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Our Days Out


                                                                                     




In October 2017 we were joined by a number of friends to make the numbers up to a group of 20
 and were royally treated by Airbus Industries at Broughton where we
enjoyed a guided tour of the largely composite wing assembly line for the A350 XWB.





The Falcons Airside Tour of the Aviation Park at Harwarden Airport in January 2017




Just 4 of the  Antanov AN2  radial engine biplanes hidden in a dusty Hangar
perhaps you can see the bird's nest in the lower air intake!
 One of these 1000HP monsters bursting into life:-
 


and we also spotted a Mil helicopter or two in store


A beautiful Cessnr Citation with  Chippies -ready to go


      
The tour was 'interrupted' by the arrival of Beluga No 4, seen on finals and at touchdown

The Police Copter responded to an urgent call and you can see another Beluga
snugly sitting in its Airbus loading bay on the other side of the airfield.




As a postscript, Airbus send the enormous A380 wings by dedicated 'barge' down river to Mostyn Docks, for
onshipment to Toulouse. But the plan does not always come together ,the vessel got caught by
storm force winds in Feb 2013 and ended up stranded ( without any reported damage) on a sandbank
in the Dee estuary for several days. Oops!


A fascinating and much appreciated morning trip, thanks to John for making all the arrangements.








Our guided tour of RAF Cosford Museum in November 2016


           

           

           








A winter excursion by Club members to the Airstream Club at Liverpool's old Speke Airport apron
where 12 of us enjoyed a 15 minute sortie in the left hand seat of their Airstream flight simulator.
    





                                                






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