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Two of our members recently visited White Waltham Airfield, White Waltham used to be the base for the Air Transport Auxiliary.  These were the men and women that used to deliver fighters and bombers from the factories and repair depots to operational airfields during World War 2.  White Waltham is located in between Reading and Slough and half of their zone lies within the class A airspace for Heathrow Airport.  White Waltham is currently home to the West London Aero Club and seems to be a popular and busy airfield, it is also home to a number of Yaks and Nanchangs.  The Clubhouse is very comfortable and serves a good selection of food and beverages.

We took off from Kemble in our mount for the day, A Piper PA-28 Cherokee 180 Golf- Tango Romeo, and immediately transferred from the Kemble frequency to Brize Norton Radar to request a transit through the Fairford MATZ (Military Air Transport Zone).  From then on it was an easy flight down to White Waltham.  For  the flight back we had intended to follow the M4 corridor down to Bath and then back to Kemble passing between Bristol and Lyneham, however, on departure from White Waltham it was apparent that there was some bad weather coming in from the West and so we decided to return to Kemble taking the same route we had used in the morning.

Copyright of all pictures in this gallery belong to R Kelsey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recently Kemble Airfield had the pleasure of a visit from the Rolls Royce Spitfire which is based at Filton.  The Spitfire had come to Kemble to allow the pilots that will be displaying it in the forthcoming display season to practice their routines.

Copyright of all pictures in this gallery belong to D Lamb and R Kelsey.

 

Friday 7th of July this Strike master was performing a few circuits prior to landing, they either had a malfunction or they forgot to lower their undercarriage before landing.  I'm told that the landing was a smooth one, I heard it and it sounded horrible as the airframe rubbed against the tarmac.  Thankfully no one was hurt.

 

One of our members recently had the opportunity to visit Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire by light aircraft.  Sadly there wasn't time to tour the Museum hangars as we had to be airborne by three o'clock as there was a small flying display starting at that time, there was, however, time for a look at the aircraft displayed outside which mainly consists of civil aircraft.

Copyright of all pictures in this gallery belong to D Lamb.