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Pilot's Playground

This satellite picture shows the UK when the gliding conditions are very good (near perfect) (taken on the 31st of August). A few 500km tasks were flown from Aston Down going as far east as Newmarket and as far north as Gainsborough. Note the cumulus cloud following the high pressure system centered on the UK.

Pilot's Playground

Pilot's Playground

Guillermo's first solo

Guillermo Sánchez flew his first solo today.
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First Solo

Peter Page flew his first solo today.
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Planeur sur l'herbe

A recent cross country flight in the blue by Eugene ended here near the Fire Service College at Moreton-in-Marsh.
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Duo goes to the Black Mountains

The Duo Discus went out west today (4th April) and came back with these two images.

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Spring Newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter.

Trip to Fleet Air Arm Museum

Bill Alden is organising a trip to Fleet Air Arm Museum on Thursday 15th April. Coach leaving Aston Down at 9am returning at about 6pm. Cost for coach and entry is £24 ( Over 65’s £22.50 )
Please let Pat know ASAP. Limited to 21

Two first solos in one day

21st March

Paul Mather Steve Treacy
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New Maps

The new Southern England and Wales maps edition 36 are in stock cost £15.99. Please let Pat know if you want one and she will leave it out for you.

Old pictures

Here are some pictures taken at Aston Down in about 1946 found in the collection of a late local photographer. Click on the image for the much larger original.

Mosquito T3 landing, Lancasters, one from 617 Squadron (Dambusters), and Tempest Vs on the ground.
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Lancaster with H2S radar landing.
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Wellington T Mk X RP556 No. 1689 (Ferry Pilot Training) Flight May 1947
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Thanks to Peter Coleman/TammyLynn Photography.

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