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Helitech, night flying and other stuff !

I’ve had good use out of the Jetbox this week including a full weekend away in the South beginning with a trip down to near Elstree for a business meeting and then an evening meal with my stepson and his wife. I’m grateful to some new friends, Mark and Mandy, who kindly allowed me to turn their beautiful home into a heliport for the weekend.

On Saturday I went (by car) white water rafting at the Lee Valley White Water Rafting Centre which is the venue being used for the Olympics.¬† This is an awesome day, not to be missed when it re-opens to the public after the games next year. Yes – you get wet. Very wet. Sunday saw us commute the short distance across to Reading where I had a meeting on Monday morning with a client but also allowed us to visit my sister in law who lives close by. Read More→

GYG Karting

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GYG Karting

GYG Karting

I’m always looking for somewhere to go in the chopper, and particularly when I have my boys here, and we want to go off and do something fun. Yesterday I visited Glan y Gors Park karting circuit in Cerrigydrudion, Corwen, North Wales. GYG is an outdoor go-karting circuit set in the welsh countryside and is owned and operated by Ed Davies. It’s a family afair with his wife, sons and daughter plus a few others all helping out at some stage or another.

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Silverstone 2010

Silverstone has got to be the ultimate in events where the helicopter community attend in droves. I attended the qualification day (I couldn’t get entry tickets for the race) and there was certainly no shortage of movements on the day and I am reliably informed¬† that the movements increase significantly on the main event day. As most people know by now, HeliAir have secured the rights to operate the heliport for the next umpteen years and Silverstone 2010 was to be the main event for them since establishing a base there as part of a permanent site. I’ve already reported on the practice day, but all eyes were going to be on the main events and I know that many of the staff were nervous . Read More→

CPOP 2010

CPOP

CPOP 2010

I’m trying to get up to date with my blogging so I’m writing about the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power before I blog about my visit to Silverstone and my trip in a Cirrus to Marseille in the South of France. I visited on both days and this article is an amalgamation of both days.

CPOP is now in it’s 3rd year and is set in the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. It is a celebration of classic and modern automotive transport whether designed for land, sea or air. Central to the fun is a 3 mile race circuit which is situated within the grounds and then there are air displays, power boats racing and shopping stalls dotted around the outside. Read More→