' to the finish..not below 100' on QFE

The Silverware.

10th place on Day 2....but still agood result for the 1st outing.

Racers, Navigators, Crew and Officials who took part in this weekend's spectacle.

Next race is Sywell : 1 & 2 July 2006.