Flying  for  Fun  2005 
from the Popular Flying Association

1-3 July, Kemble Airfield,  Glos/Wilts border


Things to see and do at Flying For Fun

There will be a wide range of aircraft on view, such as:-     
     Vintage Types
     Homebuilt in wood, metal and plastic
     Partly-built airframes showing structural details
     Aircraft Kits
     3-axis Microlights
     Flex-wing Microlights
     Gliders including motor gliders
     Powered Paragliders
     Autogyros (like Little Nellie)

     Aircraft from Foreign Countries

as well as:-
     Vintage Cars and Buses 
     Kit Cars, Classic Motorcycles
     Bristol Aero Museum
     Craft Tent

and activities including:-
     Model Aircraft to make and fly
     Fabric covering for wooden wings
     Flight Simulation in Sim-City
     Gliding simulation 
     Helicopter rides 

Light aircraft are dependent on reasonable weather conditions, and if there has been poor visibility or strong winds, fewer aircraft will have been able to fly in.  There are always a number from foreign countries, who often plan to arrive a few days early incase of weather problems, and there will be a number from local airfields who can make use of a  brief weather window, plus some hangared at Kemble.  Many of the traders are agents for complete or kit planes so there will certainly be a good number of aircraft to examine.


The Bristol Aero Collection, just adjacent to the site, is a museum with a unique display of aircraft, vehicles and missiles and other products produced by Bristol Tramways, The Bristol Aeroplane Company, British Aerospace, BAE Systems and Airbus, mainly produced at the Filton (Nr Bristol) site.   The aircraft include the Bristol Babe, Concorde cabin mock-up and unique engineering systems training panels, Bristol Britannias including the nose section of G-ALRX recovered in the 1950s from a forced landing in the Severn mud, the only Brigand fuselage known to exist, plus Bristol buses and a horse-drawn tram under restoration, a fire engine from Filton, parts from the Brabazon, missiles and rocket, plus an unusual hen-house made from two Wayfarer nose sections.  Several sectioned engines and even a GRP sailing dinghy designed and produced by BAC complete an interesting line-up.   All are well displayed with 'supporting cast', so itís a good visit at low 'show prices'.

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