This Easter there was no flying, as the aircraft has been having its annual inspection, including a new instrument panel. Having said that, David Gibson flew the permit renewal test flight in perfect conditions on Friday and the paperwork is now in the post for the renewal.
Saturday was the annual fly-in at the airfield, with 97 aircraft arriving in dry but cool conditions. Most interesting of the visitors was 1951 Chrislea Skyjeep, the last of the type still flying. It is based in Devon, where I had seen it several times, but this was the first opportunity to see it in the air.
On Monday, I was asked to take a portfolio of photographs of three Tiger Moths recently rebuilt to a phenomenal standard at the airfield by Kevin Crumplin. With three helpers to manoeuvre the aircraft, perfect weather and a step ladder to help with compositions, 50 photographs were taken in short order, with black and white as well as colour images of each.
A really interesting experience with results that Kevin was delighted with.