Aerobatics day

Open_day_-_website_-_09Aerobatics return to Welshpool Mid-Wales Airport on 8 September. Following his wonderful display at the Bob Jones Memorial Air Show, Bob Pooler will once again wow spectators as he twists and turns his Slingsby Firefly. On top of that you can even join Bob Pooler and experience flying upside down like you never thought possible.

Open_day_-_website_-_03Once you are on the ground (after the flight may be best) we’ll entertain your taste buds as we fire up the barbecue and hog roast. There’ll even be a bouncy castle to keep the young ones entertained! All are welcome – you don’t have to be an aviator to experience this great day. The events start at 11am and go on through the afternoon.

For details and the opportunity to fly with Bob Pooler call the airport on 01938 555560. As a taster, here is Bob Pooler in action.

Weather ballooning

A group of enthusiasts have launched a weather balloon from Welshpool Mid-Wales Airport.

Following the go-ahead from the CAA the group launched the balloon at 8am and set off to track it. As Colin Hardy from the group told us:

“We lost all contact with the payload not too long after take off however, therefore we were running on guesswork and a few hopes and dreams. We drove to Chepstow (as per the prediction that we ran) and hoped for the best that either we would see if fall from the sky, or find it at the side of the road (unlikely!).”

“As it happened, we went home with our tail between our legs and then the following morning we had a call from a chap in Weston Super Mare who had found our box on a hill outside his house. It was only a few miles line of sight from the predicted landing point and probably sailed over our heads while we stopped for breakfast in Chepstow!!”

“We really had fantastic conditions that morning, I think we chose the date spot on. Lovely weather and a great location to launch. All hardware was recovered and we’re now planning the Mark II and III sometime soon!”

Above is the video that the group made – check out the launch around four minutes in.