Yesterday I was mostly buzzing around the skies of southern England in a wartime Piper Cub :)

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    Yesterday I was mostly buzzing around the skies of southern England in a wartime Piper Cub :)

    Post  Iain on Mon May 14, 2012 3:33 pm

    And I'm now wondering if I can get the pennies together to buy a share (wanders off to look at the model stash):







    Flew with my buddy Allan (who has a share already) from White Waltham, near London, to a Cub 'Fly In' at Popham and back (really liked the atmosphere at Popham - with members of public allowed air-side and a few stalls with books etc. for sale..

    More photo's here...
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150827534308123.411102.687533122&type=1&l=f9d813d26f

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon May 14, 2012 4:53 pm

    Lucky you people , born with airstrips and such aircraft all around you..
    looks like you had a great day ..good luck and welldone with your share in aviation... cheers

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    Post  Ray on Mon May 14, 2012 6:14 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Lucky you people , born with airstrips and such aircraft all around you..
    looks like you had a great day ..good luck and welldone with your share in aviation... cheers

    I echo Marco's words Iain......I ENVY YOU cheers

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon May 14, 2012 7:49 pm

    Wow Iain what a great experience, envious as hell!!

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    Post  slingshot392 on Thu May 17, 2012 9:02 am

    That looks like a fantastic time! That's always been one of my favorite aircraft. And it should qualify as a Warbird on top of it. That would be cool if you could join that group and go flying with them more often. Need a video next time!

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Thu May 17, 2012 9:38 am

    Hello Lain, Very Happy

    I think I was born in the wrong country. Suspect The opportunities you have are endless. cheers

    Shall we see you next year in Malta? Question


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    Post  Iain on Thu May 17, 2012 11:36 pm

    Hi guys - yes - very lucky...

    I've had a private Pilot's Licence for two years now - and that's something I was told I could never do as I have one poor eye but a new National licence with lower medical requirements enabled me to achieve a dream - still pinching myself!

    Am seriously considering getting a share (it's a quarter share that's available) but it will have to wait until at least the end of this year if still available. In mean-time will get some more time in her over the summer.

    Normally fly Cessna 152s, a Piper Warrior, or Aquila with RAF Halton Flying Club - but the Cub has a lot more character - if somewhat slower! Smile

    And, yes, a genuine warbird!

    Presume there's private flying in Malta?

    Paul - planning on next March to visit Malta if everything goes to plan. I may well be asking for advice on places to stay at some point - can't beat local knowledge! Smile

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Fri May 18, 2012 7:40 am

    Hello lain, Very Happy

    Glad to know that you are coming over. cheers

    Just one piece of advise. Unfortunately, due to the fact that I have been employed with the building services sector for these past 25years, Evil or Very Mad I have been involved in some 40 hotel projects here in Malta alone. So please before you book, just tell me the name of the hotel, you plan to be staying in; so that I can tell you if it's worth it or not. Suspect

    See you next year.

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