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Pups and Bulldogs, East Leeds Airport (Church Fenton) 1st July


Mr T

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We had a trip out yesterday to Leeds East Airport, the new name for the former RAF Church Fenton. It has a café that is open to the public and which is near the Control Tower, and you can get a reasonable view of aircraft movements whilst enjoying a cup of tea. We went as it was the Beagle Pup and Bulldog Club Fly In. It was more than a bit breezy which may have put some off, but there were about a dozen planes, including three Chipmunks, which had been invited. It was also a bit of a recce prior to Flying Legends.

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Taken on my fairly old Panasonic Lumix FZ28

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Hello Mr.T,

Thank You for posting these beautiful photos ..

Each  one looks AWESOME. 

:wow:

And in Yorkshire, God's Own Country to have the show is SUPERB. 

Your photography  is Sharp and NEAT.

:worthy:

not far for ME either ..less than an hour so if time allows and can get tickets etc  I might get to go to Flying  Legends show mid July .

Thank you very much.

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Thanks for the comment, it is much appreciated. It was nice to have a play with my old camera (long story as to why it is back in use). 

Looking forward to Flying Legends, nice to have a major show in the North. G-AVDF, is one of the prototypes, it was re engined with a Lycoming engine gho be used in the Bulldog. After a long while I storage or as a museum exhibit, it has recently been restored to flight. 

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Nice. The last time I went to a Beagle gathering was at Shoreham a few years ago. It's where a lot  of them were assembled. VDF is the only known aeroplane prototype that is airworthy. Quite an accolade.

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Hi Mr T - sorry - just spotted this - lovely images!

 

We were there in G-BZXZ/XX629 - have lots of images from the day which I can post if there's interest - here's one from the formation that afternoon:

 

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Very impressed with Church Fenton/Leeds East!

 

Iain

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Nice photo. It was interesting to see the Chipmunks, Pups and Bulldogs. They all looked beautifully maintained, and I got into conversation with the chap who edits the Clubs magazine. I hope Leeds East has a future, it is nice to go and watch the aeroplanes, when we went last Thursday, I was surprised how busy it was with normal traffic, let alone the Flying Legends stuff. 

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