Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Tomboy Talk

Part of the line-up for scrappage at Kemble Airfield. ClickAir (never heard of them) is the blue plane, India Air, an unidentifiable and the yellow one, we guess is DHL.

Near AV8 Cafe one can see the Jumbos lined up waiting their turn for demolition - rather a sad sight we think.

We decided to visit AV8 today because of the fine weather. We were not disappointed - we had turned up to find several of the larger hangars open being used for some kind of "jolly" (the local wine merchant, we noticed, had two vans parked in the vicinity)! The hangars are usually shut and look rather myserious but today they were buzzing with people looking at aircraft on display. As we sat down with our customary bun and mug of tea at the cafe, the Rolls Royce owned Spitfire ducked, dived and screamed over the airfield giving us a wonderful display.

A Lynx helicopter arrived to entertain. Husband and I thought we had done well for an afternoon's entertainment all for the cost of a mug of tea and a bun!


Lane said...

What an atmospheric place. Just think of all the miles those planes have covered. Sad, but a rather nice place to have your cuppa and bun.

Leilani Lee said...

When I was a kid, dad would take us to a road that ran perpendicular to the runways at the LA International and we would sit and watch the plane land. Great fun.

the fly in the web said...

Getting a Spitfire display for the price of a bun and cup of tea can't be bad....

cheshire wife said...

You don't realise how big those planes are and how small a spitfire is, until you see them close up.

You seem to have had a greyer sky that us today, if the first photo is anything to go by!

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Cathy said...

Hello Lindsay
Nothing like a day out on the cheap lol
I have to agree with Cheshire Wife on the difference in size of aircraft. The spitfire pilots certainly got the raw end of the deal when it came to security in the sky. Mind you they were nippy little things and took some beating.
We have seen them flying at Temora NSW several times
Take care

Carol said...

I think you did pretty well there :-)

I love the contrast of the yellow plane against the blue/grey sky...looks great!!

C x

Maggie May said...

Like a giant grave yard. Sad to think of how useful they all were once and now waiting for the scrap heap!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Loved the photo of the helicopter!