Chris Parker

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Malta LMML

When we left Astypalea there was a lot of bad weather over Italy and the Adriatic. Plan A was to fly to Athens and onto Portoroz LJPZ in Slovenia and on to Annemasse, but we would probably have got ...

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Brakes Off - OK to tow

Aircraft get moved around by ground crew and engineers from time to time. So that’s there’s no misunderstanding about whether the brakes are on or off I’ve made up a simple placard (folded in half ...

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Sun Screens

The Bonanza is a wonderful touring aircraft and one of the things that you need to carry is an aircraft cover of some kind. I’ve had a Cambrai cover since 1998 and it’s holding up well. The only snag ...

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AOPA Fly-In Twente EHTW

AOPA Netherlands organised a fly-in to the ex-air force base at Twente EHTW on 8 July 2017. I took the chance to fly there on the way to Annemasse. Quite a few aircraft flew in - probably 100 or ...

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In The Mach Loop

Flying South to Fairoaks we took advantage of great weather to fly through the Mach Loop (Machynlleth Loop) after checking with RAF Valley that we weren’t going to conflict with any military fast ...

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Tours and Amboise

A lovely weekend in Amboise to see the Son et Lumiere at the Château. IFR to Tours Val de Loire (LFOT) was 1:40 and landing and parking for two nights came to €43. Le Clos d'Amboise Le Château du ...

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A Visit to Barkston Heath

We flew into Barkston Heath EGYE last weekend to visit family. I last flew there in 1977 when I was sent solo in a Jet Provost Mk5 by Art Stacey! There’s a very friendly flying club there - ...

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Oxygen Installation

I had the Mountain High 115 cu ft bottle installed with my TN upgrade recently. I've mounted the MH O2D2 regulator in the ceiling and run the tubes to the sidewall so they are always available. I'm ...

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