Bicester Heritage – Flywheel Festival

As former Royal Air Force stations go, Bicester takes the biscuit. Walking around the old technical site feels much the same as walking around any other station, from Kemble’s south side, to RAF Scampton and even areas of larger stations like Brize Norton. Old red brick buildings, more used to housing parachute packing, armouries or …

Fuel Tank Noises

This post is all about a noise that can exist inside RV fuel tanks. It put our backs up for a short time whilst we investigated it; thankfully without having to go inside. We satisfied ourselves that all was indeed, well. For the benefit of others I’ve described the process we went through to try …

Permit Renewal

There isn’t a whole lot of anecdotal information documented about LAA Permit Renewals so I figured that I’d write something, to help me remember things for next year as well as provide some information for others. Thanks to Matthew Boddington at Sywell for all his assistance. Tail Inspection There are two Service Bulletins out on …

Turweston

On Sunday 21 March we decided to visit Turweston, to practice some into wind hard runway flying after a cold front blew through. First impressions were very positive, the team in the tower were incredibly friendly and the airfield itself is in wonderful condition. One of the highlights is definitely the modern control tower, which …

Putting Stickers on an A330

Above is a video I shot on a GoPro Hero 4 whilst working for Air Tanker. The aircraft is G-VYGK, which was the first civil-lease aircraft, and is being prepared for operations with Thomas Cook. I set the GoPro up for a weekend as I couldn’t be sure exactly when the engineers would complete the …