Microlights and Paragliding! (1 Viewer)

Peter Waller

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Hi and I am relatively new to this site so thought I would list my hobbies in case anyone should have similar interests...far too many! I have my own plane, a motorglider in the sub 450kg class and am an avid paraglider flyer for the last 20 years. Also a fisherman, artist, play guitar and Uilleann Pipes! And now a motorhome owner....jeez far to many hobbies.:D
 

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Started hang gliding in 1979, paragliding in 1991. Still paraglide, motorcycle, unicycle, mountain bike, snowboard, skateboard, chase women & drink beer (amongst other things - you can never have too many hobbies)

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I am a dreamer with my head in the clouds.

Does that count?

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Come on lads, stop flexing you muscles and post some pics, so we can make out what the hell you are talking about:D
Its OK we have our boarding passes ready, some even may have their bus passes:LOL:
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Peter Waller

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Yes Chevvron 232c only 6 left flying I think:) Helicopters were my dream but out of reach unfortunately.
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Flew the 232 back in the early 90’s.... that little Konig 4 cyl 2 stroke radial screaming it’s nuts off, flew it to the PFA rally when it was in Cranfield in Bedfordshire.
Happy times and great memories.
 
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Thanks for posting @Peter Waller really enjoyed that view over Exmoor, beautiful weather that day. Great external camera work also.
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I built this in 2010-11 and keep it at Perth. Flown every week, weather permitting, though I have to abandon it when travellling in the motorhome.

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Halifax/Bank of Scotland. I was going to buy the RBSG registration, because I worked for RBS before it blew up, but it was already assigned to an executive jet! :D
 
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View attachment 268102 I built this in 2010-11 and keep it at Perth. Flown every week, weather permitting, though I have to abandon it when travellling in the motorhome.

I did my CPL at Perth(Scone) or 'Balbeggie International' as we named it. All grass then and a quagmire at times - we were grounded for weeks and had to suffer being taken on tours, such as whiskey distilleries! I do not know how we got through CPL on 200 hours in singles and I/R on 25 hours in Cessna 310s - well I do actually, it was down to some excellent instructors.

I had heard it was now an industrial estate, but maybe only part of it, if you are still flying from there.

Update please.

Geoff

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Balbeggie International is still very much alive. Three runways (two hard), more hangars than before. The huge hangar that was full of C150s and 310’s now run by the Scottish Aero Club is the largest toybox in Scotland by a huge margin and now houses 90 privately owned aircraft - legacy stuff, light aircraft, flexwing and fixedwing microlights, gyrocopters etc. The Scottish Charity Air Ambulance is based here.

So, alive and well! Come visit. Several of us also drive motorhomes...
 
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...as for Whisky Distilleries I have the dubious distinction of being the only soul who has ever photographed all the malt whisky distilleries in Scotland - from the air, in one day. 1200 nautical miles. Sore ears and sore bum afterwards.
 
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Balbeggie International is still very much alive. Three runways (two hard), more hangars than before. The huge hangar that was full of C150s and 310’s now run by the Scottish Aero Club is the largest toybox in Scotland by a huge margin and now houses 90 privately owned aircraft - legacy stuff, light aircraft, flexwing and fixedwing microlights, gyrocopters etc. The Scottish Charity Air Ambulance is based here.

So, alive and well! Come visit. Several of us also drive motorhomes...

FLTs have in the past been given permission to “park” overnight outside the clubhouse. “Respectable” motorhomers can stay at the Scone CCC (or is it CMC) site a couple of miles down the road. :D

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'Grumps' you have opened the 'Hangar doors' now.

Thanks for the update on Scone. I thought, wrongly, it had gone.

As for parking at airfields, I have found lots accomodating, maybe easier if one introduces oneself as an aviator. Best one I encountered was the gliding site at the Long Mynd - not only welcome but the club had members staying many days in MHs and caravans and an excellent cook in the evening, so much so we stayed an extra night just for the food and the comraderie, even if I did get ribbed for being a B737 Captain. But got let off because I had flown gliders at Booker(High Wycombe). I also joined in helping to rig some gliders.

Please give me the regs of the 310s. A co-student of mine bought many years later one of the C150 (G-ATEF?) and kept it in Cornwall.

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Not many folk other than you and I who have flown a Fuji!

Geoff - C310s

G-ARBC model D
G-AROK model F
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FLTs have in the past been given permission to “park” overnight outside the clubhouse. “Respectable” motorhomers can stay at the Scone CCC (or is it CMC) site a couple of miles down the road. :D

And it has one of the weirdest hotels I have ever stayed in - I imagine it was once the hostel for the flight crew :)

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