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MODEL FLYING CLUB FLIGHT EXPERIENCE DAY AT TOLLERTON

EModel Clubvery year the Model Flying Club organises a trip to Tollerton Airport where the students get to fly in a Piper Tomahawk.

 

This year ten students, accompanied by Mr Green and Ms North, were on the trip. After a short minibus journey we arrived at the Airport and were greeted by our instructor for the day, Francis. He gave us some basic housekeeping information and then we all went outside for a Safety Briefing. After this was over the flying started, First to go was Eddie Trigg from Yr 10 who has a great deal of experience and skill with his own R/C model aircraft, but who had never been on the trip before and had never been in a light aircraft. Half an hour later he landed and the smile on his face said it all. This was to be repeated throughout the day as Francis worked his way through the flying list. During the day visiting aircraft were arriving and de-parting adding to the experience and we also got to see several Helicopters and a much rarer Gyrocopter.

 

As in previous years the weather was very good with excellent visibility, which allowed the best possible view of the area. Most students flew near the school, but found it difficult to pick it out in the conurbation.

 

When all the flying was done there was a tour around the visiting Fire Engine. We also got a tour round the Hangar and were able to sit in the four seater aircraft owned by the company.

 

Finally it was time for the group photograph and home to tell parents and anyone who would listen what a great day they had.

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