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Shobdon run 2012

 On Sunday the weather finally started to pick up - the best day since our run to the Horseshoe Pass on 1st April! 5 cars met at Nesscliffe Services, including Gandi and Sam, members from Northampton. Then 3 more joined us at Lydham and it was a stunning drive down to Shobdon. We met 23 members of the Kent Phoenix in 11 cars, the sun came out, the aeroplanes came in and out, and Gandi bought a flight in one of the dolly flying things. Everyone enjoyed the superb buffet put on by the Aero Club. There was a slight hiatus when the Birkin ran over the parking attendant`s coffee mug. Then, having parked, smoke was seen rising from under the bonnet! Fortunately, it was soon extinguished. The only explanation was that the navigator (yes, me again) had pushed the lighter in and held it there with the road map such that it overheated and the insulation started to burn before the fuse went. Hereford Aero Club had a Film Festival on over the weekend so members of Kent Phoenix were going to spend the afternoon watching old wartime films in the hanger.
The drive back through, Knighton & Clun to Minsterley was breathtakingly beautiful - you can keep your baking beaches - there is nothing to compare with a sunny spring day in the Welsh Borderlands. Many thanks to Shobdon for looking after us so well and we hope that those of you who were not able to be with us on Sunday will be able to come to the Aero Festival on Saturday 23rd June.

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 ShACC line up at the start    Lined up with Kent Phoenix on the airfield

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