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Great Welshpool Fish & Chips Fly-in 7th-8th September
So far we have the following visitors registered:
Roger Steel - Calidus
Ian Matterface - AA1
Peter Curley - Europa
Walter and Anita Gibson - AA5B
Ni Thomas - RV9
Chris Freeman - MCR01
Richard and Pat KIng - Gentleman's surface conveyance.
Peter and Angela Marchant - AA5
Ted & Sylvie vD Merrett - AA5
Martin & Jane Worrall - Jabiru (?)
Richard North - WT9
Any more? (including whether you are bringing any others with you not noted above).
The usual format will apply, i.e. those arriving in time on Saturday will be conveyed to lunch in a local hostelry (Sue and Mark have now sold the Dragon Hotel in Montgomery, and the new owners took over just before I went on holiday, so I have yet to confirm that they are OK with a Grumpy Invasion for lunch!). Fish and Chips will be ordered at around 5:30pm, and we have the run of the airfield building for the evening. As you know, we will round up the costs and donate the surplus to the Wales Air Ambulance charity http://walesairambulance.com to support the three Helimeds, one of which is based at Welshpool and is thus an important reason for the continued existence of our lovely little airfield.
As an added extra, for those of you who want to stay a little later on Sunday, Bob Pooler (CFI Sleap and importer of the Aviat Husky) will be running aerobatics trial sessions in his Slingsby at the airfield from 11:00am onwards. Even if you don't fancy seeing if your fake Breitling still works upside down, you are all cordially invited to the lunchtime barbecue which will the airfield will be running alongside.
Linda is unable to waive the landing fee completely, but is happy to waive it for any sensible uplift of fuel (and of course it will include overnight parking anyway) and is also offering all teas and coffees free of charge to our Grumpy/AYA attendees during your visit.
Finally, can I please have your ETA/ETD along with aircraft type (if I've got it wrong above) and registration so I can let Linda know before the event.
Ted - as usual, UK Border Agency needs a GAR a minimum of 4 hours notice for the flight inbound to Welshpool, no need for UK notification back to the Netherlands.
As always, I'l be available on +44 7885 477128 for weather checks/information, and I'll also post weather updates on Twitter @Grumpygang
Looking forward to seeing you all once again,
For anyone requiring accommodation for Saturday 7th September, the weekend of the Welshpool Fish and Chip Flyin, rooms are available at the following B and B