The Italian Job
Between 15/12/07 and 03/01/08
Tim Arnot planned a side trip to Venice from Cannes. He roughed out a possible four leg round trip that could be flown over Christmas, on an "as and when" basis, ie not a formal flight. His only stipulation was that if you went, you needed to be back before the Cannes return trip started on 4th January. For full details see Tim's Briefing Document: Briefing Document.
Cannies in Cannes
30/11/07, 07/12/07, and 14/12/07
Tim Arnot is taking us to the south of France in three easy stages. Starting from Biggin Hill on Friday 30th November, and continuing on the following two Fridays, 7th, 14th December, we're heading for Cannes. There will be a return trip in the new year. For full details see Tim's briefing documents:
Leg 1 Briefing Document (Biggin Hill to Reims)
Leg 2 Briefing Document (Reims to Lyon)
Leg 3 Briefing Document (Lyon to Cannes)
Aperitif in Abbeville
Gray Brett provided details for another booze cruise - this time it was for an "Aperitif in Abbeville". To download details see Gray's Briefing Document and FSNav flight plans.
Battle of Britain again
Adam Walker organised an event at North Weald. Including a fly in from Le Touquet. Visitors were invited to attend in appropriate World War II aircraft models. The 2-4-CIX team performed a fly past of trainers and of war time aircraft, two of which put on a display.Battle of Britain
Rich Keen, the VATSIM Airport Manager for Biggin Hill, proposed an event to celebrate the Battle of Britain at Biggin Hill. This didn't come to very much as Rich had PC problems, and had to cancel the event. There were still a few pilots who turned out in WWII aircraft.
Canapes in Calais
Gray Brett took us on another trip to France. This time we went from Biggin Hill to Calais. This event proved quite popular, with full ATC cover.
More details can be found in Gray's flight plans.
Shoreham to Alderney
Gray Brett & Pete Chapman planned our flight from Shoreham to Alderney on Tuesday 24th July, with departures scheduled to start at 1200z (1300 BST). The route took us along the south coast to Portsmouth, crossing to the Isle of Wight, across the Channel to the French coast, and so to Alderney.
Gray provided a selection of flight plans for the intended route.
Sywell Airshow III
Bill Casey organised his third annual airshow at Sywell, and invited us to open the proceedings again. This year the 2-4-CIX team performed formation fly pasts, with aerobatic displays by a Spitfire, and a synchro pair of Chipmunks. At least that was the plan. Unfortunately, two of our Chipmunks were unable to complete the display. Never-the-less, there were excellent reports from spectators. On completion of the planned display, the Spitfire, piloted by Tony Driver became the Joker, and climbed to hold at 3500 feet behind the crowd. He was called in to fill a couple of gaps between the various displays. We have been invited to open the Sywell IV show next year. Some club members not in the display team flew in to Sywell before the show, adding to the number of spectators - there were 34 parked near the tower when the 2-4-CIX team arrived.
Mountains and Railways
Another one of Richards mini-events. This time we went to Caernarfon, North Wales, routing from Gloucestershire, via Shobdon and Welshpool, then across the Snowdonia National Park. There are several places of interest en route, and Richard provided pointers to several web sites for information. Based on details provided by Richard, the Briefing Document was prepared by Tony Driver.