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TURWESTON FLY IN


A total of 21 Rotarians and friends attended the first IFFR fly-in of 2017.

The weather was bright in the South although with a Southerly airflow

Turweston had a tricky crosswind with the grass  runway out of action.

Some 8 aircraft attended with the furthest prize going to Past World  President James Alexander from Cark who left in challenging conditions. 3 crews  attended by car. The  new tower boasted an impressive panoramic restaurant. After lunch we were treated to a hangar tour seeing old and new aircraft in the process of restoration or repair.

A nearly completed Hurricane was pride of exhibits. Plain to see was the fuel tank just forward of the windscreen; perhaps the only design fault of the fighter which won the Battle of Britain.

Peter Jude was welcomed as the new Chairman and all crews returned safely.