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The Chiltern |ally and Roadrun, 2006
Chiltern Roadrun to the Vintage Aircraft Club's Fly-
Part of the club's display at Turweston Aerdrome
This is the first time in the long history of the Chiltern Rally and Roadrun that we have repeated a venue. This was by popular request as there were so many wanting to attend the airshow again.
We met at a different Little Chef from last year, this time just a little North of Milton Keynes but a way out of our Chiltern base. The roadrun was blessed with good sunshine and as usual we found the quietest and most picturesque route.
Turweston is an informal event and all the cars parked around a central arena, which was available throughout the day for displays of Club cars. We took our turn around lunchtime with the display that you see in the top picture.
Unfortunately we were soon to learn that the local council had placed a flying restriction on the aerodrome, which meant that there could not be more than 60 flight movements (i.e. 30 in and 30 out) during the day and no flying after 4-
With such a good event last year we had high expectations for this return visit this year. Whilst the turnout of Standards and other marques was admirable, the amount of flying was a disappointment. No doubt the neighbour is content in his achievement -
Next year's event will be a week earlier and we will continue our nomadic journeys, and end up at another new venue.