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    Last video of 2018

    I didn't get to fly as much last year as I'd like to have done because of getting over 8 months of chemo but what I lacked in hours I made up for in quality. I've now just finished my last video of the year which was of a flight I did in the Weedhopper that I acquired as a wreck and rebuilt, with a pal in his single-seat Weedhopper to a fly-in and barbecue at Ste-Foy-la-Grande in the Gironde. We stopped off along the way at a tiny new privately owned strip at Campsegret and this was the only time I've known my pal's usually impeccable dead-reckoning navigation to let him down and I with my GPS found the airfield first. When we did our west coast of France tour in 2015 it was always the other way round!

    Anyway, here's the vid.



    We're in the middle of a cold snap right now (OK only -2 or 3 degrees C but cold for us) so no flying. Can't wait to get flying again and shooting more vids this year.


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    nice vid mate ,why no flying in the cold ?
    The more people I meet the more I love my cat..


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    The problems we always seem to get down here except on exceptional occasions in mid-winter are low cloud and mist. You could see in the vid how murky it was on that day and it's got worse since then with few flyable days in the last two weeks or so. That being said I have had some great winter flights but I've booked to get a bit of winter sun around the end of the month so I'm not too fussed if I don't get any time in before I go. By the time I get back we'll already be thinking about spring and hoping that the rain holds off and our grass runways stay dry and if so, flying will start again in earnest from end Feb/beginning March. For the last couple of years end March going into April we've had some excellent warm, sunny days so we're keeping our fingers crossed again this year.

    Thanks for your comments by the way.


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    sounds like we have similar problems ,mine mainly being rain and wind tho
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