Why Cranfield?...To visit Mark, a new member of the group.
What does Mark fly?.....Choppers!
So to Cranfield the Flying Monkeys went - minus Rhys
(who couldn't drag his arse out of bed).
Rob and Dee go over the route and Frequencies in G-BN
Vis was poor in Haze
G-MB in Tow - Rear and Starboard
Established on Finals at Cranfield
Landing is NOT cheap at Cranfield - £26.37 in the G-BN (C177)
So its more expensive than Norwich, Southend, Ostend,
Le Touquet, Antwerp, Jersey, Alderney and even Lydd!
...and you only get two hours parking thrown in!
The Tower (where you get mugged!)
We met up with Mark at Patriot Aviation and assisted in
wheeling the Jetranger out of the Hangar
Paul checks his stubble
It was a little too windy for Mark to take us by himself, so while we were waiting
for Jim (Mark's Instructor) we took a look round the Patriot Aviation Hangar.
Paul & Ted inspect the R22
Paul gets his Platinum card out
Pete shows Mark (Left) around G-MB
Jim was now available, so Mark commenced his Pre-Flight, while we watched.
Its not like your Lycoming Ian.......
Ian & Kate in the rear Starting Up
1st Sortie Away
1st set of Monkeys disembark 2nd set of Monkeys boarding
2nd Lift Rob looking for his mirror
Final Sortie Paul on a 'wind-up'
Today's Flyout - Notice our Special Fluorescent Tabards?
Many Thanks to Mark, Jim and the folks at Patriot Aviation for their hospitality.