Full size lands on our strip
|Peter Miller||29/03/2019 10:51:43|
10961 forum posts
We have a nice mown strip about 100 yards square in the middle of a field. On Tuesday one of our members was walking his dog on a nearby cart track when he saw an aircraft land, turn round and take off again.
Based on his description I suspect that it was a Eurofox microlight. Unfortunately he did not get the resgistration.
The fact that the aircraft did not stop indicates that there was no problem with it.
This Apache was hovering overc our box, taken from my bedroom window. This is full frame, no cropping.
|Brian Cooper||29/03/2019 11:22:34|
537 forum posts
When I am in Spain (more often these days) I fly from a model club's site as a guest. VERY often, microlight aircraft fly past at low level and give us a wave... some even do touch-and-goes on the runway. . Nobody knows where they come from or where they go to afterwards. . It is all a part of the way of life over there and nobody seems to mind.
|John Lee||29/03/2019 11:59:08|
|720 forum posts|
We have a good relationship with our local Police Helicopter & they occasionally use our strip to practice night landings in a 'dark hole' environment.
|Peter Miller||29/03/2019 12:04:32|
10961 forum posts
The Apaches are always around. We never have a problem with them. We have even been told that they use our box as a "tank"
Our slight worry is that if people see the microlight too often they might think our field was being used for that.
Hopefully this was a one off.
|Peter Christy||29/03/2019 12:53:17|
|1781 forum posts|
A couple of years back I was putting up the electric fence around our hill-top patch after a days flying, the other members having just left. There had been a light aircraft (not a micro-light) buzzing round for a while, but as I put the last post up, I realised he was heading straight for our patch on a landing approach!!!
I waved furiously, as the fence would probably have caused considerable damage had he landed, but since I couldn't see the pilot, I assumed he couldn't see me! I legged it off the patch PDQ!
Anyway, at the last minute he veered off to wards the next field - downhill of us - and for a brief moment I found myself looking straight across at the pilot in the cockpit! He appeared unconcerned, but opened up and flew off.
I assume he was just practicing emergency landings, but I have no idea if he saw me or the fence! I was almost looking down at him as he flew by, only about 100 yards away! It all seemed to happen so quickly, I didn't even get his registration!
Not seen him since, though!
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