This was my first ever ride in an AX. And now I’m hooked. Expecting a much bumpier/scarier ride than this. Landed with a smile on my face. Pilot = Peter G.
Pete Greenrod and his Welshpool-based flying kite taking off a 140meter strip below Corndon.
Cessna 150H G-BRJT landing on runway 22 at Welshpool following heavy rain.
This year's ballooning has begun in earnest as the women ballooners showed that you don't need a propeller to take to the sky. The aviatrixes lined their balloons along the runway each morning before scattering across the valley. The clear blue skies and graceful balloons were a photographer's dream.
The hot air balloons return next weekend with the one-man hoppers.
Photography - Brian Nicholas and Dave Jones
October therefore welcomes an invasion of hot air balloons – courtesy of Gone With The Wind. These gentle giants will arrive in Welshpool in two waves – starting with the Women’s Balloon Event on the weekend of 5-7 October.
This is followed by the One Man Hopper Meet from 12-14 October, where over 30 balloons are expected. One Man Hoppers (or Cloudhoppers) are the latest craze in ballooning where the relative comfort of a picnic basket is replaced by a steel frame and a safety harness. Maybe it won’t be so relaxing after all!
The 7th annual Grumman fly-in was hosted by Mid-Wales Airport on 8 & 9 September.
Organised by Graham Baker, the weekend saw aircraft arriving from around the UK and beyond. Of course it's hard work flying across the country so after a pub lunch, the group returned to the airport where fish and chips had been laid on. At least they won't go home complaining they weren't fed!
Photography - Brian Nicholas
Stopped through on its way from Camarthen. See the G-INFO entry here.
Wearing period Spanish Air Force livery, Bucker (or should that be Construcciones Aeronauticas SA) Jungmann G-CDJU out for a jolly from its base at nearby Sleap.